Multi-part question What made you create your very first char the way you did? When you first looked at that list of options, what went through your mind...perhaps you did as I did when I created my very first character. ~~~~~~FLASHBACK~~~~~~ *stares at the list* Hmmm...magery...that is a definate option... OHHH! I could be a good witch! *looks at the list again* Swordsmanship...that isnt very ladylike...but then again..there is always Xena as a fine female role model for would be warrior goddesses... *tries in vain to figure out why herding is on the list* Spirit Speak..sounds like a noble profession. *scrolls through them one last time* Ok...so I pick...hmmm...Hiding...I am sure I will have to hide alot...I wish that was an option on Diablo...I am most certainly intruiged by this spirit speak...perhaps I will give it a shot...Oh...I need some way to fight! *scrolls though the list one last time* Magery...yup thats the ticket... *clicks the little button* OHHH I can pick what I look like...how nifty!...hmmm Yellow hair, they say blondes have more fun, and hell this way I dont have to worry about messing up the dye job...purple...yes purple clothes...quite a stunning combination if I do say so myself... *my son who is sitting beside me at the moment starts laughing, and in hindsight I know why..."Mom, you look like a dork"..kids say the darndest things* Name...name...name...Ma...No...dont want to use my real name...How about...Ohhh I got it! My ad&d characters name.....Auburn Rose... And so the creation of my very first char. Part 2 What was you first reaction when you actually logged in? *wanders aimlessly around Haven, neon purple clothes donned upon ghastly pale skin and hidiously yellow hair* *walks to the edge of town* You may want to train more before leaving the town. YIKES *scurries back to town* Hey...what is the blue glowing thing.... *steps jauntily through the throbbing blue light* HOLY....*stares in awe and watches people talking, the (young) beside my name making it blatantly obvious that I am absolutely clueless at this point* *I walk into what I now know as Moonglow, people gathered around the bank, words...yes WORDS! I can see them...but how do they work such magic??* Hello *a gentleman who's name I have thankfully forgotten asks* *I of course stare at him blankly, because quite frankly I haven't figured out how they are talking in the first place* I see that you are young *well your a bright one aren't you...pointing to the blazing (young) beside my name* *again I dont answer, flipping frantically through the book to discover how to talk* All you have to do is type...*ok now I feel like a flaming idiot, who knew it was that easy* Needless to say, this guy, who ended up not being very nice at all, talked me out of my newbie clothes and items, giving me what even then was a paltry sum of gold (200), I spent the rest of the day, dying and lossing everything, learning that spirit speak really does you no good when your the one dead and hiding isnt foolproof and magery well...not much you can do with an empty spellbook when you have used the 3 scrolls on a mongbat that has just taken a hefty bite out of your rear. So share your experiences! What was your first day like?