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s1atan
3 months ago
I work from home but I love my job so I will probably not get "vacation" for Classic release. Well, maybe one day for the release day excitement. :)

Also I like to play effectively and would like to get to 60 within six weeks. I can do 5 days played to cap. And will probably play like 2-3 hours a day.

For me it's just a game. Yes, it is game I love and will play for long time. But still the game and real life is far more important to me. I do not plan to raid much. Maybe just when the guild would need to help out but I do not like to spend hours on farming to raids. Thats why I like TBC more. I would like to raid effectively without spending too much hours before that.

Vanilla will be more chill to me. Chill, dungeons, pvp, world pvp and whatever guild needs. :)
Solveig
3 months ago
I work a 9 - 5, but have literally 0 other commitments outside of work. As a kid with WoW I was only able to play for about 4 hours after school before having to do homework and the like. Lucky to have more than 5 hours in a night to play games.

Now though I can play from when I get home to whenever I decide to sleep. So on average I probably have about 6 or 7 hours, then however much I want on weekends. I should be able to go pretty hard at it, hoping to at least maintain above average gear levels. I don't need to be on the forefront of gear and progression but being able to pick on people with a gear advantage is always fun! :)
couchatron
3 months ago
I would very much like to make the High Warlord push, but I won't be able to make that grind until the summer of 2020 probably. All the BG's should be out by then and being an educator, I'll have a lot of time on my hands come summer. :)
Lne
3 months ago
I'm for better or worse retired now, so I will be running my guild as a full time job with my only other obligation and passion being my family.

For me the bare minimum is not worth the effort. I cannot play wow half hardheartedly; it's either all or nothing. I've tried casually playing and I can't even make it past level 20 without hating the game.

I honestly don't think that most people who only have a short amount of time each week will ever experience why vanilla wow has practically been a way of life for so many people, and it's a shame (although almost certainly healthier) that they won't get that great experience.

But I do know people that love vanilla wow and never participate in raiding dungeons or any of the things that require significant amounts of time.
Light
3 months ago
Definitely a way different situation for me than in 2004-2006. I was in college back then, and basically could play forever. Now, I've got two kids and a wife and a 8-5 - but since I currently play wow and raid two nights a week, I'll probably just "switch" full time to classic on raid nights and probably play 1-2 hours a night otherwise. It probably won't be a set schedule outside of the two raid nights, but just a fluid "play when I can and just enjoy it" type thing.
Stka
3 months ago
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Razor
3 months ago
Nymis wrote:
3 months ago
giving yourself at least 20-40 minutes a day is nice in terms of maintaining the flow of the character development
Yeah, but the problem is that some activities actually do take hours to complete. Think dungeons and long quest-lines that you'll feel really bad for dropping in the middle of the thing because you'll either have to start all over again with a different group.
Absolutely, I agree. You have weekends and extra opportunities for that. Or at least hopefully you do.
Nymis
3 months ago
giving yourself at least 20-40 minutes a day is nice in terms of maintaining the flow of the character development
Yeah, but the problem is that some activities actually do take hours to complete. Think dungeons and long quest-lines that you'll feel really bad for dropping in the middle of the thing because you'll either have to start all over again with a different group.
Razor
3 months ago
Quaria wrote:
3 months ago
Razor wrote:
1 year ago
Is there a bare minimum to be worth it?
What’s your feeling yourself about this question?
Actually, I'm not sure. On the one hand, being somewhat regular, giving yourself at least 20-40 minutes a day is nice in terms of maintaining the flow of the character development, current quests, ideas to accomplish and so on. On the other hand, if you can do a couple of hours on the weekends - gametime becomes more pleasurable and precious.

