Just a little update on things, since 140 characters on Twitter is far too few to work with!
I suffered a rather painful hard drive failure a week or so ago. The drive which hosts my WoW installation, (along with my Steam games, etc) decided to disappear. One day it was there, the next it was gone. I couldn’t even see it in the BIOS. I tried, and tried, but nothing I did would work. It was just gone. All of my addon settings, UI layout and, more importantly, 4 years worth of screenshots was gone. Needless to say I had no backups of this information, (yes, I know!).
To say I was annoyed would be somewhat of an understatement. All of Alethiar’s history in images, gone.
I kept trying, vainly hoping to recover something, but it seemed hopeless. Then, last night, I decided to plug it in to another computer and see what happened. It took a while, but it did appear. When it finished loading drivers, the drive was present, but not accessible. I could see it, but not browse the files I knew were there. Cutting a long story short, I eventually discovered that the Master Boot Record on the disc was corrupt. I was able to repair it, and the drive was accessible again. Happy day!
I now have my screenshots back, though there do seem to be some missing that I know I took. Still, it’s better than nothing!
I may start posting random images of Alethiar’s travels over the years. Just because I can ^.^
By way of a start, here’s Alethiar, around level 58, in Silithus. She seems a tad too dressed up for such a horrid place, but she always was a bit odd.
I also took up the gauntlet that was thrown down by @stoneybaby, and joined the ranks of the WoW Ironman phenomenon. I noticed there were far too few Priests in the running, so I figured I would try to change that. Say hello to Nethariel, who is currently working her way to level 10:
Her journey to 85 will likely be very slow, due to my other commitments, but she will make an interesting side project. I’ll be sure to post updates on her progress.