Hi all, I’m Brie (aka Alisera) I’m excited to be a part of the first year of the community council! I hope we have an impact of some sort. I’m an spriest main and I love this game - I’ve played since release day (stood in line to get it lol) and have played every expansion/class. Right now though I don’t really enjoy Shadowlands and the current state of the game. I’m mostly playing Classic doing the Hardcore Ironman challenge.
In the early days, I was ~hardcore~. I played this game 16 hours a day, every day for years, no job, no life lol I was an altoholic at the start with 4 60s in vanilla (mage, hunter, rogue, pally). I raided on mage/hpally back then. My guild was a server-first guild on a medium server (big fish, small pond). We went to Naxx and continued on raiding at the top until Cata (worst expansion for me). I have 10,000+ screenshots of all of my time in WoW, I love old screenies!
But what I represent now is the ~hardcore casual~ player. I will put what I put in my app: there is a high percentage of players that don’t read forums, care about patch notes or review every datamined detail, they don’t even know about this council! They LFR raid, they don’t serious business pvp, they don’t really bother with m+ but they have a HIGH playtime. The hardcore casuals. This group loves the game and plays many hours a day but they are out there doing their own thing - ton of alts, collecting, achieves, old content, secrets, pet battles, crafting, exploring, questing, solo stuff, helping new people, etc.
There are roadblocks to this playstyle, but for the most part we just play around them and move on, slightly disappointed. I’d love for more content to be designed with this group in mind but I want to stress NOT at the expense of any other playstyle. I respect and love all players of this game and I think both sides of the hardcore/casual coin can have fun in WoW and get what entertainment they want from a video game.
So my main focus here will be to bring topics and start discussions about my experiences with that group of people in mind. I think there could be some really fun things put in game or changes made that would not detract from how anyone else likes to play. I also want to try to help start discussions on ways to bring back that good old MMO feel to the game. All of my posts/experiences are going to be through that lens.
I think we all agree that WoW is not quite in the best state atm, but we are all here because we love playing this game and want it to succeed and be the best possible game it can be
Edit: I edited this 12/15 because I used the abbreviation “HC” for hardcore and I wanted to be clear HC meant Hardcore - the Soul of Iron buff in Season of Mastery