I’m beginning to wonder if being an altoholic is an indicator of someone having attention deficit disorder (A.D.D)? I’ve sure proven my attention for one character will barely last a weekend, sometimes barely an hour. I’m using the “but I need to let the character get rested” as an excuse to jump on another toon.
Yeah, I have issues.
As time has gone on, The Mage (now level 61) and The Druid (level 46) have become the primary characters I’ve been taking on this epic adventure. Both are classes and races (Gnome Mage and Night Elf Druid) I’ve rarely played since vanilla, and I’m finding that I’m having a blast playing them. Especially the Mage!
I have to admit that I was worried playing the “glass cannon”. Dying often and running from graveyards was my expectation of the experience. But it’s been just the opposite! The Mage, in Frost spec, has been a crowd controlling killing machine! It’s very very rare that a mob gets within melee distance. If it does, and I feel I’m in any harm, I just Blink away after a Frost Nova and finish it off.
I was NOT expecting to enjoy The Mage this much.
The Druid is a Feral killing machine, but I don’t have the same enjoyment out of its play style as I do The Mage. I don’t know why, but I still think it’s because he’s shape-shifted. No matter how cool looking the armor or weapons I’ve earned, I never see them during the game. No matter how beefy the weapon, he still only smacks things around with his paws.
I do enjoy the speed at which he levels, primary due to always being in a form that runs fast. Stealth is also a benefit as I can sneak past groups of mobs to get to the objective, whereas The Mage needs to fight her way through. I find because of this I’m always picking my battles with the Druid, always thinking “do I need to enter into a fight with the mob, or can I just sneak past them”.
As I type this I’m wondering if my use of stealth is slowing my leveling down? Since I’m not getting XP from the mobs I’m not killing, how much slower is my leveling? Obviously The Mage has leveled much faster (though there are many factors that account for this.) Hmm…
As I mentioned at the beginning, I’m using the “I need to let the toons rest” excuse to play other characters. And it’s often that both The Mage and The Druid need to rest at the same time. So who gets a chance at glory?
I’ve previously mentioned wanting a Horde character for the higher levels since I thought I’d get bored running the same Alliance quests over and over again. But it turns out that with two characters, starting in Outland, I can actually run both up to 80 in totally separate zones to complete the Outland Loremaster achievement.
I can continue to level them in different zones after 80, but there will be times where both toons will need to go through zones I’ve already completed the achievements for. There will also be two zones that they’ll both need to run through. It was this last case that I thought I’d prefer having a Horde toon for. But for only two zones I think I can live through running the same quests twice.
With my two Alliance toons at 61 and 46, and with no existing Horde toons near those levels (almost all are 90+ or below 40) or class/race combinations that I don’t already have, I think I’m going to stick with Alliance for The Adventure. (As an altoholic I know better than to say I won’t change my mind. As I type this I’m already eyeing my Horde Panda Monk at level 18 and wondering how fast I can get her up to 60. I do enjoy her cute Roll ability! OMG, someone freaking help me!)