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Dark Inertia
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Default  Posted: 4:55 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Hello. My name is Dark Inertia. And I am an alt-a-holic. It has been 1 month since I made my last alt. I knew that I had hit bottom when I server transferred one of my favorite alts to another server, just for the looms to make another lock. My main is a lock. I have 3 locks one one server.

I told myself I would only do one more character, and started a priest because I wanted a different play style. Then I went shadow... then I abandoned her at level 89 with 57% more xp to go for a flashy shaman goblin (female, of course, because I love the Single Ladies dance).

I have been doing better. I have gone back to my main, my first beloved lock. Been working hard on my dailies, working the AH, PvP'ing here and there, focusing on my farm at Halfhill.

But that urge is getting to me again... that desire to make yet another alt... OMG, I have been thinking about making ANOTHER lock!! This time worse... a *gasp* Worgen.

Just need to stay strong. One day at a time. :)

[This message edited by Dark Inertia at 4:56 PM, June 13th (Thursday)]


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 6:33 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Lmao. I quit WoW like 6 months ago and I think it might stick this time, been playing since vanilla. I had so many alts on multiple servers. My main was a mage though. You can fight the urge!! I believe in you!!


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Default  Posted: 6:53 PM, June 13th (Thursday)


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 7:28 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

^^^^

I seriously chuckled.


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 8:12 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Ha...
I am a guildaholic.
I created alts just so I could have more guilds. I can't have any more guilds unless I give up my alt for signing guild charters. I have so many guild bank tabs full of mats it is crazy.
When a couple of guildies got married IRL, I rolled my first female alt (because people will sign charters cheaper), and created a guild called Just Married. When they were finally married, I coordinated with the GM of my main's guild to have them kicked out so I could spam invites to them. They went on for two weeks of adventuring under the banner of Just Married.


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 10:21 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Aesir that's awesome. Did you fill the guild bank with goodies for a gift hmmm??


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Default  Posted: 10:27 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Most of the words in this thread appear to be English. And yet... wha???


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 10:39 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

NIK lol! I remember saying something similar to SO when he first started playing World of Warcraft...then he told me to sit down and he'd teach me...I surfaced years later .


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 11:06 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

I know I always t/j WoW talks with Animal Crossing, but I'm still hoping that someone out there is as psychotic over New Leaf as I am.

C'mon, would you rather have alts and guilds and spells and swords, or do you just want to go fishing and pick cherries and decorate your house?


We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle

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aesir
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Default  Posted: 11:07 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Did you fill the guild bank with goodies for a gift hmmm??

No. My gift was this item: http://www.wowhead.com/item=71037

I did however use one of the guild banks to hold all the clothes for those attending the wedding. Surprising how many people could not manage to scrape up a tuxedo or a dress on their own.


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Unagie
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Suspicious  Posted: 11:11 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Lol nice gift.


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 11:13 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Umm but jrazz WoW has dragons you can fly around on and farmville and pandas and different clothes to wear and different pets to collect. Oh also questing, fighting and occupations. I think you should cross to our side.

[This message edited by Unagie at 11:14 PM, June 13th (Thursday)]


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 11:26 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Wow also has fishing, and cupcakes.
http://www.wowhead.com/spell=58512


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Posts: 14924 | Registered: Nov 2007 | From: Winnipeg
Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 11:53 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Seriously I've been tempted. The complexity of the system and the fact that I'd be YEARS behind everyone keeps me from ever starting.

I hate showing up late for the party, without beer or a ride home. I don't want to be THAT guy.


We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle

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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 11:53 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

And cookies. Oh and the grinch during holidays and cupid and easter eggs and well the list could go on forever.


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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 11:55 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

Oh newbies can jump in with no problem. Leveling isn't hard and its easy to learn the system as you level. Also you have a bunch of WoW people here who can answer your questions.


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 2:26 AM, June 14th (Friday)

Every expansion wipes out the head start that the existing players have, because all of the purple gear everyone has fought so hard to acquire through raiding and PVP becomes obsolete in comparison to the greens and blues they collect on quests while leveling up to the new limit. To a lesser extent the same thing happens with each major patch as a new raid is introduced.

I went back for Wrath just as they were opening the penultimate raid, started a new character and had no problem becoming wealthier than most and topping DPS meters when I ran with some serious raiders. I also developed enough reputation that when a couple of our guys got jumped by a very serious Chinese guild outside ICC, I was the first one summoned, and had the pleasure of killing them all. It was a great help that I had full PVP gear with me, and our guys at the summoning stone were all healers.

Also, the thing you have to remember is that MMORPG's are usually designed to be played any way you want to. Nobody can finish the game, there is no real score that matters, so you define your own win.


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Default  Posted: 2:32 AM, June 14th (Friday)

So has anyone read the book "Ready Player One"? (Relevant, I promise)

I just finished it, and now I've got this weird itch to play a game.

Maybe I'll see if Crazz wants to too, that way it can be a "together" activity. (And I'll have a guaranteed victory anytime I need a PVP kill for XP.... )


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 2:49 AM, June 14th (Friday)

Maybe I'll see if Crazz wants to too, that way it can be a "together" activity. (And I'll have a guaranteed victory anytime I need a PVP kill for XP.... )
Well, not so sure about the PVP kill. You would have to play on different factions, meaning you could not communicate in game. Also, PVP kills give you honor points (a type of currency used to buy PVP gear)instead of XP. It is easy to collect honor points in battlegrounds, especially Alterac Valley. Between my old hunter main, my tanking DK, and my panda shaman, I have almost 50,000 PVP kills.

