Well, all metaphors of chubby chasing aside, I decided to give an update. After taking Gladiator up to 21 I decided to give crafting a go - specifically blacksmithing. Compared to XI's crafting I enjoy it far more.. Like its not a lesson in masochism so far. I tried using the market wards and found it a confusing mess but Ive met enough people now where usually someone has or can make what I need. Ive also done some leves in a group of 3 and found that really fun but tanking isnt extremely practical- I can keep solo target hate really well but groups of 3 leave me without enough tools to keep things all on me unless I orchestrate the battle before hand (no, let ME pull and I'll cure myself. Fight the one Im fighting, etc) Good news is Im still excited to play and Im getting that new mmo feel.
I know a lot of people who read these forums are on the fence about playing right now but honestly its 20 bucks, a free first month to sample, and unless you really do nothing but play all day every day I dont imagine youll be super bored before 2.0 launches. Forget the cynicism and just give it a shot, make friends, and if it doesnt suit you at least youll have known yourself.
Oh, and I did join Grover's LS. Thanks for the invite!
Belkira, Tarutaru / Gilgamesh server / 75 BLM, DRK, RDM
Akerius, Tarutaru / Asura server / 99 THF, 99 WAR, 99 MNK
Belmakor, Blood Elf / Maiev server / 85 Prot.PVE, HolyPVP
Belkira, Blood Elf / http://trenchescomic.com/Maiev
server / 85 Subtlety PVP/lolPVE too