A few inspirations for this potential project… In one of the podcasts I listen to, someone mentioned that in order to hang out with friends on different servers, they rolled alts on the same server to play together once a week. Then, I was just saying to The Game Dame in a comment that it might be cool to get together with some other bloggers, because it was really fun to chat with both her and Amava at the Gnaked Gnome Race last weekend. So, if anyone is up for it, want to get a group together?
– A group of 4-5 folks.
– We commit to playing together at least once a week. (We’ll exchange e-mail addresses to coordinate playtimes, canceling and adding sessions as people have time and interest. I’m in the Eastern Time Zone and play most evenings and quite a bit on weekends.)
– It would be good to have at least one possible healer and tank, though there can be some flexibility since each class offers builds for multiple roles. We should arrange ahead of time what classes folks plan to choose to be sure we have our bases covered.
– Each of us rolls our new toon on the designated server and levels it to 10. Then, we’ll all meet up at an inn somewhere and begin our adventures together.
– This will be the opposite of Year of the PuG. We’ll only play as a group, this group, and work through the content together. This will keep us all at the same level.
– Leveling up fishing or crafting professions when other folks aren’t around is fine. Leveling up gathering professions is fine if you’re mindful of any experience you might be getting from either exploration or kills around the gathering spots. (You shouldn’t allow yourself to get too far ahead of the group.)
– It might be cool to all choose different professions to minimize overlap in resource gathering and maximize benefit to the group. Of course we’ll all want a bit of cash flowing in to buy mounts and so forth, but the group shouldn’t sell items or services to each other.
– As loot drops, folks can roll need to upgrade their gear and greed to help pad their bank accounts. Again, we’ll be considerate and mindful of what will make the group strongest as a whole.
You’re probably thinking…
– Ess, is this an excuse to roll another alt? Well, maybe. *shifty eyes*
– I don’t have time to do this. Yeah, I know, I probably don’t either. But it would be a casual thing. I wouldn’t imagine us being hell-bent to get to the end game or anything. Instead, it would be a way to get to know and spend some time playing with like-minded people. This would be the anti-PuG. (Hey, there’s a title if anyone wants to blog it!)
– We’d never get to the end game. Think of how painful the collection quests would be! Yeah, could be. But think how fast we’ll kill stuff. *steamroller!* Plus, if it’s too painful, we’ll break format, start a social blogger channel (or guild or whatever) for these alts and just hang out that way.
– This is all too restrictive. Possibly. Like I said, if it fails, we can still all be friends, right?
As far as I’m concerned…
– We could play either Horde or Alliance.
– We could play on any of the servers, RP, PvE, or PvP (hey, we’ll be together all the time, right?).
If anyone is potentially interested, let me know and we can start planning!
And of course, if you think I have a touch of the crazy, you can say that, too. 🙂