I guess I should qualify my ability to speak on anything related to World of Warcraft. So quick history of my characters:
Aratar, the Night Elf Warrior, was created in closed beta. When retail hit, I created him again with real life friends on Deathwing. We ended up joining Ravencrest Watch (R.I.P) and became a raiding guild. We had the second Ragnaros kill on the server, as well as every server first in Blackwing Lair. We cleared AQ40 and were halfway through Naxxramas.
The expansion hit, we leveled up and got back in the swing of raiding. We got through Serpentshrine Cavern, Magtheridon, and into Tempest Keep. While we were learning Lady Vashj, I got a job that had a really long commute which caused me to miss more and more raids.
I was able to reach “Duelist” during Season 1 of the Arena but tapered off during Season 2 as we didn’t focus as much on PvP.
My guild, Necessary Evil (the spawn of a couple guild mergers) had stopped clearing SSC by the time I had gotten a new job that didn’t require such a commute. So I never did get a Vashj vial.
Since I couldn’t get into Hyjal due to lacking a Vashj vial, myself and my real-life friends decided to reroll. And thus began the existence of Drotara, my Orc Hunter. We choose Illidan because a few guildmates from Ravencrest Watch rolled there a while ago.
Now I mainly PvP on Drotara, trying to get his gear up to par.