Last week it was druid week and I didn’t take part because my druid has sat languishing in Darnassus at level 55 for the last couple of years. He will get some love one day but writing about his neglect didn’t seem like a good idea.
But now its hunter week, and my hunter definitely deserves to be introduced! Meet Feeblemind (and no, that’s not deranged transmog, he prefers the au naturelle style of gear –
Now Feeblemind (formerly known as mordib) was my first ever character in WoW. That’s right, like millions before and after me I went for a hunter as an easy beginners class on advise from the friend who got me into the game.
He’s also my only character never to have had ‘Fluff’ in his name, due to his main pastimes, herbing and mining. On any of my Fluff characters none guildies hunt me out when they want something, wherever I am whatever I’m doing, but on Feeblemind the connection isn’t there and I can get a bit of peace and quiet whilst sauntering around Pandaria collecting ore and herbs for my other characters and their artyfarty trade skills.
But I’m jumping ahead of myself, first a bit of history! Feeblemind was born Mordib and promptly teamed up with my housemate-at-the-time’s mage and levelled. We did not do dungeons, we did not do raids, we did not use the auction house. For all intents and purposes we treated WoW as a multiplayer rpg. At some point we did form a guild but it was only for us, I especially really did not embrace the MMoRPG elements o the game until icecrown citadel came out and by then I had cruelly ditched the hunter in favour of my paladin who has continued to be my main to this day.
Throughout this time and right up until MoP Feeblemind was a marksmanship hunter and when I did finally start doing dungeons and raids the few times I took him in I greatly enjoyed it. As such he has always been my second biggest priority when a new expansion comes out to level and gear up. Today he merrily flies around searching for ore and herbs at around a 500ilvl and has no qualms in landing in the middle of huge mob packs if they’re in the way, he truly feels powerful to use and almost immortal outside of raids.
He doesn’t get to raid outside of lfr because; a) I’m one of our guilds core 3 healers (and we don’t have many spares) and b) even when we are short of dps and flush on healers we already have oodles of high dps hunters about and my fellow healers have considerably more powerful dps off specs to hand anyway.
So he herbs, and mines. He doesn’t follow any particular route and covers multiple areas of Pandaria because, well, he’s a chilled out fella just like me and just because he’s doing something monotonous doesn’t mean he cant take in the sites and have a bit of variation in his life. He’s also a farmer in the other sense, with a fully developed farm in half hill which he lovingly tends to on a nearly daily basis, sometimes growing ore, sometimes herbs depending which my other alts and their tradeskills need supplementing the most.
And that’s about it, my hunter the backbone of many of my tradeskill operations, provider of ore and herbs and hard of nails! Thankyou Feeblemind for helping me get into the game I love so much and sustaining me throughout!!