So my five year blogoversary past this past Monday without any fanfare because of real life obligations. And because, not being in the Warlords of Draenor Alpha at this point, I don't have a ton to write about. My various Warcraft toons are basically on hold, making gold each week, but generally hanging out waiting for the next expansion. I've been playing a little bit of Wildstar, and, while it's an excellent game, I'm not sure even that is going to be enough to hold my attention until WoD drops.
But I did want to reflect a bit on what I've accomplished here over those 5 years since I first laid down the first post in this space. At that time, I had exactly 2 level 80 max level toons (having only gotten one character to max level over the course of Vanilla and Burning Crusade.
So since then, I've managed to level a total of 15 characters to max level - one of each class on the Horde side on one server, and 4 alliance characters on another server. I've also leveled one character to max level in Rift (with a second not far behind), one character to max level in SWTOR, and I'm about a third of the way there on Wildstar.
I may give up on Wildstar and go back to playing Rift a bit more. My guardian mage is pretty close to max level but my defiant rogue / hunter has a way to go. I have managed to get my Engineer / Settler to level 19, but I'm finding it's not a game that's as conducive as I'd like to an extremely casual play style. I tend to play mostly while traveling (which is fine) or in the evenings while watching TV with my wife. If I set things down to watch something or talk with my wife about something, it's not a great situation if that has a huge impact on me in game. In WoW or Rift, I can park my toon in a safe place, and worse case scenario, I have to run back to my corpse. That's not an option in Wildstar, and I've found that a bit frustrating. But that's me as an extremely casual player. Fantastic game and if I was playing a lot more than I am now, I'd probably be much more focused on it.
So cheers! Thanks for those of you that have been reading!