Playing the Alt Game (again)
I’m pretty good at beating myself up over having alts. I’ve said before that I’ve played WoW off and on since release. My highest character is now level 71, my priest. Instead of working on getting her to 80, I’ve been working on my army of alts. Each of them crafts, and if it were not for the fact that you’re required to have adventure levels in order to raise your crafting, I’d probably not concentrate on them quite so much.
The plus side is that by the time I have one level 80 character, I’ll probably have 4-5 others close. My death knight inched her way to level 62 yesterday, and also managed to get her herbalism into the final stretch, and her alchemy is now capped at 375. I’ll need 65 before I can train for Grand Master, and I’ll need 68 if I want to choose a specialization (which I do).
My shaman is level 54, and yesterday I managed to cap her inscription as well as her jewel crafting. I have quite a stretch before she hits level 65 and can learn grand master, but it’s nice to be there. The hunter is getting close to her current cap, but is only level 50, and hasn’t started on Outland crafting yet. She’s also a skinner, which comes in handy. Unlike the shaman who isn’t a miner nor is she a herbalist, gathering her components can be difficult.
My warlock may only be level 15, but she’s also a crafter, engineering and mining. Long way to go on that one and I don’t bother thinking about it quite yet.
I’ve come to the conclusion that this is just the type of gamer I am. Some people are lucky enough to be able to concentrate on just one character – but me, I haven’t done that since EQ1. It’s not something I should get angry at myself about, after all I do really NEED to make a run for 80? What’s wrong with taking my time as I have been and playing what I feel like playing at the moment. Nothing, really. I’ll get there eventually.
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!