I usually do a Sunday round up post, though honestly haven’t wanted to catch up on my reader, there’s 424 posts to read in there at the moment *shudder* Might not be able to read all of those sadly. Instead, I’ll do a round up of what I’ve been doing, seeing as my posting is getting a bit slack.
When I’m not playing WoW, I’m playing around with my Christmas presents. Books to read, other games to play, not to mention the New Years TV. Come to think of it, never did find out who the most annoying person of the year is, my money’s on Jordan. Also, Doctor Who, man I cried, yes, I do that, shoo.
In WoW, the apathy is still there to an extent. I’ve gone back to doing the daily random dungeon, the weekly, my JC daily, and even Inscription discoveries on my paladin. Fae’s chipping away at Loremaster and I’m enjoying it. I’ve been reading bits and pieces of the quests giving me a better impression of the lore, and just relaxing. I haven’t been raiding much at all.
The problem with 25 man raiding for me at the moment is that, I do enjoy it, but when people can’t have fun and you’re forced to raid when you’re desperately not in the mood.. it actually stresses me out a little too much. A game shouldn’t do that, and when it does, I have to take a step back. I love raiding, I just don’t like it to feel like a chore. Also, I can’t raid without trying my hardest, and even that feels like a job sometimes. Basically, it’s the point where I realise how much of my time this game takes from me and how much I need to step away.. I’m surrounded by WoW addicts, which doesn’t help, they know they are, but that’s not going to stop them. They’re lead to believe if you don’t raid, there’s nothing else to do.
I realise that raiding is the part of the game which keeps people addicted the most, and for me that is true because I enjoy it. I have some very real goals this year, which I really need to do. So, in order to do so, I have to stop raiding. 10 mans are fine, I’d like to keep doing those, but 4 or 5 nights a week, several hours a night, plus extras, no. I can’t.
I have another post queued up, but I’m not sure if it will be posted because I’m worried it could offend people. It’s the biggest reason I’m growing so tired of WoW and MMOs in general, and it’s not the boring repetitive content.
Back on the topic of my week, we’ve also been making plans to go to the cinema in town and see either Avatar or Sherlock Holmes, then for a meal. Actually can’t wait, haven’t been to the cinema since.. either Terminator or Watchmen, whichever was most recent.