Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Are we having fun yet? (MMO)

I'm back to the point where I'm really enjoying WoW again. Lately I've read a lot of blogs where people state they are not having fun, the game is stale. I know exactly how they feel though, I've played three characters to 80, raided with two and have ran an endless slew heroics. I'm not hardcore, but I'm not the average WoW player either. Why am I all of a sudden having fun? It took a few breaks, tried other games and I'm now taking things slower. It's not some magical fix, but sometimes you have to break away and take a breather, or just slow down. I have a friend who has 5 80s and he's currently working on 3 more alternating ever 10 levels.. if that won't keep someone busy I don't know what will! However that's not something for everyone, some people don't have that much time or patience.

For now I have my sights on getting my Druid to 80, getting her an epic flying skill-- I do not want to farm 5k again but that's part of the plan. Eventually the hunter, however the Druid has sparked more interest it seems. Sometimes I think about what I already have and just sticking with one already 80. I miss my epic fliers, my achievements yada yada yada....but in all reality the Druid will make things fresh for me. Do you miss your mains when you play alts? I sometimes do but I'm having fun again. That's the goal. I respecced resto/boomkin which I think will coincide better than feral/resto or feral/boomkin, the gear will swap easier and I can heal and still dps as I level. I'm taking the time to catch up professions on her which keeps things interesting and changes up the pace.

Also there are some cool things coming to WoW soon which look great. The new quest tracking feature. Long overdue! Now they need to add in a healing tool like HealBot and I'd be one happy Dr00d (and Paladin)! The Perky Pug! You get it for pugging, funny one there, ILU Blizzard even if you make me pug for a pug.... A cool calico cat  and albino snake too, Breanni has the latest on all the pets. And two holiday events along with the upcoming patch.. MMO Champion has so much news I can't keep up anymore! And if you haven't seen it you can get your own Night Elf Mohawk grenades to throw at everyone! I pity the fool who hasn't seen these.. sorry had to say it. You can watch the commercial here, it's pretty funny. A lot of people complained about it on the forums as 'wasted resources'. I think it's funny really, all in good fun.

I'm still playing EQ2, I hit 38 and got a few levels last night with the Swashy. I found a really cool guild with some fun people so I'm really looking forward to playing that more. I also don't out level the husband while he isn't playing WoW. The server is still awarding 20% bonus xp which is so very sweet! This game feels so rich in lore and I relate to it being a EQ vet. Something about EQ2 just keeps me really interested, I cannot wait to hit 80, I think when I finally do I may play up my Fury next. I've just felt like playing her for some reason, I may level her a bit here and there just to have a change of play style.

Since I don't have anything witty to say in closing, I leave you with this:
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  1. I dont play but I love reading about the games you play!

  2. I hear ya, I've just started again from scratch. Moved to a new realm and created a new paladin.

    I'm guessing I'm going to play it alot more casually and a bit of me is straining at the leash for cataclysm since my main will be a Death Knight Worgen.... Im unsure if I'll wait to level up the Worgen DK till then though. I might just have to roll a gnome then change race when it allows!

  3. What server are ya starting on? I have tried other servers but I always come back to Silvermoon.

  4. My mate wanted a PvE realm so we went for Runetotem EU. Im more used to PvP but hey maybe it will get me more interested in battlegrounds

  5. Yeah more reason to join in on the BG's. I love PvE servers.. I'm such a carebear >< Hope you guys have fun with the new chars!