It’s funny how some of my posts/post ideas so far have been written down, planned out, I’ve done a rough draft, then I type it up and click publish. Today’s post however, stems from a conversation I was having with a coworker who asked me: “But what do you DO in WoW? Like other than raid or whatever. What’s something you do consistently, pretty much every time you log in?”
I’m a very routine-oriented person. I like my comfort zones, not to say I don’t like doing new things, but I have my way of doing the things I do (much like anyone else I suppose). This is my normal little ‘routine’ before I move on to whatever my actual goal is for the day. Like most humans, I work, try to be social, and also want play other games, or read, or clean my house, or eat food on occasion. So sometimes my time is limited. But here’s what (lately) I do every time I log in, without fail!
First off, I log in on my ‘lock and head to my farm. I’m working on getting the Engineering mounts and pets done, so I have got a farm full of Snakeroot (linky). So exciting! After harvesting, plowing the fields, replanting, getting rid of the weeds and pesky vermin, I’m off to my next task.
It was a rainy morning in Halfhill
Dailies! First I tackle the ones around Halfhill. They’re easy, money is always a nice thing to have, and it gives me a chance to do a couple sweeps for Dark Soil (linky). I am forever working on my reputation for the various factions in MoP. When I was raiding with my guild, I just did the bare minimum to get the rep I needed, then stopped doing it.
I turned in my dailies, gave dirt encrusted gifts to select NPC’s. I got a new BFF and I think this is going to be the start of a beautiful drunken friendship.
Now I fly back to the Shrine and start crafting! I smelt all the trillium from my farm, usually only a handful of bars, mail those off to my Alchemist (monk) for her to transmute to Living Steel. Then I smelt 10 Ghost Iron bars, turn those into a Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source.
And we’re done. I usually hop on my monk and do that transmute, then I figure out what else I want to accomplish that day. Normally I’ll run one or two LFR’s, until I can’t stand it anymore, do a random set of dailies, then I either level an alt or work on leveling my pets to 25. No, I still haven’t done that, hush.
I find it interesting, now that we’re in the lull, to see what other people are doing to pass the time. I’ve met a great many people through this blog and Twitter, from all walks of life, and it’s cool getting their input on something we all share in common. Seeing how different people view the game, their time in the game, and what their goals and tasks are when they log in for a few minutes, or for the whole day.
Do you log in every day with a plan, with a little routine before you start whatever you want to get accomplished, or do you just wing it? Do you log in, power through LFR, get valor capped, then not log in for the rest of the week?
Also, I recently imported my blog posts from my old blog to this one, so if you want to read my pre-NBI posts, they are April and earlier !
Have a great weekend!