The Big List

It’s been brought to my attention by guildies that I have a lot of characters. I’ve been asked how many characters I have and I honestly don’t know. I always respond a vague “20?” with a question mark, because I honestly haven’t counted them. Until now.

So here is THE BIG LIST OF LYR’S CHARACTERS!

Death Knights

DKs

Druids

Druids

Hunters

Hunters A  Hunters H

Hunters A2  Hunters H2

Mages

Mages

Monks

Monks

Paladin

Paladins

Priest

priest

Rogue

Rogue

Shamans

Shaman

Warlocks

Warlocks

Warrior

Warrior

I had not realized I had that many characters! For those of you keeping score, that’s 17 alliance and 20 horde for a grand total of 37 characters, 22 of which are level 90. Most of these characters have professions, too. I am quite pleased to have one hunter of each race, although I have to mention that eight of them and one of my paladins are on a second account which expires this month. I don’t use it enough to justify the cost, quite frankly. It was fun while the Recruit a Friend thing lasted, but I’m not a fan of dual-boxing all that much, so one account is plenty for me. Especially since my alliance server is connected to another, which gives me plenty of space for new alts. My horde server being over populated is not and most likely never will be connected, but I’m willing to live with that. It’s not like I play horde a lot lately anyway.

Most of these characters don’t get much play time truth be told. Some of them reached level 90 to never be touched again, just because I’m a completionist and need to have one of each class at max level. The ultimate goal would be to have at least two of each class at max level, one of each faction. I’d only be missing a priest and a warrior, since I have a level 5 gnome rogue which is not displayed here and acts as a banker. Woops. 38 characters, I guess.

This is in no way the end of the story. I’ll more than likely create new characters when we get the new models. I might have to reroll the hunters from the second account at some point. It’s a good thing we’re allowed fifty characters per account. One day, I shall reach the limit!

Those we leave behind: The Grind

In the last two weeks, much progress has been made. My little alliance family is coming along nicely, with five characters to speak of. So far.

The professional slacker, they call me.

The professional slacker, they call me.

The warlock is well on her way. She spent five levels in Netherstorm, working towards  the Loremaster of Outlands, which we got at level 72.

I said in my last post that I wasn’t going to farm a thousand frostweave cloth, but turns out I did. I did use the Darkmoon Faire points, which saved me 175 cloth, but I farmed all the rest. To be fair, lots of cloth just dropped while I was questing. I found a spot in Zul’drak where I spent some time killing mobs that respawned almost instantly and netted me one or two cloths per kill. I don’t think it would make a very good grinding spot for the whole 1200 cloths required for tailoring, but it was a nice little bonus.

Being on a server with medium pop is something I’m not really used to. Even connected to another realm, the zones were pretty much empty wherever I went. Farming in Icecrown was a breeze, as I was the only one there, and being a warlock, I pretty much just dotted everything in sight. It wasn’t a painful grind at all. By the time I hit level 80, I had all the cloth I needed. She is now 83 and on her way to Uldum.

The hunter hadn’t unlocked flying in Pandaria for lack of funds, until this week, when a guildie send me gold and told me to buy it already. I didn’t accept the gold at first, but he threatened to put me on ignore for a month, so I complied. I’m glad I did, as it opened up many possibilities for me. Ever since, I’ve started doing dailies again, and even rare hunting, which was near impossible on my horde server. When I started yesterday morning, I had maybe eight or nine rares crossed off my list. At noon, when I stopped to grab lunch, I had 41. Most of them were up when I got there, and I only had to camp two, for maybe half an hour each. I killed all the rares in five zones, and all is left now is the Jade Forest and the Vale. Not bad for one morning’s work!

Needs moar dead dudes.

Needs moar dead dudes.

My hunter is my main, and unlike my horde one, she is way behind on all things Pandaria. Thanks to my guildie, she’s now one day away from having a fully operational farm, 15 rares away from Glorious! and working on getting her fishing pole and raft from the Anglers.

As for the rest of the family, the monk is still sitting at level 60, waiting to be boosted. The only hold up is her professions. I cannot for the life of me make up my mind about which professions to give her. I will spare you the details, but for now, it’s a toss-up between mining/engineering and herbalism/inscription. The shaman is pretty much just holding onto mats for me at the moment, while I figure out everything. When I transfered my hunter onto the new server, I brought a vanity guild chock-full of mats, and until everything gets sorted out, she’s a glorified banker. A paladin recently joined the family, when I transferred her over from the first server I even played on. I’m not sure what she’ll end up doing, but for now she is level 87 and will get some more attention when I’m done with my other characters.

