Like potato chips, you can’t have just one…


Lately I have been thinking a lot about where I find my fun in Warcraft.

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I have known for a long time that I am really not much of a PvPer.

It’s simply not something I spend a lot of time doing, though if I start running BG’s with some friends while chatting on vent it can be a real blast.

It’s simply not a good solo activity, at least for me.

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Just recently I realized something else.

I am not a raider.

Don’t get me wrong, I love raiding.

The challenge of working together in a group to make things happen, the thrill of a first kill. It’s a blast, I wish I could go more often.

I don’t raid simply because I can’t commit to the time investment required. The don’t have the ability to set aside several hour blocks of time for raiding more than once a month or so.

I fall behind the curve and there is little incentive to try to catch up as I know I’ll just fall behind again.

The problem with this is that once I am at the level cap and have all the non-raid gear I can farm up I have basically nothing left to do other than run the same heroics over and over again until I can (and have) run them in my sleep.

That loses its appeal after a while, particularly when there is no reward to look forward to beyond a bit of cash and perhaps a few shards.

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I love running 5 mans, as dps on my Hunters and as a healer on my Druids. I don’t really care much for tanking, I have found it’s just not my thing, at least in a pug.

 The new LFG has truly been a game changer for me in this regard, allowing me to jump on whenever I have an hour or so free and grab a quick 5 man.

I have, however, managed to get bored as hell of running the Northrend ones. I have run them so much on heroic already that I have completely geared 2 characters in emblem gear, half geared another, and bought damn near every heirloom in the game for my alts.

Lets just say I am taking a break from them right now.

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This leaves me in a bit of a bind.

You see, I want to play not only my Druid but my Hunter as well.

I can only see one solution on the horizon, and it makes me think I am nuts.

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I think I might just have to make me a shiny new hunter to play through the lower level 5 mans.

Something to play while my Druid gathers rested XP, for to make his time in Outlands mercifully short.

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Lets see… I already have 2 Draeni Hunters (80 and 72), and a Troll (80), and a Night Elf (71)…

I know, I think i’ll roll up a Dwarven one.

That would be something new.

Either that or Hunters are simply like potato chips, you can’t have just one.

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9 Responses

  1. I dont understand the hate for outland. Two and a half zones and your good to go. Last time I completed all the quests in Hellfire mixed with dungeons I was level 64 alone *shrug*

    Why not roll a rogue?

    They are probably the most fun class in game but also represent a challenge to master (unlike hunters 😉 ).

    • My issue with outlands is more of an issue with Hellfire really. I simply despise that zone.

      With the Druid I plan to simply heal my way through until at least 61 or 62 and then head straight to Zangermarsh.

      Granted Hellfire is far easier now with flight skill availible at 60, but I just hate the place.

      As far as rogues go, I actually have leveled a few, the highest making it to the mid 30’s before I got bored with him.

      Solo they are fun, but in a group I don’t care for the melee Dps role. Thats why my Rogue and Warrior sit unplayed as bank alts and why my 80 Death Knight is simply a profession toon.

      As for the mastery of Hunters, in Wrath I largely agree with you. Most of the things a skilled Hunter knew are not really called for in the modern age of “don’t CC, don’t kite, don’t think, just AOE everything.”

      I hear that CC is making a comeback in a big way in Cataclysm, and I for one am grateful.

      I can’t wait to dig out my old macro “Hunter LFG for pretty much anything, can kite and chain trap.”

    • Yeah hellfire gets a bit repetitive for sure, so dungeon running till Zangar could be a good option (gotta love the big shrooms).

      As for melee dps being boring? cant agree, its in your face and you have got to consider your positioning etc. I guess its just what creates the diversity in classes though with various people prefering different play styles.

      Anyway I’ve just started a troll hunter which Im planning on levelling up. Never actually stomached it past level 14 but am levelling with a friend so should be fun.

      Whatever you choose to do hope you enjoy it 🙂

    • ooops forgot to say and cant agree more with the CC point, I used to laugh because as a Rogue if you didnt take ‘improved sap’ back in Vanilla you had no chance being invited to a group. It would be nice to bring back the utility of different classes and actually force people to think about things more often.

  2. LOL you really can’t stop with the hunters can you! I suppose I’m similar with my druids though… will be rolling a worgen one in cata so I can have a healbot. 😉

  3. i think the need to group up was why I ended up giving up on Everquest (my only mult-player game) because I liked not having to get in a big group to attack a specific boss like character or to raid. I just wanted to wander around but you really couldn’t just be in the game. Guess I should stick to stuff like Sims 🙂

    • Actually there is little need to group in Wow if you choose not to. You could play the entire game from character creation all the way to max level without ever grouping with anyone in fact.

      I just prefer the environment of the 5 player dungeon more that I prefer to do 8,256 versions of “Kill ten Foozles and bring me thier internal organs as proof.”

      One of these days I am going to try and talk you into giving it a shot. Actually I think I have a friend referral laying about someplace, if not I’m sure a certain sister of ours can come up with one…

  4. I know this one, even though I’ve just rerolled, I have 2 max level Hunters, now both Draenei, but I have been considering rolling a third to keep in SAN when I finish my Rogue alongside a third DK.

  5. I’m in exactly the same boat as you. I ended up rolling a pally (prot) and am tanking my way up the levels… despite the fact that I have an 80 pally and could easily afford to dual spec. The reasons were too inviting… a) make sure I hit all the pre-Northrend stuff; and b) to better the mechanics of my class/spec.

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