Friday Five: Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About my Shadow Priest
Anexxia was born in January 2007. She is seen here with her co-conspirator Archturus, a disc priest with whom she duo’d a number of instances at level. I didn’t start playing her in earnest until October of that year. After only a few months, I was hooked on shadowy spellcasting.
By December 2007, it became clear that the friend whose server I rolled on didn’t have the most inviting/friendly guild, and wouldn’t be a place I could see myself join. The guild ended up dissolving and my friend ended up quitting WoW, hence why I rolled my Alliance shadow priest in December 2007.
Anexxia was moved to Bronzebeard in December 2008 to join Daughters of the Horde, a guild with whom I’d become acquainted through Livejournal. I slowly leveled her up to 80, while still raiding Naxx on my Alliance druid, but by mid-Spring, toe dipping her bony toes into raiding in Naxx 10s and 25, she had usurped the druid’s position as my main.
Despite the fact that many folks pronounce her name Onyxia, her name was, in fact, one I made up from scratch, playing off the idea that she was an auxiliary character I had created to explore the horde-side of the game and as a break from my progression raiding guild.
No, she doesn’t heal. Yes, she has an offspec that the armory notes is holy. However, truth be told, she has used it approximately once. When a bunch of us were running around Northrend visiting elders. On a lark, the peeps asked me to heal. I lasted through a partial instance before one of our group members volunteered to go get his healer. *cough* Yes, I am sure I could learn how to heal if I put my mind to it. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE shadow priesting and thus am not inclined *to* put my mind to it. And that’s OK. You can have me heal on my shaman, and I plan to learn how to druid heal again in Cataclysm, but for me, priesting is all about the shadowform, baby.