Did I mention that I tried quitting the game? No? Well, I did, for about a month or so. And… now I’m playing again. The one thing I did quit was my former guild and my role as Raid Team Lead.
The reason I decided to try and quit the game was I wanted time to work on some creative stuff. I wanted to work on my art and to have the time to be bored. I don’t really enjoy my job and I don’t think I am very good at it either. I am not the world’s best programmer and I am definitely not very good at testing software. I have trouble looking and thinking beyond what is directly listed in the story. I want to go back and do something artsy and change my career. So quitting the game was an attempt to give myself the time to get bored and start working on some stuff.
The second reason I left is that I am tired of raiding without a defined team. I have a lot of trouble with letting anyone raid. There was one guildie that simple can’t tank, but the guild rules state that he is guaranteed a spot on the team and there was nothing I could do about it. For me, this is what Raid Finder is for. A person that can’t perform at some minimum level should not be allowed to raid. It is a question of making it frustrating for the other 9 people just so you don’t hurt one person’s feelings.
As a result, I have moved many of my toons and joined a new guild. I have yet to raid, but hopefully that will come with some time.
Now that your up to date, let’s talk about what I did this weekend.
For the fun of it, I decided to level a new Warlock as Destruction–Miserry. She is level 50 and completely maxed out in both Tailoring and Enchanting (meaning that she has level 300 in both). I have definitely had a lot of fun leveling her up and Destruction is a pretty good leveling spec with very little downtime due to the insane mana regen.
I spent the first few levels–up to level 20–questing with my Imp and then changed to my Voidwalker once I couldn’t kill mobs before they reached me. With the Voidwalker, I macro’d petattack to my Immolate spell so my pet reached the mob before my spell did. So far, I is working incredibly well. I rarely take any damage and I never have to stop.
I also did a fair amount of leveling through dungeons with varying results. The biggest problem was tanks that felt they could pull and entire room and Monk healers that felt all they needed to do was Spinning Crane Kick in order to heal. Hint, it doesn’t work, especially when the tank pulls too much.
My goal is to level my new baby lock and start raiding on her. It will probably take a few more weeks to get to max level, but hopefully, I will have a fully geared, talented, and professioned toon by the end of the journey.