What’s My Main Again?

At the end of the expansion cycle, a lot of us have multiple characters at the level cap.  With new talent trees and redesigns being released, there are a lot of “oooh shiney” moments where we get excited about some of our classes more than others.

Which leads to the “which toon will be my main?” conundrum.

Some people really agonize over this.  There is one person in my guild who has gone back and forth an uncountable number of times about which of his four or five level 80 toons will be his main come the expansion.

You look around other blogs and see a lot of main-changing.  Some of the rogue blogs I have read in the past have become tanking or healing blogs.

I can’t imagine any character other than my rogue as my main.  He was my only toon through vanilla WoW, and my main ever since.  I am certainly better at rogue-ing than I am at paladin-ing or priest-ing or mage-ing, so sticking with this toon is not only better for me, but better for my guild when we get to raiding.

Also, my achievements are concentrated on my rogue, so for that purpose I’d be advised to stick with the one character.

That said… one of my guild’s main tanks has taken an indefinite leave from WoW.  That leaves my paladin as the most suitable candidate to step in for our final push to clear ICC.  So for the near future I’ll be on my paladin much more than my rogue.  Will that convince me to change my main?  Not likely.

Are you changing your main in Cataclysm?  If so, what made you decide to do that?


9 Responses to “What’s My Main Again?”

  1. July 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I don’t know the answer to that yet, and won’t before the new talent trees are in game. It’s simply impossible to tell which one I will have the most fun playing .. so I guess there’s your answer .. whichever toon I have the most fun on once the class changes are in place.

  2. 2 Hamacus
    July 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    LOL this is something I just started writing about that will be posted in my upcoming blog. I’ve chosen to go the Co-Main route. While my Priest is my oldest and most played character he currently is not the one I have the most fun playing and that has a lot to do with which is the toon du jour. Right now I’d say Lock, Rogue, Priest, Druid is the current order but who know what it will be with all the changes come Cataclysm.

    As our guild has an over abundance of healers I seldom get to do that in a raid setting outside of my current 10 man ICC group and then only after a designated healer bailed after switching from DPS to healing but I feel I do a pretty good job in both roles.

    I also don’t mind doing either as I enjoy them both thus my initial choice of rolling a Priest. I also rejoiced from the mountaintop when Blizzard gave us dual specs. My Priest is actually third best geared behind my Warlock and my Rogue. My Druid is a distant fourth place though I am getting the itch to try him as a bear tank. It is intimidating to say the least given we have an uber Bear tank in guild. I really don’t want to open a can of suck in front of him though I closely follow his blog for advice as I am trying to get my courage up…kinda what I did for my Rogue 🙂

    I figure most fights damage is damage so while I do look at group makeup and fight mechanics I usually go with which ever way my fancy takes me on a given day. That said if I want to maximize my damage contribution my Rogue is first choice. Depending on what utility is needed I bring my Lock or S.Priest and if it’s a survivability/progression issue/fight I run my S. Priest, given there are no other factors to consider. Looking at the initial layout of Cataclysm it seems Blizz in encouraging multiple/co-mains anyway. It seems like there will be plenty of opportunity to run multiple toons/mains.

  3. July 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I’m going the co-mains route as well. My hunter and my priest will be my focus to 85. Eventually my druid will follow, not because she raids but just because I enjoy her.

    When’s the blog going to appear Hammy?

  4. July 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    San definitely is and always will be my main. Necessity pretty much dictates that he be a main-spec tank and then DPS when he can. I’m okay with that. I do love tanking. But I won’t lie…I’ve been feeling the pull of a DPS main recently. Because of the length of this content cycle, my Cat gear has never been so close to my Bear gear. And on those occasions that I can run relatively even with you and Ever and Cheres on the meters…yeah.

    I’ll always have Dal ready to go and heal when he’s needed for that. He has his Enhance spec, too, but I find I don’t really enjoy that spec in group environments. For solo play, it’s great. But if I’m going to melee DPS, I’d rather be on San.

    And now I have Siaaryn at cap for if/when we ever need a ranged DPS boost. I don’t expect to see him do much this cycle. And he’ll always be third to the other two. But come Cata, I plan to level him up as soon as San and Dal are done and try to keep him at least reasonably up to date on his gear.

    I like the feeling of being able to fill any role in a group. Now I can see why Eat was so crazy about it.

  5. 5 Stonedrake
    July 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    For me it’s not ‘who is my main’, but ‘what will my SPEC be’.

    My rogue is my main. I may go for months without playing him, but when Cataclysm drops, all my other characters (even my far better geared druid) will be sent to the Attic whilst I get all ruthless about getting Stonedrake to 85.

  6. 6 argathne
    July 30, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Arg is 150% my main. No doubt. As much as i love the other alts. Arg will always be my main. Its pure factor of having fun on that charactor. Arg may be losing DI (R.I.P DI) But i will still find ways to be a idiot. =)

  7. 7 Key
    July 30, 2010 at 8:20 am

    I already changed my main. My rogue took a back seat to my shaman a couple months ago. In Cataclysm, I’m hoping to have more of a “co-main” thing going on, but I will be leveling my shaman first. It’s mostly out of guild needs, but I am just having more fun with her right now (that may have something to do with the fact that I have a hard time getting my rogue into guild runs since they always need me to heal).

  8. 8 antlergirl
    July 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I was considering swapping mains. Now I’m thinking of chaning my boomie/resto in tank/kitty and see how that works out. However…worgen rogue sounds good. We’ll see what will happen in a few months ^^

  9. 9 Hamacus
    August 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I keep coming up with ideas then get blown away with how good yours, San’s, and Din’s sites are and get intimidated. I need to come correct! 🙂

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