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Chronicle: Going back to WoW

Chacham (981) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 4

A friend has been telling me about the WoW expansion. More five-mans, same dungeon can be made harder for the same five-man for more gear, lowering raid groups, flying mounts, neutral towns, oh my. My main complaint was the five-mans, and i thought the expansion would add a few but soon become useless like the rest, but with that not so, i want to play again. CoH just doesn't hold my interest.

A friend has been telling me about the WoW expansion. More five-mans, same dungeon can be made harder for the same five-man for more gear, lowering raid groups, flying mounts, neutral towns, oh my. My main complaint was the five-mans, and i thought the expansion would add a few but soon become useless like the rest, but with that not so, i want to play again. CoH just doesn't hold my interest.

Well, here's the problem. We had four people playing. A, B, C, and D. A and B are brothers, C is me, and D is a friend. D stopped playing, he's gone. A and B stopped playing, so B gave A's and B's account to a guildy, who gave the accounts to her son and daughter. B then went back and started using C's account. Now C (me) wants to play again, so i have to get a new account. Followed that?

I don't want to start on the same server, because it's just hurts too much added on top of re-getting to sixty. And i need to find a guild that plays like i do, so i'd probably keep away from the old guild, nice as they are. Another friend, E, started playing on a different server (Aerie Peak), so i joined his. That is, i logged on to the website as C and sent myself (now F) a ten-day pass and got a character up to level 4 last night. I'm not sure i want to stay on that server (not that i want to leave, just no real reason to stay other than playing with someone i know, who probably has a different style than me).

I want three main characters: Mage, Priest, Warlock. I'd like to have a Druid to play with too, but maybe not. I always play Mage. Priest, because i want to heal. And Warlock, because i want a pet and summon. Warlock actually calls to me, but its so evil, so i went with Mage. Druid's different forms are something i'd like to play with.

I'm debating about having two accounts so i can make gold quickly. Inter-faction trading was garnering a few hundred gold a week for me, and i'd like to get back to that. Maybe i'll even stop being lazy and write a mod to help check the prices. Doubtful though, unfortunately.

Yes, i am sad that i am going back. I haven't yet stepped over the cliff, but i really did like WoW, just not the raid-orientation of the game.

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4 comments

Try... (1)

FroMan (111520) | more than 7 years ago | (#16474583)

Try auctioneer...

Scan the AH once a day or so (10-15 minutes) with auctioneer and then setup a few queries. 5g profit, Short duration, Buyout and 5g profit, Short duration, Bid. Then run those queries right after you scan the AH. It'll show you a couple good items to bid on. Keep in mind that if auctioneer only saw the item twice for a high price the item is not necessarily going to be able to be resold for profit.

I play alliance on Agammagan or something like that. It is PvP server, but those really are not that different anyways. World PvP is dead. Long live BG PvP. In the expansion there will be more zonewide PvP objectives, but the ones that exist now in EPL and Silithus are kinda lame and not many people due it. Perhaps on PvE servers it is better.

Also, I've played a paladin, priest, and druid to 60. The paladin was a disappointment since I was hoping for a tanking character and instead got a buff-bot. I left him on Warsong since I didn't want to waste the 25 to transfer him when my guild transfered. However, in the expansion it sounds like paladins might be viable tanks again. I don't know if I have the heart to pick him back up though.

My priest was the second 60 that I leveled. He was a lot of fun as the guild I was part of needed a priest and from 0-60 we did instances pretty much all the time. A lot of fun if you have the support of a guild to help out while leveling. However farming is painfully dull as disc/holy spec. I've considered changing specs to shadow for PvP but decided to instead to create my druid.

My druid was a hobby character for me. I spec'd feral all the way up to 60 and had a blast. Role switching is a lot of fun. At this point he is my primary PvP character. He is far from overpowered, infact probably one of the weakest classes for PvP, but the challenge and skill it takes to play makes it worth it. Since he only hit 60 a month or so ago I don't have the best gear and the guild usually wants a priest to heal instead of my druid.

So, hopefully that gives you some insight into priests and druids.

Re:Try... (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#16475413)

Kewl, thanx for the info. Interesting.

I have auctioneer. I follow a different trend though. The differences in between Horde and Alliance. Most things are cheaper Alliance side due to sheer numbers, and make good profit Horde side. It's just a matter of noting the discrepencies. On my old server, the farmers seems to inhabit the Horde, so metals, cloth, and the like were cheaper Horde side.

That's what i'd want a plugin for. To track those discrepencies. That way finding what to buy and sell could be cut to minutes instead of hours.

I knew it! (1)

rholliday (754515) | more than 7 years ago | (#16476007)

I predicted this day would come, eventually. No one ever escapes the fold completely ... :)

Re:I knew it! (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#16482877)

Heh.

I escaped. I was recaptured. I'm not going back to the old. I'm accepting the new.

Or, at least, that's what i'm going to keep telling myself. :)
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