I’m a very goal-oriented person. I like to have a plan of some kind, in my head, of the kinds of things I should do when I’m next in the game. Some people write up gear lists, with a pick order, or (before Randoms) so they’d know which 5-mans heroics to farm, or which bosses drop the loot they want.
I’ve never really organised gear lists for myself beyond scanning the total environment and knowing what’s available. I don’t tend to say “I want that item” except on a few occasions where it’s just awesome, like Black Heart or Inevitable Defeat. So I might have a few slots with a particular item I want, but not a total body plan.
That said, I like goals.
Many people are achievement fanatics. I’m not. I barely care about them. They’re useful to track progress, very helpful as a to-do list but I don’t collect them. I usually don’t know what a boss fight’s specific achievements are. Many people do. However, since re-rolling achievements have become important to me because of those I lost on the old Gravity.
The goals I have are these. Some are because I had them done before I re-rolled, so I feel this urge to get them back again.
- kill Arthas before Cataclysm
- clear Naxx, Coliseum and Ulduar once on my new tank (this is for achievements, but also because I’ve not done Yogg)
- get geared fully for tanking (again)
- exalted on the main Northrend reps (again)
- explore every Northrend location (again)
Nice to have:
- a cool title like Undying
- a proto-drake mount
The only one I really care about though is killing the Lich King. All the content thus far has led me to really want to kill that noob.