Meat-Vendor’s prompt for Day 6 of the 30 Day Challenge is:
Favorite Female Character
Well, being that my favorite race is Draenei, and my avatar and namesake, Effy, happens to be a Draenei, it probably goes without saying that Effy is my favorite female character. There is no other character I love like Effy.
Back in Cataclysm, Effy and I had a rough patch of luck. Healing was fundamentally changed, and it was quite an adjustment for me. Then, I began to run into some issues with my raid team. Then, the guy who got me into WoW in the first place and I broke up.
Raiding was not the same. My Shaman was not the same. WoW just was not the same. And so I let a friend convince me to move to an RP server, and rather than move my toons, I restarted.
DK-Effy was born, because I had come to enjoy tanking on my original DK (my first tank in any MMO ever) and I still wanted to go by Effy. I had become quite attached to her, even though I could not quite bring myself to play a Shaman anymore at that time. There were too many memories attached to it and they soured my enjoyment. A new class was needed, but I wanted some familiarity.
Part of the draw of being on an RP server was creating backstories for my characters. I tried to decide on DK-Effy’s backstory. Was it still Effy? If so, how had she gone from Shaman to Death Knight? Luckily, it was the one crossover in classes that really made sense.
One night, I got a burst of inspiration that would not leave my head until I wrote it down. I could not sleep until it was out, and it still would not give me rest. It needed a more exciting outlet than a notebook. Effy’s RP and Regrets were the product of that inspiration.
Since then, Shaman-Effy and DK-Effy have become part of a story that has grown beyond anything I could have imagined when I created either of them.