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.


  1. I kind of suffer from Sloth too, I currently have a druid that I've been leveling for 3 years now and she's a half level away from 85 and I just haven't gotten around to play her yet.

    Maybe this weekend will be the weekend she dings 85, maybe...

    Also thanks for using this Shared Topic!

  2. I can definitely identity with sloth. I've just got Pebble today, almost one full expansion later. It's not helped by the fact that I'm easily distracted :)

    I love your illustrations and header btw.

    1. I still haven't gotten Pebble. I still have two more of his quests to go, but Deepholm dailies? Pass.