Titles. Now that they’re account-bound, all your alts have a list to choose from as soon as you roll them. So today I want to know – Who’s wearing what, and why?
Kamalia‘s favorite titles are “of Thunder Bluff”, “Loremaster”, and “Professor”. The first expresses my Tauren pride! The second was an achievement I worked quite hard to get before Cataclysm and represents my enjoyment of the lore of the game. The third appeals to my RL identity once as a graduate student, now as an adjunct professor — though I will never actually be a full Professor because I have very little interest in research. Sometimes I will wear another title for a few weeks when it’s the new shiny from completing a raid or a very work-intensive achievement, but I always come back to one of these three.
My two druids, Kerisa and Kaiuna, both wear “Guardian of Cenarius” because it seems the most appropriate for their class. Kerisa spent a lot of time in Silithus and Zangarmarsh earning those titles, and now Kaiuna benefits from her efforts. Kerisa could also use “the Astral Walker” when she’s using the Glyph of Stars with her Boomkin spec.
My monk, Katewatha, is currently using “Loremaster”, and I do intend to get her exalted with the Lorewalkers once she reaches level 90 and can fly from scroll to scroll. Ultimately, however, I plan for her to use “Chef” or “Master of the Ways” because she’s the holder of my Portable Refrigerator. I’ll start using those titles with her as soon as she accumulates enough Epicurean’s Awards to buy the Chef Hat.
My primary hunter, Ketura, alternates between “of Thunder Bluff” and “of Sen’jin” depending on whether she most wants to express her pride in who she is or her love of the trolls and their raptor mounts.
My pseudo-Ironman death knight, Kaumalea, uses “the Seeker”, expressing her quest to return to her original home in Northrend, or “the Patient” because of the patience this playstyle requires. My other pseudo-Ironman, Tushui pandaren mage Koralyra, is also “the Patient”. Koralyra especially has to be patient because her priority on my alt leveling list is very, very low.
My blood elf mage, Kaelinda, uses either “the Diplomat” or “Ambassador” to express her fondness for Alliance races and cultures (particularly the draenei) and her desire for reconciliation between the high elves and the blood elves. If an option to change faction without having to change race were ever to be implemented, Kaelinda would jump right across the fence to the Alliance.
My forsaken mage, Kivrinne, is “Assistant Professor” to indicate her status as a junior (and somewhat heretical) member of the Royal Apothecary Society. My draenei mage, Kaprikka, is also “Assistant Professor” because she is my most advanced Alliance archaeologist.
My two characters with grey hair and middle-aged faces, orc mage Kenosha and human priest Kimorene, are “Elder”, of course. I’d like to use “Matron” with them and with my other character who has children in her RP story, my worgen mage, Kymberlea, but that’s not going to happen until “School of Hard Knocks” gets dropped from the Children’s Week meta requirements.
My Huojin pandaren mage, Kaoling, is “the Explorer” as she travels the world beyond the Wandering Isle. My two dwarves, the shaman Kjerstin and the mage Khrissalys, also use “the Explorer”, but for them, it represents their affiliation with the Explorer’s League.
My blood elf shadow priest, Kandrista, does not use any title right now, but she will probably use “of the Nightfall” when she gets to a high enough character level to have access to that title.
My dps warrior, Keija, does not currently use a title. If, at some point in the future, she manages to collect the green Destroyer armor worn by the warriors of the Molten Front, she might use the “Avenger of Hyjal” title.
My paladin, Karaelia, also does not currently use a title. Eventually, when she has earned exalted reputation with the Argent Crusade for herself, she will use “Crusader” or “the Argent Champion”. She may use “the Pilgrim” when she reaches Pandaria to indicate her role as a member of the Dawnchaser expedition.
The rest of my characters use no title because none of the other titles I’ve accumulated really seem to fit their personalities and fragmentary RP stories.
I don’t have very many of the holiday meta achievements and titles, but I do like to use “Elder” and “Merrymaker” for my bankers during Lunar Festival and Winter Veil, respectively.
If I am actively leveling a character via LFD, I tend to use “the Seeker” until the “of [racial capital city]” titles become available, at which point I may switch to the one appropriate to her race.