Friday Ramblings – I suck at alts

Our guild really has gone on a recruitment spree. And I must say, the quality of players we are recruiting has been fantastic. I think it’s safe to say that we are now in a stronger position than we were before the “falling out.” We grabbed a couple holy Paladins, a Warrior, a Shaman, another geared Death Knight among others. And with Blizzard announcing they have proposed fixes in place to correct the 25-man Naxxramas lag (like removing Thaddius and putting a loot pinata if you can’t kill him in4 minutes? heh) raiding is looking optimistic this coming week.

But what to do until then. Level alts? I am sure I have shared this before, but I am atrocious at leveling alts. I got bored after like 3 quests most of the time. Luckily my Death Knight alt kills things so fast with his Bloodied Arcanite Reaper and Polished Spaulders of Valor that we tear through things pretty quickly. My Priest also has the Tattered Dreadmist Mantle to help out with that leveling. I was also happy to find out that when I logged on dear ‘ol Phuzuda, he had enchanting materials with seemed to have appreciated in his absence. Between the Arcane Dust and Greater Planars he was sitting on, I found about 1,000 gold worth of stuff.

I convinced myself to heal a Blood Furnace even though I was level 65. With my awesome shoulders it still got me almost half a level. Then I got bored and logged off. Then I did 2 quests on my Death Knight. Then I got bored and logged off.

I am just terrible at leveling alts. But in reality, they are a means to an end. My Priest can disenchant stuff, the Death Knight will be able to mine and cut gems. It’s all designed to help fund Drotara. I guess that’s how I also looked at alts. Sure, I generally enjoy leveling. Getting new skills, new talents, yadda yadda. But even when I rolled my very first alt, a Rogue back on Deathwing, her use was only to be a skinner/leatherworker and send Aratar money.

I guess not a lot has changed. Why do you level alts? Do you enjoy having a plethora of characters to choose when you log on? Are they just funding your main’s bad habits? Thoughts, comments, etc. Post ‘em.

For me, I hear Taco Bell has some gordita that involves taco stuffs, cheese, AND bacon. I gotta get in on that action!

About Drotara

Drotara (or BehemothDan) considers himself a geek on many levels. A web developer and programmer by trade, he has no shortage of geeky hobbies. When not fulfilling husband and daddy duties, he enjoys WoW, the WoW TCG, Magic: The Gathering, and great board games with friends and family.