Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Walking in Two Worlds

Over the last week I have been working both on my alliance main as well as my Horde Main...on two different Servers. Some may view this as a bit of regular altiholism, and to be sure it is in part. But each one serves a specific purpose along with their coterie of alts that are support crew so to speak. Because they are on different servers they belong to different guilds. This becomes somewhat of a challenge as I have friends with my original Alliance toons and then I am making very fast friends with my horde toon. Both side have players that are of like mind, have a military background which makes it easier for me to integrate, and have couples whom play (though less so with my alliance friends of late). It's not like either side is competing with me. But I like to switch out back and forth between the two worlds as it keeps my worlds fresh.

For the Alliance - My main dabbles here and there for pvp, but for the most part he peacefully rolls through quests and dungeons with his support crew making sure money is being made. He is a tank by trade and always looking for the next upgrade or blacksmithing recipe. Of course now that he is just shy of 85 (about 5 mill XP to go) it is harder to keep him up in gear. The down side is that many of my comrades in that guild are ramping up to go over seas....the guild is kinda quiet of late.

For the Horde - Ahh Grimnhak you old devil! Crazy hunter in the BGs and cash master when roaming about! You don't get much in the way of guild rep as being someone else's minion (questgivers) never really enticed you. But hear the call of battle? Oh its on win or loose, lets see how many die before you fall eh? Your new found family is like a brotherhood. But there never seems to be any pressure, just good times and go out and hack your way to glory! But you have such a long road ahead of eh? At just 45, its a bit rough out there when the majority of your new brothers in arms are doing the high level raids and such.

See, both are fun, they do have a support staff that I dabble with as well. But I walk between two worlds. I enjoy both sides with all their rich and illustrious lore. Ech ahs it's own purpose in mind and both sort of have a formulated history in the back of my mind. I know many are wondering when in hell am I gonna ever get to 85, get serious about end content and get raiding. To tell the truth, I don't know, there is too much of the world to explore yet with to many things I need to try out yet. I enjoy variety, I also like trying new things in different ways that may not normally be seen as correct. I love diversity, it makes it for a slower pace of leveling but I get to learn so much about other classes and races.  There are so many stories to be dreamed of and so many lives to hop into. Even when I am on a weeknight and have maybe an hour or two. I love to immerse myself into the persona of my pixel hero.

So, for today I am content that while I will be very late in being the end content killer that so many others are, I still have so much to do and explore that WoW keeps me enchanted. Even old places where I might have forgotten a quest or two bring me a bit of different outlook on things. I wonder, how many out there also switch back and forth, looking at the different perspectives between Horde and Alliance, trying both out and experimenting? It would be interesting to see who out there does this and why. Till then Azeroth, Good luck out there and Happy hunting!


  1. Don't ever feel the pressure to level up fast and rush through content, and be at the 'peak of the game'.

    Yes. End-game is a huge part of WoW, and for many is the ultimate goal, and everything else is just a pillar in the way. However if you can make the journey towards it as enjoyable as possible, go for it!

    You answer your own question. If you enjoy what you are doing, then keep doing it! But don't be shy to dabble in other activities in game.

    - Jamin

  2. @Jamin ~ No doubt about that, I am curious about other's views from varied perspectives. Thanks for droppin in Jamin!