Things have been pretty busy in my alter ego’s life recently, and I find myself constantly asking: Is this post going to turn into complete rubbish within the month. Now I know that the answer is no, it’ll be rubbish in TWO months when the game drops on December 7th, but the principle is the same.
My game-time right now consists of grabbing a couple of frost badges from time to time and half-heartedly working on reputations for people that I’ve met but never felt the need to be friendly to before… not exactly what I consider interesting reading, even if there are a number of people working on similar goals.
I wanted to do some work on the PTR for my currently played 80’s, but alas, the downloader hates me, personally, and refuses to run for any length of time before having a fatal error that requires a system reboot and restart before deciding to play nice for another invariably short amount of time. Although I managed to get logged in once, all I learned from the experience is that paladin tanking is not going to feel the same, but still looks do-able. Not to bad for five minutes introducing my mace to undead elite skulls in Icecrown I thought.
Since I had some free time that usually I’d usually spend writing up posts, I did a rather severe overhaul of my set-up over here at the new place. I’ve introduced a gallery, updated my UI page, and generally made everything look different. Since you can’t have a new theme without a new header, that got hacked as well, and hopefully this make-over will keep me happy for a few months at least ^^ I still have some clean-up to do in the gallery as well as some posts which no longer fit quite right, but I hope it is good enough for guests to find their way around.
I doubt I’ll be starting any new projects until the turn of the clock, but there were likely be news about the deadly duo’s progress and perhaps some general commentary on the game-world in large. I will be limiting addon discussion to those mods that I know will be continuing on into the expansion, and I may look at providing a suggestions list for people struggling to find replacements for their more esoteric selections.
With the finality of a date being added to my calendar, I find myself less engaged, not more. Before the announcement, I still had vague plans for this, that and the other, what many have considered their bucket-lists, but now I find myself cataloguing said list with a bit of regret. While I might find the time and inclination to knock another goal or two from the list, it doesn’t feel as meaningful now as it did before. I can’t say I understand that sentiment, but there it is.
Likewise, I know my guild, like many, is still working on that Lich King kill. While I have already resigned myself to not raiding any more this cycle, I find the date disheartening in general for my raid team. I imagine some are fired up determined to finish before the axe falls while other are looking at the raid days remaining and sighing over the inevitable doom.
I am actually curious how the date release is affecting other players. Do you find yourself dreading or rejoicing now that a date has finally been set? Overall, I think I’m pleasantly surprised, but a bit peeved that it’s cast a shadow over my current game-time and blogging plans.