Yes…this is a WoW post. I am sorry, but it was something I was thinking of earlier. I was trying to figure out what to do with my day, and when I do this, WoW is always one of the first options that comes to mind. However, only a fraction of the time do I actually logon, let alone stay on for any length of time. Lately when I sign onto WoW it’s just to do the daily Inscription cooldown. Then I quickly sign back out and do something else. This used to not be the case. I used to sign onto this game and stay on…for way too long, doing a variety of things, often on a variety of characters. So what the hell happened? Has the game gotten less fun? Has it changed so much that I no longer want to play it? Really none of that is the case, it is something a lot more subtle; the treadmill is lonely. Let’s talk more about this treadmill. Join me, won’t you?
WoW, despite being about the swords, sorcery and loot, is a social game. I know this term has come to be associated with the landfill of fucking terrible social media based games. Facebook unfortunately has taken a monopoly out on this term, and that is really a shame, as these games are almost universally bad, and more chores than games. I have enough chores to do, I don’t also need Facebook to present me with more. However I digress; I am not here to talk about those garbage games. At least not now. Continue Reading
More time to write. A lot more time. With that, output on my end should increase. Assuming I don’t become a lazy bum. Who knows. Let’s not get into that, instead let’s talk a bit about something I was hinting at the other day, switching mains in WoW. One of the parts at least, but probably the most important part: preparation. I am sure WoW would be a very easy game for everyone if we were just able to switch who we raid with on the fly, no penalty, no time needed in the newer character. WoW is pretty easy compared to other, older MMO’s, but not that easy. There is a lot of time that goes into the cultivation of an alt, especially if you want to get them raid ready quickly. This issue is especially made more time consuming if you’re sure you want to play a new class you do not have at the current level cap, or even close. However, knowing what you’re going to do, and how to go about it can help avoid confusion down the road. Help from the people around you will greatly expedite the process, known to you or not, really doesn’t matter. Also there are a ton of great little helpers that can really ease any transition from zone to zone on that steep climb to 90. Trust me, the claim isn’t so steep. Continue Reading
It’s a tough thing. Changing mains that is. While I have always had alts in WoW, some I played a lot, I always came back to the class that started it all for me, my Paladin. When Cataclysm was winding down and I was considering whether or not I would still be playing WoW in Mists, I had thought maybe my interest would be kickstarted by switching to another character, give my focus a fresh face. I am still trying to come to terms with this possible change, and it is coming with mixed results. However I am enjoying playing my Priest more often than not, and it is still possible this may bring about a long-term change in my play. However my circumstances shake out with regards to continued play, Mists of Pandaria has made things easier than ever when you want to change who your main character is. I wanted to go over some of the key elements that make this so easy, some functional, some ease of life, but all adding to a better time for you if you’re sick of that character. Continue Reading