After hours of downloading and waiting, I finally got to register and create my avatar from the options that I was provided with…gender, race, type, hair style, skin colour, piercings, type of face. Then finally, giving my avatar a name -Evelynna – human rogue.
I tried to make my avatar look as close to me as I possibly could because it is essentially me in the virtual world. When in ‘in world’ and interacting with other players, I don’t try to be someone else. It’s tough to do in the long run…your true personality always comes through somehow.
After I clicked on ‘enter world’, my screen went black. After a few seconds I arrive in world…There were trees around me, green lush grass everywhere, infected wolfs walking around and players slaying them. I didn’t do much; I mostly walked around, explored the area, and watched other players do their quests or raids.
I figured out how manoeuvre my avatar around the world, how to jump, move forward, move backward move the camera to a different angle using the mouse or the keys. I also figured how to chat, how to send whispers although on the trial version I can only send whispers to players who have me on their friend’s list, I was kind of disappointed, I was also not able to yell on trial version. I guess they would have restrictions on trial versions. But I was fooling around with some of the other things you can do like wave, act shy, blow a kiss, salute, dance, etc which I thought was kind of neat. I tried them all and I’m pretty sure everyone around me thought I was crazy.
Trying to ask a question is difficult, because you can be standing there for hours yelling your question out but no one will stop to answer. Some players simply walk away when you ask them for help or they’d just laugh at you and run away.