Thursday, December 18, 2008

At an impasse

Recently, I have hit a bit of trouble with WoW. When we last left my 72 Protection Warrior, he was off to Coldarra. I finished up all the quests there, which were not too bad. I really like the scenery. The last thing for me to do there (and in the Borean Tundra), was to venture into the Nexus.

I have 4 quests in there to do, all of which sound kinda neat. The Dragons in WoW have always been an intriguing part of the story for me. The big quest is to rescue a friendly Dragon, who Malygos is making be his 'consort'. I guess it is kinda fair, as we lured his previous consort into a trap and killed her. There are a couple of nice rewards I can actually use too, Tundra Pauldrons and Boots of the Unbowed Protector. My first Kara epic will be replaced by the boots.

My problem is I can't seem to complete the Nexus. There are a few reasons for this.

  • During the week, I do not have chunks of time big enough for a dungeon. With WAR, only being able to play in hour chunks is fine. In WoW it is fine for questing... but a dungeon may take more than an hour.
  • When I have had time, it has been in off hours not ideal for grouping with my guild. I really like the folks in my guild, but my hours are a bit off. My prime time hours are reserved for WAR at the moment.
  • I have had a miserable time with Pugs as usual. Healers are very hard to come by so getting a full group is rare. When I have gotten a group it has fallen apart. The one time I have managed to actually get to the first boss, someone went afk for 10 minutes and the group fell apart.
I do not want to move on until I complete the Nexus. It is just the way I play, I like to have everything from the zone completed and off my Quest Log. I'm not really sure how I will get the Nexus done, unless I ask an 80 (or two) to run me through. The run through is usually my last resort, as I really want to complete it the proper way. In the mean time, I am lounging around at the inn, full of rested xp.


When I check into WoW it's hard for me, I feel like I'm behind some of the curve, Alot of my guild is now 80 and back to raiding. It's hard to explain, it almost feels like I don't belong in WoW anymore.

I dont particularly like the Nexus, especially as a healer, but I did it because there is one quest in there to loot a book that is really easy. One of the things about hating PUGS is you may not see all the content you like. So you either have to suck it up and PUG, or hope that as you continue questing you catch a group invite to go there. Either way it is a pain in the arse.

Not getting groups is one of the reasons I am hesitant to level my warrior right now.

@Hudson: Yea you are right. I will probably try and do it the 'right' way this weekend, then appeal to the level capped members of the guild :/

I think this is the hardest thing about playing two MMOs. Deciding which one you want to play at prime time.

Because I'm mostly in WoW, I picked up Nexus groups really easily on my alt for example. I think, ultimately, if you want to do the group content, you need to try to be on at prime time. And that holds for WAR also.

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