About Me

This is what my character did look like for 2 years.

Hello, fellow hunters!

I am Gavendo, a Worgen Hunter residing on The Venture Co (EU).

I started playing just after the release of Wrath of the Lich King. My first character was a Warrior, which I quickly realized I didn’t enjoy and thus made a second character, a hunter. I leveled all the way up to the level cap for the first time in about 3 months and quickly got into raiding. I started raiding as Beast Master which was my leveling spec but realized I was at a huge disadvantage and switched to Marksman and never looked back. I was a big noob at first but found my place in the guild Veneficus Ex, which I’ve been in ever since. We were pretty casual at first but slowly grew more serious over time and was able to clear all normal difficulty raids during WotLK expansion and most of the heroic modes (10/12 in Icecrown Citadel 25-man and 12/12 in 10-man for example). Later on during Cataclysm we had to downsize and have been mainly doing 10-man since Tier 11. But as a 10-man group we have cleared heroic modes for; Firelands 6/7 & Dragon Soul 8/8 – all when it was current tier content. During the last three years I’ve been a raider, a raid leader, a masterlooter, a webmaster and a guild officer.

Gavendo in August of 2011

On top of this, I’ve been a crazy achievement hunter ever since I started leveling. I, for example, got “the Explorer” title before I hit the level cap and had more achievements points than most level 80 characters did at that point. I’m currently sitting at over 14 400 achievement points with most categories mostly complete, except for Dungeons & Raids and Player vs. Player. Some notable achievements include Insane in the Membrane (Nov, 2010), Hero of Shattrath (June, 2010) and Mountain o’ Mounts (Nov, 2009). You can find my story on how I obtained “the Insane” here.

I started this blog to share my knowledge and opinions with random web citizens so you can partake my wisdom!… Well, mostly just so I have another outlet than my girlfriend, who is sick of hearing about my tales of glory in World of Warcraft. :)

Cheers,
Gav

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12 Responses to About Me

  1. Dillioney says:

    Hi Gav

    Nice to see an EU blog! As good as WoW insider etc are they always seem to be a bit too US centric.

    My main (Dillioney) is a Night Elf hunter playing on Blade’s Edge EU, I am a reasonably serious player but not a great fan of PvP as I am far too slow and don’t survive very long. I don’t raid very much as time is an issue.

    Looking forward to Cat coming out and plan to take my time from 80-85 and not do a mad rush to the cap. Slow down and enjoy it I try to say to myself!

    Good luck with the blog.

    • Gavendo says:

      Thanks!

      I know what you mean about PvP, it can be quite painful if you’re not used to it… Like myself. I tend to join a random battleground every few months or so, die horribly for about 30 minutes then curse and declare that I am done with PvP forever! :)

      I’m very torn regarding the upcoming leveling process, a part of me wants to hit 85 in a day or two and get straight into raiding, the other part wants to take it slow and read through every quest, finish off every zone before getting to the next one. It’ll be tough to decide on expansion day.

  2. Dillioney says:

    The way I look at is, its going to be at least a couple of years until we get another expansion so make the most of it. Do every quest in the new zones and enjoy it, in reality I will fly through it and won’t bother going back to finish the new quests. It not quite doing quests that are too easy to complete.

    I do fancy trying out a Worgan warrior and will try a RP server I think. Any RP experience? I was in the Beta for a little while until my laptop rebelled and the Worgan starting zone is excellent. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

    • Gavendo says:

      I’ve only dabbled a bit in RP to be honest, but I’ve always enjoyed it. Moreso when it’s around me rather when I’m doing it myself. Having said that, the reason I play on my current realm is because I thought it was gonna be a good RP realm… In the end, it turned out to be a very bad realm for RP, where people had to travel to one designated spot if they wanted to RP; Goldshire. And that’s not really what I wanted in the game, I wanted RP to happen everywhere, randomly in a spontaneous manner.

      If you’re looking for a good RP realm on the EU servers, I’d recommend Defias Brotherhood. It’s known in these circuits as the RP realm. I’ve checked it out a bit myself with some low level characters and experienced spontaneous RP in most of the leveling zones (both horde and alliance side) and in the towns.

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  4. Laeleiweyn says:

    I have added you and your site to my hunter database Hunterstalker (http://laeleiweyn.blogspot.com/2011/11/hunterstalker.html). Send me a comment, tweet or mail if you know any other hunters that should be added here as well. :)

    Lae

    • Gavendo says:

      Wow, thank you! That’s a very cool project you got there and I am honored to be part of it. :)

      EDIT: It’s also extra fun being right next to Gerp (Scott from The Instance!) :D

      Cheers,
      Gav

  5. You wouldn’t happen to have a twitter account would you? I love to tweet out interesting articles to my followers and give the author credit. I’m also building up a list of WoW blogs with their authors.

    • Gavendo says:

      Nah I don’t. But feel free to link my articles without any other reference than the link itself, don’t worry about it. :)

      Cheers,
      Gav

  6. sealoftruth says:

    Hi Gavendo. I created a Turkish World of Warcraft blog inspired by Rapid Fire. I saw Rapid Fire’s theme and love it then I used Rapid Fire’s theme on my blog. Thanks to your great blog and you!

  7. Aaron says:

    Hey, Just wondering how you came up with the name Gavendo?

    • Gavendo says:

      Slow reply here… since I’m not actually active on this blog at all anymore. Just popped in to remove some spam and saw this. :)

      I was trying to think of something that sounded a bit “night elfy” and just sounded out some names in my head and this one came up.
      So basically completely random, didn’t read or see it anywhere before that.

      Cheers,
      Gav

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