|DAY 1 :: The Family Hunter|
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
|Under my hat :D|
Let's start at the beginning, for those of you who don't know the story. My interest in Blizzard games began just before the birth of my son nearly 13 years ago. My husband and I wanted to find something we could play together, which back then meant LAN, so we chose Diablo/Diablo2. To make an efficient team, he'd stand up the front and bash stuff and I'd stay at the back and fire at it. His love of Paladins began here (thought he only owns two at 90 and is clearly far less deranged than I am) as did my love of ranged dps. This is P, my main since 2006 (with a brief hiatus along the way which we don't talk about) and the longest serving of what is, let's be honest, an awful lot of hunter alts. I have grown so invested in her storyline that she now has her own fiction series. She has become my default for just about everything with the exception of mining and herbing, but if she could do it I'd easily dispose of everyone else.
I'm the Godmother, and I love to play Hunters.
|Best Gun in game. EVER.|
This is K, who only came into being at Level 80 thanks to the last round of 'Recruit a Friend' (yeah that's how sad I am about mounts, but that's a story for another week.) However, she's quickly become a favourite because of her mining skill and the fact the blog post I did of this Mog gets consistently hit on my website. In fact, the mog's one of the most popular aspects of my site period, which makes me think that Hunters are a stylish bunch, who like to co-ordinate whenever possible. She used to pick flowers as well but has recently converted to Engineering to allow me access to the two mounts that profession can make (I said leave this for another week!) but has been wandering around in LFR a bit whilst Farming (both varieties) and is now passably well geared. Needless to say, she'll continue to do her thang until the next Expansion, and I'll never get tired of staring at her gun, because...
|Probably the most satisfying Mog.|
E began her life as a Tauren, I'll be honest, and got a race change when I decided I wanted to experience the Blood Elf starting area 'in character' Since then she's been levelled pretty much piecemeal, but when the 'Double Agent' achievement was introduced pre-Pandaria I KNEW she'd come into her own, and she has. This mog is the one I'm most proud of, as it happens, beating out P's red ensemble simply because I think the whole thing looks the most huntery, with a large side of Blood Elf finery on the shoulders. Currently E skins and mines as a way to make a modest wage on the Horde side, but this may change in the run-up to the expansion. That's all the current 90's (until you guys give me a new project which we'll come to shortly.) However, that's nowhere near all my Hunters.
G's a bit of an oddity in my character stable: one of only two male toons (I love the Dwarfen Male emotes, I'm sorry) and one of the oldest of my entire family, behind the mage and the warlock. He's currently languishing in Dalaran at 85 and acting as my miner mule. He used to be my only Engineer for a long time too but that has changed in this expansion. His mog is the recolour of the Hunter dungeon set from TBC (those boots took AGES to farm from Botanica if memory serves) and I'm hoping to get him to 90 in 5.4 so I can use him to make some much-needed cash from the AH. He really needs a beard trim too, and possibly a bath. Maybe several, if truth be told.
|Best Bankalt EU.|
This is my Primary Bankalt since... well, forever, really. He's only 28, which is where he got to before I realised that I wanted to level something that wasn't a Hunter in TBC (HERESY!) and he's not been out of Stormwind since about 2008. However, he's vended and AH'd more stuff than I care to remember. I love him dearly, and I doubt he'll ever get levelled because his bags are too full of stuff I need now and I couldn't send it elsewhere. That's not a mog either, btw, it's the Dervish leather set which is all appropriate to his level, because... well, JUST BECAUSE :D However, none of these guys are the oldest. I still have the first ever hunter I made, before P came along on a PvE server and you couldn't transfer.
She began her life on a PvP Server, where she languished for a long time. She was a Dwarf, and I will be immortalising her name in my new project, but now she's Human and lives with the Guild of my good Twitter friend @ReliqEU. For now C remains unmogged and largely unloved but that will change this month and in the months that follow, because she is the constant reminder of why I chose this class to begin with and I why I keep returning to it with consistent regularity. However, this week l I have a project, not simply around this website. It all began this morning on Twitter:
CHOOSE MY NEW HUNTER RACE FOR HUNTER WEEK. Favourite for Alliance, Retweet for Horde. AWAY YOU GO :D
— The Godmother (@AlternativeChat) September 1, 2013
As you can see, voting is already brisk and close, so I'd urge you after reading this (if you've not already) to go cast your vote. Yes I KNOW I should have typed faction (before anyone points it out) but I think the rest of this is self explanatory. I already have races picked depending on the outcome, then it's just down to a Male v Female battle tomorrow.
What are you waiting for? GET VOTING!