What’s Next?

I’m sort of in-between goals at the moment.

I got the mage to 80.

I faction changed the shaman, brought her to my horde server and got her a few upgrades plus a Black War bear.

We’ve cleared all the available regular raid instances, and the guild is now working on hard modes in the search for Algalon.

My shadow priest has her motorcycle, and finally got the Lil’ Game hunter achievement.

So now what?

Yes, I have the wee druid in the wings, but I’m meh about leveling at the moment and have to give concentrated questing a time out to avoid burn out. Unless I have other crazy levelers willing to go 3-man at level instances. THAT is something I can never pass up (and something I always wayyy underestimate how much time to allot for.)

I wonder why it is so hard to stop and smell the roses in WoW? Instead of just reveling in the moment, all too often I see folks in a similar mind set to where I am at right now saying “I’m bored.” And find myself restless without a new goal to pursue. In retrospect, isn’t it absurd for any of us to be bored with an MMO that has literally thousands of activities in which we could participate if only we motivated ourselves to think outside of our slef-defined box?

Luckily, those moments, for me, pass quickly. And soon enough I have a new list of things I want to do. And for the most part, what I want to do is piddle around with the folks in my guild whose company makes me happy, piddling around, doing whatever, biding my time until we get to pay a visit on the Lich King. I’m ready and waiting.


8 thoughts on “What’s Next?”

  1. It’s funny that I rarely feel bored in game but don’t set nearly as many challenging goals or accomplish as much as many of my friends. (I have less than 6k achievement points, I don’t have a level 80 alt, I don’t arena, etc.)
    I like to have some backup goals in my head for those nights when I’m just basically using wow as a chat room and I could do something “productive” instead of running circles around a rock in Orgrimmar for 3 hours.

  2. I too need some goals to pursue in order to have fun in this game, and I usually have a lot of long-term goals in the background, like levelling and gearing certain toons up or some rep/achievement I want, and then suddenly I put them all on hold and focus on a new-ish goal.
    My current fascination is with my little fury warrior, and she’s out whacking mobs in Howling Fjord and levelling engineering and it’s fun!
    And of course trying on hardmodes in Ulduar – bring it on! 🙂

  3. Three-manning instances at level is a lot of fun. I did that regularly with my Ally Draenei priest and two of my in-game buddies. I’ve written about our advnetures a few times on my blog. It’s challenging and is definitely a lot of fun. 🙂 Interestingly enough they both have made toons on Bronzebeard to keep in touch with me. One has transferred his hunter over too. 🙂
    WOW is my time to ‘stop and smell the roses’. I do that with my daughter too, but WOW is definitely ‘me time’, 🙂 I get bored quickly in-game, don’t like doing the same things repeatedly so when I do get a chance to play what I do varies, depending on my mood.

  4. I’m glad I won’t be heartbroken if I don’t get The Hallowed achievement b/c the server lag has been unbearable since yesterday. Mail/AH/summoning mounts all borked. Boo!
    When I have those nights that I am using WoW as a chat room, I usually herb/mine or go fishing.

  5. One of these days I will have to make an engineer. My SO always seems to have one so I just never got around to it…
    I am trying to stick to no more than 3 nights per week of raiding, so I have been sitting out hard modes for the past 2 weeks. It would rock to get to see Algalon, but I won’t die if I don’t get there.

  6. I get tired of repeating the same activities too (except for raiding), so I always try to level each alt in different areas, and to chase down different quest chains to try to mix it up a bit.

  7. I leveled so many professions in the last month or so of staying up all night on vent. It’s been very productive. (1-421 JC, 1-420 mining, 1-300 Ench, 1-330 tailoring, 1-250 herbalism, 1-200 alchemy, so far.) The boy’s also managed to level a DK to 73 and 1-400 mining.

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