I keep thinking I’ll run out of things to do, but it seems there’s always something. Starting today, farming Timeless coins and Valor is well worth one’s time, and I’m wondering where I’ll find the time to do everthing I want to do on all the characters I want to do it with. So that’ll be me, grinding all the things.

Time flies

I’m having a bit of a problem with Time lately. As in, it flies by too frickin’ fast. I could have sworn the Darkmoon Faire had just ended when suddenly, it was back again. And I wasn’t ready.

Since I’m leveling tailoring on the warlock and I really don’t plan on farming a thousand Frostweave cloth, I need the five points from the Darkmoon Faire. It may not seem like much, but those five points, if used soundly, can save you some serious farming. The warlock needed to be level 65 though to be able to start working on the WotLK part of the profession, so off she went to level in Outland. She reached 65 soon enough, after some questing in Zangarmarsh and some dungeons.

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Zangarmarsh is one of my favourite zones. Haters gonna hate.

I hadn’t really quested in a while before I started this character, and it’s been quite fun. It’s a welcome change of pace from my usual queue-for-dungeons-forever routine. For all of the “old world” part, not once did I think to myself: Oh how I wish I could be flying! I was doing just fine on my ground mount. Although, to be fair, I wasn’t trying to reach elusive ore nodes or flowers. Then, at 60, I learned the flying skill, and proceeded to skip tons of mobs between quest items and quest givers, and I realized just how trivial everything had just become. Don’t get me wrong, I frickin’ love flying. It’s a lot faster to be able to completely avoid killing mobs that aren’t needed for quests, but it just feels wrong to completely bypass mobs that we were meant to kill.

Being able to fly is really cool, but in my opinion, it should be reserved for the max level only, like it was in Mists of Pandaria. That’s why I’m not too upset about the no-flying in Draenor, but I don’t know if I’m quite ready for a whole expansion with no flying at all. It’s a lot more convenient for farming mats and doing dailies, but it does make the world feel much less threatening and engaging. Of course, when you’re like me and have an army of alts, it can get tedious after a while, and you start missing your flying mount.

Nothing is set in stone as of yet, and no one knows how Blizzard will handle this particular case, but I do trust that they are trying to make this expansion as awesome as possible. If it means we can’t fly, then so be it.

Those we leave behind: Planning the unplannable

Changing your mind can happen from time to time. For me, it’s a way of life. I’m completely lacking in the department of decision making, which results in much flailing when it comes to the master plan.

Overall, Hunters should see a drastic reduction in the number of active buttons, and have a clearer distinction between the different specializations. [source]

Now, I read the patch notes and freaked out a little about some hunter stuff, but I decided to keep my cool and just Wait And See™. All of this can and probably will change before it goes live, so I’m not getting my panties in a bunch just yet. Most of the stuff that’s in there is pretty cool, anyway. I’m especially excited about the perks. Maybe it’s just spell ranks disguised as perks, but it’s better than waiting 10 levels before we get anything new.

The truth is, some of the changes are a bit scary right now, on paper, but until we try them out, we won’t know the specifics. I for one already feel like the three specs are feel quite distinct from each other, but that’s just me. Maybe I’m that big of a fangirl that I can’t find anything negative to say about my favourite class.

My only problem lies with the Garrison thing. If you haven’t already, I suggest you go and read this post from the Godmother, who put together all the “known” stuff about garrisons, which isn’t much, frankly. We’re still early in the alpha really, so it’s not all that surprising, but the lack of official info is giving me trouble with the master plan. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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From Blizzard’s website 

See I was going to level buttloads of alts on my new server to have most, if not all, the professions at my disposal. Now that we “know” that garrisons will potentially offer access to four more professions to each characters, I am utterly confused as to what I should do now.

I was going to tell you how my monk made progress (level 17 to 31 in a handful of hours, thank God for enlightenment!), and how my rogue had been frolicking in Teldrassil, picking flowers and doing pet battles. But the rogue is no more.

Since we got those patch notes, the rogue has been deleted and rerolled as a hunter. Can never have too many hunters. The monk is still well on her way, now sitting at level 48 and respec’d to windwalker because mistweaving just ain’t my thing. The idea is now to get her to level 60 and then boost her to 90. I know I said I’d level her the old-fashioned way, but I have a new plan for that, as well.

warlock

She doesn’t look all that evil, does she.

