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First Impressions: New Server / New Guild

So I made the switch to Azgalor (US) PvP this weekend. Moved both Kyrilean and Maedchen. So how’d it go, you ask?

First, Kyrilean had to change his name to Kyrileanthos. It’s the full name I once considered giving him, but it seemed rather pretentious or at least pompous, so I left it shorter. I’d looked in the Armory first and thought I was home free, but apparently someone has an alt that’s not yet level 10! Damn you!!! Kyril didn’t work either.

I’m not 100% sure this is true, but I believe Azgalor is a lower population server than Arathor. At least any time I would log in, Arathor was often listed as FULL and Azgalor at MEDIUM. For a MEDIUM population server, there sure is a lot of lag.

Actually if we define lag as being affected by my ms, it’s actually better. I was often around 200-240ms on Arathor. This weekend I was often between 100-190ms on Azgalor. But the fps went to hell! Arathor I was around 25-30fps in Dalaran and around 40-50fps elsewhere. On Azgalor, I’m around 10-19fps in Dalaran and around 30fps elsewhere. It’s horrible! Also the load times are longer for some reason…

Not sure what the difference is. I did add a couple of addons this weekend, but low memory use ones at that. I’ll need to play with it.

Regarding Azgalor being a PvP server. I had some concerns about this, but to be honest I didn’t get ganked all weekend. There were plenty of opportunities too. I did notice however that there’s a slight pause from others as you encounter them. I can only imagine them wondering if I was going to attack them. 🙂

When I made the switch Saturday, Amber wasn’t around so I was guildless for a whole day. It was rather traumatic and I cried in true Amber fashion.

OK not really, but since she’s a guildie I get to make fun of her all the time now. 🙂

Anyway, being guildless was kind of refreshing. There was no weight on my shoulders to worry about other guildies, but to be honest I started losing that feeling of responsibility a couple of weeks ago. There’s a certain amount of freedom that comes from being guildless and I savoured every minute!

I’m pretty excited about the potential the new guild offers. I don’t believe they are anywhere near where <ICESTORM> is at, but then again I was never that worried about finishing the content as fast as some of them are. I’m content to get there when I get there as long as I’m having fun.

I was rather amused when I was farming herbs in Storm Peaks and pointed out an Everfrost Chip to a guildie and the response was “What’s that?” I’m already exalted on both toons, so I was trying to help others out that might need it. One member evidently forgot what it was used for, although he was already exalted with Sons of Hodir.

Ironically, this would have upset me in <ICESTORM> because it was part of my responsibility to make sure our raiders were exalted with the appropriate shoulder enchants. Here? Not my problem. Not my responsibility. It might make Amber cry though. 🙂 (I’ll have to avoid whispering BigBrother reports to her during raid. LOL!)

Bottom line. I’m excited to start over again. I’ve already signed up for their 25 man raids this week. And for once, I’m not dreading the thought of a raid. 🙂