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    Stood in the Fire Ragu4's Avatar
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    Anyone else main swap each expansion?

    I have a tendency to swap my main per expansion. Anyone else do it? Here's my record so far:

    Vanilla: N/A (played but not going to pretend I had a main)
    TBC: Hunter (PvP only)
    WOTLK: Paladin
    Cataclysm: Shaman
    MoP: Death Knight
    WoD: N/A
    Legion : N/A
    BFA: Priest

    I'm currently all in on classic (Shaman) but will play the new Xpac.

    I'm thinking of going full meme-tier with my 9.0 character. Either a Female Pandaran Warrior or Vulperan Warlock. But I do miss my DK and Paladin.

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    Vanilla: Warrior (Ran around not knowing what the hell I was doing. Made it to around level 25-30.)
    TBC: Rogue (Got to 40 and bought my first mount. Yay.)
    Wrath: DK (My first max level toon was a hero class. Embarrassing. Did some PUG raids. Never raided ICC.)
    Cata: Hunter (Mostly roleplayed.)
    MoP: Mage (PUG raiding.)
    WoD: Mage & Warrior (Mostly running around my garrison and doing some PvP.)
    Legion: All Classes (Mostly did everything.)
    BFA: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    I changed between Vanilla and TBC, and Sylvanas made me change between Legion and BFA.
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    I haven't played retail since Legion -- I now exclusively play Classic. However, I preferred never to main swap. Whenever I do main swap, its because of class changes that make the play-style/rotation of the class no longer fun for me.

    Over the years I've mained a Shaman, Priest, and Paladin -- always prefer to be a Paladin. Paladin since Legion has been horrible (IMO). I just logged on to retail the other day to see if the class got any better as I haven't played since early Legion... nope. Pure cringe for me. I liked the WOD version of pallies -- was so fun!

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    TBC: Hunter
    Wrath: Hunter
    Cata: Hunter
    MoP: Hunter
    WoD: Hunter
    Legion: Hunter
    BFA: Hunter

    Hopefully I can break the cycle one of these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Sandor View Post
    TBC: Hunter
    Wrath: Hunter
    Cata: Hunter
    MoP: Hunter
    WoD: Hunter
    Legion: Hunter
    BFA: Hunter

    Hopefully I can break the cycle one of these days...
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    (The joke being that it's not that different.)

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    Me too,
    I mained Surv in WoD, MW during legion and right now I'm a resto druid.
    Considering whether to stick to druid, or go disc or resto shammy. Unless of course, a new healing class comes out in which case that will likely be my main of the expansion, unless it proves boring.

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    I've been swapping mains like every other week since wotlk I don't know what I'm doing...

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    Vanilla: Paladin
    BC: Paladin
    WoTLK: Paladin/DK
    Cata: Warrior
    MoP: Rogue/DK
    WoD: Mage
    Legion: Paladin/DH/DK/Rogue
    BFA: Paladin/Warrior

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    Vanilla: Warrior, then paladin and last mage
    TBC: Mage, boomkin and last pala
    WotlK: DK
    Cata: Mage
    Mop: Mage, going casual and played dk, back to raiding as shaman during siege
    WoD: shaman, going casual at hellfire and went back to dk
    Legion: Warrior last 6 month went lock
    BfA: Warrior for uldir, BoD casual with dk, Ep Mage

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    I do. I usually pick a new class or race that fits some combination.

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    Not every expansion, no.

    I've changed mains 3 times in total so far.

    I started out in late TBC playing a Rogue, got to 68 and that's when Wrath came out. Rerolled to Death Knight. Did some Naxxramas pugs, then still in Wrath I rerolled to Mage and got into raiding beginning with Trial of the Crusader, actually killed all Icc Heroic bosses except the Lich King.

