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Possible new race/class combinations datamined {WoW}

Aug 14th 2009 11:22PM This is so sevierce!! I have always wondered why humans were not allowed to be hunters! OMG. I am so excited, I could pee.

Breakfast Topic: Can you have too many alts? {WoW}

Jul 22nd 2009 1:38PM My name is Filbert, and I am an altoholic.

At one point, I had four open alts before my game limit was reached. I had five servers, PVP, RP, RP PVP, and two PVE servers, almost chock full with different characters. I have played all the classes, all the races, both sexes. I have a lot of fun with unique names for every one. I get bored leveling from scratch, and it seemed that a lot of the alts were stuck in their late teens, just barely reaching 20. (It also seems that mages make the perfect bank alts. IMHO.) I'm bored most of the day, so I let my mind wander to create interesting back stories for all of my alts, RP or not. And then one day, when I was conferring with one of my guild mates, I lost track of where I was and who I was, and I realized I had a problem.

I had a heart-to-heart with myself, and I decided to weed out the alts that were just taking up space. It was hard to delete some of them. I loved their names so much, I couldn't bear the thought of someone else using them. But, I was starting to get practical, and I went through with it. I pared it down to the current number of 23 across three servers. I shuffled gold and bags and miscellaneous gear from alt to bank alt and back again. I even transferred some of the alts from one server to another, consolidating my little family. I will never delete my very first alt. She is always going to be my favorite, even though I never play her anymore, the lonely Night Elf priestess stuck at level 28.

I have two 80s. I have a 70, a 65, a bunch of 40s, couple 30s, 20s, and just a few teens. It seems like there's enough going on to keep me busy for the foreseeable future. I really like the current lot I have, and I don't know that I need to add anymore. I've realized which classes I like to play the most (hunter, druid, rogue), so I'm focusing on those characters right now to make them the best they can be. The others will provide a diversion when my rested XP is gone long enough to bug me, or when I need to play a caster for some reason.

My guild mates still think I'm crazy to have so many characters and so many servers, but it's all part of the game for me. Some of my alts are not part of any guild, and as such remain anonymous. This is also a great relief to me when guild drama is too high to handle.

I'm really glad that Blizzard lets us create so many different alts. I have used this ability to learn the game and learn the other classes, which makes me a better player, I think. Knowing what a shaman is capable of, or what a warlock can do with its minions is valuable in a group setting.

Verbosely yours,
Filbert

Forum post of the day: How the other half lives {WoW}

Jul 8th 2008 1:44AM I have played mostly Alliance and have two 70s and another on the way. But I have had three Horde alts for a long time, one of which I sincerely want to level all the way. It's hard because it's new content that I'm not familiar with, but it's like a new game because it's new content that I'm not familiar with. I just have to find time to level two alts at the same time and not run into the opposing faction's camp out of habit by mistake.

Poll: How many 70s do you have? {WoW}

Jun 25th 2008 3:37PM I have two Alliance alts that are 70. I have four more that I'd like to level up before the expansion pack: two Alliance, two Horde. Each of these alts is a different class, and it's more of a learning experience for me to see what each alt is capable of and which class I like better. Plus, leveling the Horde past 20 is proving to be interesting. There's so much Horde story that I've never seen before, it's like a new game to me.

Why we solo {WoW}

Apr 19th 2008 1:44PM Ditto, although I like Dido, too, she's pretty. :)

Around Azeroth: A wicked deed in Andorhal {WoW}

Apr 9th 2008 7:20PM I just brought my lvl 59 druid to Western Plaguelands. I was excited to return to this zone after enjoying going through it with my main almost a year ago. I had forgotten a lot of the content, but I remember the overall feel of the story and the connection to the people who used to live here. It's one of my favorite places in Azeroth...I just wish it weren't so orangish-yellowish-brown.

And what's with the fishing level requirement of 330 in Eastern Plaguelands? :)

And to add, I'm in absolutely no hurry to go to Outland. I think I OD'd on all the content...love the gear and the food, but eh, kinda over it.

Why the language barrier might be a good idea after all {WoW}

Mar 17th 2008 6:44PM When I first started playing, I was annoyed that I couldn't talk to the opposing faction. I was just trying to be friendly and polite; I don't really care about the us-versus-them mentality considering that in PvE, we're all mostly fighting the same mobs. But I'm over that now. I'm kinda glad there's a barrier. It makes all the yells that much easier to ignore.

What annoys me, though, is the few quests where I have to put on a disguise to look like the opposing faction. It's highly disturbing.

Breakfast Topic: Your WoW personality {WoW}

Feb 22nd 2008 5:44PM I never thought about this before. I am an introvert to beat all introverts. Maybe that's why I love this game so much. IRL, I spend my time alone, doing what I need to/want to do on my own. I am a loner in game, too. I never do PUGs -- they are the bane of my existence -- and I rarely do instances.

That said, I'm a nice guy in both worlds. People see me as aloof and unapproachable, but I'm honest and genuine and I don't mind helping people. In game, I'm glad to give out heals and buffs when someone needs them. I just don't like to group.