Well, it was bound to happen eventually! It’s been a few days since I posted something and I really didn’t have an idea of where I wanted to take this post. Therefore, its gonna go in a million directions all at once!
First off, I think that I made a HUGE mistake. I had been happy playing through most of my toons on retail and running through dungeons as DPS. Then I decided to try out Recount to track my DPS as compared to the rest of the group. Don’t ask me why, as I wasn’t getting any complaints from the groups that I was in. I just wanted to see where I stood, figuring I might be second at best. It turns out that I am placing third or fourth, putting me right around dead last since the healers don’t usually rank in the DPS charts.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not going to throw myself at the “problem” right now since all of these characters are nowhere near max level right now. If I am still having this issue once I get them to 120, then I will do what I can to improve on their performance.
Next is the fact that I still see people running through some of the older dungeons (Dire Maul in this case) like we used to do back in the day. I am sitting in the back of the group, trying NOT to draw extra bad guys into the fight, and our tanks are charging ahead to pull the next group or two! Meanwhile, I feel kinda guilty for pulling one extra bad guy when I keep tabbing through enemies and using my spells.
I guess my point is that I suppose times have changed as far as running dungeons and such. I know that LFR and LFG have really simplified the process, and it is really nice to be able to run things quickly. While that is nice for my little leveling experiment, it still hasn’t helped me to change my mindset.
I also blame the release of WoW Classic for this, as things are almost exactly as I remember them being in the original version of the game. While I know that is the point of it, playing both versions of the game reminds me of how happy I am (and I may be in the minority) that the game is where it is today.
Anyway, I have to leave quarantine for the day and go to work, so that is going to wrap things up for this post. Stay safe everyone! Have fun in Azeroth and may all your loots be epic!