Archive | August, 2010

I Can Stop Anytime I Want To ….

27 Aug

With my pending return to the game, I’m faced with an interesting dilemma.  I want to play the game casually, since I’m not going to have tons of time to do so, but I enjoy reading blogs, and lurking/posting on various class-focussed forums.   Also, I have this annoying habit of getting sucked into this game, and I haven’t learned how to feign death or misdirect effectively yet when the agro is raining down on me.

There are a few casual bloggers out there that give me hope that I can achieve this goal of enjoying this game, and manage to see my family and the sun every once in awhile.

I hope I can stick to the casual playstyle, since I don’t have enough time online to devote to some of the more “hardcore” projects I would like to do. 

Raiding?  Forget it with my unpredictable schedule.  Also, with the amount of time I’ll likely have, I might be able to raid one night a week, but that would be it for my WoW time.  I like raiding, but I’m not sure that’s all I want to be doing while I’m in-game.  Besides, almost all of the pug raids I see forming demand the achievement for said raid. 

PvP?  Like raiding, I could probably get ok at this if I devoted all my game-time to this.  I’ve never been a huge fan of PvP, but I do enjoy it every once in a while.  I much prefer raiding, but like I said above, I just can’t commit to specific times during the week.

Achievements?  This has potential, but a lot the achievements that catch my attention are ones that involve a lot of playtime.  I’ll have to think about this one. 

T10 Gear?  Forget it, I’d still be farming frost emblems next summer, and not be there, due to not being able to raid.  That is, if burnout doesn’t strike again.

We’ll have to see how things pan out.  For now, the main project is get my druid to 80, and after that, who knows?

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Who’s to blame?

18 Aug

I’m giving serious thought to coming back in the next few weeks.  As usual when I leave WoW for burnout, I swear I’m done with the game (you think I’d know better than that by now).  Thankfully I’ve never done anything as final as deleting characters, giving my gold away, or anything like that.  I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll probably be playing WoW off and on until they shut off the servers.

Now you may be wondering why someone who has fought free would want to come back to WoW (maybe not if you’re reading this blog :P)?  Well, let’s line up the suspects and go through it.

My desk calendar

I bought a desk calander for 2010, one of those tear-off the page kind,  and it’s all about WoW.  It just sits there on my desk taunting me every day with a new screenshot of the game that I just can’t quite get over.  I’m surprised that I haven’t thrown it in a drawer, since I haven’t played since April.

My coworkers

I have a couple of guys at work that talk a lot about WoW, and they keep giving me the play-by-play of what’s going on in their raids and the game in general.  Not sure if this is a good thing or not, but I’m sure it’s stopped WoW from dropping too far off my radar.

WoW is still on my hard drive

This is perhaps the most damning thing yet.  But I hate downloading large game clients, and patches for said clients, so I guess this is more out of laziness than anything else.  Not a big deal, since I’m not hurting for space, and I figured I’d be back some day.

I’ll be back in Azeroth soon, and I’m looking forward to it again.  I just have to accept that I’ll probably be playing WoW until they shut the servers off.  Who knows, I might even go find a private server when that happens.  But I’m sure Blizzard will have a new shiny by then that will suck up my life, like WoW has.