Planning for Cataclysm
At present, I am not playing any MMOs. This is partly because I want to concentrate on other things over the summer months, and partly because, well, right now, none of them are grabbing me. I will, however, be going back to World of Warcraft a bit before Cataclysm is released.
I am planning to play a goblin warlock. I realise that some people are going to look askance at that, since Wormson, currently sitting at something like level 75, is also a warlock, and my highest-level alt is 20-something (death knight aside). But I know what I like, and what I like is goblins and warlocks. Had Blizzard put in goblins in the first place, I'd never have played anything else.
I have the name reserved. I have a reasonable wad of cash on Wormson and his auctioneer lackey, and the potential to make a good bit more. I'm going to re-subscribe about six weeks before Cataclysm's release date - I have a two-month time code waiting - and get back into the game at a comfortable pace. For me, this probably means poking the auction house until money falls out - never terribly difficult - and maybe doing some dailies. I may even get as far as putting a few more levels on Wormson, just so I can lay claim to having had a character at the level cap in each expansion, and play through a few more of the story-oriented questlines. And I might level the DK up enough for him to eventually have inscription maxed out.
Unless something very unexpected happens - and admittedly, rated battlegrounds may be that unexpected thing - I reckon I'll get another six to eight months out of WoW post-expansion. At that point, I'll have proven to my own satisfaction that the auction house PvP remains beatable, that raiding has not changed, that I can still run DPS in an instance, and that Blizzard's stories remain centred on betrayal.
I might take the summer off again in 2011, or I might move on to some other MMO.
Posted by Drew Shiel at August 23, 2010 1:43 PM