I am not sure how long the gnome will last but I figured I would create a blog just for him. My new Gnome Priest, aptly named, Grumpygnome has been made on whisperwind.
For the moment he will exist for the sole purpose of something to do on an alt in a guild of someone from my blog roll. If my track record proves anything he will most likely get lost in the shuffle when new content comes out like many of my other alts have before. Being MoP will most likely be the next collection of new content I can probably get him to 85 and get him caught up in gear to maybe even help raiding in that guild for a bit, who knows.
So why didn't I transfer over any of my other priests to there one might ask. Because I am being cheap and not wanting to waste the few bucks it costs. Really. That is the reason. It is so easy to level now so why waste the money.
Easy leveling has made paying a transfer cost worthless really for an alt. If it where a main with 10K+ achievement points, 100+ pets and 100+ mounts, I can see paying to server transfer it but most my alts have maybe 3K-5K achievement points at most, which is easy to get and perhaps a dozen mounts and pets, which is also easy to get. So unless it is a main, why ever pay to transfer?
It makes you wonder if blizzard is shooting themselves in the foot with the upcoming changes where achievements, pets and mounts will all be account wide. With that said, you can level a new character nearly instantly and have all the the achievements, mounts and pets you have worked for over so many years on that character.
So why pay the transfer fee? To save yourself 3 or 4 days play time leveling is the only reason. Leveling is the best part of the game in my opinion, why would you want to skip the already way too short time you have to do that. Oh well, maybe it is just me but I wouldn't.
I might log him in for the first time at some point today just to set up my UI. It takes me longer to set up my UI then it takes me to get to level 20 most of the time. I guess I am picky with how I have things set up.
Oddly enough, most of my characters have the same type of UI design with the exception of my priests. They have a UI design all their own. I guess I developed a different feeling for them and had different needs for them being I leveled my first priest through PvP only.
I've never had a gnome priest before so at least this one fits into my idea of trying to get one of every class and race to max level.
The journey will begin soon, in short bursts of leveling, no pun intended.