I’m sorry for the past few days lack of meaningful posts and I want to remedy some of that today. If anything my silence reflects what’s been going on in real life, namely being overloaded at work and a distinct lack of interest in anything MMO related. Right now I’m trying to figure out where I stand amidst all this.
Playing for raids
I want to get something out first. I am having a blast with raiding in WoW right now. I mean that for the 6 to 8 hours I’m raiding with my guild every week I’m having a ton of fun. I’ve finally found a group that’s serious about success and takes the means to succeed. I’m enjoying immensely doing ICC with this group.
I’m also really eager to get my hands on Cataclysm. The more I read about it and the more I’m getting excited about the prospect of seeing the world change and trying out all the new content. I have a journey to look forward to.
And that is also my problem. Between now and then, WoW only holds interest for me during those blessed hours spent in the actual raid. In between I’m logging only to do what I need to be able to keep raiding. I’m not logging because I actually want to. I’m logging because I have to wich is a problem.
I’m debating right now whether or not I want to swear off raiding for good in MMOs. Not that I mind the occasional once-in-a-while Pug but committed raiding is becoming harder and harder to justify as a reason to log in.
Ever since I’ve stopped WoW back in March 2010 I’ve been incredibly restless in my MMO pickings. I play a game for a while and then stop because of some reason or just plain lack of interest. I loved the Lotro journey but the silence got to me. I had fun in STO for a while but again, the silence was getting to me.
What I’d really love is to find back both elements I want in an MMO. Simply an active community and a journey to enjoy.