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.