For anyone who reads my blog regularly, you might have noticed that I have not been posting much lately. Pretty much all of my gaming time has been dedicated to playing classic World of Warcraft (WoW) and, to be honest, there hasn’t been much to report. I think it’s about time however that I give a quick update as to where I am with my classic WoW journey.
The first thing to mention is that I joined the guild Wild Cards with my druid. My first impressions of this guild has been pretty positive, they seem to be mature for the most part and have seen some success with raiding the games toughest content, clearing most of Molten Core and Onyxia. I have joined the guild as a ‘social’ which means I am not part of their core raiding team, which suits me fine because it means there is no pressure on me to level up, gear up and be available for their raiding schedule. It’s just as well really, in nearly a month my druid has risen just 6 levels to level 36.
There are a number of reasons for how poorly I have progressed with my druid. The main reason is because I have been playing my rogue, Mithril, which has just hit level 32. I started playing my rogue to give myself a break from my druid but I have found playing a rogue so much more fun that I just carried on playing it. Pick pocketing, lock picking, brewing poisons, fighting dirty and not having to worry about mana (a resource which determines whether or not you can cast spells) has been so much more fulfilling than my druid has been to date.
Any readers may remember my personal post about my mental health and playing WoW alone. Apart from joining a guild with my druid I have also been trying to play the game with people and have actually completed 4 or 5 dungeons with 4 other people each time. Each dungeon has so far been a good experience with, for the most part, half decent and well mannered players. I have also been actively trying to be kind to lower leveled players, giving them items and helping them with their quests, leaving me feeling good about myself, knowing that I might have made someones day. I have tried to encourage 2 people I know personally to join me in my adventure, but neither one of them seem particularly interested, which is fine and actually allows me to carry on and do my own thing at my own pace rather than feeling responsible for making sure it is fun for both of us.
Moving forward I hope to continue to make progress with my rogue and join more groups of players to complete more dungeons. I also have grand plans on helping lower level players, especially when I hit level 60 (the maximum level achievable in classic WoW) someday. I will continue to try and make some slow progress with my druid, especially as I am still interested in being a part of the Wild Cards community.