Oh, I am so feeling the grind of dailies and questing. Burnout could be imminent. Is it just me or do others feel the same way?
After getting so many characters to cap level, the grind of running dailies is definitely starting to prey on my mind and taking a lot of the fun out of the game and spoiling my character immersion a bit in the process.
I think my biggest issue is that I have two mains – one Alliance and one Horde that are definitely pulling at my heartstrings. While I am enjoying the game as a whole, I have an issue with not enough Justice Points to move forward with the gear and hitting the Valor cap once and heading there again. I don’t run dungeons and definitely have had to curtail the scenarios, so, it’s dailies for the grind which really do slow down capping the Valor somewhat.
Somehow, through lack of knowledge or just not paying attention, I’ve been busy running dailies and trying to get rep through that, however, I forgot one big one that leads to the others at the higher level. I am still trying to grind enough out on the Golden Lotus to get to where one of my mains will be able to buy the commendation to make it easier for the ones following along behind. Just to make it even more complicated, I was able to get the Lorewalker commendation and I’m still not exalted there yet – what all do you have to do short of hauling an entire temple into that bunch of archeology geeks do you have to do?
I had planned on getting my Alliance character high enough to where he could raid with the guild that he belongs too, however, I have gotten so disheartened with that challenge that it has almost made me stop playing more than a few times. So, I hopped back on my Horde main, which has been my main for the last eight years and he’s getting there. My problem is that I would like to be able to have the time to get both of these characters up at the same time – ain’t gonna happen. I’m in the same exact place in the questing chains with both of them – the Alliance character while geared a bit better in some things is still kind of lacking in his ability to run with the guild. I can’t really run Scenarios or Dungeons due to the close cap on Valor.
I also have two guilds of my own – my own personal guilds that I have pulled away from “active” guilds due to all kinds of reasons. So, my two “vanity” guilds are kind of a solo effort since my members tend to take a more “casual” air about the game and are rarely on. So, let’s just say that I spend a great deal of time alone in-game. Leveling guilds alone can be an arduous task, although I will admit that it is much easier these days than it was when my first guild came into being – was supposed to be a “bank” to hold all of my stuff which changed over to “let’s see if we, meaning me, can get this thing to a good solid level for getting the perks.
I play on an RP realm and love to RP, however, that aspect of the game has died a horrible death in the last few months. I rarely get the opportunity to RP these days and that is taking an emotional toll on the person behind the keyboard more than it is the pixels in the game. I’m not really anti-social, I’m a bit more on the shy side and it had taken me a long time to make the contacts that I had in-game. Now, I’m just doing the PvE thing and to be quite honest, I’m almost completely burned out on that. So, I’ve been trying to establish more RP contacts in-game – it ain’t happening. I know that prior to CRZ, the walk-up RP was a lot more open and you could pick up a few people to interact with rather easily – now, people just don’t do it. I know that Blizzard’s intentions with putting more people in the world is there – however, they don’t talk, rarely group and usually do their damnedest to take your kills if they can. So, World of Warcraft is definitely a more “solo” game now than it was previously, which is kind of sad if you’re a person that enjoys RP.
Hell, I was actually trying to strike up a conversation with a fellow that decided that the only place he could fish in the Wilds was right where I was standing – in fact on top of me including his companion pet and hunter pet, which made it rather difficult to fish. Since I was there first, I just decided that I would work around the obstacles and continue my fishing – still trying to socialize. Stony silence.
Now, off to Halfhill to see if there is any RP to be had – nope, nothing going on other than people screaming in General chat about Galleon. I’ve tried running with a few of these groups and have yet to “down” him and the only thing I’ve gotten is a hefty repair bill for my troubles. Went to both temples – since I play both factions to see if I could even “lamp” into something going on. Nope, all Thunder King and OOC chat for the most part. Even tried sitting there and talking to myself – which ended up with me logging out, still talking to myself.
I’m definitely not one to barge into a conversation that people are having IC, so, I just wait for an opportunity to intrude if there appears to be an opening. What I have found recently is that there are special “groups” that exclude any outsiders. People wonder why RP might be dying out – no, it’s not dying out, it’s closing in on itself and ostracizing a lot of people that would like to join in. I don’t think that I am a “bad” RP person and definitely not a “special snowflake” with the I’m a half-dragon, half-human, half-donkey, half rogue healing Highborn elf. Nope just one of the “people” roaming around Azeroth.
If this was just happening on my high level characters, I could understand some of that, however, this is happening over six accounts worth of characters. So, rather doing something that I truly love, it’s back to constant grinding out reps and doing the PvE thing. Burnout is definitely imminent because it is just not much fun lately.
So, if you see me romping around the game, a friendly hello wouldn’t hurt. I am waving constantly at people to the point that they probably think I’m the Village Idiot out on a pass from a mental institution or something. RealID helps somewhat, except, most of the people already have their established groups and storylines going that make you feel like an interloper when you do try to join in.
This really isn’t a QQ post, just some of the feelings that I have been having for quite a while that needed to be aired – publicly – because I know some people wonder what in the heck I am doing.
Love the game, wish it was still as friendly as it used to be in the past and there weren’t that many douches running freely in it.
Well, back to the grind and more character immersion in my own mind – see ya and thanks for listening.