When I started this whole transmog project a couple of weeks ago, I never thought I would be engaged so much.
No really, how sad the multiple re-runs of stale raids on multiple toons may seem on paper? And yet it appeared to be the coolest activity during my lull!
It has multiple attractions.
Obviously – this is transmog options, which grow in numbers. Some unexpected weapons are craving for a custom set! And I finally know what my orc warrior must wear – the Sunwell armor. It has everything in it: bleaky red colors which don’t exactly shout out Horde uniform, modest decoration, yet pretty complex design to look like a hero, not an NPC mook! Just perfect!
Obviously – this is collections, because sense of completion is one of the most exciting things in the game.
Less obviously – cash! Raids Cataclysm and on really start to count, and cha-ching after raids is most comforting to my pauper toon roster! Tip: if short on bag space, prefer taking trash items, grey to blue. All the purple boss loot will be mailed to you anyways!
And least obvious – the overall activity excitement. This is about luck – and genuine happiness when a desired item drops. This is about no-rush: you don’t have to manage to complete a set to a date. For current sets, I tend to follow my own Ahead of the Curve: it must be collected before next patch. With older sets, I don’t have this urge. I can pick up or drop the runs at any time given. I can pick any toon, go to any raid.
This is about total freedom. This is about a major goal – and hundreds of minor goals on the way. This is awesome.
My gaming time is now 100% productive, 100% fun, and 100% makes me excited about logging in. Wow – simply wow!