Well, it has been just over a month since my last post, and not without reason. Personally and professionally I have been absolutely swamped. A beloved co-worker has passed away, which has been extremely difficult for me, but I have taken alot of encouragement from my interactions with his family, who have been extremely friendly and shown alot of inner strength.
Needless to say this has left me with little time or energy for writing, experimenting, and just playing warcraft in general. What time I have had to play has usually been used as a destresser, not as a hard core/experiment/push the envelope session. When I write I like to put time and research into it, and even then I make way too many mistakes (and you all spot them for me 😉 ), so I can only imagine how bad it would be if i rushed something.
I have been ducking in, reading the forums, checking out the news from other sites. I am interested to see how pet scaling will play out, especially with resilience (are we sure if this will work in pve yet?). I am amused at the reports of the worgen pet, and although I don’t have any interest in having one, I am tempted to go for the ‘difficult tame’ just for the sport of it.
On that note I have actually decided to tame a bird of prey for my fifth and final pet slot, which has been ‘vacant’ for some time. I had tried to level a crab for pvp, but I just couldn’t get into the crab. I have always been jealous of the passion that mania has for her crabs, but im just not feeling it. So ive decided to go with a flying pet, and I love the owls. Between my Wolf, Bear, Turtle, and Rhino, ive got alot of four-footers, and I was definitely feeling the lack of diversity.
Lately Ive been treading on the lighter side of wow, getting acheivements, reputation, non-combat pets, etc. My guild is breaking into ulduar slowly but surely, and I have been able to make about half of the sessions. On the pvp side I have been trying to up my game, which aint great as long time readers will know. Im in Best In Slot pvp epics for gear that doesn’t require arena ratings, and I have yet to get a solid team together, but I have a couple leads. I got the honor of running about 30 games with one of the better pvpers on my server, and I learned alot from the experience. It was consequently alot of fun, as we went 25 and 8, if my memory serves me right.
All in all, Im chugging along, trying to make it through the rough patches, and still enjoy life in the process. I hope all of you are doing well in these difficult times.
Let the Hunt begin!