Friday, March 18, 2011

An Open Letter to my WoW Buddies and Other Interested Parties

I think it’s time for me to admit that I’m not interested in playing WoW anymore.  Things were a blast when I had time to raid and got to spend time with my guildies, but I just can’t do that anymore.  I haven’t raided (or even been on Vent) in months now.  I’ve enjoyed the questing in Cataclysm, Blizzard did a really great job being more immersive with their storytelling, but in a way the x-pack ruined the game for me.  There was something nice about being able to do 1-25 over a weekend just to blow off some stress.  I didn’t need a catastrophe in my fantasy world, there’s enough of that out there in RL.  It’s just not the same now.  Also, with not raiding, I see no point in grinding the dungeons to do heroics to do what?  Sit in Orgrimmar and listen to Alaw’s horrible rapping in trade chat?  No thanks.

And honestly, I really just want to play games by myself right now, or face to face with my IRL buddies.  And go outside and ride my bike.  And work on things in my community groups.  WoW served a specific purpose for me for a long time, and I just don’t need it anymore.  I might as well not pay Blizzard money I could use for something else I’d rather do.

It’s been a great five years.  I’m not deleting all my characters or anything drastic like that.  I probably won’t even uninstall it.  Heck, I'm leaving my Horde flag on my car window.  I am going to let my account expire, so don’t expect to see me around.  I want to play some Civ V, pick up Dragon Age 2, and work on that 45 mile bike ride.  Good luck in your defense against Deathwing everyone.  With guys like you out there he doesn’t stand a chance.

My account expires tomorrow.  So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Racial Diversity FTW

Why yes, I did roll an alt when the Cataclysm hit.  It wasn't one of the  new combos though.  I decided to re-roll my lvl 28 Orc hunter, and I'm actually really glad I did.  It all started in the Valley of Trials.

Friday, November 5, 2010

31 Days till Cataclysm

I've been pretty successful over the last few weeks in getting myself set to go for Cataclysm.  Yamira is 80 and about 3/4 geared.  That was made possible by the roaring success of my glyph business after 4.0.1 hit.  I must have been making about 5k a day once I got my addons straightened out.  It has dialed back to about 5k per week, even with that bastard Woodwitch camping the AH all day long.  Now that I'm pushing 50k it just doesn't seem to matter anymore, and I've managed to find a sweet spot for the high end glyphs where they always sell at about 300% profit, though it's probably to glyph resellers.  I'm fine with that.

I actually ended up gearing Yamira for Feral.  Yes, I'm tanking now.  The main thing that made me feel OK about gearing for it was that, apparently, bear and cat gearing is the same, it's all in the gems and talents.  I've been enjoying cat form too, so if I ever decide tanking isn't for me it wasn't a complete waste.  Not that the gear will stick around very long after the cataclysm.  I've got the basic tanking down, it's not too hard as a bear, but I really need to get some keybindings done and my cooldown tracker set up again.  I'm considering trying PowerAuras for cooldowns, but I think I like TellMeWhen's persistence in the interface.

I wiped out all my addon settings when 4.0.1 went live.  I haven't reloaded anything that changes the look and feel of the interface, except Vuhdo.  I think I can permanently ditch a few of the really heavy duty add-ons like MSBT, and I'm not going to re-install Omen, Recount, or (gasp) Deadly Boss Mods unless I feel I really need to.  The boss cues blizzard gives us are so blatantly obvious now DBM seems redundant.  Then again, maybe I just know the boss fights so well at this point they don't matter.  I won't be raiding for a while, so it won't be as critical.

I'm finally getting excited about the new expansion.  I'm tired of Wrath.  I barely leave Dalaran anymore, except to do the event quests.  I'm very disappointed that I missed the Echo Isles chain with Zully.  I got about halfway through it and called away to do something, and it was removed before the expansion hit, before I realized it was going away so fast.  Well, whatcha gonna do.

Finally got my Classic Raider achievement, and did Zul'Aman.  I'm hoping for a Black Temple or SSC run sometime soon.  I'd really like to get my Glory of the Hero done as well, maybe the guildies will help me out with that this weekend.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

So About My Interface...

I guess I know what I'm doing for the next week.  Overhauling my interface.  Major updates are not good for the addons.  I'm going to try just turning them all off temporarily.  No, really.  I mean it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

And There Was Much Rejoicing (Yay!)

That's right, I have an auction boy.  He's making me money RIGHT NOW.

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