Expansions, Side Projects, and your Guild

Every time new con­tent becomes avail­able, it’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty for change in how each play­er approach­es the game. When the con­tent is as sig­nif­i­cant as an entire expan­sion, it can mean an influx of play­ers in the most obvi­ous way: peo­ple com­ing back because they want to see that new con­tent.

There’s a sec­ond, much small­er shift that hap­pens as well, for both the peo­ple who have been play­ing all along and their guild’s lead­er­ship.

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Polytoons can be Bad

My main is my holy priest. My raid-ready alt is a pro­tec­tion war­rior. I like heal­ing slight­ly more than tank­ing, but hon­est­ly I’m hap­py play­ing either. I’m also glad to pinch hit in a dps sit­u­a­tion every now and then, because it means I have more time to enjoy my scotch.

After a lot of prac­tice, I’ve become good enough to either heal or tank for instances, hero­ics, and raids. The change of pace actu­al­ly keeps my over­all inter­est lev­el high­er. When I brought my tank along for the ride, how I was help­ing!

Or at least, how I thought I was help­ing. Despite the fact that I’ve become more use­ful to my guild and have more fun play­ing the game, the social ram­i­fi­ca­tions have made me wish that I had­n’t tried it in the first place. There were con­se­quences.

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Dynamic Duos

One of the great joys of WoW is how cou­ple-friend­ly it is. My wife and I are suck­ers for some coop­er­a­tive mul­ti­play­er, and we haven’t looked back since we set up her account. We play togeth­er all the time, doing dailies, farm­ing mobs, instanc­ing and raid­ing (although we’re learn­ing that being new par­ents isn’t real­ly con­ducive to raid­ing, so that’s trail­ing off). Also, lev­el­ing alts.

We have some expe­ri­ence lev­el­ing a num­ber of duos.

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