Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge #8

Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge #8


If you couldn’t play your main anymore, what class would you play?
This is incredibly difficult for me, as I only really play one character and I love her so much I honestly couldn’t imagine not playing her. I mean, I’ve got alts of every class and I do dabble with them (not since our resub though, no time!), but I do EVERYTHING on my Mage. All my reps are with her, max professions, grinding…

I also think it’d be hard to not play her – aside from the emotional thing, but also because I know the class so well. 

However, if I had to choose that would also be fairly easy because I’d love to spend more time with my Monk guilt free. I love the animations and the Panda race. I love how badass she is. I also love how the spells work and the casting animations. She’s great fun to play, if I ever have a spare moment I usually run her through a dungeon or something. 

I can’t answer this question. I don’t have a main. You all know I flit between characters without ever deciding which one to play. 

I suppose at the moment, my Demon Hunter is doing rep grinds so that would be the “main”, but in reality, I jump between about 6 different alts. There’s a lot I don’t like about each spec, which is why I’m having trouble. Another blog post perhaps…


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Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge #19

Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge #19

Picking a character name 


We both had trouble with the last topic (random things) so we will revisit that later. However this…? THIS we can do.
I’ve only ever mentioned in passing the naming conventions we both use, so this is a good forum to discuss it I guess. 

You can find our character bios in more detail here (Mrs) and here (Mr).

My main is Louloutte. Most people who know us call me Lou. This is shortened from my RL name and I’m happy with that. Louloutte is actually derived from a nickname I was given by colleagues when I lived in France. Originally it was spelled correctly (Louloute), but when Mr B server changed us it wasn’t available so I got this version. I’ve come to love it, even with its spelling error.

All of my char names also have French-style names – Poulette (little chick), Pichouette (naughty little girl I suppose if you had to translate it?!), Chouchoute is an endearment with the -te on the end, Burquette I created and levelled with Mr B and is a play on our surname… with -te on as always 🙂 

I’ve no idea why this naming convention happened, but that along with my trademark silver hair and all-female characters is how you can recognise me in game. 

So my first character was Kwame. He was replaced after a while with Sinnius – named after my guild, SIN. Lots of characters have kept this naming convention even after the guild disbanded – Sinnaty, Robsin etc. I then started naming characters after my surname – Burqus, Burq, Burqini etc. These days, I’ve run out of Sin names so tend to go with a variation of Burqus… All except my Demon Hunter which I named after my daughter, Felizza. 

I’d love to come up with a clever warcraft name though. I found this on the forum.

There’s so many cool names, loads are overused though with the game being around so long. I love to find the funnies in game and have a chuckle – Pandamonium the Monk or Alarmclock  [the Wakener] anyone?! 

I also like RP names like Fizzlecrank for a Gnome, or Grimli for a Dwarf. The problem is, I’m not sure I could give up my naming style. I think if I ever created a male character (I’m desperate to do a Draenei, but really can’t be bothered levelling it from scratch!!!!) I’d do something completely different. I’d use a fantasy name generator I think and see what it came up with. There are some beautiful ones out there.

Do you guys have naming conventions?