Yes, I hate BoAs. I think they’re utter laziness. I don’t understand playing the game with them because you’re going so fast through the levels, I don’t think you’re really playing the game anymore.
Oh wait, they have one merit:
When you want an alt to max level LYK RITE NAO, it’s super easy to do. I leveled my first alt, my beartree, 0-80 in a month flat on BoAs.
I never want to do that again.
Call me sappy, but I love the journey too much. I don’t even like the leveling experience now. It’s definitely been sped up, even in the lower levels. I’m 40 and outstripping my professions, even in my BoAless gear. My professions are outstripping each other, even; i.e., my Herbalism is about three inks above what I can make as a Scribe. I remember doing tailoring and enchanting long ago on my warlock and, okay, yeah, I was a little behind if I went out and quested constantly, but I could at least keep the two together-ish.
I like leveling without super stats. Gives me a sense of mortality, y’know? How I like my heroes, with a bit of failure in them, so it’s not like a guarantee that they will win in the end. I need oomph in my journeys for them to mean anything.
One of my 80s was leveled with the leather chest and shoulders, because I felt I should use the BoAs I paid for to hand-me-down them to my shaman. I nearly ditched them midway because I was going too fast, but I kept them because ICly I felt like I should. “Sisters” sharing gear, y’know, it’s got that loving feeling to it.
I don’t want an account-wide BoA interface. Maybe you can pay for it if you want to, but I rather like how those who use BoAs have to go and pay up emblems for all the different sets. In your tradeoff, you get to slide through 80 levels.
Now, I’m not asking for my old-style alts to get gear instantly upon dinging 80. That would just take all the oomph out at the end. Yes, *shock*, I go run regulars a few more twenty times to gear up for heroics, and then I go run some heroics a select few (i.e. not a random few) at a time to gear up again. Also to learn how to play the alt in cap-level dungeons, because through five 80s, it’s been different every time.
No Competitions, Please / Where Real Life Leaks In
I’m also not trying to claim that I’m perhaps better or more awesome or more hardcore because I do it without BoAs. I really don’t care. I’m playing a game, not trying to win a pissing competition. I’m actually so sick of the pissing competitions in real life.
I mean, for fuck’s sake, I can’t even go learn in a major without having to play the game of “my life sucks more; therefore, I am more awesome than you.”
Okay? Didn’t know I was in a competition?
Can’t I just learn some stuff / play a game without having to prove myself better than other people?
Is it so impossible a concept that we can both be awesome in different but equal-ish ways? Perhaps it’s too much carebear for you, but damn, no wonder the world is so pissed off all the time. Stop trying to be better, just be.
This is a rant after meeting so many people in the LFD who swear by BoAs and then piss on me because, shocker, they can do more dps or whatever in their BoA set than I can in my native clown gear.
Guys, I really don’t care about your uber-awesomeness. I mean, it’s cool that you are, but I see this, and I really don’t need to be repeatedly shown this. I GET IT, NOW MOVE ON. And I really, really, don’t need you pissing on me when I’m trying to relax.
No shit, you’re bored
I feel like most often when I run into someone saying the game is boring right now, they’re decked out in BoAs. Sometimes even decked out in alts who are decked out in BoAs. They have every damn BoA in the game. And I hold myself back in the interest of not being a complete douche, but really?
You take the super-speed route and then complain that it’s boring?
MY MIND, IT IS BLOWN.
This concludes my ranting, because after this, it’s just fuming and making strange gestures for the words I want to be saying right now, but can’t really find due to my utter frustration. Not to mention I’m starting to rant more about douchebags than about BoA gear, when the two aren’t necessarily connected. /rantfail