I’ve been informed that my rerolling to Shadow Priest whilst still being under the name ‘the Lazy Sniper’ has confused a few people. Well I warned you when I was thinking of changing the name so tough! Be confused! Another thing that apparently confuses people is the fact that most of my characters have different names *gasp*! When I started this blog I was playing a Hunter named Jaedia, I like the name and so it has stuck as my internet name, however, I like to give my characters different names. It gives a bit of variety, and it’s easier to differentiate that Cassea is my Paladin, and Seithir is my Priest. I find it so confusing when people give their characters the same name. Fine it’s easier to tell who you are on an alt, but which bloody alt are you on?! I find it easier to remember whose alt is who, than to work out if you’re talking about your Death Knight or your Druid.
So yes, I have altoholism. I am an altoholic (it’s in my header, didn’t you notice?). I choose a main, I raid primarily on that one, I achievement whore on that one, and I collect random crap on that one. Let’s face it though, when you play the same character throughout your entire time in WoW, that induces burnout quite fast. So alting is a good thing! Trying out different classes gives the game a little more variety. I play a caster, so occasionally jumping into the shoes of a melee class, or perhaps a healer if I ever get the guts, is really quite fun. At the moment, my Shadow Priest is my main. I don’t want to get so bored of her I end up rerolling again so I’ve been levelling my Rogue, saying hey to the Single Abstract Noun guys, trying to gear up my Ret Paladin a little bit, generally trying out different aspects of the game.
It’s a very good idea to vary your ingame activities. At any given time you might find me raiding, doing 5 mans, levelling a character, herbing or mining, doing some dailies or finishing off some quests, PvPing, playing the auction house, achievement farming, old world content, and I’ve only done it the one time but RPing. If all you do is stick up the odd auction and raid, of course you’re going to become burnt out on the game. World of Warcraft is not a boring game, there is so much you can do, it’s whether you prefer to stick to a routine, or try different things. Of course, if all you do is the same things over and over, if you have a great group of friends to do them with they become a tiny bit less repetitive but I suppose that eventually, burnout affects us all. It is the speed at which it hits us that differs.
Hi. My name is Jaedia, and I am an altoholic. AND PROUD!