I’ve been gallivanting through a gallimaufry of gaming goals recently, but this Bear cannot get it in gear from group content alone.
There have to be soloing goals to grip me as well, y’know?
At this point in the expansion lull, what do you do? Just keep scouting Archaeology sites to get those last nine rares? Start farming zones for Black Kitty Cats?
I’ve frogflailed around for a focus and finally found a new goal to pursue; playing classes to 85 that I’ve never played before!
yeah, yeah, I know, stop me if you’ve heard this one. I say this same thing, what? Oh yeah, just every damn expansion at this point, that’s all.
I have to admit, I’m a naughty polyalterous player. I start ‘em and dump ‘em, over and over. Sometimes after making expensive bags and leveling crafting professions, too!
I’ve never played a Mage or a Warlock to max level, any max level
I did get a Warlock to level 52 once. Then I killed him.
It was a Warlock though, so, hey… he wasn’t destined for a happy, carefree existence anyway, right? That whole “impending doom, soul going to hell when I die” thing must be a real drag at parties.
You’d think, with all the pressure weighing them down, Warlocks in general would have a bad enough drinking problem to keep a bar in business all by themse – oh, wait. Right. Sorry.
I look at my alt record, and I feel like I should apologize or something.
The Warlock and Mage classes sound so cool in theory, but when the paws hit the dirt I’m either into something tearing and clawing, or I’m sending my furry minion in as my slaughtering surrogate.
Or, you know, I’m being all lazy and casting the occasional heal while reading the latest book by Stephen Hunter or Lee Child.
Hey! Don’t complain about the heals you’re not getting, I can dial this all the way down to zero.
My personal healing motto is, “Don’t be mad at the heals you don’t get, be grateful for the ones you do.”
I think LFR taught me that, but that’s a motto I would proudly carry into a pen and paper roleplaying D&D group anytime.
So, leveling new classes to 85, but one slot and two classes, which to level, which to level.
It’s not like there’s some kind of RIVALRY or something between Mages and Warlocks, right? No reason one should feel slighted if I pick the other?
No reason at all.
With a known release date for the expansion, my new soloing goal is to take my long lost, lonely and forlorn Mage and try to level that sucker all the way to max and do some LFR before Pandamonium reigns supreme across Azeroth.
Gotta change it up a little, though.
Every other time I’ve leveled a Mage, I’ve gone Frost.
This time, against all logic and in abandonment of pet pal principles, I’ve gone FIRE, baby.
As of last night, I’m at level 62 and, er, burning my way through the Hellfire Peninsula. Hey, they can’t all be winners. Or most. Or some.
Here is where I could really use your help.
I’m really enjoying Fire spec. I’m loving blowing up ALL the things. I like the old school Hunter feel of being able to kite by using Scorch on the run, Fire Blasting with the stun, and then on a Pyroblast! proc doing a spin jump shoot behind Blink on the dismount.
Now if only I could drop two chain traps. Oh, wait. Frost Nova. Sorry, forgot.
I’m enjoying Fire, I LOVE the ‘riding a lucky streak high roller’ feel that reminds me fondly of the early days of Enhancement Shaman leveling with Wirt’s Leg and twin Windfury procs.
But I’m so dreadfully tired of leveling in Outlands.
Please, PLEASE can someone recommend an unusual leveling path through Outlands to get to Northrend?
Normally I do Hellfire until I’m high enough level to hit Erebor in Zangarmarsh, do rep quests for the Broken in Erebor, then jump straight to Nagrand to the end of my Outlands time.
I’m afraid I’ve gone to the Nagrand well one too many time. I’m truly afraid that if I go just one more time, I’m going to crack.