I have a lot of alts, and I enjoy playing pretty much all of them. In my mind, it’s not just about always having something to do – it’s also about learning the other classes as well as possible. Reading through talent trees and spell lists is one thing; actually leveling the class is another. That said, I’ve spent almost no time at all on my alts since Cataclysm launched.
For the first week or so, I guess that made sense. I wanted to prioritize leveling, gearing, and reputation grinds on my druid, and so I shelved everyone else. Now that she’s in good enough gear to start thinking about raiding, I could easily turn some attention back to my alts … except that I can’t seem to bring myself to do so.
My newly-gnome priest has gotten the most love so far, but even she’s stuck at about halfway to level 81. Some of the problem is that there are fewer questing areas in Cataclysm than there were in Wrath, and I’m getting bored with them pretty quickly since it feels like I just did them. (After hitting 85, I went back to the areas I’d skipped because I decided I wanted to get the Loremaster of Cataclysm achievement.) I’m also not particularly enjoying leveling the priest as shadow because of my irrational hatred of questing as a caster. I found myself wishing I’d respeced to feral pretty quickly into my leveling grind on my druid, if only because the melee leather quest rewards were so much better and so much easier to come by than their caster counterparts.
The problem with all this stalling, though, is that I’m pretty dependent on a lot of those alts’ tradeskills both for supplying my druid with what she needs, and for making gold. I’m used to having max-level gatherers to do my dirty work for me, and being at the mercy of AH prices is getting old fast. With the long holiday weekend, I’m hoping to find some motivation to get back to the leveling grind with one of the other 80s.
Anyone else having trouble getting started? Or am I the only one who hasn’t managed to get 3 toons to 85 yet? 🙂