Last night, mini-Kam dinged 77 in LFD.
Today, I took her up to the Argent Tournament and started her on the path to becoming “Kamaliya of Thunder Bluff”.
“[Subject Name Here] of [Subject Home Town Here]” is one of my favorite titles because it signifies that a character is loyal and proud of her heritage — plus, it’s one of the easiest titles in the game to acquire. I intend to have each of my characters become a Champion for her home city at the Argent Tournament when she arrives at the appropriate level to do so. I suppose that makes becoming a Champion at the Argent Tournament something of a rite of passage for my characters.
Going through the Dark Portal for the first time is another rite of passage, because the character is very obviously entering a new phase of life. Because one can level from 60 to 70 without absolutely needing to choose Aldor or Scryer anymore, I consider doing Khadgar’s “Crash Course in Shattrath History” quest and making that faction choice a rite of passage for my characters, too — and I do think carefully about which faction is most appropriate for each individual character. (Kaelinda has been feeling very conflicted about that choice. As a Sin’Dorei Mage, it seemed most natural and appropriate for her to choose Scryer. She’s so fascinated by the Draenei, however, that she’s been seriously considering switching to Aldor.)
Other rites of passage for my characters are acquiring Lunar Festival (and other holiday) finery and getting five professions skilled up enough to do the Darkmoon Faire profession quests. Doing these things means I’ve invested a certain amount of time and care into a character, and they make her less susceptible to sudden arbitrary deletion.
What activities are “rites of passage” for your characters?