Tuesday, January 25, 2011

talkin to myself (my level 1 self!)

Hi Level 1-Enlynn!

Your name isn't Enlynn yet. It won't be for a long time, but don't be afraid. You've done MMO's before, you know what you're getting into in terms of time invested, commitment, and what-have-you. Don't worry that you aren't really a shaman; you're not. You'll come into your bad healadin self after about 200 levels of other things. And that's alright.

Just about everyone out there says "Don't level as holy/disc/resto!" and they ARE SO RIGHT. But you're going to do it anyways, because you are too stubborn.

But really. If you're not having fun doing something, then don't do it. It's a game, for cryin' out loud, and you don't have to do do every single thing out there just because it's out there. That goes for every abandoned character on all those random servers. You had fun, it wasn't a waste of time.

And for the love of Elune, stop killing shit you don't need for a quest. No such thing as posterity's sake in a video game. l2train!

If you ever gripe that gold is hard to come by, I swear I'll come back in a gnomish time machine and slap you silly.

You'll think you're awesome when you're level 45. And you will be SO WRONG. It's okay, I'll be here when you figure it out. Someday you'll be in a real raiding guild and have a neat mount and all that stuff. No hurry, my dear. No hurry.

(Inspired by Rants of a Priest, Muradinn's Musings, and Dwarven Battle Medic. Join in, this is fun!)


  1. Lovely post, Enlynn... I'm glad you had some fun with this!

    I always seem to make the same mistake when I'm leveling; trying to level Holy/Resto through dungeons but then almost exclusively questing. I did it with my Priest until 54 (he didn't see the inside of a dungeon until level 80), and my Shaman is underway as a Resto (level 18; done 1 instance).

    At least with my Paladin I leveled him as Retribution, which back in the day was boring enough. I can't imagine what Holy would have been like: Judge, Auto Attack, Snore, Rinse, Repeat.

  2. So nice to see this post, Enlynn! I made the mistake of not keeping up with my training, too. And, yes, I did level Holy 1-85. Even though I knew better from 80-85, I figured it was tradition at that point.

  3. Nice, Janyaa. I was ret from 1-60 or so, then I switched. My priests I leveled to 70 and 1 to 80 as disc.

    I definitely wouldn't recommend it to a new player. But then again, if we're having fun, that's the whole point, isn't it? :)