I just can’t help it. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t stop myself from rolling new toons. It’s like sitting a fat guy in front of a table full of pie and expecting him not to eat them (trust me, I’m the fat guy and I know these things /nomnomnom). I’ve got fifty slots that I can fill with toons, and I love a good reroll.
To give you just a general idea of how much I enjoy rolling new toons, lets look at just the last week. Within the last week alone I have rolled six new characters. Some of them from plans I have for the near future (Psynner), some for plans I have in the distant future (Lexzus), some because I want to try out a new class (Psynwise), some because friends have rolled new toons and would like a bit of company (Psynple), and some because I was just bored and needed something different to play around with for a while. I really don’t need any particular reason to roll a new toon, I just need an open character slot in my account-wide allotment of 50 total characters, and a few minutes worth of open play time.
As I’ve spent so much time doing such a wide variety of things on so many different toons, it puts a bit of a strain on the blog’s purpose which is to write about leveling your characters. But, I feel like writing today regardless, so instead of trying to finish up one of the many near-completed posts I have sitting over there in my Drafts folder, I’m going to share with you what I’m doing simply because I can.
So, here’s a little information about some of the toons that I have rolled within the last week. I’ll leave out the new bank alt because, well, he’s my bank alt.
Psynner (Male Human Priest)
I rolled this guy last night because we had a discussion on Twitter about how much fun low level PvP is. I made the comment that it would be fun to get a premade group consisting entirely of healers to do them with and a few people agreed with me. So, I rolled this guy. Initially I was going to go with a female draenei, but decided the human racial would pay off more than an extra heal as I would likely only use it when I was out of mana in which case I’d already be screwed regardless. How often he gets played will depend on how often my other friends feel like doing some low level PvP.
This guy is named for the obvious contrast between name and class.
Psynwise (Female Human Warlock)
I rolled this one a few days ago because I decided that the Gnome just wasn’t doing it for me. I just couldn’t get into playing that short little guy all the time with his stupid sayings and goofy looking gear. Instead I rolled a human because the female’s casting animation is actually pretty decent compared to some of the other races which…well, suck. I’ve wanted to get a warlock going for a long time now, and maybe this will be the one that I hang on to for a while.
This character is named after Cynwise, for having invited us to the Durotan server which my wife absolutely loves.
Psynister (Male Draenei Death Knight)
Now there’s a shocker of a name, right? I rolled this toon last night because my wife decided to get her start on a Role Play server (Feathermoon-US). She hates some of the quests in the DK area, so I offered to reroll with her to help get through all of the quests faster, and we certainly did. The idea is to get some starter gold for a new toon. He will either see almost no play time at all save farming, or he will become my experimental DK tank. Most likely the former.
Just about every server I roll on fresh has the first character named Psynister, no matter what kind of character it is.
Psynple (Male Dwarf Hunter)
This guy’s just a simple little hunter. I rolled him to level up with my wife and Cynwise who also rolled low level characters. We played with them one night this week and I haven’t logged into him a second time yet. Playing a hunter is always fun and relaxing during the low levels, so I’ll probably come back to this guy before too long just to have a bit of relaxing play if nothing else.
When I rolled the hunter, I knew I wanted something simple. And as soon as the word “simple” crossed my mind, I had my name.
Lexzus (Male Draenei Warrior)
And the last one for today is the one I’ve already brought up when I mentioned him in a post a few days ago. You can read there for any details you want on him. He’s still level 4 by the way.
So I want to know – are any of you out there just as bad as me (or worse?) about constantly rolling new toons?
If so, what are your reasons?
If not, what is it that keeps you so focused on sticking with only a small number of toons?