The Simple Things   6 comments

As you might have seen from my Thursday post, I created an alt over on Argent Dawn and have put her in Single Abstract Noun.  I spent a fair bit of time on her this weekend meeting new people (some that I’ve felt I’ve known forever!) and generally just enjoying the game.  But my time over there has taught me a few things, or perhaps reminded me of some things I may have forgotten.

I’ve become very spoiled in my alt-ing.  I have 6 level 80s, 3 toons level 70+, and my rogue waiting for Cataclysm to be the bestest goblin ever!  However, with that many alts I’ve become accustomed to certain things.  When I started my toon over on Argent Dawn, I thought “this will be fun, I haven’t done a ‘pure’ alt in a long time”.  About the third time I saw “your bags are full”, I lost my resolve and said “fuck this”.  ‘

I transferred over a level 60 alliance paladin that I haven’t played since vanilla with some pocket money and bags aplenty.  I am no longer the pure alt, I have entered into the realm of “dirty twink”…which is where I find I like my alts these days.  I’ve been playing the game for 5 years, through 2 expansions, and I’ve done the grinds.  I am going to admit now that I like having the option to shop the AH for some gear, and to have the gold to buy those glyphs.  It’s different than other’s views of how they like to play their alts, but I play my alts for a bit of fun, and I think I much prefer letting them be a bit spoiled :)

That…and I may actually race change that paladin to make her a hawt space ghost and level her up…but I haven’t decided yet!

I really love my guild.  There is this saying about love, that absence makes the heart grow fonder.  I’m sure that you’ve all heard it and are familiar with it.  Well, it’s 100% true.  I spent a fair bit of time on the mini-me over on Argent Dawn, and at first it was the most exhilarating, wonderful thing.  Being able to log in to…nothing.  No insta-tells complaining about something or asking for something.  No PMs in my mail box that needed my attention.  I could just log in and play, and log out when I felt like it.

And that is/was really great.

But by Sunday, I started to miss my guild a little bit.  I started to feel a little bit guilty that I had been “hiding out” as it were, on this alt over here.  Not enough to stop playing her and leveling her, and talking with the new people that are part of SAN, which is great.  But enough to make me realize that I absolutely love my guild, for all that it is.  All it took was that one weekend away from “home”, for me to want to click my heels together and return. 

And this was a…refreshing feeling.

The Night Elf Starting Area is Beautiful.  It had been more than 5 years since I first entered shadowglen, and found my way to Darnassus.  And I had forgotten how breathtaking the zone really is, and how beautiful the music is.  While I was questing I didn’t have anything going on in the background.  I just appreciated the setting, and the game, and took the time to enjoy everything around me as I traveled along.

I’m actually a bit excited to travel through the alliance lands once again, since it’s been so long since I’ve done so, and I find the change of the lowbie questing revitalizing.

Druids Still Own!  Again, it’s been almost 5 years since I leveled Beru.  I am finding that I’m really enjoying re-exploring my druid roots from scratch again.  Even though I told myself I’d go feral, I found myself putting my first talent points into balance and getting clique set back up as I get my healing spells.  I’m just putzing along at my own pace, enjoying some different conversation in a different atmosphere.

I don’t know how long I’ll hold interest in this little side project, but I’m enjoying it at this moment.

And that was my weekend, in a nutshell.  Just me, enjoying a few of the simple things…and having some of the more complex things fall into perspective when I wasn’t looking for answers for them.  Just some simple fun.

Posted March 8, 2010 by Beruthiel in Alt-aholic!, Just for Fun!

6 responses to “The Simple Things

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  1. Amazing the things you find when you’re bored at work and do wow related searches :P

    Good stuff, I’ll have plenty to read when there’s downtime during the week now

    I can relate to this post tho, I pretty much did the same thing when I was in a leadership position. Sometimes, you just have to get away. Logging into that kind of stuff every day can be quite the burden, and alot of people don’t realize it when they are calling upon you. I know for me it got to the point where I didn’t even want to log in anymore and found myself almost quitting the game as a method of escape, even tho I didn’t really want to.

    Sometimes you just have to step back and enjoy it for what it is, just a game. Even when the demand is high, I found myself running to unguilded alts or other servers to just do what I find is enjoyable, and not have to answer to anyone. I felt like I was hiding too, but most people do the same thing from time to time, even if they have no strings attached. A good few hours of silence is all you need sometimes :P

    And I support the Alien Paladin idea. My most recent venture to Alliance, that and human female were the only races I could find myself making.

  2. I’m leveling my new little druid as balance and its the most fun I’ve had in ages. I’ve got the glyph of rejuvenation and pvping with a combination of decent heals and moonfire spammage is amazing (and very annoying if you’re on the receiving end of it as a sweet little orc warrior made a lv 1 to tell me).

  3. Hai! Its ok to love your guild, but please tell them that you also have to chat with me now at SAN.

    I told Tam that we’ve been chatting and gossiping and such, to which he said he had imagined we’d get along like a house afire. True… we could probably cause a lot of trouble. :)

  4. I was on yesterday and someone mentioned that they rolled a DK, ran through that questline, and then just mailed all the money to their Actual Alt…it doesn’t come to a lot, but hey, 50g can mean life and death difference to a level 5 druid!

  5. I must admit I am quite enjoying being a pure alt (so unlike my spoiled Alliance alts on my home server), but admittedly I did have 10g to my name by lvl 7 or so by just mining ore I came across… :-)

  6. Even though this is my first character kitted out in heirlooms, I’ve become spoiled as well and transferred the heirloom’d hunter over to SAN.

    Perhaps it’s because I’m months behind the game and this is the first time I’ve had multiple heirlooms to play with when it’s old hat to everyone, so maybe they’re ready to “rough it” after having lead the good life already (perhaps on multiple alts!)

    That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway :)

    And you’re right, Teldrassil is absolutely breathtaking. I love it.

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