On being a poor warrior

I have a lot of alts. Aside from my level 60 warlock, who mainly does raiding now, I have everything from a mid-level hunter and mage which will probably make 60, down to a handful of under-10s which probably won’t, both Alliance and Horde. Recently I’ve been levelling a baby night elf warrior, and I’ve a) been sucking really badly, and b) having a lot of fun doing it. It doesn’t suit my normal playstyle, which is preferably as a caster, or as a ranged attacker with a pet to tank. I’m supremely bad at running in and attacking mobs (what the hell do all of these things do? And in what order should I do them? When should I shield bash? Sunder?)…and you know what? I don’t care.

Sometimes it’s nice to be able to just play, without the pressure of wiping a forty-man raid group if you make a mistake. There’s no ego involved, just lrn2play for fun. I love her. I buy her blue items in the AH, because at least she can be a well-kitted-out bad warrior. Sometimes you have to play as though it’s a game, and not a profession…there’s room for both.

2 Comments so far

  1. Donald (AKA Dreadmoon) (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 7:39 am

    I have a ssimilar situation here, my main is a level 55 druid (not feral); the next one in line is a 45 hunter. I rolled a warrior some 23 levels ago and I find it a very fun class to play, specially because I have no idea how-to play it. Wiping on the bases of lousy tanking is fun :-p

  2. Bendyr (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 8:45 am

    Tanking is probably one of the hardest things for non-tank classes to grasp. As a tank, it’s very hard to group with people who don’t understand the concept (like… if you’re getting hit… don’t RUN). I never appreciated this until I had to go bear form in a few WC runs…

    Similarly, when I’ve had to go as a healbot, I always got pissed when those smug rogues just waited 5 seconds for their energy to refill and then ran off to pull more mobs while I’m drinking water (of course, back when I was grouping with my main, a Rogue, that was totally me).

    Dare I say that WoW experience gives you perspective, and eventually, a shared experience that leads to empathy for strangers? Nah…

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