And Then There Were A Kajillion


I rolled a Draenei Warrior. I intend to train in Jewelcrafting. Yes, that makes me part of the problem. But that doesn’t mean I can’t complain about it.

I recall a very similar thing happening with the opening of a new realm – it is immediately flooded with, as the kids say, noobz, bored level 60s or serial alt-rollers like me.

But when the favorite game of a few million folks introduces the first major content addition in two years, and you create a new character on a fresh, new realm, you get a kind of perfect storm of a few hundred too many toons fighting for a sparse smattering of resources. It becomes a Hobbesian war of alts against alts, except without a sovereign to save us.

Thus, there are not enough moths and moonkin to go around, and the chat channels swell with complaints.

I understand what’s happening – everybody else is just as excited as I am to discover what new things await us in this new content.

I just wish they’d roll Blood Elves instead.

5 Comments so far

  1. Bendyr (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 7:53 am

    Meh, I was swapping between my 60 (almost 61!) rogue in the Outlands and my level 10 (almost 11!) belf priest in Eversong Woods, and both of them were having the same problem. There were so many people just standing around, tab-spamming anything that spawned so that they would tag it first. Even worse than the mob spawns were the quest items that have to be gathered from nodes on the ground.

    Eventually I gave up on questing on my Rogue, and I ran HFC:R, which was super-fun, and yielded way better xp and drops than the quest rewards. Also, I was getting tons of rep with thrallmar for just killing trash in there, which… is good?

    Dunno what to do about my Priest though… I really wanted to check out this new content, but right about now, the Barrens is looking pretty appealing.

  2. Palamino (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    The easy way you could tell who the bored 60s or at least experienced players were; they were the ones offering to group up or agreeing to group to work in heavily-populated areas. While it doesn’t do a lot for random drop quests, it makes kill-a-thons and bounty hunting quests much more doable.

  3. phoenix (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

    Hey, at least you didn’t roll a Dranaei Shaman.


    …like I did. :(

  4. Daniel (unregistered) on January 18th, 2007 @ 11:01 pm

    Same here. On Hydraxis, one of the new Central time zone servers, it wasn’t…terrible. Not great by any means but not terrible either. I decided to go Herbalism and Mining, the latter being an obvious problem since I’m fighting with prospective Jewelcrafters for the shiny rocks. Everything gets pretty well picked over. I REALLY want Gatherer back. :(

    On Cenarius, trying to get anything done with my Blood Elf Priest was a joke. There had to be two hundred people in that little area.

  5. Tired (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 6:01 am

    Gatherer never stopped working BTW. The alphas they’ve released have worked reliably since December. Now there’s a gamma or whatever the close to beta stage is release and it works fine as well. YOu do have to enable using out of date addons but it works.

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