GE also talks about what he has, and has not, done the most during that time.
This got me wondering about my toons' ages and what they have done/not done. I've been playing since December 2006. I surely have a toon that is "older" than GE's.
Or do I?
I opened up WoW and checked the /played time on one of my oldest toons, Thelandira. Thela wasn't the first toon, she was the third, I created back in 2006, but for quite some time she was my main and I played her the most.
So, how old is Thela? She is MUCH younger than I expected. Thela is a mere 87 days old (and some hours). That just seems.....wrong. She's not even my oldest toon...that would be Draiko. Draiko is 88, and was the second toon I ever created.
What's sad is that the first toon I ever created, Sheetahn, is only 53 days old. Now that is really, really wrong. Poor Sheetahn.
In the comments section of GE's post a few of the people that replied stated different stats for their toons. I decided I would check out some basic info/stats on my toons.
This resulted in me opening up Excel and creating a very basic spreadsheet to track the info. You can look at the ugly thing here if you like, but below are the grand totals I came up with.
These are the totals for the toons I play/have played the most:
- Days Played - 447
- Creature Kills - 582,481
- Quests Done - 23,781
- Dailies Done - 3,900
- Honorable Kills - 17,449
- Deaths - 3,769
- Flight Paths Taken - 7,552
- Dungeons Run - 2,427
- Raids Run - 411
- Pet Battles (non-pvp) - 5,237
- Achievement Points - 42,330
- Levels Acquired - 710
The following totals are for various toons/bankers I have that I don't play too often:
- Days Played -56
- Creature Kills - 36,231
- Quests Done -3,066
- Dailies Done - 159
- Honorable Kills - 2,228
- Deaths - 260
- Flight Paths Taken - 369
- Dungeons Run - 96
- Raids Run - 1
- Pet Battles (non-pvp) - 0
- Achievement Points - 4,695
- Levels Acquired -332
'Days Played' is probably the most accurate (if not the only accurate) piece of information up there. The rest, I believe, is only as accurate as far back as when WoW initiated the Achievement system...which was back in October 2008 (according to the Wiki).
While the new system did track some information from beforehand, like certain dungeons/raids completed, most of it was brand new stuff being tracked for us to see. I'm curious as to what the 'real' data is for all my toons...even counting those toons that never reached more than level 10 or 20 and were deleted.
Now, what does all this show that I've been doing with my WoW time? By raw numbers I've been killing stuff...plain and simple...I've been a killing machine. I've killed a grand total of over 600k things across the lands of Azeroth.
That is so not like me in real life. I hate killing things IRL. If I find a bug or spider in my home I usually catch it and toss it out the front door rather than kill it. What a difference pixels make to my actions.
Now, I know that I really haven't just run around killing things in-game. Actually, if you were to ask me what I've done most I don't think I could answer you. I have done a lot of nothing and a little of everything. I've fished, cooked, pvp'd, quested, raided, pet battled, leveled more toons than I needed, crafted, farmed, explored, killed stuff, goofed off and then goofed off some more.
All-in-all I'm happy with what I've done during my time in Azeroth. There really isn't anything I regret doing or not doing. The game has kept me happy and content for some 500+ days of played time and some 1,000+ toon levels acquired...and I'm sure it will keep doing the same.