[World of Warcraft] Despite all the work I’ve had for the past three weeks (not to mention the work I still have), my brother not wanting to play WoW very much, plus the fact that my college’s internet has been booting me from WoW approximately once every 15-30 minutes for the past three days, I’ve managed to squeeze in some playtime. However, rather than spending all my time on my mage, I’ve created my first official alt, a Tauren hunter.
There’s a couple of things I’ve learned from playing my mage.. Firstly, being a mage isn’t nearly as fun as it used to be. I’m still going to try and hold out until I get into my 50’s and respec to the frost tree, but I’m very bored with it as it is right now. It just has no flare to it anymore. Secondly, I hate being Alliance. It’s not just the looks. I’ve heard people say Blizzard prefers Alliance more than Horde, but after playing both, I’d personally argue against that, but I don’t feel like getting into that discussion because the real answer is that Blizzard doesn’t prefer either, or at least I hope that’s true.
Hunter is a class I thought I would hate. I only chose to make it an alt because they use pets, and I wanted to spice up my gameplay a little bit and I thought a pet would be the perfect way. Why not choose warlock? I thought it would be too much like mage. Surprisingly, I’m enjoying the hell out of my hunter. I’m not sure why. Grinding is incredibly easy with a hunter. Just send out your pet, let it tank, fire at will. Not much strategy, not much difficulty. What I’m enjoying is just the feel of being a hunter. Like a mage, you’re basically an onlooker on the battle, firing at the target from afar, but it feels a little more rewarding as a hunter. I no longer have to worry about cast times, which makes sitting and playing much more enjoyable and relaxing. All I have to worry about is space between me and my enemy. On top of that, training pets offers a little variation on your gameplay. I also look damn cool, considering I’m a Tauren compared to my stubby, cloth-wearing Gnome. Plus, I think just being back on Horde has just made me feel like I’m back home.
So my decision is whether or not I should quit my mage or not. I think I’m going to try out hunter a little longer. All classes eventually become pretty boring, I’d imagine. I’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, I’m more worried about actually being able to play WoW. I don’t know what the problem is with the internet here. I’ve called the tech guys, who seem to be just students who don’t know anything, and they’ve told me nothing has changed on their end, but the service provider could have done something. They tell me that my college tries to limit internet usage to just academic activities by limiting bandwidth. I’ve been playing for months just fine, despite the horrible latency I get during class hours, and now it just doesn’t want to work. I’m seriously thinking about changing colleges. This isn’t the only reason, but it’s the straw that broke the camel’s back. I have some guildmates who are in or have been through college and they said they did not have many problems with their internet, so I can only conclude my college has a crappy service provider. If things don’t shape up in the next few days, I’m going to be presenting the decision to my parents, something I’m not looking forwards to.