I’m sure many of us have had it happen to us at least once….you log on and then sit around and ponder what you want to do. And then you ponder some more, maybe run around Dalaran on your horse/sparklepony/bear/whatever, and think some more. I’ve always done well in WoW when I have goals. Usually it’s to level a character or to get them better gear or to progress in some instance. My most recent goal was to level and then gear up my priest, Ryska. She’s gotten nearly as good as I can get her gear without setting foot in ICC or getting more frost badges (which is slow unless you’re doing ICC). I have no alts I’m actively working on. I’ve created a few alts, and have one sitting at 23 on ThoBro, and then there’s always Endy 2.0 on SC. But my enthusiasm has waned for her a bit since the disasterous UK attempt where she got her ass handed to her.
Sometimes the boredom is tied to burnout. Nothing interests you in the game, you just can’t be bothered to do the things that you *could* do because….why? You just don’t feel like doing anything. I was there about a year and some change ago just before I transferred to ThoBro. There’d been drama in guild, which served to both sap my interest in WoW and make burnout resurface hard and fast. There have been two times I’ve felt I could just quit WoW and walk away without much fuss and that was one of them. I handily fixed all of that by transferring and livening up the game for myself in many ways.
I’m sure this sounds like I’m heading for another bout of this by sharing my past bouts with boredom, but I’m not. I feel no inclination to leave the game, I’m not in the pre-Cata doldrums, I’m not burnt out, I just…lack a clear goal to latch on to in game. Endy’s 10 man is working on LK at the moment and that greatly excites me, but beyond that I don’t do much on her because…there’s nothing to do with her (unless I decided to go for Loremaster or something, but I think that would drive me batty). I can’t exactly work on Arthas every time I log in. Ryska’s as good as I can get her, unless I want to start saving up the insane amount of mats to craft her a Merlin’s Robe or something. Celrina could use some work, probably. Her DPS was starting to depress me the last few times I logged on, so much so I actually got her a dual spec in Unholy and then….didn’t do anything with it. Ryska’s shadow spec is in limbo until I get her UI figured out. I really need to chat up the guild’s expert shadow priests and work on that.
So I have things I can do, I’m just…..not inclined to work on them as much. But last night, a friend and I made Hordies on ThoBro (I a troll shaman, she a troll priest) and we merrily traipsed through the Valley of Whateveritscalled. I got my first totem after I drank something that allowed me to ‘see things’. I captured frogs, thwacked lazy peons on the head and had to remind myeslf that greys were actually potential upgrades! Could this be my new distraction? One of them, certainly. Beyond that, maybe it’s time to take a look at my DK some more…even though she’s not the Secondary Alt, she’s still someone I’ve enjoyed playing.
So what do you do to fight the ho hums? When you find yourself wondering what you want to do in game?
Random word of the day: oogro (as the warrior in my PoS random kept spelling aggro, as well as abusing the English language in general)