While listening to Rawrcast I heard Stomp say that she’s “grinding exalted with the running circles in Dalaran boss”. I’m aware of that boss. I know of people who do that.. they hang out in Dalaran waiting for someone to pick them up from LFG so they can “have fun”. Later in the show Hafrot mentioned that he’s grinding Rep with Zandalar.. and Stomp responded that she “didn’t have time for that”.
Wait a minute. Step back. Stomp’s running circles in Dalaran.. and doesn’t have time for other rep grinding. Really? What’s going on here?
When your game consists of nothing but maximizing your gear set, running raids and gathering phat lootz (which you then have to gem and enchant) the game becomes very thin. In that game view point the world could consist of only Dalaran, 20′ around each summoning stone, Ulduar, ToC and Onyxia’s Lair. It’s a tiny little world. The edges might extent to including an Auction House.. but other than that.. the rest of the world might as well not exist.
I wouldn’t buy a game where the world consisted of only that.. but for some reason after working ourselves up we end up confining ourself to that. I can see how it would be very easy to get bored with that world. It’s a tiny little boring world.
Why would you happily confine yourself to the the world of running circles in Dalaran when there’s a whole other world out there… there’s TONS of things to do.. what is preventing us from doing them?
Well, when I leave that little tiny world I run the risk of “missing out”. If I play an alt then I can’t queue up for things on my main. When I leave Dalaran and farm herbs/skins/ore (if I have one of those tradeskils) or do quests I have to leave /trade. Regardless of what anyone else says about /trade.. it’s usually entertaining if only for the ability to ridicule the idiots chatting in it.
Sometimes doing stuff outside the city is just boring. I’m currently playing my baby druid.. and if there’s nothing going on in gchat it can be a long silent time out in the wild of Azeroth.
I almost wish I was on an RP server. Deep down in my heart I have a feeling that adding RP would make even the circles in Dalaran more interesting.