While I have been somewhat tempted by SW:TOR or by checking out LOTRO since it went F2P, WoW is still my game of choice. What to do within WoW, though, is often quite the sticky wicket.
I’m not going to write out a comprehensive, semi-detailed “bucket list” of things I want to do in WoW. I’ve found that, for me, making a written list can turn a creative project into a series of chores and effectively kill my enthusiasm for actually finishing the project — better to keep the list in my head and risk forgetting a few of the items of lesser importance. A lot of the stuff on my list runs along the lines of play through zone X with character A, zone Y with character B, and zone Z with character C. The only thing on the list that is really time-constrained by needing to be done before Pandaria is playing through Theramore/Dustwallow Marsh from the Alliance perspective, and I’ve already got an appropriately-leveled toon parked in Theramore waiting for me to just do it.
BTH got accepted to the other guild he’d applied to and transferred his Bear Tank over to the new server, leaving his Tankadin and his Hunter in ES (for the time being). Kamalia and Kerisa are still in ES. I’m not sure what BTH’s new guild’s policy on social members is, and their 25s team already has two Resto Shaman. I also don’t want to move Kamalia out of ES until mini-Kam is prepped to take her place — or at least level 85 and ready to give back all her heirlooms.
BTH’s new server is Bloodhoof. It’s a PvE server, and I’d have moved my lower-level Tauren alts and their guild over there already except for a couple of difficulties. First, I already have toons on Bloodhoof. Bloodhoof is where I’ve been keeping all my “gimmick” characters — the underpowered Death Knight, Thrifty-lynne and Iron-lynne, the Goblin Time Capsule, and the Gilneas Time Capsule. Kaumalea can be server-transferred, but the others can’t. I’d have to delete them — setting back my 2012 in 2012 progress — and reroll them on a new server if I wanted to bring Kamalia’s family over to Bloodhoof. And if I did that, I might not reroll the Chiselspark twins at all, as I’m having more fun with my own variation on the concepts (the underpowered DK). Second, when I looked up the guild transfer information, I discovered that a guild has to be at least level 2 to be eligible for server-transfer. My alt guild is just under 50% of the way from level 1 to level 2 — and I’m not sure I even really want the 5% bonus XP perk from guild level 2 for those characters, anyway. I could get more guild XP by going questing and dungeon-running with those characters, particularly the two highest level toons in the guild — Kregga the DK, who would, at some point, like to go to Well of Eternity and see how she looks as a Night Elf, and Ketura the Hunter, who recently dinged 81 while doing Argent Tournament dailies and mining around Icecrown.
But leveling mini-Kam and leveling my alt guild conflict with each other. Mini-Kam is already in ES and actually wants the guild bonus XP perks. Adding another degree of conflict just on Lightninghoof, because I went to all the trouble of getting Kerisa a Tsunami card, I feel like I really ought to get her geared for Resto and run some endgame content — dungeons and maaaaybe LFR — with her as a healer.
And doing things to advance the goals of my higher-level characters conflicts with 2012 in 2012, because that objective will advance most rapidly if I pile on the levels by playing with my lower-level characters.
As you can see, I’m having a really hard time prioritizing my various objectives. I usually end up just playing whatever I feel like at the time, and while I have a lot of fun, most of my goals don’t advance very quickly at all. Not to mention the things I’m doing or want to do outside of the game…! Too many fun things to do, too little time!
Now that you’ve listened to me whine, how about some cheese to go with it?
My Hunter is a Beast Master, so I’ve felt like she ought to have at least one Exotic pet in her stable. I wasn’t really interested in most of the Exotic pet families, however. Finally, I decided to tame Arcturis, the Spirit Bear…
… and I named it as an anagram of BTH’s Bear Tank’s name.