Last year at some point, my husband decided he loved his paladin enough that he wanted a second one, so he rolled another one. Truth be told, he has a third one on this account, that he and my son play together, but we all consider it our son’s toon.
With a server full of toons and only one death knight permitted per server, I wasn’t able to do this. I also didn’t want to level one on another server where I’d have no friends and/or a guild that would expect time commitments I couldn’t fulfill as I’m quite dedicated to my ThoBro guild and guildies.
Along came SAN – Single Abstract Noun – the blogging community guild. They have raids – very fun times I hope to join in on when my schedule works but you do what you can. It’s a group of bloggers and blog readers… and anyone interested in blogging pretty much. Naturally, guild chat is always hopping. But as a guild of kindred spirits, it seems to function well on it’s own. It’s pleasant to be there – whether I want to be a chatterbox or just want to quietly grind on my own.
Suddenly, I had the perfect environment for me to level another dk. Real ID also meant that I could chat with my best friend whilst doing so [or while she is on her own alt server]. Originally I had planned to level a blood tank, but that got frustrating, so I opted to make Askevar 2.0 a strictly dps frost dual wield dk. She’s level 74 now as I did a leveling spurt during the fire festival but she’ll probably slowly creep to 80 from now on as I plan to try and instance on her once a day for badges [time permitting].
I’m excited over the prospect of improving my main’s dps. When my husband leveled a second paladin, his main’s dps offspec improved significantly. I also love knowing what I’m doing while leveling. I can focus on dpsing in an instance rather than have ‘oh what does this button do?’ moments. I not only know my rotation, but it’s in my muscle memory already.
I’m also learning some other valuable lessons. With Askevar 2.0, I’m not worrying over leveling cooking… or fishing… or first aid… or even professions at the moment. No fussing over achievements – though I’ll get her a title eventually. I’ll also eventually give her some gathering professions but for now I’m selling everything I get on the Auction House. It is truly amazing what people will pay for some of the random raw forms of food and minerals and whatnot.
I earned enough to buy regular flying in outlands and I have the money for Northrend flying once I hit 77. Yeah, I’m a spoiled brat that forgot that normal new 70s can’t have flight right away… You have to have an 80 to buy the BOA book. Bummer. [Yeah, I'm a trust fund alt person].
And yes, before you ask, the SAN guild dk I’ve got is named Askevar. I wasn’t expecting to level the toon when I created her otherwise I probably would have named her something else. She looks just like my main, save her hair color – which I changed to white.
So anyway, the point I’m going to make as both Venoym [my hubby] and my best friend Endyme [of Unholy Randomness] have been telling me is that rolling a second one of your class can teach you a lot.
PS: If you want two dks on a server, you can transfer one to a server you already have one on – it works so I hear.