I’ve been playing on two low pop servers for years now. The first one is my ‘home’ server, and I played there with a group of friends along with my husband. Over the years people moved on, and my husband stopped playing. About two years after he stopped playing I moved my characters to another low pop server to play with more friends.
I’m sure you can see how this story goes, most of them also moved on – which is OK, it’s expected and I would never be angry at anyone for doing what was in their best interest but it did leave me with a bit of a predicament. After spending a few months debating it and thinking about it I finally decided that it was time to move to a server with a higher population.
I want to be able to raid, I want to be able to pay for boosts with gold, I want to see people around and I want a robust server that can offer me more than what my low population servers offer. With the addition of a region wide auction house (for items that stack) it became less of a concern about ‘where’ I play for gold making purposes.
The thing is, I’m nervous about this move. I’ve got no experience at all making gold on a server with a higher population. I’m not sure I can even adapt, or how long it will take me. I do know it’s time. Today is the day. I purchased a bundle of 6 character transfers, and I’m currently in the process of moving my main and some alts. I want my crafters together, after all. At least I can pay for it with gold.
Will I be successful? As long as I’m having fun, that will be a success. I’m really enjoying my time in Dragonflight, and I can’t wait to experience everything it has to offer. As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!
As a few people know, last week I accepted a position with Wowhead writing about professions along with two other amazing content creators – but as it turns out, at this stage in my life I’m simply unable to do the job as well as it deserves, and so before it even started I stepped down.
I’ll be honest, it sucks. It was an ideal job – but I’m also a full time Mom of two, one special needs (autism & global developmental delay), I have multiple sclerosis, my husband is a first responder on shift work, I homeschool – and the day only has 24 hours in it. I simply can’t do all of the things. Even if I want to. I didn’t realize/grasp just how involved it would be with the complete overhaul of professions in Dragonflight, and scheduling around my already busy life was incredibly stressful.
One of the reasons I applied for the job was to prove to myself (and indirectly, to others) that I am more than. When you become a parent it’s so easy to get lost and feel like you are ONLY a parent (my name becomes ‘ABC’s Mom’ and ‘123’s Wife’ 90% of the time, people don’t even address me by my name). As a stay at home Mom with a first responder husband, that ‘lost’ feeling goes even deeper, because everyone else starts to seem a little ‘bigger’ than you. I wanted something that was just me, something to “prove” my value to society, because that’s what I was brought up to believe was important. I know that it’s not, I know what I do is a full time job already, but it’s hard.
Anyway, I apologized for wasting people’s time, and I will continue to write here and help others with making gold, and hopefully I will continue to stream and do other content, but I did want to make this little post explaining things for anyone who might wonder.