Last night when I logged in to WoW I got a message from Altoholic add-on saying that I had mail that was about to expire on a toon and did I want to view it now? Fine, whatever. This happens all the time and I figured it was probably some note from Great Grandfather Winter or something. Usually it’s just a note that is empty but I haven’t deleted. So this was nothing unusual, so I usually click ignore. But last night, I clicked view now. The screen opened and there it was, the last active list. Schubert, Sibelius, Borka, Kalinnikov, Floy, Haydn:
Aside from Floy the DK, who I really only keep around in the event that I want to level blacksmithing some day since she’s at 400-something, all the other toons have really never gone more than 10 days without seeing a little play time, be it a few dailies, a random dungeon, or grinding out a few new quests or reputation.
I’m beginning to maybe see why I posted the way I did yesterday. There are Altoholics and there are people with alts. I am an altoholic. There, I said it. I NEED to play my alts, just as perhaps the alcoholic feels they need to drink. Having spent so much time on the warlock recently, I have not been enjoying my time playing, the obligation to focus on Rossini has even made logging in dreadful. I actually wanted to log in on a dwarf lock I created just two weeks ago just for the sake of doing something different. That and seeing the end of Dun Morough.
This next part is probably going to sour the guild members who want me to gear up and raid, but I need a break from the warlock. I need time to see other things and play more of my other toons before I really get into gearing him. I just don’t have it in me. I’m not enjoying the game when it feels like “work”. And I think that I may have pinpointed my reason of dissatisfaction for reaching 85. Because I did it because I “had” to rather than doing it because I “wanted” to.
I realize this is my own play style and there are those out there who will NOT understand my altoholic ways. But it’s no different from how one doesn’t understand an alcoholic. But I think I finally discovered why I haven’t been enjoying myself. The pressure to run Cataclysm dungeons and heroics instead of say farming for the Baron’s Mount or doing the questline for the firefly pet, just isn’t making me happy. So I’m just gonna take a break from the warlock and go do a few other non-sense things for a little while.
20 days. 😦