I’m Still Here

You know… More or less. The blogging isn’t happening much though, mainly because I’ve lost some of my interest in WoW. Don’t get me wrong, I still think it’s a good game – and I still log on to raid twice a week. But I’ve lost some of my interest in doing other things for the time being. Anyway, so what have I been up to lately, since apparently I’ve not blogged for… well, longer than I care to admit. (I apparently also missed my 4 year anniversary, which was on April 11. Oops?)

World of Warcraft

As mentioned above I’m doing little in WoW other than raiding at the moment. For a while I was leveling with the boyfriend, using RaF, which was quite fun. Because it’s so quick, you don’t have time to get tired of any of the dungeons and you get new skills at a fairly quick pace. However, now that they’re all 85, we’re feeling a bit worn out. In comparison, leveling through Pandaria is like moving through neck-high mud pools. Not to mention that I’m rather sick of Pandaria after leveling a large amount of alts already.

It will always annoy me that questing is quicker leveling than any other alternative (like dungeons and PvP). If you could switch it around more without feeling like you’re just slowing down your leveling speed, maybe it wouldn’t get quite so tedious to level your umpteenth alt.

The Dynamic Duo

The Dynamic Duo

Diablo 3

The boyfriend and I got the expansion for D3, and it’s been quite fun. I leveled up my old Monk from 60, and we also leveled up a Crusader each. While I really did enjoy the Crusader, I think the Monk may still be my favourite. Sadly, for me, Diablo rather quickly looses its appeal. I do enjoy it, and I play a bit every now and then. Never for long though, and it has two reasons.

Reason 1: It hurts my hands. I don’t know what it is about Diablo, but it makes my hands/wrists hurt like hell. Even with me not clicking, just holding the keys down. I’ve tried rebinding the keys to make it better, but not managed to find a good way to do it yet.

Reason 2: It’s a little bit too grindy. While I enjoy the new system with bounties and rifts, in the end I’m not quite sure what I’m gearing for. You get better gear so that you can do it at a higher difficulty. But… It’s exactly the same… The same bosses, the same mobs… They just hit harder. And if you can do it, you do it to get more gear so that again you can do it at a higher difficulty.

It’s a system that just doesn’t appeal to me. While, in essence, WoW is exactly the same – I am able to fool myself into thinking it is not. Because unlike D3, when I gear up I do it to kill the next boss, see and defeat the next bit of content. I realise that it’s really the same thing, but with a different dress – but it’s enough to keep me interested. In Diablo it feels too much like I’m gearing up to do the same thing all over again, for no other reason than to… Well, that’s where the game doesn’t quite hit the mark with me I guess.

My Monk and Crusader.

My Monk and Crusader.

WildStar

I haven’t bought WildStar, but I played a little on the beta. The game didn’t instantly grab me, but as I stopped playing when the beta ended – I find myself missing it a little and wishing to go back. It doesn’t help of course that my blog feed is getting overrun by people talking about their WildStar experiences.

And so I’m thinking about maybe giving it a try, at least for a month or so during the summer. With me not really enjoying WoW much at the moment, it might be a nice distraction.

First set of chars in the WildStar beta.

First set of chars in the WildStar beta.

Other Stuff

Outside of games, I’ve been catching up with friends who no longer play. I’ve been working, and sleeping. A lot of sleeping! And writing on my personal blog when I have the time/energy. I’m currently looking forward to going to visit the boyfriend in the UK, three weeks from tomorrow. On the whole, I can’t complain. Except for not loving WoW as much as I normally do at the moment, my life is pretty good.

What is everyone else up to? Still playing WoW fully, or are you branching off into other games while we wait for the expansion?


Comments

I’m Still Here — 15 Comments

  1. Just finished leveling a druid to 60, so I could use my boost to reach 90. Since then I’ve been trying to gear up for running LFR successfully. It’s been a fun run as it’s only my 3rd max-level toon. Warlock, priest (disc) and druid (guardian); one of each flavor.

    Tried Wildstar beta for about 2 weeks. Never got a single toon above 10, so not a ton of content seen, but it was intriguing. Not enough to pay for it, but fun all the same. Thought there were some good ideas that WoW should implement, and things that WoW does better (IMHO).

    Been looking for a new multi-player FPS. Hoping the Borderlands Pre-Sequel comes out fairly soon, cuz none of my friends that got me playing WoW are playing WoW right now. Would be fun to blow up something together.. 🙂

    • That was my first thought about WildStar; It’s nice, but don’t really want to pay for it. But as I’m reading blogs of people who play, I’m starting to miss it. So I think I may give it a try. A friend of mine has a guest pass, so perfect opportunity to give it another whirl.

      Congratulations on getting the Druid to 90! Your approach of one of each flavour is probably the better way to do it. I tend to level everything, and in return end up bored with the leveling content and the game in general *lol*

  2. Still WoW.
    Haven’t done any heroic SOO raids yet, so are still plenty of bosses to kill.

    Just got Heroes of the Storm invite so I’ll take a look

    I’m not sure the MOBA genre is for me, but Blizzard put their own twist on this one, I hear.

    I tried DOTA2 and it didn’t grab me. With the time and effort I’ve invested into WoW, I want all my other gaming to be hypercasual.

    Will take a look.

    • Glad you’re still having things to do in WoW! 🙂 For me, it’s less so since my guild isn’t a Heroic guild. We’ll do a handful of them usually, but it’s not something we aim to do.

      Never really got into the MOBA genre either, but I’d be interested to hear how you find Heroes of the Storm. For me, I’ll stick to MMOs and maybe Hearthstone 😉

  3. I know how you feel. I don’t play a lot these days either. Been so busy irl lately and the weather is so great so.. I don’t raid either.
    I just log on once in a while to do some BGs or whatever. I play Diablo 3 every now and then.
    Very casual player until WoD 😛

    • I feel like there is just such a long wait until WoD, that I’d rather take it easy for now. It’s nice to have a break and not raid all the way up to the next expansion anyway, or it’s easy to get burnt out. I think that’s my issue at the moment, because we never stopped raiding between Cataclysm and MoP, which makes me feel just tired of the entire thing.

      Enjoy the weather! I’m hoping for a nice, long summer with lots of sun 🙂

    • I wish they’d release character models as they complete them. It would give me a reason to play *lol* Alts would suddenly become a lot more interesting!

    • New models are supposed to go live with 6.0 (if I understand correctly) so it might be sooner than Fall 2014. 🙂 This got me looking into an interesting Transmog for my Druid. Sadly you only see it when she’s not fighting, but great for around town. Maybe it will be like my priest transmog. I worked from the Admiral’s Hat and work down..

      • Very nice transmog 🙂

        I do wonder when 6.0 will be released. Usually just a month or so before the expansion I thought? Right this moment I can’t actually remember the time frame of the previous pre-expansion patches.

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