You know, I have not played World of Warcraft much since the last expansion was released. Not long ago Blizzard gave me some free days to come back and see what has changed. I managed to pick the day that they preloaded some of the changes for the Cataclysm expansion that was released on Dec 7th. I do really enjoy the game, I just don’t fee like I want to afford the monthly fee. I was getting a little board with it when I last stopped playing mostly because of my style of play, I don’t have a consistent time that I can log-in and play, and often I can’t play for long. So hooking up with others to go run an instance or something like that is not always practical and that is what would make the game more enjoyable for me.
Still I am looking forward to getting back in for a while. More things to explore. I expect that there are many people playing again, perhaps if I can block out some time I can get some dungeon clearing time in with a few other people. I got the expansion on the day it was released, but have yet to log in. I have been busy each night, and I am not sure when the next time I will be able to get in will be. *SIGH* I don’t want to start the month they usually give you when you purchase an expansion until I have a block of time to enjoy the game. (hmmm… I hope Blizzard is still doing that, I have not checked).
But you know, I am not really that disappointed that I have not yet had a chance to play. I have a job (Yeah!) I have a great, wonderful, loving family that I enjoy spending time with. I have a social life, friends, activities, etc. (you would not have thought that I would have one if you saw me growing up). I have things that I find more important to invest my time in. Obviously this is not to say I am going to forsake WoW completely, just that it may take me a while to get there. I like this attitude, I don’t feel obsessed, or compelled to log-in all the time. Once I start, I won’t want to waste the time I have in-game and as such take advantage of the times I may have to play, but I don’t think I will be letting my other responsibilities slide. Well that is the plan anyway. (Hey family: feel free to keep me on task if I need it.)
So for any of you playing, how are things going? What do you think of the changes? If you are on the “Gilneas” realm, give me a ping, and perhaps we can go questing together. I am a member of a great guild that fits my playing style “Lost Sleep” . They have not dropped me for lack of activity (yet). I don’t have plans of changing to another server, but if you play on another server, still let me know and perhaps I will visit.