Well, it has been done. I have been thinking about making a faction change for awhile, due to various reasons. Drach has been a Draeni (or space goat for you racists) for as long as time. I got bogged down on my server, and was getting frustrated with many of the people I was dealing with, and one of the good friends in my life wanted to roll Horde, so it just made sense.
Drach is now an Orc!
I decided to keep the name, because I like the name. 😉 Now the character may look different, but he’s still Drach. So far this has been a great experience. At least on my server, the Horde are much friendlier and less like a feminine hygiene product that rhymes with “spruce tag”.
I’ve joined a terrific guild with a great bunch of people with an emotional maturity greater than a high school student, which is always great. There is another Hunter in my guild, actually quite a few, but one in particular that took me under his wing when he heard that I recently made the switch to Survival spec. He took me to the training dummies and helped me polish up my rotation. It was a lot of fun. We’ve actually got a Baradin Hold run set up for tonight that I’m hoping to make it to. 😀
So, what’s the point of this article you may be asking yourself? Well, many of you from the forums know that this has been a consideration of mine for awhile now, but also I wanted it serve as a motivator to not get stuck in a rut.
If you’re frustrated or unhappy with what’s going on for you in game… consider a change like mine. I never thought I would jump factions because I felt tied in to where I was, but now I’m really glad I decided to make the switch! I want to encourage those of you who feel stuck to consider shaking things up a bit. I’m not telling you to hop factions, but why not try something new – whether that means going with a new spec, taming that rare that you’ve been dreaming of, or even starting a new hunter and trying a different race’s starting quest line.
The point I’m trying to make is… we all get stuck at times and feel like there is nothing we can do to change, but there is. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results, so go out and shake things up a bit!
Although, I did get myself a little treat before swapping factions… I’m now a member of the SB6 club!