Wanting Something Different

I’ve been multiboxing 8 accounts for a little while now – on two different servers. The screenshot represents the statistics to one of those servers. I do a really simple farm and the problem is after doing this for some time I realize I’m not actually having fun.

Making gold when you’re not having fun is a bit pointless, it’s a video game, if I’m going to spend money playing it, I WANT to have fun. I decided it was time to take a step back and reevaluate things. What does this mean?

I’ll probably let a bunch of my multibox team lapse, honestly I’m just much happier playing 2-3 characters instead of all 8. I’d also like to look into my old methods of making gold instead of constantly relying on a vendor shuffle. The great thing about vendor shuffles is they’re guaranteed money because you’re not dealing with an auction house. The bad thing about vendor shuffles is they’re BORING. The two most popular vendor shuffles involve pants, pants from legion (requires faction to get rank 3), and pants from BFA (requires nothing except leveling). You can typically buy tidespray linen (or farm it) and buy shal’dorie silk (or farm it), craft pants, and vendor them for a profit. Anything under 2g is typically going to net you a profit under those conditions.

It’s boring. I’ve made hundreds of thousands of pants and sold them to vendor on various accounts and what I’ve come to realize is I actually want to – you know – play the game.

I only have TWO max level crafters. I used to have all of them max but the new method of having to grind faction in order to unlock rank 3 REALLY did me in this expansion. I just absolutely do NOT like this method. In order to make any profit you basically HAVE to grind on anyone who is going to be crafting.

I hate grinding.

Why do I do so much of it then? Because it’s simple and mindless.

What I’d like to do is set up some pre-shadowlands goals for myself. Things I want to get done before the pre-launch stuff happens. That includes getting everyone maxed in their specific craft of choice (it doesn’t mean getting rank 3), and maybe even leveling up a few straggling alts. I once had a dream of having 1 of every class as alliance, and of horde, and I honestly wasn’t too far from accomplishing that. I just need a warrior to finish off the alliance side, and I think I have 4 characters so far of the horde side. There are still some pets I want to get, mounts I want to unlock, and achievements I haven’t gotten yet.

I don’t NEED to farm gold, though I do enjoy it a huge amount. Honestly, with everything going on in the world lately, I’ve just been really depressed and not getting the same amount of joy that I used to from things. I’m hoping changing it up a bit might help. We’ll see.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!


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