After all, according to my experience, the most appealing and fun way is to treat your character as a tamagotchi - you remember those right? - log in every day at least for a couple of minutes, run a quest, sell something on the AH, do something minor. No pressure of course, yet regular attention. This laid back approach work the best at least for me. :smile:
DoomC
3 months ago
Until rested xp runs out :biggrin:
Pixstar
3 months ago
I can play a few hours each evening from Sunday through Thursday since the girlfriend has to get up early. I guess I will have a lot less time to play compared to 2005 but at least I know how to play it efficiently now.
Selexin
3 months ago
Rootdancer wrote:
1 year ago
I hope to have 1-2 hours a day. 3-4 on the weekend. Full time job, school, working out, day to day maintenance.. Will make me a filthy casual for sure.
Yeh I'm hoping for about 2 hours a night weeknights, 3hours + fri-sun nights.
Relik
3 months ago
Depends how much the gf lets me play. :lol:
SweaterMonster
3 months ago
Yori wrote:
3 months ago
~~ being in college has its advantages...;))
I just hope they dont release Classic right during exams time;;
I might die if they release the game during exam season. All my hype for me to have to abstain from the game for a few weeks!

:cry:
Quaria
3 months ago
Razor wrote:
1 year ago
Is there a bare minimum to be worth it?
What’s your feeling yourself about this question?
Scheyp
3 months ago
I will gladly sacrifice time with the wife, friends, and family for more time on Classic. At least in the beginning. 😂
Oderlods
3 months ago
Rootdancer wrote:
1 year ago
I hope to have 1-2 hours a day. 3-4 on the weekend. Full time job, school, working out, day to day maintenance.. Will make me a filthy casual for sure.
I'm exactly in the same boat lmao. Part time job + studies + girlfriend + sports is gonna leave me with 1-2hrs of playtime a day, at max. More in the weekends of course:)
Iolden
3 months ago
Probs one hour per day. Work and college have me zombified.
rijndael
3 months ago
It will definitely be a challenge to incorporate WoW Classic in between work, marriage, exercise, travel, and social life, all of which I'd like to retain, but I have no kids so certainly not as challenging as for some other folks in here who have parenthood in the mix. The first things that would go are Netflix, any other videos games, and watching sports. Priorities!
Deleted User 281
3 months ago
~~ being in college has its advantages...;))
I just hope they dont release Classic right during exams time;;
slud
1 year ago
It's pretty hard finding the time to play with a full time job. I get home from work at 4.30pm meaning I can usually dedicate between 1 and 3 hours of time to gaming during the weekday, and the weekends always vary massively as I've got a stupid amount of things going on at the moment!

I'd assume most people with a full time job would be in the same boat?
Razor
1 year ago
Markone wrote:
1 year ago

I think this'll be a problem for a lot of newcomers who are used to instant gratification - to them spending 2 hours to complete one quest (because you died 5 times to pulling mobs and had to make some friends to finish it) which rewards a tattered cloth with 4 armor on it will piss them off no doubt.
Therefore, the playerbase is not gonna have too many spoiled teenagers. Or none at all. Which is to my mind one of the greatest things about the whole Classic project.
Markone
1 year ago
Razor wrote:
1 year ago
Is there a bare minimum to be worth it?
I think this'll be a problem for a lot of newcomers who are used to instant gratification - to them spending 2 hours to complete one quest (because you died 5 times to pulling mobs and had to make some friends to finish it) which rewards a tattered cloth with 4 armor on it will piss them off no doubt.
Iced_Plasma
1 year ago
Cuppa wrote:
1 year ago
Everyone plays at their own pace, and in some ways I think taking it slow can be very rewarding. See the sights, soak it in! Extra time will need to be invested if you want to raid, though.
I'm in this crowd, for sure. I will 100% not be in any rush whatsoever to level up. I'm just going to let it soak in as you say, and take my time. I miss that kind of pacing, I feel like a lot of games now throw way too much at you - to the point where you can't even enjoy what's happening around you.
Razor
1 year ago
Laphroaig wrote:
1 year ago
Sucks to be getting older. When I was in college, doing an all nighter sounded fun. Now it sounds like hell.
Haha, this is really something we all can relate to :biggrin: such an accurate way to put it.