Basically I’d rolled Auslander in the hopes of adding some DPS to a guild that’d been comprised of mostly hybrid classes. There’d been a need for some DPS in that guild. I like being able to dish out damage as a pure DPS class. I just don’t like the fact that they don’t have a lot of versatility.
Really what I mean here is that I’m sort of a jack of all trades master of none kind of person. Now I know that in WoW, there’s no such thing as a class that can really do it all and be the best at it, at least not all at once. I understand the point to this and I know it’s part of what makes the game fun.
Ever since I started grouping with Auslander I’ve noticed that I miss being able to heal others, yeah I pull out the bandages when necessary, but that’s not quite the same as being able to throw and odd heal once in a while to keep the group going.
I’ve also been very frustrated by the fact that Rogues don’t have a ton of damage mitigation through armor or though talents/abilities. Yeah I know they have some, and folks that are more skilled than I am figure out how to use them quickly. Somehow, the concept is lost on me. I know I can hit Evade, I can throw some talent points here or there, and I can slap on armor kits, but it’s not going to help me keep aggo and stay alive. There are time where I’d like to tank for lower level folks, because that’s just what I do, but it’s kind of hard to do that when you blow all your cool downs on two mobs and they still destroy you.
I’ve been pushing to level Auslander anyway. I’ve been fighting myself like crazy to just level Auslander to 80 so that I can see what the end game is like and for once have a toon at the ‘level cap’. For a lot of folks I know they’re looking at me like I’m either nuts or a loser for not already getting a toon to 80. I’ve got a strong feeling though that I’ve been investing my time in the wrong classes.
So if anything the title of my blog is pretty flipping fitting in that my progress in WoW is well Creeping… along. I do want to see end game content. But by the same token I also know that for me, being successful in an instance isn’t just about having the right gear and knowing how to play you’re class, but there’s also a mental component. I know that to be successful, I’d have to be confident in my class.
Right now I just don’t think that I could be confident in rolling Rogue to end game. Maybe part of it has to do with some tweaking Blizz has done, but for me it’s also just personal play style. Don’t get me wrong, I love Rogues and I always will. There’s just something about them that makes me think they’re just the most dangerous and powerful class in the game. For me though, my confidence in the class is pretty broken and I’m just not sure if I can revive it.
So do I just stick it out and level the Rogue anyway, or do I just take a step back and consider whether I should look into a hybrid class that’ll let me do all of the things I enjoy doing? The worst part is that my guild seems to like the fact that I’m a Rogue. Besides the guild leader, I’m the only other active Rogue in the guild. I’ve pushed aside my concerns about Rogue end game viability, I’ve even pushed aside my concerns that well, maybe this class just doesn’t let me do enough of the things that I enjoy doing. Now I’m really wondering if that’s what’s causing or at least fueling this burn out.
So I figured I’m going to take a little break from Rexxar this weekend. I’m still going to run Friday’s ‘lowbie night’ as scheduled, but then I’m probably not going to stay logged in too long. I think I just need a break from the grind to figure out just what I’m going to do and I have some experiments in mind. Until next time…