I haven’t even upgraded my account yet.
Truth be told… one reason things have been a little quiet around here lately is because I was planning on exiting for awhile. Trying to meet the demands of everyday life, along with the task of maintaining this website, as well as finding time to play the game used to fuel said website… well… it’s been a little too much for me these days.
Ever since about August, I’ve really not had many opportunities to get down with some serious huntering. On the occasions that I have played, the bulk of that time was spent either to develop a new post or guide, or to update and refine my UI compilation for all those eager to try it out.
Apart from some 10-19 WSG fun a few weeks back, most of my in-game time over the past several months has been “work”.
In fact… it’s been a long time since I actually really enjoyed this game. Don’t get me wrong… I still like to get on and kick a little behind now and then or tame a new pet, but I certainly don’t get the same amount of satisfaction from it as I used to.
That’s to be expected though. Especially when you consider I’ve been at it for nearly five years.
Toss in the fact that I have to “force” myself to play at times, just so that I can continue driving this train (i.e., HuntsmansLodge), and WoW begins to become a lot less fun than it should be.
So anyway… my initial reaction to this expansion was to avoid it. I was planning on taking a few months off. I didn’t want to have to deal with guide updates, the race to 85, all of the new PvP and pet temptations awaiting me, and just the Cataclysm and website time investments in general. I simply can’t afford it.
Then I decided… wait a minute… what I should really do is just detach myself from the arduous task of trying to fulfill my perceived obligations.
I’m going to take it easy for awhile, and hopefully rediscover some of that early joy and wonderment that I first experienced back in the start of ’06.
No rated BGs… (well not for awhile anyway) 😉
No scheduled play of any kind…
No crafting of theory…
Just me enjoying some relaxing, go-at-my-own-pace, non-obligatory playing time with an all new toon. Hunter, of course. I have to keep it real. 😉
So the only question now is…
While I’m tooling around Azeroth on my new hunter youngling, I do hope to bring a few more people into the fold as interim (possibly permanent) writers. I don’t plan on covering much (if anything) in terms of higher level play for awhile, so I’m looking to bring in some adventuring 80-85 hunters to fill that void.
Although it’ll be some time before I discuss level 85 PvP builds or how I tamed GhostCrawler, in the meantime… I will be your guy if you are wondering how to go about leveling a new hunter in Cataclysm. I don’t plan to make it a speed run, however.
I’m going to just cruise for awhile…
It should be fun. 🙂