Here I am, a WoW blog and blogger again. My normal cycle of getting in and out of the game. It has staying power, at least.
At the end of Legion I did my goal of getting my Bearform artifact appearance and then turned my gaze towards levelling some alts. For some reason I felt like I needed more 110s and a plan to have all the Alliance races and classes represented. I even made a spreadsheet to show what changes I had to make to do that, and what options I had. And of course, in the idea of having equal M/F characters would need one to change sex. Here was the plan:
|M||Dark Iron Dwarf||Warrior|
|F||Blood Elf||Demon Hunter|
My Druid wasn’t changing from a Night Elf, so my hunter had to. I settled on needing a race change to a Dwarf. I had two Draenai – Shaman and Paladin. One needed to change. I decided to plan for changing one to a Human. Decided on Paladin. (notice I said the word plan, things changed…). I didn’t like the female form of the Werewolf so decided to plan on changing to a Male form for my rogue which left a Mage / Warlock needed. I don’t know class restrictions on the Kul Tiras yet so saving the option.
That leaves my NE Druid at 100, Soon-to-be Dwarven Hunter at 110, Soon-to-be Human Paladin at 100, Draenai Shaman at 110, and Soon-to-be Male Worgen at 110. 5 at max.
Next closest is the Blood Elf – who is a Horde – at 108. Rest are at different stages. This plan looked good for me except I found myself not loving the Demon Hunter playstyle. When I bought my Paladin Race change on a whim I did a faction change instead and made her Horde. Afterall, this expansion will have very different levelling experiences and I think I want to play through the Horde side as well. My tossup for “main” was between Druid and Paladin (Monk as well, but he’s only level 40 so will be a longer slog). So now I have two mains, one for each faction, and can enjoy the story from both sides. The Druid and Paladin will be my focus. To start at least.
I’ll be levelling the Void Elf Monk. Lightforged Draenai, and soon to be Kul Tiras Mage/Warlock and Dark Iron Dwarf Warrior as well. This happens with the excitement of each expansion but eventually it will wane and I will move on. Lots on the horizon. In the meantime I have a plan to play WoW and am very much looking forward to it – even if I couldn’t sort through a full Alliance lineup.
I am back from vacation just in time, and also am looking forward to finishing off my “Spec me out!” posts. So a health dose of WoW it is!
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I closed the books on my druid and hunter recently, so that’s monk, DK, DH, rogue, pally + 2. Warrior and Priest have been sitting as alts at level 10 for years. Shamans are boring to tears. Leaves me the mage and lock, and my lock strategy is the same as yours.
Even though I have a lot of max levels, Legion was tough on alts. I hit 110 with all of them, but only the monk/DH ever had serious max level group play. Really curious as to how alts fit into BfA.
Interesting motivation for the race change…
Regarding the race change will be interesting to see when the story converges. I’ve never played a Horde to max level so will be a new thing to try anyway.
I used to Enhance shaman back when it was fun (WOTLK) but yeah, was pretty painful getting to 110. Mostly as elemental and healing through dungeons.
Shaman were awesome when totems were unique and had lots of flavors and uses. Homogenization of classes really hurt them.
I enjoy the pally theme and they have all sorts of utility spells that gives them interesting gameplay options, at least, it feels that way from a primarily 3 button Guardian Druid main 🙂