Ah, my fun-lovin’ Dwarf Priest. Remember the song from Toy Story? Randy Newman singing away? That’s what I hear when I boot around with my original toon.
Tum was originally rolled on Maelstrom, an RP-PvP server. This was my introduction to the game. A couple of friends were talking about their guild and trying to run Deadmines (this was ALL jibberish to me at the time), but they only had 4 guys. After some talk, I agreed to give it a try (which is the first mistake we all make). They told me I could roll anything, so long as it was Gnome or Dwarf. From D&D days, the Dwarf was the better choice for me.
I looked at classes and was immediately frustrated to see the Dwarf race did not have Mage as an option…but could be a Rogue. To this day I say WTF???? Second option, for me, was healing. I had no problem with the fun of playing a healer. In fact, I kinda relished it.
I started him up and as the overwhelming sensation of the game slowly subsided, I grooved into Holy. I read Shadow was better for leveling, and then doing a respec later. This was not for me. When I roll a character, I put my creative juices into it and play it a certain way (you’ll see this more as I discuss others). Tum has been, and always will be, Holy. Right to 80.
The reason I changed servers with him, was actually a couple of reasons -nice explanation, I know. Clear as mud. I started Siori around this time last year (more on her later) and she quickly got more play time than my little buddy did. Tum got booted from the guild, even though I made a point of being on at least once a week. I was invited back twice. No one ever game me an explanation as to why it happened, and I still don’t know. After I got kicked the third time, I stripped him down and sold everything he had. 54g. Not much, but it made a world of difference to the level 4 Gnome I walked up to and handed it to.
In modern times, unfortunately, he’s at the same level as Liouxpold and Elcombe, so I try to only bust him out when I can get into an instance and Heal. Of course, now that Siori snagged an Heirloom that all my toons can use, I might grind him a bit more.
The only tough thing about Tum was that I rolled him as a Miner/Jewelcrafter. If you haven’t taken Jewelcrafting with a toon I’ll tell you right now it’s a pain in the ass in the middle stages. Most of what you make, you take a loss on. However, Blizzard has done a tremendous job of making Jewelcrafting a profitable profession come end game. Now I just need to get his mining up…