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drunkenpandaren ([personal profile] drunkenpandaren) wrote2013-05-31 09:18 am
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End of an Era. For Now.

Back in 2008 or 2006, I forget which, my brother started playing World of Warcraft and like a good humored person I stuck with my Free to Play games which wasn't actually all that F2P. In short however, when I moved out to Calgary he gave me a copy of World of Warcraft with a promise that I would play with him.

That was about six years ago, maybe eight depending on when the WoW thing all began.

Since then, I have journeyed through Blackfathom Deeps, marched upon Maraudon, explored Hyjal, had finny fun in Vash'jir, and I have encountered every raid there is known to man. One time, I encountered the Paladin Pals. And I have never said these words until today:

I am going to quit World of Warcraft.

This decision has been weighing on me heavily for at least five months now, since the beginning of this year. I had plans which had been whittled away by disappointment and real life, trying to get back into the groove of trying to work for a living because being in between jobs sucks so much. I am on my last fifteen dollars and I don't think I can afford any more.

I will honestly never forget the kind people who I have encountered over time, the good memories and the bad. It's not about raiding or being bad at it, or whatever. It's about the people who I enjoy seeing while logging on. WoW has been my social outlet for a good 6 years and I think it's kept me sane.

I will continue to play, but sporadically. I've cancelled my sub and there's a chance I may not renew it unless I really want to. I love the game, and I love the lore and the people in it. But I think its time to take a step back and get my hands on something else for a while. I don't think I can keep going, not after the slump from Cata that basically ruined me and my enthusiasm until Mists came out.

To my guildmates, I leave with you the saying that "Progression is great. Just remember your limits. Headwalling against bosses makes it not fun for everyone."

To my friends in WoW, I have to say "Thank you for the fish, it's been a blast. I never regretted playing with any of you."

Maybe you'll see me back for 5.4. But as of 5.3, I am done. I don't think I can do it anymore, not without a huge influx of lore which I enjoy immensely and keep motivation for playing. Endless LFR has drained me to the point of no return, and I need to step back.

In short, may the Red Crane guide your path.

Jian Lan/Momotaros/Xhu Min
- Moon Guard/Wyrmrest Accord

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