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Will MoP Get More Alt-Friendly?

26 Feb

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I have fun raiding, acquiring gear and rep on my main, but I also had fun doing it on my alts. My main was always better geared than my alts, but that gap was much narrower than it is in Mists of Pandaria. While I understand the philosophy of how Blizzard is handling alts in MoP, I personally enjoyed my alts more in Wrath and Cataclysm. Now, I can barely log onto an alt because of the time it takes to grind reputation, farm (literally) and raid on my main, and the fact that I know I can’t level more than 30 minutes a week on any given alt. We’re not even talking about touching pet battle or going on transmog runs!!

After 5 months in Cataclysm, I had 7 level 85s with about the same amount of playing time as I have today (6-10 hrs/week). After 5 months in MoP, I have one 90, and those other 6 alts are still sitting at 85 (disclosure, I RaF-boosted a Panda monk to 81 and leveled him to 85)…I haven’t been able to touch them.

As someone with limited playing time, I long for the days that I could quickly gear up an alt and experience a raid from a caster or healer point of view (frost DK is my raiding main). However, it’s not keeping me from the game, or is it a major complaint, just a disappointment, really. I still thoroughly enjoy MoP on my main, as my “main dish,” but I miss all of the alt “sides” that I used to be able to enjoy.

I personally would like to see an “alt leveling perk” system for every level 90 toon that you have. I’m not sure of the actual buff levels here, but maybe now that I have one 90, Blizzard could give me a permanent 25% leveling experience boost to all other toons on my account, and every additional 90 would boost my account an additional 5-10%. I would also like to see some of the reputation grinds lowered even more than it is currently (100% bonus to all server toons when you purchase a faction commendation at revered). I guess I’m a bit put off by doing even half of the same rep grind over again.

I’ve been playing WoW continuously since October 2006, but I will never be that player that claims to have walked uphill in the fel-tainted snow both ways to the auction house, I don’t care if things are easier for the newer players!

Do you like the way Blizzard has dealt with alts this expansion? Are you happy it’s not easier to level and gear up alts? Or, do you wish it was a bit easier to level and gear alts because that’s what you enjoy? Could Blizzard award leveling speed perks to alts for every 90 you have?

-Sihx

@epicdiapers

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Early 4.3 Thoughts

30 Nov

Into the Maw!

It’s only been 2 days, but I already have some preliminary thoughts on the new and last patch for the Cataclysm Expansion:

When I first logged in last night, I immediately tried to go to the new Darkmoon Faire but quickly realized that it doesn’t start for a couple of weeks. I then saw a tank in my guild chat looking for DPS for the new heroics. I quickly joined, and realized that I hadn’t done a heroic in MONTHS. I hate those trolls, btw.

We ended up getting 4/5 guildies and pugged a healer and moved on to the first dungeon. We quickly cleaned up the first dungeon in 30 minutes and continued, as a group, to get the next 2. We only wiped several times overall, but it was surprisingly easy. Only one member from the group had done these fights before, and his strats were useful, but reports were coming in from all over the twitterverse that PUGs that had no idea what to do were downing bosses in a few attempts.

It’s crazy to think that we were clearing Firelands with ease for 378 gear, which all of my raid members have. Now we get a huge jump to 397 gear in the Dragon Soul raid and we one shot the first boss on our first look. Ok, granted we struggled on Yor’sahj, the second boss, but many raid teams are reporting going 3, 4, 5 or more of 8 on their first night. Big Crits went 7/8 on their first night. People are now complaining about how easy the new content is, which is hilarious to me considering the contrast with the complaints from the last patch and how “hard” it was relative to Wrath. While I agree with it from an objective point, I’m a casual raider and a parent. I’m perfectly fine with the content being “easier.” I don’t need to have needles shoved in my eyes while I drive an obstacle course to prove my manhood. This is a game. A video game. No physical talent required. Why do you need to pull out your e-peen; it’s pathetic. This is for fun, not life, not even a job. Not even a flashy car to show off. It’s a freaking video game. Easy is okay.

Looking forward to the Darkmoon Faire!

Sihx