I am Reianshin (call me Rei).
I am, as Birkin mentioned, a guildie of his and a fellow officer in Draconis Occisoris. I have been playing a mage for about 3 years now (Is it painful to anyone else when you write how long you’ve been playing, or is that just me?). I also have a 70 priest, a 67 paladin whom I’m hoping to level to 70 shortly, a 65 hunter (retired) on another server, and a few (much) lower level alts.
I am happily living with Chiann, another player in the guild, who enjoys computer games as much as I do. She has two children, who I’ve effectively adopted, a girl (14 years old) and a boy (11 years old). Needless to say, that can make for interesting raid nights, putting kids to bed right as we reach Magtheridon.
I also have an MBA in Finance from the Kelley School of Business, so I know there’s plenty to life outside of World of Warcraft. I play because I like the people I play with. I am in the best guild in the U.S. (he said modestly) and it has some of the best people who play the game in it.
I’ve been playing computer games since I was about 13 and I walked into a store (We had an old Apple IIe at the time) and saw Wizardry. I loved that game. I spent many hours playing it and others. Bard’s Tale, Ultima, King’s Quest. I loved those old game series.
More recently, I played Diablo II (and I am quite looking forward to the eventual release of Diablo 3), Dungeon Keeper 2, Civilization (pretty much every version), and Sierra’s city-builder games.
I began playing World of Warcraft after a friend I worked with convinced me to try for 10 days. Until that point I had a strict policy ‘I’ll pay to get the game, but I won’t pay to play the game.’ So much for that policy. Though, at this time, I am managing to hold myself to one game that I pay to play.
When discussing the game with Zzirad (the friend who got me into the game), I remember thinking, ‘A mage! That sounds like just too much fun.’ Hence, my first major character was a mage. And while he has been frustrating at many times, I have been satisfied. Along the way, I’ve had the opportunity to PvP to rank 9 (Legionairre) back in the days when PvP was ranked, to raid most of the old world raids (ZG, MC, Ony, AQ20), to start several collections (Rei collects non-combat pets and exalted reputations, my priest collects mounts, and my paladin is looking for something to collect,. Suggestions are being taken)
Now, as a guild we’re raiding Serpentshrine Cavern, and have recently downed Leotheras. We’re hoping to be in Black Temple or Sunwell Plateau before the expansion comes out, and I believe we have a reasonable chance of it.
On this blog I expect that most of my posts will focus on the mage character. I expect that I’ll also post occasionally about the paladin, or the hunter classes as they’re the next two that I know best. I may occasionally post about the priest class, though with Birkin here, I doubt I’ll be able to say anything he hasn’t already said. Occasionally I’ll also post about guild-related things That’s how I expect things will go for my posts here.
So, that’s a bit about me. Tell me about yourself.