Staying Focused

July 31, 2009 at 10:27 am (Blog Responses) (, , , , )

In today’s Breakfast Topic on WoW.com, Daniel Whitcomb talks about the rituals and other things that players do whenever they are getting down to business. Some people get their drinks at the ready while some are loading up a favorite playlist. My current goal is The Argent Champion on my Paladin. I’ve been doubling this with the near impossible task of the Baron Rivendare mount, although it’s 1% drop chance makes me want to hurt someone.

For me, I load up WoW and then I load up Winamp with whatever podcasts have come out that week. I like to listen to them multiple times because honestly I zone out a lot while I’m playing. This week’s Twisted Nether Blogcast has been a personal favorite over the last week.

The easiest way for me to stay on a particular task in the game is to contribute to my goal in moderation. I might do a quick mount run of Stratholme about 30-45 minutes before our scheduled raid times, or if I find myself sitting at the computer doing nothing. I find it’s easier for me to take my time than to feel like I’m grinding. That’s one reason that I don’t do a lot of battlegrounds: If it feels like a grind, I don’t care to do it.

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Daily vs. Weekly

July 30, 2009 at 9:33 pm (Blog Responses) (, , , , )

Over at the Blessing of Kings blog, Rohan brought the topic up of repeatable content in the form of Daily Quests and Raids. Basically what the post amounted to was the idea that quests where we do the same thing every time should be made into weekly quests and yield a higher reward. Mike Schramm even brought this up on WoW.com. He even brought up the idea of players being able to make the choice.

I think what this topic boils down to is the issue of how much time someone has. Currently, I’m able to double up on Argent Tournament Dailies, so I’m not feeling much of the impact of time. I consider myself a casual player, but I plan my time accordingly. So does this mean that this idea isn’t one of hardcore or casual, but more an idea of having or not having the time? I think that a casual player can find the time to do a few dailies, it just depends on play style. Maybe you could do some dailies instead of leveling your alt, or even make some extra cash off of professions. Once you build up a gold surplus, it takes a long time for it all to get spent.

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