WoW’s Balancing Act

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
Dolly Parton


Our Balancing Act

It is like those guys in Vaudeville who could spin a bunch of plates on sticks.

I’m finding that in my dotage that I can’t keep track of all of the stuff that I want to do. That’s a good thing. I don’t run spreadsheets or know how to make them. But I do have goals.

I think Warmode, which I don’t do, is a terrific improvement to the game. While I really hate those flying guards over Mechagon, I understand why they are there.

My point is, this current game is excellent if you want to play for one hour a day. Staying alert in Warmode and avoiding angry flyers could be a lot of fun. But, when you swing past an hour of play time, those exciting things become a burden.

Some of my single-character friends are now up in the 60s with their neck pieces and showing their strength. While you may be swayed by rep or resources; the big boy is the neck piece and chasing AP is the game. It is not Alt friendly!

The more you spread yourself out with Alts (and I’ll have five at 120 very soon), the less time you have to chase AP. BUT, the content can still be done. It is only when you compare yourself with your friend’s output do you see how teetered it has tottered.

So, my Druid has his neck at 58 and feels behind. My soon-to-be 120 has a neck at level 6 — haha, that first world quest will be fun.

On one end, you can have a terrific time playing a couple of hours a day on your main. Or you can just not give a damn about that stuff and play all over the place. I like playing all over the place!

 

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5 thoughts on “WoW’s Balancing Act

  1. Normally I’m making spreadsheets for the new patches, but not this time πŸ™‚ I’m just having fun. I have access to raids, I have access to world quests and stories, so I just don’t bother and play whichever alt I pick for tonight.

    And it’s alt-friendly. Cath-up mechanics are still there, so if you’re investing in an alt and actually play with it, he’ll be there in no time.

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    • I agree, my soon-to-be 120 has a full set of benthic gear waiting and a 415 cloak that I picked up off the ground in the raid. No rings, trinks or guns but that will be fun too. I’m excited about this!

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  2. You might find this an interesting read. Imagine if starting with the next expansion Blizzard changes course and starts moving away from pushing the competitive design focused on a very limited player base, but instead starts looking at the silent players. Those that just do what they can and don’t really talk about the game, the ones that reach a point and just say, oh well it was fun while it lasted, and just walk away.

    Or perhaps they already are.

    https://adjameson.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/an-open-letter-to-cedric-phillips-gerry-thompson-and-the-pro-magic-community-at-large/

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  3. I’m one of those players that does play all over the place and I love it – progressing in the game is the goal for most folks but I’m still about the journey to get there and being the typical tourist – I wanna see it all.

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