Yes, I have been slapped around by a really nasty flu bug for the past few days. Thus radio silence here and over on twitter.
Right before this plague came down upon me, I *finally* rolled a Goblin lady, seen here joyfully making her way into beautiful Silverpine Forest.
I wasn't sure how I'd like to Goblin starting area, having heard in turns that it was the best thing since sliced bread and that it was way too cartoony to suspend disbelief. In the end, I think both were true, but I had a great time out there, cruising around in my hot rod with Riz.
Finally having a horde lowbie also means I am finally starting on all the Silverpine Forest quests I'd wanted to see. Unfortunately, the chain got spoiled for me some time ago, but it will still be cool to see it all for myself.
The one thing I *had* seen before was the unnecessary exchange between Garrosh and Sylvanas. I still don't think the B-word was necessary-- or, frankly, in keeping with the overall tone of the game. This isn't Grand Theft Auto -- it's world of Warcraft. And last time I checked, characters and NPCs didn't go around using swear words, or calling each other derogatory terms.
*steps down off soap box*
Anyhoo, I'm totally looking forward to leveling this lady and getting to see new content. I could have done the same on one of max level toons, but it's truly not the same as seeing things through the fresh eyes of a lowbie character starting fresh without heirlooms or cash on a new server.
Wish me luck!