Thursday, 4 August 2016

Horde at heart... but...

...sometimes I level characters on Alliance. It's true. And... I even like it. This time, it's a draenei shaman. No plate, but still melee. Dress code: Red.

My first toon was a night elf druid, a very rare choice because literally noone made a night elf druid as their first toon amirite. Anyway, I played and roleplayed him for about a year, mostly with real life friends, but playtime with them got scarce due to reasons. So when another rl-friend told me he was to start play on Horde side on another server, I followed.

And found roleplayers. So many roleplayers. And I made this blood elf paladin, a true emo despite the bulk and brutality and the blond hair, and I felt at home.

But you know. Sure, there's no place like home and all that but the other side is sooo tempting at times. The music in the night elf starting zone gives me a glimpse of that first feeling in World of Warcraft, when I took my first step in this completely new world that I had never seen the like of until then. It was around Christmas, so that music and the night elf forests are forever connected to Christmas in my mind.

Nowadays I play Alliance mostly to see the world of Azeroth from the other side, explore areas that I haven't seen on my Horde characters and to create characters of other races and classes.

I realize I also do it for the privacy. I'm in no guilds on any of my allytoons, and I usually level on my own. Sometimes I've thought of either joining or maybe even starting a guild for asocial players who wants the benefits of being in a guild but don't want to interact with other people.

However, since levelling is so damn superfast these days that even I, with my lack of patience, can do it once in a while, And since I'm not levelling for the sake of levelling, or for raid goal or whatever, but for the adventure, I actually don't mind that it takes more time.

I got enough heirlooms to make the quests fairly easy, but a guild would have me outlevel the zones way too fast, and I want to actually complete zones now rather than rush through them to level as quick as possible.

Which is what is so great with World of Warcraft, that there is so much to do even if you "done it before" a whole bunch of time. I get bored easily. So easily. And I can also get very dedicated to something that catches my eyes.

Now, I'm going to save the world from fel corruption with my shaman. Well. At least for now. Meanwhile, I'll hunt neat red gear for him. Until I get bored and go do something else. Or start feeling lonely in my guildless, no party situation.