Friday, December 19, 2014

A Silly Little Post

I was overdoing it a bit with the alts in Mists of Pandaria, so I wanted to take it slow from start this time around. Mostly meaning not running 17 garrisons simultaneously. However, things have been getting a bit too quiet the last weeks, in addition to me wanting to see the quests for the second time, so I feel like I'm ready to level a second character now. In a way, leveling followers have kind of felt like leveling new alts, without being clueless about their rotations.

I can't decide on who though. So I thought I would check who has earned it. If this was about being fair, who would get leveled? I'm gonna start off with disqualifying any "second paladins, fourth hunters and sixth monks", let's keep it simple. ;-)

So who was leveled to max in the previous expansion, and in what order?

Burning Crusade - Level 70

  1. Laeleiweyn, Beast Master Hunter. Main. It took me four months leveling my first character from 1 to 70. Much exploration and noobness happened. :)
  2. Nordlys, Elemental Shaman. Wanted to try healing, went with ranged DPS instead.
  3. Ohmy, Protection Paladin. Wanted to be a tank, ended up tanking mobs in the wold by myself...
  4. Thealy, Shadow Priest. Wanted to be a healer. Would have been 3rd to 70, but stayed as a ghost in Scarlet Monastery for four months after being accused of being "the worst healer ever". Inflicting damage as shadow proved to be much fun, and this was when I found out I liked DOT-specs.

Wrath of the Lich King - Level 80
  1. Thealy, Shadow Priest. Main first part of the expansion. Last to 70, first to 80! Raided with her the first two tiers in Wrath.
  2. Laeleiweyn, Beast Master/Survival/Marksmanship Survival Hunter... Main last part of the expansion. Took over as the character that I raided with. Tried all specs over the course of the expansion. Survival became a big favorite.
  3. Nordlys, Restoration/Enhancement Shaman. Alt-raids.
  4. Ohmy, Protection Paladin. Alt-raids.
  5. Vesla, Affliction Warlock. DOTs!
  6. Silja, Protection Warrior. Alt-raids.

Cataclysm - Level 85
  1. Laeleiweyn, Survival Hunter. Main. Only raider entire expansion. I was very main-oriented, and didn't level third alt until 1,5 year after launch!
  2. Silja, Protection Warrior. Last to 80, early to 85. :)
  3. Thealy, Shadow Priest.
  4. Ohmy, Protecion Paladin.
  5. Lilliel, Balance Druid. (Was my free level 80 from some kind of promotion.)
  6. Nordlys, Enhancement Shaman.
  7. Vesla, Affliction Warlock.
  8. Salay, Blood Death Knight.
  9. Mikya, Fire Mage.

Mists of Pandaria - Level 90
  1. Kinlai, Windwalker/Brewmaster Monk. Main. After a whole lot of internal struggle became my new main. Noone was more suprised than me.
  2. Laeleiweyn, Beast Mastery Hunter. I felt hunters got so many, too many, new buttons with MOP. The pruning shows that this was a mistake obviously, although I'm not entirely sure I agree with all the pruning.
  3. Salay, Blood Death Knight. Late 85, early 90!
  4. Mikya, Fire Mage. Late 85, early 90! (Been a recurring thing, seems I like them best shortly after I leveled them.)
  5. Thealy, Shadow Priest.
  6. Nordlys, Enhancement Shaman.
  7. Ohmy, Protection Paladin.
  8. Lilliel, Feral (Cat) Druid.
  9. Vesla, Affliction Warlock.
  10. Silja, Protection Warrior.
  11. Thesilae, Combat Rogue.

Warlords of Draenor - Level 100
  1. Kinlai, Windwalker/Brewmaster Monk.
  2. Who will be next? :)

/Played, in descending order
  1. Hunter
  2. Monk
  3. Priest
  4. Shaman
  5. Paladin
  6. (Second hunter)
  7. Warlock
  8. Death Knight
  9. Warrior
  10. Mage
  11. Druid
  12. Rogue

Let's get rid of some competition... Who do I not feel like leveling right now?
  • Warlock
  • Death Knight
  • Mage
  • Druid
  • Rogue

Now, if they had implemented draenei warlocks, druids or rogues tomorrow, the choice would have been easy; I would have started one of those. I started to like my rogue when I grinded for the dices, and with inspiration like Mishka and Rangari Erdanii, I have already made a name for my future draenei rogue. But right now I want to level a draenei character, for "roleplaying in my head"-purposes.

Remaining candidates, including thoughts or goals for the expansion:
  • Hunter.
    I want Gara, and I want the cool helm that Rangari Kaalya is wearing.
    She has kind of earned it, with being the old main...
  • Priest.
    Shadow is fun, but clothies are squishy. Shares one profession with the monk.
  • Shaman.
    Also want the helm that the hunter wants.
  • Paladin.
    Yrel!!! And the focus is on paladins in this expansion. Has never been among the first to hit max level. Want to be Retribution this time around.
    Has the same professions as the monk.
  • Warrior.
    I want to try out gladiator stance at level 100. Least played character of those in this list, has perhaps deserved some play time?

So, what's the verdict? I still can't decide... Well, at least I narrowed it down to five possible ones.

Have you been leveling alts yet? How did you decide?


Update 21-DEC (two days later): I have started leveling my hunter Laeleiweyn, and I'm enjoying slowly questing through Shadowmoon Valley again. :)

Update 10-MAY (4,5 months later): Lae stopped at level 95, and I still have only one level 100! Can it really be that I beat the alt-habit?


  1. Ooooh tough choice. You can guess I'd be inclined to say paladin. Ret is fun after all. So I'll say that, but hunter also gets my vote. :D Hunter is always fun. I'm fairly certain the alliance hunter will be next for me.

  2. My main has been my Hunter since the beginning. Beastmaster majority of the time.
    I would try the Death Knight. Even though I have older alts, The DK can handle bumbling about better than the rest. The DK was Blood spec on Timeless, and have a wild time. I am trying Unholy spec this time, which seems playable again.