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5-10-2011 @ 9:01AM
You say your main is a hunter. As we all know, demand for pure DPS classes are extremely low. Then why not take the plunge and start another character that can do more than that?Back in Wrath, I didn't have a very... skilled guild, so the only way I could raid was through PUGs. In the harsh environment of Detheroc Alliance, advertising yourself as a DPS was pure folly; Even before I started raiding, I knew that tanks and healers were much more valuable and wanted than, say, a hunter or a mage. As my dungeon opportunities started to decline, and I was forced to rely on questing to level my hunter, I decided to freshen up my playstyle... And picked up a Death Knight.At the time, I knew next to nothing about tanking, or even Death Knights, other than the fact that tanks were hard to kill, and Death Knights like to gank other classes around Hellfire Peninsula. This was back when the class was overpowered, so the switch came with a bittersweet sensation of "I can't believe I'm playing as the bane of my hunter..." I chose Blood, since I was more comfortable with a physical DPS tree. (This was back when every tree could DPS and/or tank.) As many of you may or may not be aware, blood death knights' survivability is ABSURD. Considering the nerf to soloing capability came as Cata launched, I stormed through the content, and quickly found myself as a level 80 Death Knight tank. With him, I've learned about the proper tanking methods the hard way... Through multiple deaths and countless trolling. But damn it, I had fun. It gave me a new outlook on how WoW was played, and... I won't lie. It felt like I was the core of the game. As if I was important.This lasted through mid-Ulduar, when due to certain circumstances I had to leave the United States and live with my other family. While there, the pressure in real-life matters did not decrease, and my play time was cut drastically; Topped with having my computer blow up (Semi-literally), I was shut out from WoW for most of the duration I've spent in Japan. I was still able to check up on WoW Insider through my cell phone, however, and my desire to play went up drastically... As if the game was taunting me.After a half-year of mental overload and excessive stress, I moved out and started living on my own; Finally got the chance to play the game that's been haunting me for so long. Shortly after that, Icecrown Citadel and its 5-mans finally opened up, and my tank's PUGging days got even busier, storming through the heroics and the first wing; around this time, however, I was getting a burnout from the same outcome of "Put together a 10-man, tank some bosses, get some loot"; I simply wanted a more stable platform in which I could raid. And for someone who's only raided in Wrath... I didn't know what was even normal.Ironically, the one who found a raiding guild was my hunter, whom I've geared up on my spare time through the ICC 5-man heroics; Since then, he's become my best-geared character (to this day) and reawakened my interest once again.I'm not sure why I've typed all that up, just to say "Hey bub, if you're getting burnt out because you're not getting any action... Start somethin' new. You might be surprised."Actually, kinda regretting typing all that. But I don't feel like erasing it. : /
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