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