Dragging Me In, Kicking and Screaming

I don’t know what it is exactly about WoW that I like so much. When I quit months ago, I told myself that I wouldn’t be going back. Fast forward a couple of months and I find myself with a month-long subscription. Downloading, thinking that this is just going to be as boring as I remembered it, that it really hadn’t been that long since I had played. But it finished downloading, I logged in, and a rush of emotions came back. I was so excited to see my warrior again. Oh how I missed playing her, and I didn’t even realize how much I missed it! I signed in and ran around going “Eeeee! Wooo!!” and other such nonsense. I was on Skype with my friend Dennis (who bought me the month sub) at the time.. and he probably thought that I’d gone mad or something. Maybe I had a bit.

Though I missed all my characters, I found that I didn’t really know where to start with them again. It had been so long since I last played WoW. Did I remember the controls? Could I get as good DPS that I was getting when I was playing before? Maybe I should just start another character, play that for a bit and then jump back on my main. So, I made a hunter. Dennis and I started roaming about the Blood Elf starting area. To which I was finishing quests, at lightning speed (okay.. maybe not that fast..). I’ve made so many blood elves that I just know my way around. We hit level 10 and decided that it was time for battle grounds! Boy what a mistake that was. He’s so squishy (priest) I’m so squishy..it just didn’t work out well. So we went to doing quests again until we hit level 15. Jumped in a couple of dungeons, ended up hitting level 21 where I realized my heart just wasn’t in leveling a hunter.

I decided I wanted to learn how to play a warrior again. Get this one to level 90, and play it only with Dennis, then play Bellona (my main) when he wasn’t online or awake. He went to get pizza, and by the time he got back I was already level 6, plowing my way through the starting area.

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It’s definitely taken some getting used to again. I’m trying my best to remember where I put all my spells, and getting them slowly over time is a pain, but getting there! He ended up having to sleep, and as we’re leveling together, I didn’t want to do too much without him. Even if he has to spend 10 levels just following me around so we can pew pew. I’m looking forward to getting into dungeons though.

I still don’t understand what’s really drawn me back to the game. Maybe it’s that I have someone to play with again (as that’s the biggest reason I stopped playing)..maybe I’m just really really bored and need something to fill my time. Maybe it’s both! Who knows. I just know that I’m enjoying playing again, and having someone to play with. I might even decide to actually tank with this warrior instead of just DPS!

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Rochelle is a 23 year old girl from somewhere in the world. She travels a lot so she calls both the United States and the Netherlands her home. She loves to travel, but finds it hard to leave her cat, smokey behind. She's currently in school for business administration, preparing to one day open her own restaurant. She starting playing games when she was young on a SNES. Over the years she switched from console games to PC games. Currently World of Warcraft and League of Legends have taken over her time. Though she enjoys joining other MMOs to try them out. She's currently murdering any alliance members that she can find and downloading tera to explore a brave new world.

4 Responses to Dragging Me In, Kicking and Screaming

  1. I usually play a game when I have someone to play with. I have one really gaming buddy and I find playing games by myself is just boring, which is why I try and stick with multiplayer games that he and I can play together.

    I never played WoW, but I did get into DCUO, something with that big of a scale is hard to get into since you have all these people at higher levels than you and it’s hard to team up with people. I assume that it is the same with most MMOs just based on the size of them?
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    • Yes, most MMOs have that model. I usually run with a specific group of people in those types of games because like you said, playing by yourself can get boring.

      Back in the day when MMOs weren’t as popular, it was easy to find a guild or get in a group with another person running solo, but it’s rare now a days that people play by themselves. Sad, really, as I really enjoyed the community back in those days.
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  2. Most MMOs I can usually play solo and have a decent amount of fun. However that’s not the case with WoW. I love it, but only when I have friends to play with. Most of the friends that I played with no longer play so for me it’s boring now, especially being a mom that can’t stick to strict raid schedules and I absolutely hate pugging so I haven’t renewed my sub in quite a few months. But I do miss it and I really want to go back, especially before the new expansion comes out.

    I don’t know what it is with this game but I don’t think I could ever bring myself to uninstall it lol. For now I guess I’ll stick with GW2 or wait until ESO comes out. 😛
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