These are a few of my Epic Things

Epics. Even if you complain about the easy availability of epics in World of Warcraft, you want them. It’s ok to admit it. We all play this game for some kind of reward. Maybe you do it for the epic, the e-fame, the buddies you can make, vanity pets, etc.

It’s always been my belief that the most epic part of WoW, or any MMORPG, is the community. Barrens chat aside, gaming in the massive format can be like a day spent people watching. You will see every imaginable slice of humanity if you play long enough. Your guild. Your battlegroup. That group of people you always do the heroic daily with. There are so many epic things in this game that have nothing to do with gear. These are the things that give you stories to tell. Here’s my list of Epic WoW things….did I mention I like lists? They’re epic.

EPIC THINGS!

1. A good PuG group.

There is nothing like this in all the world. You join the LFG channel with trepidation. Will this Shattered Halls run take an hour or two, or all night? Joy! The tank, healer, and dps all know what they’re doing and work well together. Five former strangers owning a dungeon. Welcome to my friends list, group mates.

2. A bad PuG group.

Two wipes before you get to the first boss. There’s a person who doesn’t know what d/e means (*cough* ebay *cough*). You’re wondering if you really need the rep or badges this badly. Mowing the lawn now sounds fun. Yeah, that kind of group.

3. The thrill of victory! The Despair of defeat!

Winning a battleground. Defeating that raid boss your guild has been working on for 8 weeks. Winning an arena match against a comp you usually choke on. Losing a battleground. Losing a duel. Losing a loot roll. The ups and downs of the game. Exciting and yet also, dynamic.

4. Going back to old content that you out level and taking revenge.

Not so funny that you ruined that 45 minute run for us 2 years ago, is it Baron? Conquering that which was once hard, easily. Strat, Scholo, LBRS, UBRS, BRD, Onyxia, Molten Core….Which Outlands instances are we going to take our revenge on at level 80?

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

Are you the type of person that views changes as an adventure, or are they daunting and scary as hell? Maybe a bit of both?

Anytime you make a big change it can come as a shock at first. Changing jobs, changing significant others, changing residences…. and in games, changing servers/guilds. Suddenly you’re in a completely unknown environment. No server buddies and chat channels. No army of alts to do your bidding and make you gold or hold your excess stuff.

On the other hand, it’s a chance to meet new players, new guilds, new PvP partners. It can be freeing as well. It’s kind of like being the freshman. Yeah you were top dog on your old server, but no one knows you here. What to do?

-Research guilds and find a good match for your life and schedule.
-Heroics and random PuGs. Sure you may wipe some, but you may also meet some fun players.
-Battlegrounds!
-Stand around looking pretty in Ironforge. A pre-BC raider thing that apparently has never gotten old. 😉

Will it work out? Only time will tell, but like most things, you’ll only get results with some personal effort.