Absolutely, I agree. You have weekends and extra opportunities for that. Or at least hopefully you do.Nymis wrote: ↑3 months agoYeah, 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.giving yourself at least 20-40 minutes a day is nice in terms of maintaining the flow of the character development
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.
Epoch of Thought
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.
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! :)
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. :)