It has recently come to my attention that warlocks are badass and quite similar to hunters on many levels. High survivability, high mobility, pocket tank, crazy high damage potential, and let’s face it, a very high coolness factor. Since I love hunters so much, I really ought to give warlocks a try. To achieve this, I’ll be leveling a warlock to 90 by questing and dungeon-ing. No pet battle short-cuts, no gathering, and obviously no boosting. To play a class skillfully, I believe one has to learn the hard way. By practising. Which is what I intend to do in the upcoming weeks/months. So far the warlock has been ridiculously fun to level, and quite efficient at killing things without dying.

Does any of that solve my profession problem? No it does not. What it does, however, is clarify what my alliance family will look like for the foreseeable future. We have the Shaman at 90, the level 90 hunter who will be transfered to the new server this week, the monk who will be boosted to 90 in 12 short levels, and the level 30 warlock, who will have to grind her way to glory. There will most likely be many low level alts gravitating around those four, but they do not count in the scheme of things, as they might never see max level.

So until we know more about Garrisons and how they work, I’ll be over here leveling characters with no professions.  You’re messing with my OCD here, blizz.

Those we leave behind : Alts Etc Edition

I thought I was done with leveling characters for a while.

Why in Hell would I think I’d ever be done leveling characters?

Old name, brand new character

Old name, brand new character

Minutes after I hit “Publish” on my last post, some Twitter friends poked me and I feel like a total fool, now. The truth is, the answer was right in front of me.

An eternity ago (somewhere in 2012 really) I joined Stands in Bad. A few months later I got pregnant and I stopped playing altogether, and when I came back, I mostly played on the Horde side of the fence. But SiB is exactly like the dream guild I described last week.

The guild is pretty quiet lately, and I didn’t spend much time with guildies since I came back because everyone is busy elsewhere. As is everyone else at this point. No new content and other games being released pretty much means no one is around anymore. For a time.

I have faith that things will improve as soon as Blizz gives us something to sink our teeth into. Anything would do at this point, really. Just saying. *cough*

But one doesn’t just drop everything and move to a new server on a whim. Unless you have cash to spend on moving 6-7 characters to a different realm. Which I don’t. So I’ve decided to transfer my alliance main over, a draenei hunter, and to re-level a couple alts for professions. So far, the monk is level 17 and the rogue level 6. Taking care of a baby slows the progress quite a bit, but I trust I can get them to 90 with maxed professions before the expansion drops. I already had a level 88 shaman on the server, which is now level 90 with two professions at 600. I plan on making a DK as well, as soon as I can settle on a race. But that one will most likely get boosted.

In an effort to keep busy while we wait for the Warlords and to get involved in the Godmother’s project of leveling characters the old fashioned way, I will try and blog about my monk and rogue’s journey. I plan on leveling the rogue through quests and pet battles mostly, with some dungeons on the side. As for the monk, she will heal dungeons, for the most part.

Let’s see what happens.

Love and hate

Illusion: There are two people in this screenshot.

Illusion: There are two people in this screenshot.

I won’t lie, I have a love/hate relationship with raiding. I used to love it. A couple years back, I couldn’t wait for raid time, to get online and kill internet dragons all night. Up until Firelands, Then it all came crashing down. Firelands killed raiding for me. I blame my ex-guild for that. But that’s another story.

For the last three weeks or so, I’ve been raiding with my horde guild. I’m not sure how that happened. The boyfriend told me they needed a dps, and my brains kinda went: what the hell, let’s try it. It’s been sorta fun, but not omg-this-is-amazing fun. I was hoping I could get back the feeling I used to have, the passion for raiding. But no such luck. It feels like the flame is still there, somewhere, just really tiny. And I can’t find it, nor can I make it big again.

Last night, after what feels like a billion attempts (probably more like 30-40, I don’t know) we killed Garrosh. It was on my to-do list, and I’m glad that’s done, but that’s it. And it just occurred to me I didn’t even bother taking a screenshot.

The last time I really felt something about a big boss was in Icecrown Citadel, when we killed the Lich King. I was ecstatic. I haven’t felt like that ever since about raiding. And I’ve been wondering why for a long time.