ETA:
If you do decide to play, you should choose the server carefully. Since they started sharing zones, the economy on most of the servers is fucked. The reason for this is because Blizztard effectively merged servers but feared the rumors about it being the end so they kept the old server names for capital cities and trade. In effect you can not trade with many you can quest with. Very flawed design considering one of the strengths of the game had been the internal economy. This is one of the reasons that I have not been rushing to get back into the game, and have spent so much time debating it.

[This message edited by aesir at 2:57 AM, June 14th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:24 AM, June 14th (Friday)

Do you have to play this game online? How does that affect data usage on your PC?

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aesir
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Default  Posted: 11:15 AM, June 14th (Friday)

The game is online, and requires about 54k/s for connection, but the weekly patches of a couple of GB each will kill any data plan based on usage.


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Default  Posted: 12:27 PM, June 14th (Friday)

I stopped playing about 2 years ago. Those were the good old days. I felt as though my guild was my family. They really helped me through some rough times. Unfortunately, my guild as since dismantled. It will never be the same for me and therefore, I won't play again. However, XH has started playing again since he got laid off and he created characters for our kids... I do miss it when I hear them talking about it!


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Default  Posted: 2:37 PM, June 14th (Friday)

Does anyone here know of a server that runs either Lich King or Cataclysm? Because those were the rules that Heart and I got most accustomed to, and I would love to be able to play toons from that era again.


Me: fWS 32
Her: BS 35 (HeartInADustpan)
DS: 4yo
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Dark Inertia
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Default  Posted: 1:16 AM, June 15th (Saturday)

Does anyone here know of a server that runs either Lich King or Cataclysm?

You mean a server that focuses primarily on LK and Cata dungeons and raids? I dunno... I am on a medium pop pvp server, and everything is so dead right now. My SO and I have been concentrating on the Auction House and reputation. Tonight, though, we got invited into a group and camped the front of Stormwind. So much fun. I hate killing lowbies, but I made an exception tonight. Some brave level 14 panda monk came at me swinging. I didn't have the heart to one shot him, he was too cute. One of the other guys killed him, though, lol.

Aesir, that is funny about the guild thing. I think I have that in me... that is one of the reasons I server transferred, because I wanted to experience different guilds (I am tied to my main server's guild). I have also come to realize... at least on my realm... that Horde are jerks! I never knew what assholes we are. As a low level Horde I never worry about Allies attacking me until I get into the BC stuff. Low level alliance is a different ballgame. Darkshire and Goldshire is a bored Horde guild's playground.

I have cut down playing quite a bit. My SO's schedule is more flexible right now, so it is our WoW ramp up period, lol. Fall and winter, though, we hardly play.

Now I hear this Candy Crush game is amazing...

Also, who is going to be playing Elder Scrolls? ;D

[This message edited by Dark Inertia at 1:17 AM, June 15th (Saturday)]


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 3:10 AM, June 15th (Saturday)

Well, there is not much experience to be had with the other guilds the way I collect them. They are all bank alts, the guilds are for purely personal storage. I used to buy out pages of mats from the Chinese gold farmers when they dumped them on the market, then report them for botting and sell when the price corrected.

I have also come to realize... at least on my realm... that Horde are jerks! I never knew what assholes we are. As a low level Horde I never worry about Allies attacking me until I get into the BC stuff. Low level alliance is a different ballgame. Darkshire and Goldshire is a bored Horde guild's playground.

My server was 10 active horde per alliance. We used to say that they were afraid to kill a bunny in Orgrimmar without a healer and a stealthed rogue watching their back. Late in BC I started a tradition that when we killed a ganker or wiped a raid we would light a fire just to show them we were gonna camp.

Pro Tip: Best ways to wipe an amateur horde raid on SW, have a NElf shadowmeld near Varian and tag a huntards pet when they first show up. To wipe an organized raid, have a few DK's spread out down the hall and wait for Varian to do the whirlwind, then chain death grip the tank all through the raid.

Does anyone here know of a server that runs either Lich King or Cataclysm? Because those were the rules that Heart and I got most accustomed to, and I would love to be able to play toons from that era again.

Sadly, each expansion kills all previous content. Hunters into extreme soloing are now doing ICC on their own and have killed the Lich King, unless you want to play on a private server. (Not recommended for legal reasons.)


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Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, June 15th (Saturday)

I understand the "private server/legal reasons," but I'm not that into current content. I'd be willing to play Vanilla or BC, but my heart is between LK and Cata. If someone had a private server, I would be very willing to play, considering I've pretty much given up on MoP.


Me: fWS 32
Her: BS 35 (HeartInADustpan)
DS: 4yo
M: 7 years
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"What happened to 'then'?"
"We passed 'then.'"

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Default  Posted: 5:41 AM, June 16th (Sunday)

I don't understand a word of this!

I downloaded WoW after hearing so many people rave about it, DH and I created a character (that was fun) but then was absolutely stuck. I don't know what the point is, and all the tutorials seem to talk about the "back story" without actually saying what you DO.

We spent a couple of weeks trying to run around and do things, but nothing ever happened. We swam, ran, grabbed some stuff... that was about it. What is the point? After 2 weeks, I still don't know what a "guild" is or how one would go about meeting a guild. And what do you do with all the stuff you collect? Why do you want it? What is the goal of the game? Why would you run one direction over another? What are you trying to accomplish? And is there any tutorial that tells you these things?


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 1:57 PM, June 16th (Sunday)

There are a few leveling guides that will tell you where to go and what quests to do so you can level faster.

What you should really do from the starting point is head to the nearest character you can find with an ! over it's head. If you can not see one, they will show up on your mini map in the top right corner of your screen. These characters will give you a quest, and when you have done it they will have a ? over their head so you can complete it.

You likely won't find a guild until you enter one of the major cities.

What is the goal of the game?
That is like asking the meaning of life. It is different for each person because you have to decide that for yourself.


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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