Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Little Failhunter that Could

This week, I've gotten off my lazy bum (figuratively speaking) and leveled my little failhunter through Outlands.   She's a little exhausted, I imagine.  I did it by way of questing and making my husband run me through instances when I lost motivation.   Hunters are a class I hate for running actual dungeons.   I couldn't tell you why, but it annoys me.  However, I love questing as a hunter.  And this time, the higher levels are flying by.  I blame it on the Dire Beast talent.


Is it the best choice for focus regen?   I have no idea as I haven't bothered to look up anything about class changes for anything but my shaman.  Why did I pick it?   It's just cool.  I'm easily amused and calling out a gaint warp stalker makes me all happy inside.  The fact that the animals change depending on the continent is pleasing as well.  Thank you, Blizzard.

Hunters are one of my favorite classes for getting random RP as well, especially for shy characters.  Just /walking with an interesting pet out can get someone interested in speaking with you.   Interacting with your pet is a great way to draw attention too.   These are both more passive ways of finding RP.   Luckily, starting your own RP with a hunter is pretty easy.   Asking someone to help find your lost pet, making your pet run up to someone and bark/pounce/lick/sniff, or even asking about another person's pet are all great ways to start a conversation.

I don't think I'll be getting past 70 on her any time soon, but it's been a positive experience so far.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Shared Topic: 7 Deadly WoW Sins

Blog Azeroth has a weekly shared topic for bloggers.  This week, Noahdeer of Be MoP asks:
"We all know of the Seven deadly sins (Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Gluttony) and we all succumb to aspects of them at one time or another, but is there one particular sin that affects you more than the others when you play World of Warcraft?
Are you a bit too prideful about your armor set? or Do you look upon someone with envy when they have a piece of armor that you don't have yet? "

When I saw this, I knew the answer immediately.  I admit I get twitchy if my gloves are the wrong shade of blue and I've threatened violence on my husband a few times when his satchel of exotic mysteries gives him a mount I've been farming for years.  However, my biggest WoW vice is most definitely  sloth.

I am very much a "play for fun" kind of person.  I'm not that person with a five point plan of attack for the new expansion or the person watching a movie while their character sits near a rare's spawn point for hours hoping NPC Scan will go off.  I do have goals in the game, but they're very slow going.  Waggleshammy is a few runs away from her Cenarian  Expedition mount, Failhunter is itching for another five levels, and my Deathpuppy needs to collect more cloth.   I could use some gold on the RP realm too.  Not to mention reading that makes me think I really need to make a page on this blog for my characters... later.

My problem is that I get on with a goal in mind then I think about it a bit.  Do I really feel like doing this today?  Nah.   I want to pay with transmog for an hour and roleplay all night!  The easiest thing for me to get done is leveling because I enjoy it with the exception of a few level ranges.  Also, the new guild exp gain system is a great incentive to do so.   The hardest thing is definitely farming.  I only seem to do it when I'm sick, in pain, too tired for anything else, or feeling really anti-social.

Would I like to have more achievements, neat mounts and pets, more gold, and gear that doesn't make raid leaders weep in agony?  Yes.  But is any of that really worth the time I could be spending doing something more fun?   For me, no.  Sure, I might force myself to do one more Anzu run or get in a cooking daily here and there, but doing what I actually feel like doing is the one thing I don't slack on and that's good enough for me.

A (melo)Dramatic Reenactment

How have I been spending my time since the patch came out?   Well, I caught a cold and spent nearly 20 hours a day in bed.  After that, I hurt my back while cleaning to the point where I couldn't even sit at my computer for a few days straight.  Lovely.  My apologies for not being around.  We'll return to our regularly scheduled programming soon.

On the plus side, I've learned how to follow blogs and put them into the reader thingie.  It's apparently super easy and I should have tried sooner.