The greatest feeling

The greatest feeling

The easy answer is that I’m done with raiding. But I’m not so sure. Maybe I’m just being nostalgic of the Wrath of the Lich King era, or maybe, and this is the more complex answer, maybe I haven’t found the right guild.

Guilds have been problematic for me since… WotLK. I was in a guild, got stabbed in the back by people I thought were my friends, and since then, I’ve been guild hopping, never finding a home to settle in for good. This, I believe, is the main problem. I enjoy playing WoW, but I’ve been mostly playing it by myself, and with my boyfriend. We’ve been in guilds, we raided, but never actually bonded with anyone, and we never stayed long in the guilds we’ve joined, for various reasons. The horde guild we’re in now is fine. Most people are nice and friendly. But it doesn’t feel like home.

I guess I’m just picky, but I have a pretty definite idea of what my dream guild would be. And until I find it, I’m afraid I won’t find the passion again.

In my dream guild, there are bloggers. People are active on Twitter. Ideally, it’s not a gigantic guild with 500 players in it. There’s a raid group, or many, and at least one of them does only normal (or only flex.) and is at least mildly successful at it. People are friendly and helpful. There are guild activities like old school raids and such. No drama, no elitists, no one gets yelled at for making a mistake. No sexism, no racism, no homophobia. I want a guild in which people care about and respect each other. I want a guild in which I can make friends to enjoy my favourite game with.

Maybe I’m asking for too much. But I do hope such a guild exists.

That Proving Grounds thing

PG medals

A testament to my skill, or lack thereof.

There’s been a lot of talk about the Proving Grounds silver medal being necessary to enter random heroics in Warlords of Draenor, and until now I’ve been trying to wrap my head about the idea. I didn’t want to have an opinion on this “heated debate” but I do have one. Just not one I particularly like.

I made some comments on Twitter about it, but I deleted them because it was brought to my attention that they could be interpreted differently than what I meant, and I didn’t want that. You might think it’s not such a big deal, and most of the time I agree, but some debates are more important than others, in my opinion anyway. The no-flying-’til-6.1 made me chuckle, and I don’t really give a damn about that and don’t understand why people are getting their panties in a bunch over this, but the Proving Grounds thing is another story.

When I first heard about it, my first reaction was annoyance. For the first time in my WoW experience, I felt like Blizz was telling me I needed permission to have access to a part of the content. Then I thought, well, with all those fresh level 90 newbs roaming the land, we kinda need something like this or it would be utter chaos. Heroics can be really hard, especially at the beginning of an expansion, so those people who have never participated in dungeons need some kind of training to be able to participate and pull their weight in group content.

So in theory, yes, I think a silver medal in Proving Grounds is a very good idea. It will make everyone’s life easier.

But in practice, it’s another story. See, I’ve been playing WoW for seven years now. My second character ever was a priest who’s been a healer for most of her life. I’ve tried all the healing classes over time, except for the monk, and throughout the years I’ve healed heroic dungeons and raids without much difficulty. I know I’m not the best healer there is. I often forget my cooldowns and probably don’t handle mana regen as well as I should. But I’ve successfully healed for years now. So I felt very frustrated when I tried my hand at the healer bronze challenge and failed*. After succeeding at the tank bronze challenge. When I’ve tanked maybe twenty dungeons in the past seven years.

The dps challenge on my hunter was fairly easy, and I won the silver medal on my first try. But my hunter is my main. It’s the character I play the most. I have many hunters of different levels, a lot of them at 90, and I try hard to be the best hunter I can be because it’s my favourite class. There’s room for improvement of course, and there are tons of better hunters out there, but I’m working on it.

My healers? Not so much. For me, healing is a distraction. It’s something I do when I’m bored with the long queues. It’s something kinda fun that I grow bored of pretty quickly. I don’t love healing. It’s not a passion like hunters are. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I can’t beat the healer bronze challenge. But for years, I’ve been used to getting away with being a mediocre healer with no real downside. And what truly bothered me, I’ve come to realize, is that now I have to take a long hard look at how I’ve been handling this game the last few years, and admit I am not as good as I could be at it.

So my problem is not really with the Proving Grounds thing. It’s with myself. I have work to do if I want to heal random heroics in the next expansion. Now the question is: do I work hard and improve at other classes/roles other than hunters, or not bother at all and stop playing classes I’ve enjoyed in the past but are not my one true passion? I have no answer to that question as of now.

