For the last few weeks (in game) I have been taking a little bit of a TR/xp break to stop and smell the roses. For a week or so it was forced, with computer issues, the last week I am just hanging waiting for Tobril to cap out so we can go again. I have been helping him and the wife get to 20 and farming things for my alt account. Generally just doing whatever hits my fancy. And it was just the ticket as I was feeling a little burnt out from the TR xp grinding…
But after all this time working on xping this guy or that guy, not xping to the hit just feels wrong…. I know right? Sounds nuts. I needed a break because I was feeling the burn out but now in less then two weeks I am chomping at the bit to jump back into the fray.
In part I feel the light at the end of the tunnel. Even though I am not sure if that light is open skies or an oncoming train.
I might need to do something I don’t really like to do and start a side project. I mean I have lots of guys that need work, but for some reason or another working them in the “end game” environment doesn’t make me excited.
So what to do?
I have alts that I have been sitting on for a while now.
Healz needs some tweaking to become a better endgame healer.
As400 needs some gear farmed up.
Samiusbot is likely to become “my” arty
Java might become a druid
I have an alt clr that needs to TR into a proper Bowonk.
And my monk could use a TR live and a race change to Helf.
So many things to do and no motivation to do any of them, I just want to xp Samius.
Not long ago Tobril and I had a talk about lowering the number of Alts he is maintaining. At the time I thought like I will ever cut back. But I already have and I didn’t know it.
Samius gets most of my play. Then in the last few weeks my alt account arty. But Samyus gets the second most play over all; the guild needed more good tanks. Java is mostly used now as a help 17-21 level guys if Samius is out of range. AS400/Butterz fills my epic play as limited as it maybe. And that is about it. Oh Samiusbot is my non-epic Cannith bits farmer. SamiusJr ransacks the Giant’s Vault once a week to pay for Samius’ TRs.
Thing is I don’t question these things when I am TRing Samius. I have a goal and a plan and get out of the way or I will go through you. Resting up for a big push is well and good. But too much time and I start to get antsy and I get myself into something I don’t need to worry about.
🙂 I tend to get stressed if I log on and don’t have a plan for the night, it feels like a waste of time. I have sometimes logged on to just check if there’s something on the lfm that I want to run, but it doesn’t quite work for me. I can change my plans, but I prefer to know what I want from my time on.
But at the same time I can see getting stressed from “having to” do some things as well, as in getting burned out like you were talking about. I think, it’s important to remember to have fun. 🙂 Once it’s not fun, but work, then you need to change something.