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Carrot vs. Stick
comment 13 Written by on November 21, 2009 – 12:16 pm

What keeps you logging in and keeps the game fun for you; what is your in-game “carrot”?

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13 Responses to “Carrot vs. Stick”

  1. RPing with some damned fine creative people such as yourself. That’s it. I don’t care about gear. I don’t care about the oodles of gold I can make. I don’t care (much) about achievements. Just that I have a creative outlet with other like-minded people. /That’s/ what keeps me in the game.

  2. Well, the last few weeks the carrots seem a little bland. Prior to that it was just friends that kept me in the game. The game itself was entertaining in a single player RPG kind of way and I had a few friends that love to bounce around the world of Azeroth.

    I am one of those unfortunate ones that could never find a troop of like minded folks to role play with so I settled to just writing my own stories for me and play with my friends who took the game for what it can be, a nice, fun distraction.

    In the end, what makes the game fun for me is helping out my friends.

  3. Doing stuff with my friends. A laugh and a joke on Vent when things go right – or wrong – in an heroic. Stupid banter in Guild chat.

  4. Working for Loremaster. It’s silly, but I really _really_ enjoyed getting Loremaster of Outland completed, because I finally got a chance to wrap up all the story that I never saw the end of in TBC. And I’m getting through the massive pile of quests for vanilla Warcraft, and starting to see how it all used to guide you towards the dungeons that were the pinnacle at the time. I’m actually almost dreading getting Loremaster of Northrend for the number of group quests I’ll have to find others for.

    By Nasthian on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply
  5. The combination of having fun raiding with the Anvil on Lin and RPing with the Riders on Beltar. šŸ™‚

  6. Raiding with my friends and achievements. I know many people hate them – but I absolutely love grinding achievements, and I’m not even sure why! I’m working on loremaster of kalimdor now – only 298 quests to go!

    By Assyra on Nov 22, 2009 | Reply
  7. Gearing my warrior. Leveling a druid. Making money on the AH. Raiding with the guild, although this is now just for fun and to hang out.

  8. It varies! Lately it’s been all about the Boomstick RP (really, anytime one of my characters grabs hold and has a lot to say), and the crafting. Sometimes I hit a zen point with leveling and before you know it, VOOSH, I have two more capped alts. Other times I desperately want X piece of gear or X achievement. But for the upcoming future it’s crafting and finding out what’s gonna happen to Miss Twirlybraids. šŸ™‚

  9. I think this is why I have so many alts. When I get bored with one, I usually just hop on another and it gets fun all over again. My current carrot is logging on Shaurria and seeing what kind of trouble she can get into, or working on getting Arvoss to 80. Or duoing my hunters. Or working on achievements. Or… you get the idea.

  10. Right now there are several things. If I’ve had a hard day, or I’m just feeling worn down, I do laps around Icecrown on my paladin, farming ore. If I’m feeling like a challenge, I’ll corral the hubby into running dungeons for low-droprate mounts, like Anzu or Baron’s horse. If I feel like I need new perspective, I’ll log on one of my alts, or make a new one.

    I guess overall I’d have to say my carrot is the variety, the many different ways the game can be enjoyed, and the freedom to choose what I want to do, when I want to do it.

  11. RP baby.

    Also, Linedan sucks for RPing so much on Beltar. More Linedan looming, imo.

  12. “I guess overall Iā€™d have to say my carrot is the variety, the many different ways the game can be enjoyed, and the freedom to choose what I want to do, when I want to do it.”

    ^–Says it all for me
    Alt also really help. Like Sarai said, if one toon gets boring, hopping on another is all it takes. And being somewhat new to the whole RP thing, hanging with the Riders on Windstar has been more like a big bowl my favorite of ice cream, with sprinkles.

    Funny thing? I’ve been thinking of making my own blog post on this subject šŸ˜€

  13. Pretty similiar to what the others here have said šŸ™‚ I’ve always got a variety of in-game goals at any one time so if one thing starts to pall there is always another angle for me to pick up. I love raiding on Jez, although I admit to being a little burnt out on that lately.

    I’m still hoping one day to get the Justicar title and love doing battlegrounds with a little group of regular pvpers in my time zone. I’ve got a lil warlock Synestre who’s mid 40s right now and am currently loving my even littler gnome rogue Tippy who has just hit 16.

    I’ve also recently developed a slight obsession with achievements on Jez and am having fun competing with the other ‘cheevhoars’ in my guild for the most points (I have a long way to go!). Then there is the farming side of things which is great for those times when I just want to fly in circles.

    So there is always something that keeps me engaged. I’ve lately been feeling the compulsion to roll a tauren or troll character as well but haven’t given into it yet.

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