I think it’s unfair to pin my problems on something that clearly is necessary for the well being of all players. In the end, I’d rather have to work a little harder, but be assured that when I step in random heroics, it will be with people who want to be there, and are supposed to know what they are doing. This doesn’t protect us from jerks, of course, but it’s a step in the right direction.

*As you can see from the above screenshot, I finally managed to snag the bronze medal with my disc priest after a couple more tries, but barely, which means I’ll need a better strategy if I ever try the silver challenge.

I am renewed

Ten points if you know where the title is from.

Guys, guys! GUYS!

My mojo is back! It crept in last week, without me noticing. Then it hit me.

I’m back, baby.

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I had the idea last week (or was it the week before?) to take a look at the Godmother’s prepare-for-the-next-expansion guide, and finally the master plan took form. 

The priority for me right now is to be done with all things Outlands. That means factions rep, quests, mounts and pets. The only two factions I’m really interested in at this point are Netherwing and Sha’tari Skyguard. Most of the other OL factions have been maxxed out on various characters of mine, but those two give eleven mounts total and a pet, which clearly can’t be overlooked. If I’m ever to reach the 150 mounts milestone and score the beautiful Jade Pandaren Kite, this is the place to start.

Before I started, I was sitting at 137 mounts, so even with both those factions at exalted, I  was still two mounts short of my goal. While I was out in Shadowmoon Valley, killing wild animals for their glands or stalking eggs and Nethercite, I remained on the lookout for other stuff like the ever-elusive khorium, so that one day I might get me a Turbo-charged flying machine.

Two days after I started working on Netherwing and Sha’tari Skyguard, I was revered with both. On day 3, I hit exalted with the Skyguard almost effortlessly. Today, I hit exalted with the Netherwing, after roughly a week of dailies and egg hunting. I also gathered enough materials to craft the aforementioned engineering mount, which put me at 149 mounts.

149.

Nether Rays

The hunter, proudly showing off her little Nether Ray family.

Netherwing

The priest and her Netherwing Drake.

I went back to my character’s armory, and realized I was missing one of the Cloud Serpents, so I flew over to the Arboretum, coughed up 2100 gold, and then…

Nothing happen. I had to switch to my warlock for it to register, so I didn’t get the cheer, but there it was, in my achievements panel:

 150 mountsPandaren Jade Kite

Now that I’m done with the mounts farming for a while (49 to go for Mount Parade!) I can focus on other things. Namely, getting all my characters to 90 and max out their professions. Yes, that again. I’m terrible and still haven’t finished the professions thing, but what can I say, I’m never sure of anything. On the horde side, I’m pretty much done with MoP. The reps, the quests, the gear, the raids. Only the rogue remains profession-less, but she’ll most likely be my banker anyway, so it’s not such a big deal. On the alliance front however, I’m far from done. There are toons to level, professions to max (gotta use those Darkmoon Faire bonus points wisely!), quests to be completed, gear to be gained, and more importantly, much faffing to be done. My bags are chuck full of all sorts of stuff I need to go through, my guild bank is a mess, speaking of which, the guild needs to be leveled as much as possible, and I still need to finish Shadowmoon Valley and Netherstorm for Loremaster of Outland.

I’m hoping for a beta soon, but I’m not too sad that it’s not here yet, because quite frankly I’m just not ready. But I’d totally drop everything for it. In a heartbeat.

NOT TOO SOON, EXECUTUS!

Putting up a fight

Sharklazertrex

Not only does this shark has pewpewlazerz, but it’s controlled by a T-rex! How does it steer with such tiny arms, I ask you! 

A couple weeks ago I tried my hand at the brawler’s guild and found it to be quite fun and well, easy, because item level 549 on a hunter makes pretty much everything easy. Only one boss got the best of me. Ixx is a huge pain in the butt for poor old slacker me, so it took me a couple tries to take him down, but I did in the end. I reached rank seven in two nights of brawling, and I bought myself the Clock’em pet which becomes available at rank four. I know at some point in the future I want to reach rank ten, but when that will happen is not quite clear at this point.

During my time at the arena, I noticed an NPC which was sporting a set of gear that totally caught my attention.

 

Brawl enthusiast

More enthusiast then that, you flatline.

