Yo-yo interest and the WoW Central Supply Depot

These days I find myself with what I like to describe as yo-yo interest in WoW. Some weeks I am tight with it, up near the top of the string, and some weeks I am dangling down at the bottom of the string, not really sure if I will make it back up ever again.

For the last few days I have been at the bottom of the string. I played only enough over the weekend to finish off my last two Mythic dungeons for the bonus event, and only on my main. I couldn’t work up enough interest to run them on any other alt, even though my alts are the ones most likely to benefit from Mythic dungeons and from the Heroic BRF reward.

Completely unrelated thought: Have you ever wondered what the organizational part of raids or dungeons looks like if you are on the other side? Is there, for example, a cadre of trash and a warehouse of materials that each boss can reserve in advance from some place like Central Instance Booking and Supply?

“Hello, Artie? Yeah, this is Witherbark over at The Everbloom. How’s it going? Good, glad to hear it. Listen, reason I called is that we’re doing another one of those damn ‘events’ this week, and I’m gonna need enough Dreadpetals for pretty much 24/7 operations. Can you make it happen? Terrific, I can always count on you, thanks.

“And I hate to bring this up, but can you try and get me ones that got something besides pollen in those stupid little heads of theirs? Swear to god, they just never seem to anticipate stuns. And if I had a nickel for every time they look right at a hunter trap then walk through it anyway…

“Well, do the best you can, I appreciate it, and I know there’s a lot of competition for your people. HFC alone monopolizes five trash supply companies full time, don’t get me started on those prima donnas.

“Oh, yeah, one more thing — send over all the Aqueous Globules you can lay your hands on, I’m gonna be going through a ton of those.

“Listen, wife sends her best, and we gotta get together for dinner soon, ok? Thanks again, Artie, I owe ya one.”

We now return you to your regularly scheduled post.

As I was saying, I did not play WoW much this past weekend. I was doing great early last week, all engaged with a couple of alts. But by Friday it was as if a switch had flipped, I was completely uninterested in the game. I logged on long enough to make a few thousand gold and like I said run a couple of Mythic instances, but that was it.

I did have a few things going on IRL, but really no more than usual. I think I am just resigning myself to these hot and cold swings in my interest in the game, at least until Legion.

It would help if there were any decent information coming out of Blizz about Legion, or honestly if a few more of the alpha testers would share their impressions beyond “This number must be a bug,” or “This trinket doesn’t seem to work.” But it looks like neither of those things is going to happen, so we hoi polloi are pretty much stuck.

Out of desperation, I played a bit of Elder Scrolls Online but realized I really do not enjoy it for a long term kind of commitment. I can’t get motivated enough with it to get to the endgame, which might be a bad decision on my part, but there it is.

Having noted that Square Enix claimed to have gotten its coding together enough to finally — after their 2015 debacle — put out a playable Mac version of Final Fantasy 14 Heavensward, I decided to give that one more try. I got a character — an archer, of course — to level 11 in one day. I was not pushing it, did a LOT of getting lost exploring and watching full cutscenes. It seems more engaging than ESO to me, not sure why. Maybe I am just motivated to get to level 50 for the possibility of getting player housing, maybe it is just that it is still new. I paid for the game and did a 30- day sub, so we’ll see. I admit I am intrigued by the idea that one character can eventually play any class, and I am anxious to start in on some professions now that I am beyond level 10. I am already sick of the long drawn out cut scenes and tedious NPC chat, though.

Mostly, I am just marking time until Legion.

Short war story. When I went to Airborne School, we frequently had to wait in line — for training equipment to be available, for chow, for gear issue, etc. One of the instructors’ favorite hobbies was to order us all to double-time in place, so that we could “wait faster.” Ah, yes, the good old days. 😝

So yeah, I am just waiting on Legion. Sometimes I wait slowly as I did this past weekend, and sometimes I wait faster by double-timing on my alts for a bit. But it is all just waiting.

(Yet another disjointed post. This is becoming a habit, I think. Note to self: Get your act together, Girl!)

About Fiannor
I have a day job but escape by playing WoW. I love playing a hunter, and my Lake Wobegonian goal is to become "above average" at it.

2 Responses to Yo-yo interest and the WoW Central Supply Depot

  1. We barely and finally killed Heroic Archimonde last week and my Raid Leader said, “okay, now that we have him on farm ….”
    I think he must be friends with your guy who made you “wait faster”. Hehe, I love that, by the way — that is pretty funny.
    Gotta make a Weekly List. We have hit that dreaded lull time for sure when there isn’t much to get excited about but we don’t want to lose our tether to the game. I have a weekly MSV run and I should fold in Firelands until I get the mounts — Elune knows that we have the time to do silly side runs for rares.

    • Fiannor says:

      “On farm” yeah your RL is a funny guy.

      I like your expression about remaining “tethered” to the game, that is a good way to put it. If I completely stop until Legion, I am not sure I will feel enough of a connection to come back, and that would effectively make a decision for me that I am not yet ready to make.