I have hit a roadblock with the Warcraft Minimalism project. The plan I laid out for this patch is not working. Flying has made everything easier and, in turn, feels as if I should be doing it all. I know this is not the case, but I am struggling. I called Patch 7.2 the first true test and I even though I praised flying last week, something’s not quite right. A new direction is needed.
Something drastic must take place.
I have had a guild for my alts since the end of Burning Crusade. Like most alt guilds, I made it for my bank toon. Over time all of my alts have joined. Kyla’s characters are in it. And since the middle of Mists of Pandaria, my main has been in the guild too. While playing with all my characters in one spot for such a long time has me quite self-sufficient, it also means I am a little out of touch. Outside of Twitter conversations, I don’t have any understanding of how people feel about the state of the game. I also do not experience a lot of the content.
A short list of things I have not done in Legion:
- Mythic+ Dungeons
- PvP Battlegrounds
- Communicated with anyone in game
There are ways I could do these things and stay in my current guild, but it is not the easiest. It is also something I don’t want to take on right now. What I need to do to is find a new home. I have exhausted the options on my server. Now is the time to leave the comfort of Bladefist and make my way in the world.
Finding my place
The move to finding a new guild on a new server means I am making a choice to leave my safety net behind. The Wow Token makes it easier to transfer since there is no money out of pocket. And because of this fact, I have nothing to lose.
However, finding a guild has been difficult.
I started by putting out a call on Twitter. A few offers came my way, but the majority of them were for Alliance guilds. Changing factions is not an option right now, and I’m confident I can find a Horde guild. I tried looking at the official forums but my eyes glazed by the middle of the page. Reddit was even worse. I know I will need to make one of these options work. However, I am not a high-level raider. My schedule is iffy. But, I am fun in guild chat. That should be enough, right?
I think I need a LinkedIn profile for my main.
Power of one
The Warcraft Minimalism project is taking the next logical step – the move to one character. On the stream this week, I will be prepping all of my characters for my main’s move off the server. Since I can only take 250k gold with me, I need to strategically prep for the move. Just like I did when I began this project, I’ll do another decluttering. An archiving process will take place for some characters. Legion may be alt-friendly, but it doesn’t mean I have to play the alts – especially if it stops being fun.
I’m excited and a little nervous about the move to a single character for the foreseeable future. Shifting focus now will make playing the game easier down the line. With our little one arriving sometime in the next few weeks, knowing that I only have to be concerned about one character will be a blessing. Finding a guild will also make me a better player.
Simplifying is always the best route to go.
How did you come to be in your current guild? Let me know in the comments!