I’m back, baby, I’m back.

On March 25th I logged into World of Warcraft for the last time… until today. Obviously. Otherwise this post wouldn’t be here.

My old character, Revenant, an undead warlock, was on a server long since abandoned, so I started a new character on Twilight’s Hammer. It’s a full server, so I really shouldn’t have, but that’s where the remains of my old guild are. And, as luck would have it, one of my best guild buddies was online when I whispered to him. So I was added to the guild (who are now called Shin Seiki Evangelion, whatever that means) and therefore had people to chat to as I did the newbie quests. Which is a good thing. A very good thing. Not that the game’s not fun, but it’s more fun when you’re chatting. I even had some people come over to say hello, which was nice.

Got my new orc hunter (as in an orc who’s a hunter, not someone who hunts orc) up to level six in about two and a half hours of play. Wasn’t power-levelling by any means, but that’s good enough for me.

Oh, and by the way, it took me an hour and a half from first putting the install CD into my PC to logging in to the actual game. An hour and a half! That included downloading a 243MB patch, too. WoW is not for people on dial-up.