    Kept playing the mage until Mists of Pandaria when I rerolled to my Warlock and I've been playing that character ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragu4 View Post
    I have a tendency to swap my main per expansion. Anyone else do it? Here's my record so far:

    Vanilla: N/A (played but not going to pretend I had a main)
    TBC: Hunter (PvP only)
    WOTLK: Paladin
    Cataclysm: Shaman
    MoP: Death Knight
    WoD: N/A
    Legion : N/A
    BFA: Priest

    I'm currently all in on classic (Shaman) but will play the new Xpac.

    I'm thinking of going full meme-tier with my 9.0 character. Either a Female Pandaran Warrior or Vulperan Warlock. But I do miss my DK and Paladin.

    Vanilla:Played warrior but got lost and hopeless figuring out what to do (quitted)
    TBC: Blood elf mage then changed to Hunter Bm Troll.
    WOTLK: Survival hunter.
    Cataclysm: deathknight for a bit then Survival hunter
    MoP: Arms warrior all the way...
    WoD: Shadowpriest
    Legion : Demon Hunter
    BFA: ANY?

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    Warrior Vanilla, TBC, WOTLK, CATACLYSM.
    Boomkin(or Resto) Pandaria, WoD, LEGION and BFA.
    Guess it's time to swap again!

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    I used to play warlock and shadow priest through all expansions but at some point realized that the convenience of a druid outweighs any class fantasy by a million. Stealth,shifting out of stuff,sonic speed,bear form,hots,instant flight form and resto always being G in pvp.

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    Vanilla: Hunter
    TBC: Resto Shaman
    Wrath: Enhance Shaman
    Cata: Blood DK -> Feral Druid -> Rogue (guild needed a legendary bitch)
    MoP: Rogue -> Shaman -> Paladin Tank
    WoD: Glad War (RIP) -> Fury War
    Legion: All Classes. Focused tanks mostly.
    BFA: Blood DK -> Brew Monk
    Next Expack -> thinking of going a caster dps for once as a primary focus.
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    Vanilla: Prot Warrior ( Was a Fury tank )
    BC: Prot Warrior
    WoTLK: Fury Warrior
    Cata: Prot Warrior
    MoP: Prot Warrior
    WoD: Prot Warrior
    Legion: Warlock
    BFA: Warlock


    Going from Legion Warlock to BFA warlock, was probably one of the biggest kicks in the dick I've ever experience in a game. Going from a strong ST and AoE class to medicore ST and worst AoE in the game, was such a shock. No idea if I can stick with Warlock come next expac if things don't change. Warrior changes aren't much better either.

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    Yeah, it happens. I've had numerous max level alts since wrath, so I have tons of play time on other classes not mentioned here, but my "mains" were:

    Early TBC to Ulduar - Hunter
    Ulduar to ToT - Mage
    SoO to Legion pre-patch - Hunter
    Legion pre-patch to BFA pre-patch - Monk

    I went into BFA with mage, quit about a week after Uldir launched. Came back for 3 weeks in 8.2 and played my DH.

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    Well, it looked something like that for me:

    I started in Wrath as a Mage and stayed a Mage in Cataclysm. Did some raiding in both expansions. After that, in MoP, I was playing a MW monk and swapped to a Discipline Priest after finally finding friends to play with. This held up until the end of WoD.

    Since Legion I am alone and this went something like "Oh, the char got legendary cloth boots as first lego, guess they are useless now", and quit. Played and geared my shaman casually after that, which I dropped going into BfA and finally deciding once and for perhaps all, that I am a Druid at heart.

    I just love all roles and having a special place for healers, restoration druid just always spoke to me, more than any other healing spec. I'd say Druid is my class.

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    No, BM Hunter since late BC. Occasionally play Survival, but BM primarily.

    Having said that, anytime I change a character's race they get a rewrite on their story. For example, in Legion, my Priest was Paumae, a Sunwalker who enjoyed the darker arts more than she should. She regrettably died in the Battle for Daz'Alor. So now, all my Priestly and ventures follow Bearu, a Zandalari Priest fiercely dedicated to Bwonsamdi.

    It's a good way to keep your characters fresh without having to abandon them.
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