I took quite a break from World of Warcraft
. Just as it happens to a lot of people, things in real life get in the way and we put the game aside, either suspending our subscriptions or only having to occasionally log in. Of course, the inevitable happens and we get left behind on gear. Just like fashion in Milan (I wouldn't know, as I've never actually been to Milan), old gear is so
last season. Trial of the Crusader
gear, as the phrase goes, is the new black.
It's not just gear, either. Mostly, I took a break from the game also because our mega-awesome guild leader took a break to prepare for his wedding this October. He left the reins to a decent bloke, but someone who simply wasn't of the same caliber as a guild and raid leader. Fast forward a couple of months later, I log in and things are different. I mean, sure, Patch 3.2
dropped, and suddenly I'm wearing epics more suited for fresh Level 80s running PUG raids. But the guild itself was different... new faces (or names, anyway), and suddenly I'm the one getting the "who's this dude?"
raised eyebrow. It's unsettling.
Oh yeah, good morning. Since I've got the coolest community of WoW
players starting the day off with me, here's something to chew on -- how do you catch up? How do you jump-start your gear? Do you make friends with all these new guild faces? Jump ship (or server)? If you took a long break from the game, how would you come back? It's kind of like a fresh start, and even though Blizzard has made it easier for players to catch up, what would be the first thing you would do? Where would you start? My first instinct is to jump into a Battleground, but then again, that's my first instinct even if I didn't take a break. So you're playing again. Uh... now what?
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