Over the holidays the hubby and I have been letting our son play WoW with us. We have a third account and he’s got a mage on it and a hunter I just finished leveling today [and they both have cele two piece]. He’s only five years old but he’s remarkably astute about some things. But he’s also given me a little clue into some of the stereotypes I see in LFR.
1. Time Warp popping mage. My son’s “main” would be his mage I expect. He tools around on some of the lowbies on the account, and the hunter but most of his small amount of game time is spent on the mage. He loves the mage because he can make everyone in the group BIG.
2. Summoning of things – He loves dropping the table to feed everyone. Just about every pull. He also loves summoning his friends [mirror image] so he can have help.
3. Needing on everything – He’s pretty good about greeding stuff but occasionally he just NEEDS to “get a present” from the boss and will forget and need everything. That’s not a big deal in Ulduar or ICC. We just have him trade something if someone else wants it. And frankly, it’s irrelevant in LFR now but more for LFD.
4. Incessant bouncing. Doesn’t matter what toon he’s on he’s bouncing everywhere.
5. Randomly following a pet around during a fight/not dpsing the boss – there are more interesting things than boss fights!
6. AoE on single target fights – because arcane explosion [number 9] is fun!
7. Pulling for the tank – because starting the fight is important and fun! Besides, he has to drop a flare under the boss and “set them on fire”
8. “GOGOGOGOGO” – because he’s five… and can’t sit still.
9. Trolling the tanks – “I’m sorry daddy, I didn’t mean to press the button and start the fight” [Mimiron]. Next week: “I’m gonna push the button again!”
So… just pretend everyone in LFR is five years old and is just learning to read. Whole new perspective. Now he just needs to discover how to turn growl on and Aspect of the Pack on his hunter…