“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”
The Alt Army Marches On
During the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, my boss called me into his office. He said that I had to answer my e-mails every morning. I said that you can’t negotiate work via e-mail. He agreed but said to answer my e-mails anyway. So, with mild bitterness (I wasn’t terribly upset) I agreed to do this.
But I also rebelled.
I know, it is minor and silly. But, if I had to do work and answer e-mails from home, I was going to play the World of Warcraft too. Don’t let The Man get you down.
So, I got into the habit back then of starting WoW, starting my morning coffee and starting my e-mails. I’d send my Main to the Argent Tournament and during the flight path, I’d check my mail. I’d spread this over whatever time it took, weaving WoW and work back and forth.
It may have been petty of me.
Today, that habit lingers on. It probably takes me twice as long at least to do my dailies because I’m also checking e-mails, reading blogs, reading the news and drinking my morning coffee. And I have a lot more Alts.
I like it now.
It is a daily quest per account. I intend on learning this pet and (perhaps) learning all three variations of speed, health and power. Then I’ll give the extras away or sell them on the AH by learning them and then having my Bank Alt cage and sell.
This means that I have now three Alts camped for pet battles; Environeer Bert, Crysa and the Shadowmoon Valley where I level the pets. All three Alts are getting (very) slow XP and that is okay, I have an Army.
So, to sum up:
- Three daily pet battlers
- Three tailors on Hexweave Bags
- Four Herbalists for the Felwort World Quests
- One Garrison mission camper for Hexweave, Drums and Glider mats
- Two Alts with the free WQ earning Marks of Honor (account-wide!) for Tmog sets
- One Alchemist selling stacks of Tome of Changed Talents (from the above Felwort).
My Main does the emissary every day and then I simply flip through my Alts.
Currently a stack of 20 tomes sell for an average of 3000g and I put up five stacks at a time; I’m doing this about three times a week so I’m making about 45,000g a week on that but it will slack soon as the raid gets less tight.
And that is my morning! The Alt Army marches on over a cup of coffee and the latest news.