Don’t make me get my main
It had me wondering just how attached to your main is?
I mean would you feel totally lost if your toon got deleted, and Blizzard couldn’t get it back. What if you we’re wrongfully banned from World of Warcraft. I feel some people are too attached to their avatars.
How am I attached to my main?
I am, then again I am not, Let me explain firs how I am attached, I played two classes alot, a warrior and a mage. Back in the Burning Crusade, I looked around and saw either Mage, or Warrior that my toon either warrior or mage was just ok geared, and that I could do better if I concentrated on one toon. I was really burnt out on my warrior, so I kept the Mage. My mage is probably my favorite class, and I associate with it alot more. In terms of alts I don’t really have many, just one Pally that I muddle with occasionally, because I miss tanking.
So my Mage is my main, like I played mages for a while, we mages are unique in the sense we are squishy, and we didn’t have the tools other classes had for a while. Warlocks were easy mode even way back when. We didn’t have Water elemental in the beginning, We didn’t have an avoid aggro mechanic for a long time either like Invisibility, (We use to have it beta)
For years we were beat upon, we were supposed to have best dps, yet Hunters, and Warlocks would surpass us constantly. To add insult to injury Warlocks took are gear alot of times, weapons Mages coveted were scooped up by dirty Whorelocks right from our grasp. We were also closer to one another back in the day, Mages stuck together, had their own channel in a 40 man raid, Warlocks had their own. and Hunters their own. Most of the time all we did was talk shit about the other classes.
In the end though the reason I am attached to my Mage is the fact that is an extension of myself into this virtual world, it’s how people in the World of Warcraft view me. I’m the sneaky skeezy Undead Mage called Rivzon.
So how am I not attached?
Well many, many years ago, before the Burning Crusade, I was hacked. Took them some time to resolve the issue. During this time I was physically ill. I felt like I lost a dog, or a sibling, I felt horrible. Then after a few days I come to realize, hey this is just a game, this isn’t reality, these are just pixels. I don’t feel this bad when Ken dies while I’m playing on Street Fighter, and I played alot of Street Fighter at the arcade…ALOT. So I came to terms of what these avatars are, they are constructs that I apply as much, or as little importance to them. Even though they are extensions of myself, they are not myself.
To sum things all up….
I make fun of Whorelocks, Huntards, Faildruids, and the list goes down the line in a tongue and cheek kind of way, but never do a personal attack on a person like Anna, or sorta of what BRK did, and he even apologized. I worry about people who are too close to their toons, I worry about their mental state. Role Players for one do scare me, they have more of an emotional attachment, and I think that is getting dangerously close to obsession, or even addiction.
So yea sometimes in video games, you got drama, you got problems, but you know what is awesome about video games, you can turn them off, and go read a book. Oh but if you piss me off, I’m gonna have to go get my main.