A little background information for those who don’t know what a “Champ Herald” is or where the term is coming from:
A couple weeks ago, for whatever reason, I managed to convince Ketani to come level a captain on Elendilmir so she could come check out the Elendilmir raiding scene and perhaps polish her captaining skills under the tutelage of the master. After she showed a real drive to get her captain, Ehefkae (2.0), to level cap by plowing out 21 levels in her first 24 hours I felt compelled to help speed the process up by using my champion, Elkeeligorn, to help her “Power level”. She soon started giving me orders and the term “champ herald” was soon after coined.
The Champ Herald’s day begins with the resounding sound sounding from Ehefkae’s finely carved rallying horn. This dreadful note means it’s time to start working. The typical work session usually includes a few hundred orcs, goblins, dourhands, spiders and wargs. However, the killing does not stop at things that are clearly evil and therefore ripe for the killing, no…
“Things need to die, I don’t care how small or cute they are” Ehefkae says to her champ herald.
With much reluctance and shame, the Champ Herald begins to kill helpless baby bears, squirrels, foxes, a mommy boar and anything else that came within arm’s reach. The Champ Herald often times wondered what madness had possessed Ehefkae to order him to lay to waste all in his path. Was it Lord Elborigorn’s desire for Ehefkae to prove her worth through the slaying of innocent creatures? Or was it some breakdown in communication? Perhaps a bribe or bounty on the heads of the innocent?
In the end, the reason for the killing mattered not. The Champ Herald knew that if he did not do as he was told that Ehefkae would use her power of persuasion to bring him to his knees (Command Respect).
In seriousness though, I’d just like to highlight a few pros and cons to being the person who helps someone power level…
- You tend to clear out a lot of loose deeds in various areas. (resulting in some easy turbine points)
- You get to feel like you’re the best player ever (because everything is so far below you that it tickles when it hits you)
- You may end up gaining some rep tiers here and there which, like typical deeds, means more turbine points.
- In terms of developing your own personal character(s), there are far better ways to spend your time.
- Unless the person you’re power-levelling already has a character of that class at max level, you’re doing them no favors.
- You feel bad stealing every mob within sight from people (however, when you kill them fast and all at once, they come back full and all at once in no time!)
And please remember, The Champ Herald is Bind on Acquire, I’m not a leveling service!