Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Giving it another go

I'm going to try to cut back again. Granted I've tried this in the past - for instance around the time I started this blog. I think I'll stick to it this time...maybe.

Several reasons:
1) While some people, on their second visit to raid instance like Molten Core, immediately have that feeling of "been there, done that, got the t-shirt", its taken me longer. I knew I was seeing the same sights, but it didn't bother me. But now, finally after going to MC for almost a year, my tolerance for going to MC has reached zero. I have an alt I've been leveling to 60 and I don't even want to take it to MC.

2) I wasn't with my guild when they first entered MC, but I was there as we learned the final 3/4. Still, I felt as if I had rode their coattails. However when they pressed into BWL, I was there from start to finish. I can say that I've experienced entering an instance for the first time with a group, going through learning stages, feeling the growing pains of losing people due to the stress of it, seeing the end in sight and the climax of beating the final boss and then, yes! enjoying the rewards of having an instance on farm. And that's what all instances are essentially like. I may not do it with AQ40 or Naxx or any others. But I can say I know what its like first-hand.

3) The epics have lost their sparkle. For any players who know nothing about raiding - epics are like blues to raiders. Actually they are like greens. You raid, you'll get an epic - plain and simple. After awhile, at least for me, they aren't so "epic" anymore. Perhaps its due to the fact I'm a healer. For the past few months, I've received new pieces and I honestly can't tell much of a difference in my play style. While a warrior getting a new weapon can quantify the difference.

4) Good ol' healer burnout. I've mentioned this several times in my blog and don't need to rehash it here.

So, for all these reasons, I'm cutting back. But I've said that before...


Craig said...

Often pondered my own reasons for raiding. currently in a guild that's got bwl on farm and is progressing naxx. we kinda skipped aq40 to the angst of some and love of others.

Why raid? for me theres a few parts to it: 1. I have friends in the guild - its fun to catch up and I like the banter, 2. I like seeing more of the game - seeing Noth for the first time and having a crack at a new encounter is just cool for me, 3. I like killing stuff - getting new bosses down and refining strategies is fun for me. I too have burnt out on MC, ZG, AQ20 and to be honest I sometimes drift off to sleep on BWL runs (though I love the Nef encounter).

The exercise in getting the best gear I can for being a resto druid is also quite a challenge and keeps me occupied and interested. I must admit that my soloing days are kind of over until BC comes out but then thats not too far.

For me meeting up with friends a few days a week to kill dragons and undead things and learn new encounters is still my idea of fun.

s4dfish said...

Are you talking about cutting back from raiding or from the game in general?

Yane (Yet another night elf) said...

Well I'm trying to trick myself into playing the game less, by raiding less! Shhh! Don't tell myself I said that!

Anonymous said...

Maybe I shouldn't say this, but...

Ever done much PvP before?

Yane (Yet another night elf) said...

Not enough to gain any rank of note, but enough to know I don't want to do the rank grind.

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