I am usually a very organized person when it comes to everything in my life. Everything has a place and everything has to be in its place. You know the type of person I am sure. So it makes sense that carries over into my gaming.
In a way it is why I like building games because they require a plan of attack. I love those text based games where you build a base, an army, a fleet, whatever. I usually play them until the beginner protection time ends and sometimes a little after. I've also been known to spend a bit of cash on them if I am really enjoying the building up process. That is what I enjoy the most as I said. Once you build everything it just turns into a PvP sort of game and I have no interest in that. I want to build stuff, not rip the stuff other people build down.
With that said I always have a plan, or usually have a plan as it might be. This is what I am going to do, this is how I plan to do it, and this in the long term forecast on when I expect to finish it. The problem is I have not had a plan for a while now. I've been playing the last couple of months kind of aimlessly which is not my style.
I always liked valor and valor gear because it gave me something to build. It filled the type of game I like to play. I would build the gear of my player by collecting valor. So it gave me an easy way to set up my to do list. Max out this character, get some valor on that character, collect the last 200 on the other character I need to get that chest piece. So forth and so on. I loved loved loved valor and valor gear and not having any in game now has left me with nothing to do on my max level alts that I have no intention of raiding on. Instead they just sit around in their crappy timeless island pieces and if they were lucky a celestial and ordos piece or two. I've got no desire to log into them because there is nothing to build up on them.
I think it is also a reason I like reputations because that is like building something. You are doing things and watching that reputation bar move up. You are building your friendship with the faction. Same goes for many other things in the game.
I loved recently working on another server and building up a crew of 11 new characters with their professions. Some people might hate leveling but I love it. It is building your character. I level and do my professions at the same time because they are all part of the building process as well. Not to mention I need to have all professions on that server so they all get built together in a group effort. I dig that stuff. But somehow, even if I love leveling, seeing that instant 90 looming there kind of makes me question doing it. Sure I can still do it because I like to do it, but with that instant 90 option I am at battle with myself. I love to build stuff, but I also hate to waste time. If I can get to 90 for the cheap price of 60 dollar than it would really be a waste of time to manually level. But I like to level so I am leveling but each time I log into the character, no matter how much I like to do it, I can't help but feel as if I am wasting my time doing it now.
So I am left with nothing to do now at max level because I don't want to run LFR any more and there is no valor gear and I am level with nothing to do because I can't level because it feels like a waste of time now and I refuse to pay 60 bucks to instantly level the character and then have another character sitting with nothing to do at 90 because there is no valor gear to get for it.
So my normal things at the top of my to do list are gone. Gear up alts and level alts.
So now I am left with nothing to do even if I have a lot of things I would want to do. I need to make myself a to do list. The problem is that I am not feeling very motivated to do anything right now. I think all the time I spend on the beta has effected me in ways I could have never expected. I had already prepurchased the game so I will be playing warlords, but I am not all that happy with the possible future direction of the game with what I see on the beta.
It has all but killed my desire to do my standard stuff I do when I am bored like mount collecting and going after the DS mounts, mimrons head and onyxia's mount. Maybe I could work on rebuilding my gold after I had a case of open pockets recently and spend a bunch putting me down to a little over 600K. Seeing what garrisons are going to cost with as many characters as I have and the 10K price tag to switch building in the zones that might not be a bad idea.
I think for me to have any sort of fun I actually need to make a to do list. It had always been I never needed to because there was always gearing alts and leveling alts to keep me busy and happy and I can not do either of them any more thanks to some changes to the game. So perhaps for the first time ever I actually need to make a to do list.
So the first thing on my to do list is to make a to do list.
Do you have a to do list on what you want to finish off in the next two months? Maybe I can steal some of your ideas for mine.
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