Alts: When Is Enough, Enough?
During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in a kind of lull where I’m just not as excited about playing. Both my main characters are 70, I left a guild that I’d been in for a long time, helped form a new one, and we’re getting new members attuned for raiding. I’m a bit burned out on questing and grinding, so I’ve been turning away from the computer on nights when I would normally have played. And then I went back to my baby Draenei priest.
I do enjoy playing her. I’m looking forward to playing a healing class in instances, since that will be a totally new experience. I love the way she looks, with her chunky hooves, pigtails and vaguely Eastern-European accent. And yet…the thought of taking another character all the way to 70, through all of the old content, through all of that grinding, just makes me tired.
When do you say enough is enough?
I have two raiding characters, several in that mid-level 30s-40s area, all classes (except warrior which I royally sucked at), both Horde and Alliance. I have alts scattered across quite a few servers. I love playing my alts – but I think I am reaching a saturation point.
Have you ever reached a point where you are still having a great time playing, but the thought of all the work ahead of you to reach a specified point just seems like too much effort this time around? Is that burnout, or do you just have a hiatus and then come back with a renewed enthusiasm for getting that alt through the dreaded late-40s to early-50s stage? I’d really like to know. I know quite a few people that have two, four, six alts all 60+. I don’t know how they do it.
Are you still as excited about the trip the second, third or fourth time through? If so, what’s your secret? Because I’d really like to get this priestling to 70. :D