Other Wow Shenanigans
March 18, 2009 3 Comments
Altaholics Anonymous. Not a new idea, but if it did exist, I’d probably be a member. I currently have three level 80 characters, and I’m leveling a fourth at the moment. Add that to the 70 Warlock that will probably get leveled after 3.1, and the pair of Shamans that my wife and I are leveling, and it’s possible that I could have six level 80’s in the same number of months.
Balancing the play time between all of toons can be trying, but it does have its advantages too. For starters, I’m covered on 7 professions between between my four 70+ toons. With the Shaman and the Mage on the way, I’ll have everything covered and be self sufficient.
Also, with the exception of my Mage (Enchanting is a huge money drain while you’re leveling it), leveling a toon always nets me a good amount of gold. On the three toons that are already 80, I’ve made over 20, 000g in Northrend alone. Most of that has gone to epic/cold-weather flight, but I’ve still got about 5,000 saved up.
As amazing as the versatility of having three different 80 characters is, it has its price. My Paladin gets more playtime than my Rogue, as more often than not, the guild either needs a tank or healer. Anabelle, is known as Jenkins, the Argent Champion, and Champion of the Frozen Wastes. Poor Sam, is just an Explorer. If I can get Maly and KT down, plus run old Strat a few times, I’d have both of the Champion titles on him as well. I’m pretty sure Moghann, my hunter, is only missing KT, and a heroic or two for his Frozen Wastes title.
What I’m getting at is that the price of playing multiple characters on a consistent basis is that it’s much harder to get one character all of the acheivements and gear you’d like. My fatal flaw in the equation of who to play is that I will always take the character that my guild needs me on. As guild leader, I feel the responsibility to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. I know that sometimes, it comes at the expense of Sam, who is my main, but I enjoy playing with my guild, so I do what it takes.
In defense of Alataholsim, having many high level characters adds to your experience of the game, as you see it from multiple angles. The only thing I haven’t done in Tier 7 is tank Malygos. Other than that, I’ve Healed, Tanked and DPSed every single fight. In fact, I’ve DPSed every fight, except KT from Ranged and Melee. I know the content backward and forward, because I’ve done it in every possible way.
I won’t lie, I wish I spent more time playing my Rogue, but I enjoy being well rounded.