This lady looks pretty badass, and my druid agrees. She immediately decided she needed this set, so off we went to farm it. Most pieces dropped on the first try for me, which was pretty lucky, thank you Gods of the RNG, but one piece gave me some trouble: the gloves. These drop off of the last boss of Black Morass, and if, like me, you’ve been in there a couple times, then you know why I hate this place so much. The instance in itself is quite fine. I remember it to be lots of fun back in BC, partly because it was one of the first Caverns of Time instance which totally rocked, but also because it was so stressful to run after the portals and kill all the enemies before they reached Medivh. I was a noob back then, and it was a real challenge. Today, its only purpose is to torture the idiots who venture in there hoping for a transmog item to drop. As I was saying, the damn gloves I was after to complete the set were on the last fricking boss, which means you have to go through all the other portals before you can be disapointed by yet another Moonglade Pants instead of the gloves you were after. Lucky me, this piece could drop on regular mode, which means I had to opportunity (and oh dare I say the great pleasure) to farm the instance five times an hour until they dropped, or, more commonly known as, until my sanity had left for greener pastures. But I came out a victor, a champion, with my gloves and my new kickass transmog set for my druid.

 

Brawl enthusiast and druid

Whatcha lookin’ at, poser?

Shoulders: Shoulderpads of Assassination
Chest: Tunic of Assassination
Gloves: Handgrips of Assassination
Belt: Girdle of the Deathdealer
Pants: Leggings of Assassination
Boots: Boots of the Shifting Sands
Weapon: Bloodfire Greatstaff

While farming for the set, I came across this beauty in the Mechanar. I looked for a set to go with it, and came up with this (thanks to Manda’s mogables):

Telescopic Sharprifle

Shoulders: Dragon-Quake Shoulderguards
Chest: Mail Combat Armor
Gloves: Grips of Fierce Pronouncements
Belt: Bloodmaw’s Belt
Pants: Bat Claw Legguards
Boots: Mr. Tauren’s Boots
Weapon: Telescopic Sharprifle

This set may not be perfect, like the gloves don’t match all that well, but it’s the best I could do with what I had. I had to buy the chest off the AH for something like 400 gold, got the shoulders off the Curator in Kharazan, the gloves from the Wyrmrest Accord Quartermaster and the rest are from quests. I’m also working on the Hunter tier set from Molton Core, and as of now only the pants are missing. When I get them, the set will look something like this:

Giantstalker I think the set works pretty well with the shoulders and gun, and will probably switch to this set once I get the leggings off of Magmadar. Although, I really love the Mail Combat Armor chest, and may use it in this set, as well. The belt clashes a bit, but maybe I can find something I like better.

Giantstalker modified

The ultimate faffer (or Lyr’s dilemma)

There are things I feel one must have to be the ultimate faffer.

  • Having at least three alchemists, one of each specialization, for procs on all your pots/flasks/transmutes;
  • Having at least two engineers, one of each specialization, for maximum coverage of all craftables;
  • Having four enchanters, one of each armor class so all the Timeless Isle gear tokens can be sharded;
  • Having all the professions (even the secondary ones) maxed out;
  • Having a max level rogue to open all lockboxes. You could have a blacksmith use keys for that, but I feel it’s wasted materials since you need ore to craft the keys whereas the rogue can just do it without any material cost;
  • Having a max level mage on every account you have (if you have more than one) for portals available to all your characters;
  • If you do have multiple accounts, having a two-seater mount, preferably capable of flying.

Surely I forget other important stuff, so be sure to let me know in the comments. Now, does one absolutely need to have all those things in order to faff? No, of course not. Can you be a very efficient faffer without all those things? Yes you can. Do I feel the need to have all those things? Yes, yes I do.

But then I question the necessity of all those things. Do I really need two max level mages only for portals? If I enjoy mages and love to play the class, then maybe it’s not a problem. But maybe I’m not really into mages to begin with. Maybe it’ll be there, gathering dust, only being used for portals. See, my problem is also that I feel like I have too many characters. Characters that I don’t play. I get them to max level, then they gather dust, seeing some action if I need something from their profession or something of the sort, and then they go back to doing nothing for months. Maybe it shouldn’t bother me, but it does. I think it all boils down to what you want to do, and what you enjoy. If having all the things mentioned above is something you want, then go for it. If you feel it’s unreasonable, then don’t. Inexplicably, I feel like I have to do things in order to be as efficient as possible, but then my OCD kicks in and tells me it makes no sense to have so many characters I don’t even play just for the sake of convenience and efficiency.

Then again, I think too much.