Or at least that is how it seems to go.
At first I wasn’t a huge fan of Arch. It was kind of irritating going from one point of the map to another with no rhyme or reason.
Then one Sunday when I was online alone, it clicked.
I looked at all the dig sites on my map (I want the NE trinket so I have been sticking to Kalimdor) and worked out the best route to hit them all up. I sort of made a large circle around the continent.
While doing this I realized something.
I could read the stuff in my feed reader while flying!
Now I play in windowed mode. This easily allows to me to see who has logged into vent, who is pinging me on gchat and what that new email is. In the past I have read my reader while playing, usually while on a flight path and it worked. Now I was able to get my reader caught up while progressing my Arch.
The first day I did this I managed to go from 210 Arch (which is as high as I got from saving all my fragments from the initial survey to 100 arch) to 350 Arch in just a few hours. On top of that I was relaxed.
I haven’t been very relaxed in game for a while.
Part of it is the stress over raiding (not the actual raiding mind you, but the admin behind it) and feeling like I have to be grinding so many things. Some days I almost want to say to hell with raiding and just go and level 20 million alts somewhere else. I don’t, obviously, but sometimes I would like to. This is usually why I volunteer to sit out when we have too many dps. I’m not allowed to, but I keep trying!
I have several alts that have professions that I want to utilize for my max level characters. The downside is I have to level all of these alts and they are all in Northrend. Frankly I am a little tired of Northrend. At the end of Wrath I had 4 level 80s and 3 alts in Northrend. Now I have yet another alt there. At least she hit 75 this weekend. Soon she will be able to hit the new Cata zones and I can get my volatiles!
Yes the whole reason behind leveling was to get volatiles.
They are expensive! Especially for someone that doesn’t have toons who can easily get them. My two 85s have tailoring/enchanting and skinning/leatherworking as their professions. Yes skinning can get you a bloated stomach, but those are few and far between. Right now the only things I can farm are the waters and fires and that just requires me to fish.
Speaking of fishing, we will be having a fishing tournament in Shadow Rising. Right now Tel is working on all the details but there will be awesome prizes! The idea was shamelessly stolen from Crits & Giggles but hey it worked for them! I think we have under 3k fish fished up from pools. Hopefully everyone will work towards winning this thing.
Part of me wants to level another alt to 75, but another part of me wants to continue with arch. I only got 2 hours in last night. Last week I got 5 hours in. Yes those of you who have limited play time are all “what! 5 hours! crazy talk!” But remember this is what I do with my free time. I come home from work and log into WoW. I spend most of my weekend playing WoW. It is just how it works. If you add up how much time I play during the week, it would probably make you sick.
Let’s do it just for shits and giggles.
I get home from work around 5 pm. I am usually online by 5:30-5:45 pm. I typically play until 10 pm or so. When I log off depends on if Slice calls me or crashes out. If he calls me I am off around 10, if he doesn’t I am online until around 11 pm. So that is anywhere from 4 hours & 15 mins to 5 hours and 30 mins per work night. This translates to 21.75 hours to 27.50 hours Monday – Friday. This isn’t even counting the weekend.
I don’t want to think about the weekend. >.>
It is safe to say that I play at least double on the weekend what I play during the week.
I should have 20 level 85s at this point.
Anyway, I think I shall do more Arch tonight. I got the mirror last night and I just know that I am close to the trinket.
Oh and I can easily see doing Arch again on Lyssi just because I like it. This makes Sorak cringe and call me a masochist. Well maybe I am, but I think his issue stems from him not “enjoying” every aspect of the game.
But that is a topic for another day.