The Main Change
Question: At what point do I officially call it a main change?
Almost from the moment I started playing WoW my main has been Randul the Dwarf, Protection Warrior extraordinaire. I’ve tanked my way through the game since about level 45, as Arms until 60 and then making the switch to Prot.
I literally tanked my way through Burning Crusade, leveling by instancing. I took a small break for Wrath leveling to play Arms, but as soon as I hit 80 Protection became my main spec once again. Up until now, there has been no doubt that Randul was my “main character.”
I’ve taken a moment to step back and reflect upon the last couple months of my WOW playtime. Randul has been getting a little dusty. Oh sure, I bust him out for the weekly each week, and I’ve tanked our secondary ICC run once, but for the most part he’s sitting around drinking.
Last month, Kered was front and center. I was running in our progression raids as dps. I was running randoms on Kered to get MOAR GEARZ. For a few weeks, I had made the transition from primarily tank to primarily dps.
Then this month hit. If your main is measured in time-played, my main for the past month has been Daenaran. Anything I’m allowed to take him to, I do so. I’ll still run the progression raid tonight on Kered, but any randoms or lower level raids will be done on Dae.
Has my main changed? If someone came up and asked me what my main character was, I would answer Warrior without thinking. If my guild runs an old school raid that Randul doesn’t have, he will be the first in line to go. Should that go into consideration?
Bottom line: If I had my choice of who to play tonight, it would be Daenaran, the Restoration Shaman.
Speaking of Dae, WOW did I have a stellar night last night! I and four guildmates ran four Heroics last night. Old Kingdom, Forge of Souls, Pit of Saron and Halls of Reflection. The HoR run was hilarious. Three of us got the achievement for the instance, the achievement for the heroic version of the instance and the achievement for beating the gauntlet within the time limit all at the same time. Not bad for a bunch of alts.
I managed to snag four upgrades (including an emblem item) to iLevel 200 stuff I was packing.
Blackened Ghoul Skin Leggings from Pit of Saron
Oath of Empress Zoe from Halls of Reflection
Surgeon’s Needle from Pit of Saron
Talisman of Resurgence from Emblems of Triumph
Definitely a good night. Pushed the ol’ Gearscore to over 4700.