Welcome to Randomize.
If you're searching for information, there's a good chance you won't find it here. Randomize is not a wealth of World of Warcraft knowledge on all topics just waiting to be tapped; rather, Randomize is a depository for opinions, thoughts and experiences. Don't expect to see "Top Ten Ways to Maximize Your Hunter DPS" here; expect to see "Five Things That Happened to My Hunter". Don't look for "Best In Slot Mage Trinkets" here; look for "Fun Ways to Blow Up Warlocks".
That's not to say you won't see ANY articles on playing classes. My goal in starting this blog is to document the experience of starting a new class, leveling that class to the cap, and then discovering how that class is played. My sources in this endeavor will be very limited; I have in-game resources and WoW blogs. This excludes the forums and ElitistJerks. It's somewhat of an experiment, part curiosity and part examination of the WoW community. We often get a lot of flak as being a very angry, viral community; I want to prove that wrong.
So while you may see posts like "Arcane for Mages", what you won't see in there is "If you don't pick up Arcane Empowerment, delete your character because you are scrub noob who needs to learn to play." You'd see more along the lines of what drove me to go Arcane spec, what I like about the spec, what the spec does differently, and how much my performance has changed.
With all of that said, allow me to outline a more detailed roadmap for the future of this experiment.
As of writing, I have four level capped characters: a Blood Elf Death Knight, a Blood Elf Paladin, an Undead Warlock, and an Undead Mage. The first three have been capped for some time, while my mage only reached level 80 a few months ago. Looking at their Armories will show that I don't play them very much, with the exception of Nazgûl, my Death Knight.
My plan for the blog is this: I intend to (1) gear my mage further and experiment with different talent specs, (2) continue to level my 66 Troll Shaman, and (3) create and level a Tauren Warrior. Along the way, I will document their progress and share experiences, insights and thoughts on the process. In a much less analytical, and more free-spirited fun way, of course.
Now this isn't to say that my other three characters will be ignored and not ever mentioned on this blog. Short posts about experiences I encounter while playing them will crop up from time to time. But my primary focus will be on leveling and gearing the three aforementioned classes I have little to no experience with.
So, without further ado, let's Randomize.
Long days and pleasant nights,
The name of the blog is a reference to the "Randomize" buttons on the Create Character screen.