Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The great explorer!

Well last night I did some more exploring of this great big world!  I fully explored Durotar and Mulgore!  A few things nibbled me as I ran about, but I was able to heal myself just fine.   I was also able to help Zargh get some meat to Grimtak in Orgrimmar.  All in all, a very nice evening for a long run.

This morning I went for a jog down the path in Durotar, picking herbs and mining some ore.  Along the way I hit level 6!  I noticed that the Scorpids are starting to get used to my presence and don't bother me as much now that I have a bit more experience under my belt.  Soon they won't even notice me at all, I'm sure.

I think tonight I'll do some exploring over where the Alliance live if I can make it there alive...  Dun Morogh and Elwynn Forest perhaps.  I'll have to plan my routes carefully, that's for sure.  A run buff would be really nice.  Hmmm.... if the route proves to be difficult, I might wait until I have my travel form, or at least my cat prowl form at 11.  Wish me luck!

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Peaceable Pacifist - A World of Warcraft Experiment

Welcome to my blog.  Since you are here, let me introduce myself.  I am Peaceable, a Troll druid, born on Whisperwind.  My goal in life is to reach the highest levels of being, having never harmed or killed another living creature.   I live in a land full of violence, violence that I have sworn to avoid at all costs, even if it means "dying the little death" 100 times a day.  I shall live and grow by picking herbs, mining ore, surveying archaeological digs, and helping those few people that request my help in a non-violent way, and never by grouping with another that would kill something.

Today I reached level 5!  I have done a lot of exploring in this world of mine.  I have seen many places that few my level have dreamed of.  Already I have been to our great capital city, Orgrimmar, and I have also visited Silvermoon, Thunder Bluff, the Undercity, and many places in between.  My packs are FULL of copper ore, silverleaf, peacebloom, and earthroot. 

It seems the people who want my help without requesting me to kill something are few and far between, but I WAS able to help Thonk in Durotar find some missing friends with his spyglass.  It was a great day! 

The sun was shining and herbs to pick were plentiful, though the scorpids were not too happy to have me hanging around their plants, waiting for them to move out of my way.  Many chased me out of their territory, taking little bites as they went.  Luckily I can heal myself pretty easily.... one of the many reasons I trained as a druid.  An engineering friend of mine told me about a wonderful contraption that he can create, called a target dummy, if I would get him the materials for them.  I think the target dummy was made with me in mind!  I'll be able to distract those scorpids, no problem now!  Gathering the ore for the dummies will be no problem, but the cloth I will have to buy, as I will not be killing anything to gather it.  Ah well, I do not think it will be a problem... after all, I'll have plenty of money once I sell my herbs and ore in the auction house to buy all the wool cloth he needs.  I'll have to sit and have a long talk with him soon about other things he might be able to create to help me live a non-violent lifestyle.  I'm sure I'll be spending a lot of time at the Inn, resting between my gathering forays. 

Sadly, I know I will likely never see the inside of a dungeon.  I will have to purchase every piece of armor I ever wear.  Luckily, I know some leather workers that can make some pretty good stuff for me, and I do not anticipate a shortage of money to buy the materials for what I need.

My next goal:
Level 10 - I'll get to prowl in cat form!  This should make sneaking around in a non-violent way much easier. I'll also be able to start looking at good talents to help my lifestyle.  Right now I'm thinking of going feral.  There are some very helpful things in that tree, like increased movement speed, more armor in bear form, increased dodge ability, etc.  I should also be able to start doing some cooking and fishing quests for people in Orgrimmar.