Zortiiz is my main charter (toon) that I play on World of Warcraft. I have been playing her since about April of 2007. She wasn’t my first toon, but it was with her that I finally started figuring out the game and really began to play.
Zortiiz is a troll shaman. Trolls are a race on the horde side. Horde has a bad rap and can some times be viewed as the “evil” side. I don’t believe that, Horde have done what is necessary to survive. If the Alliance side wants to view some of those deeds as evil.. well, that’s their problem. I do enjoy the troll race. Their hairstyles are fun and their main mount are big raptors. My big issue is they run to dang slow!
Shamans pull on the power from the world around them – earth, fire, water, and air. They can place totems on the ground that have spells to assist their friends or do harm to the enemy. They also have a good variety of spells they can cast. Each class (Shaman is one of several classes) can choose to specialize in one of three types trees. As you specialize in one tree, you obtain special powerful spells. Zortiiz chose to specialize in healing (called Restoration or Resto for short).
About a year ago, they opened up an option that if you paid a certain amount of gold, you could learn a second spec (or specialize in a second tree). You can only have one active at a time. Zortiiz took this chance to learn about the elemental side of being a Shaman. Being an Elemental Shaman allowed her explore the world easier since she had more power to attack the enemies, instead of needing help as a healer.
World of Warcraft as many different types of realms (basically different servers). Zortiiz started on the realm of Kel’Thuzad. Over the years she made friends, but more recently she found a lot of the friends she had made weren’t around as much or had left the game. She had never felt at home in Kel’Thuzad either. It is a strong PvP (Player vs. Player) server. So Alliance and Horde players are always attacking each other. Zortiiz is a healer at heart and had a hard time defending herself against the attacks by others. In November (or was it December?) the opportunity came to move to Icecrown. She didn’t waste time deciding it was the right thing to do!
She is now at home in Icecrown. Other players aren’t able to fight with each other on this server unless they flag themselves for it. While she hasn’t made any friends yet, it is only a matter of time. In the meantime she has been busy exploring all the different areas of the world learning about the all the different histories. She was granted the honor of Loremaster of Kalimdor in February.
*Sidenote .. Loremaster of Kalimdor is an achievement. World of Warcraft is similar to Xbox games, in that you can gain different types of achievements for completing certain quest or clearing a dungeon. They also have many geared around the holiday events they have in game. In all, Zortiiz has 389 done out of 1054 (approx).
Well, this is just a small insight into Zortiiz. You will hear more from her as she goes about life in WoW.