Hello, my name is Jag, and I’m an altoholic.
In the picture above is my new hunter. I say ‘new’ because I already have a few hunters. Some on Horde. Some on Alliance. Some at level 100. Some abandoned in their mid-40’s. So why on Earth did I create yet another hunter? Because of the frustrations of my new adventure. Let me explain…
I’ve been playing World of Warcraft since vanilla, and throughout it’s the fun of questing that’s been keeping me coming back. End game is boring for me, and PVP is just ok. I’ve only been in one raid so I can’t say if raiding is fun, but it sure seems like a lot of work. Casual questing is my play-style for the game, and that means when a character hits level 100, I almost immediately head off to another character or spin up a new character to begin questing all over again.
With the introduction of heirlooms questing has gotten even easier. In fact, I would say that it’s now too easy. Half way through a zone and I’m already at the level for the next zone. I don’t even get to finish all of the quests. Sure, back in vanilla and before heirlooms, I finished up most if not all of the quests in each zone. But not anymore. I’ve never seen a number of the revamped quests that came with the Cataclysm expansion, where even old zones were changed. And I tried to get through Pandaria as quickly as possible.
Hence, my new adventure.
The Loremaster achievement in World of Warcraft is an epic achievement. Pretty much you do almost every quest in every zone. (It’s odd that you don’t have to do EVERY quest, maybe leaving out one or two, but it’s still a heck of a lot of quests!) I figured what better way to see all of the quests I’ve missed than by attempting to go for this achievement.
In true altoholic fashion, I’ve decided to spin up new characters on a new server. No heirlooms. No deep bank account to draw from if I need gear or supplies. No max level professions.
I’ve decided to go Alliance because most of my max level toons are all Horde. I do have a couple of high level Alliance characters, but they got there because I boosted them. That means there are many quests and quest hubs I’ve never visited before. (You may be asking why then did I begin this post with the fact that I just created a new HORDE hunter! Hold onto that thought as I’ll get to that in an upcoming post.)
The Adventure Begins
In my next few posts I’ll introduce you to the characters I’ve created for this adventure, and how I, as an altoholic, continue to torture myself with the decisions I’ve made. I’ll go over the specs I’ve chosen, and then changed, and then changed again. I’ll give you insight to what’s been working and what hasn’t been working, and how life without heirlooms is actually very enjoyable.
Some of my posts will be long, and some will be short rants. I apologize in advance for the poor use of grammar, use of acronyms without explanation, lack of noticing my spell checker, and stupid witty quips I add mainly to amuse myself. I’m not writing for the New York Times here, nor looking for a Pulitzer Prize, but I’ll try my best to keep it entertaining.
I haven’t figured out how the format will play out, or even what this website will look like, but we’ll get there eventually as this will probably be a l-o-n-g adventure.
Thank’s for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy reading about this altoholic’s adventure!
P.S. If you don’t already know, an altoholic is a person who just can’t keep focused on playing a single “main” character. He/She needs to keep creating alternate characters (alt’s).