I want to be needed. I want to feel like I am an integral and important portion of my guild. So I ask "what does the guild need?" and the worst thing I can hear back is "play what you want". I don't want to play what I want. I want to know that what I play is going to bring something to the guild that no one(or few others) else is bringing. I want to play a shaman because of my group buffs. I want to play a survival hunter because of expose weakness. I want to play a healer because of healing. I want to be filling a need. If the need is dps I want to see whateveryone else has and pick the dps that synergizes the most. Gosh darn it.
Horde side I have a Shaman. This shaman knows an Ele shaman, a BM hunter, and a Warlock. My first inclination? To respec resto, practice healing, and recruit a tank.......
Alliance side I have a hunter. Survival hunter at that. But my guild is -full- of hunters. Suddenly I feel a desire to play a healer, or a shaman, or a MAGE or anything that is helping fill a gap we might have. Anything other than another hunter filling the same need as 5 others.
I don't think I'm the only one that does this. Sure there are people who -know- what they want to play and just don't want to play anything else. I know Ret Pallies who sadly were forced to go holy when all they wanted to do is be a Ret. Pally. And I feel bad for them. I'm not suggesting this is a good pratice.
But I don't know what I want to play. I make alts like other people breathe. If I had more time than that 10-20 hours a week I do I would have 10 60's(I'm not sure I'd be 70 yet though). What I want is to be usefull to my guild. No matter the class.
I play my Shaman now because it makes me happy to know that a certain blastyshaman wants to play with my toon. I play pox because they need the trif tank. I'm working on a mage twink because Ess said she wants to play BG's(my one true WoW love) and I want her to have a teammate. I played my hunter as a survival hunter because I wanted to provide my guild with a unique buff. I play my warlock..wait no I don't...because even though I like playing a lock no one on that server needs/wants him.
If Sidhe Devils suddenly developed a shortage of tanks or healers...? I'd be rolling a new toon that night. Course levels 1-70 takes a long time, but it gets shorter as you go(1-39 took me 3 RL weeks....not too bad compared to my shaman).
Anyways thats my view on things. I don't have a point but since all blog posts ever MUST HAVE A POINT*....here we go:
It isn't a bad thing to roll what the guild needs if you are someone who doesn't know what he wants.
Adios and radda radda.
*kidding of course.