Daily Archives: July 10, 2009

The Moment…

Server:  Eldre’Thalas

Location:  Sholazar Basin

Date:  July 8th, 2009, 7:11pm local time

Tistann hits level cap!

Tistann hits level cap!

In one of those “couldn’t have planned it” moments, Potshot was taking a break from Runes of Magic, popped on and asked how close I was to 80.  I did not answer, preferring to make the four kills that put me over the top and broadcast the answer to all the guild.

Amusing, but the final sentiment in that chat is true enough.  Until that very moment I was mentally planning to grind enough cash to get Tistann an epic flyer, to work on Argent Crusade faction because they have a nice gun upgrade for him at revered, to get his leatherworking skill notched up the last bit to 450, and to generally keep working on him as a character.

And then the moment passed and my enthusiasm went from aggressive to passive.

Now what?

Now what?

Why bother?  No matter what equipment upgrades I get, they will be outdone by the first green drop I get in the next expansion.  There is not even the achievement incentive, since Vikund is my achievement character and currently all that is character, not account, based.

Of course Blizzard knows that this is going to happen.  Not only do you get an achievement, but you also get a message with a present when you hit level 80.


Rhonin says “Fight on!”  And keep paying us that monthly subscription!

Still, he sent a couple of nice things.

The potions will probably go the instance group, since Tistann gets by pretty well with the next tier down of healing potions.  The fireworks I’ll have to think about.  Is there an achievement involving those?

I might still go work on Argent Crusade faction and get that gun.  My daughter, who was standing next to me when Tistann hit 80, immediately asked if she could do some battleground with him this weekend.  Arming him up will help her out with that.

And I should probably dual spec, since beast mastery is great for the PvE world, but is not so useful in PvP.

And Blizzard doesn’t have to worry too much about losing my subscription money.  I have plenty of other characters I want to play.  I haven’t even finished the Death Knight starting quests.

But if I were a single character player driven only by levels, I might be headed out at this point.