Tag Archives: alts

The disappearance of the bear

Shifting Perspectives has a  fascinating look at The disappearance of the bear.  Allison Robert looks at 8 reasons why bears are the least popular tank class.  I’ve barely done any tanking on my druid as I’ve been more interested in … Continue reading

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Losing Gear Progression in WoW

Spinks has a post on Losing Gear Progression in WoW.  The part that interested me was when she says this about Ulduar: “There’s no benefit to going there either, you’d be better served for rewards in the newer easier instance.” … Continue reading

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Blizzard loves and/or hates Alts.

Kinless has a good post on  Blizzard loves and/or hates Alts. « Kinless Chronicles.  It does seem a little odd that with all the effort Blizzard has gone to to promote alts, they have refused thus far to provide any … Continue reading

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Looting the Guild Bank

When I canceled my WoW subscription, I deliberately left people with access to the guild bank and a message to help themselves.  Wouldn’t you know it, two non-contributing players decided to clean it out.  Not take a reasonable amount and … Continue reading

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Jame’s Leveling Guide: TourGuide style

As I level my squad of alts, I’ve used Jame’s Leveling Guides a lot.  They’re well written, clear, and I find following them boosts my enjoyment of the game.  Jame has now integrated his leveling guides with the TourGuide addon.  … Continue reading

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8 Questions Your Guild Should Ask Itself

Matticus posted 8 Questions Your Guild Should Ask Itself.  Since his focus is on raiding, that’s where this quiz aims.  Here’s how I’d answer them for our guild alliance. Do you have a clearly defined identity? We are a raiding … Continue reading

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Naxxramas Strategy

Too Many Alts has a fine writeup of Naxxramas Strategies. The part I really appreciate is that he talks about trash mobs. Most of the guides I’ve seen assume that trash is trivial, which is not always the case.

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Alts and the Raider: An Officer’s Perspective

Sydera at World of Matticus discusses Alts and the Raider: An Officer’s Perspective.  We just went through some of this entering Naxx.  It hadn’t been a big deal before Wrath as we had Karazhan on farm by the time we … Continue reading

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Death Knight Name

As Wrath approaches, I need to pick a good name for my death knight.  I have a lovely name picked out, but it has accents for every other letter.  Alternately I’ve taken the name of the Green Knight to match … Continue reading

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PvE to PVP transfers

Blizzard has opened up PvE to PvP transfers.  I think this is a decent idea.  I leveled my first characters on a PvP server thinking that it would add something to the game.  It didn’t for me. I think the … Continue reading

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Who Will I Level to 80 First?

I have a lot of alts either at 70 or approaching it quickly – warrior, paladin, hunter, warlock, shaman, druid plus my retired alliance priest.  When the expansion comes out I’m going to have to choose which one(s) to level … Continue reading

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Done with Easy Leveling

My current crop of alts has hit 60ish.  Leveling-wise it feels like hitting a brick wall.  I’ve been happily puttering along picking up a level or two whenever I log in and suddenly it takes 2,3,4 gaming sessions to gain … Continue reading

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Why Endgame is Fun

In my post on alts, I wrote that endgame is the end of fun.  This isn’t quite true.  As I level through the game, my focus is on leveling as quickly as I can.  Each ding gives me a thrill … Continue reading

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Incentive and Social Networks

I was reading an article on how an economics experiment managed to get worked to pick a lot more strawberries.  The line that struck me was: Again, workers prioritized money over social ties, abandoning groups of friends to ally themselves … Continue reading

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Why So Many Alts?

I had a guildie ask me over the weekend what I’m planning to do with my druid in the endgame.  My response was "Nothing."  I may do a couple of Karazhan runs with my alts if they get to 70 … Continue reading

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Next Pre-Wrath Project

I’ve figured out my next pre-Wrath project!  If my current alts all make it to 70 before Wrath of the Lich King comes out and I find myself getting bored with their day-to-day play, I could transfer over my undead … Continue reading

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Daily Quest Guide – Minimum Time, Maximum Gold

Despite not doing daily quests for gold in preparation for Wrath, I do foresee a major gold sink coming up.  My next wave of alts will all be hitting level 70 in a month (or two or three), which means … Continue reading

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Preparing for Wrath

I’m not doing a heck of a lot of preparation for Wrath of the Lich King.  That being said, I am doing two things to prepare.  I’m buying cheap herbs so that my warlock can level inscription as quickly as … Continue reading

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Progress on Leveling Alts

Regular runs have lost their luster lately so I’ve been leveling alts. Team dot-fear-win (my warlock and Jaimie’s shadow priest) is up to level 52 and tearing through the zones. My shaman is up to 47 and aiming for 50 … Continue reading

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Games and the Kids

Tor recently had a review of Microlite d20.  It looks like it could be fun.  I think the kids are old enough that they might enjoy a tabletop RPG, but I shudder at the thought of doing all the bookkeeping … Continue reading

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