I think I’ve been suffering from a bit of MMOADD lately. I saw this term mentioned on MMOG Nation today in his post about Dungeons and Dragons Online. I had one of those moments where one tiny little thing in an article stands out above the rest, even though it’s not the focus.
MMOADD describes perfectly where I’ve been in regards to MMO games lately. I want to play, but when I get in to the game, I feel like I want to play something else. I think it also has something to do with being an altaholic. I’m always creating alts and trying something different.
Once again I’m going to try something new. I think part of the problem that I’ve been having with World of Warcraft is that it has felt rather stale. New races only offer new content up through the starting areas, and then everyone has to hit the same areas. Killed one harpy in the Barrens and you’ve killed ‘em all. It’s getting to the point where I’m starting to feel done with WoW.
So. Today I created a Blood Elf Rogue named Stropp on a new server. I haven’t really played a Rogue before so there’s some newness there. And being a Blood Elf means that there is a bunch of content and quests that I’ve never seen before, even if I do feel like I should be in a boy band.
But the big thing is that I’ve created him on a PvP server which is also something I’ve resisted up to now. While I enjoy PvP, I’ve never enjoyed being ganked which seems to be what I’ve experienced in every PvP game that I’ve played. In any case, I’ve decided to suck it up and have a go. At this stage it’s probably the only thing that will keep WoW fresh for me.
I’ve also bought Joana’s 1 – 70 Guide which I’ll be referencing. While I’ve never been much of a power leveler, I figure it might come in handy for speeding through some of the content that I’ve seen before, and let me get to the things I want to get to faster. I’m not sure how the guide will work on a PvP server. I imagine that rapidly completing a series of quests is a bit more time consuming when there are other players trying to kill you.
World of Warcraft won’t be the only game I’ll be playing though. I doubt I’ll give my allegiance to one game like I did with WoW again. There was a period of nearly eighteen months where WoW was the only game I played, and not just MMO games either. There’s a lot of great games out there, and some pretty good games on the horizon that I’m looking forward to.
Now all I have to do is form my Blood Elf Boy Band… hmmm. Stropp’s Life anyone?