For the earlier history, see here.
My guild at the time didn't seem to have much interest in helping me recover. I decided to go over to Wildhammer, Alliance side, and see if I could play with a few people I'd met on the paladin forums: Benediction, Anathema, and Anakerie. I leveled up a warlock and had all sorts of fun, but eventually we got sick of Alliance PvP and rerolled Horde on Arie Peak. It was then that I remade Klepsacovic (I think I got the hair color slightly wrong though). We raided with a guild named Clique, until it fell apart, or was destroyed by leadership (I was kicked early in the process). In response we transferred to Zul'jin and started our own guild: Word of Redemption. That went well until but winter break slowed progress, people jumped off the loot train, and we ended up merging with a guild which did not fit us at all. In WoR I met a warrior named Jarik and ended up semi-following him around, though not entirely by intention. Now we're once again in the same guild. Unfortunately Anathema and Benediction left the server, I don't know where.
The story of how my paladin became my main is a stupid one. I was tanking the horseman in Karazhan and the tanking bracers dropped. I said I needed them, which then prompted justified questioning of whether I wanted to make my paladin my main. I liked tanking, so I said yes. From that point on my paladin took over and my shaman went to the back burner. It's really kinda dumb that the course of my last couple years was determined by loot whoring a single pair of bracers. But I think it worked out for the best. I wouldn't have liked my shaman as much. Healing isn't my strong point and it stresses me out. DPS are a dime a dozen. Tanking, that I love, and shamans can't tank.
I wonder, what if I had never lost the first account? I'd have still met Benediction and Anathema on the forums, but I'd have not played with them. Maybe I'd have never made a paladin, never discovered tanking. What would I be doing now? Perhaps I'd be yet another noob LFM tank and healer.
The major events in my time in WoW: losing my characters, my first major guild collapsing, loot whoring; and yet they seem to have all led to better things. This suggests that I should start looking for disaster. :)
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