Time for some Spring cleaning

Posted: March 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

I haven’t really posted in ages. I have been debating a lot what I wanted to do with this blog. The main reason for this internal discussion has to do with the fact that I recently cancelled my WoW-subscription. I’m not saying I will never come back and in all honesty I suspect I’ll be back in 3 months again, but I just need a change of scenery.

I’ve been playing WoW for six years now and that is a very long time. I am not happy with the changes to how hard dungeons are or how your gear has to be of a certain level now to join heroics. Even if I used to be a Vanilla-veteran (I hate the prhase) I think I did become a Wrath-baby (another prhase I hate) in the end. I play WoW to enjoy myself, not to stress myself out what the best specs/gear/rotations are and how I could be best in [instert random role]. It’s just not who I am. Well, not any more.

What I also miss is my old ‘wow-family’, sure I still hang out with a few on Facebook and in my podcast, but I miss the atmosphere my big guild used to have. I love the new guild I’m in, but a certain connection is missing. Hence making WoW less of a major factor in my life then it used to be.

So what now? Well, I’m taking a little break from the game. In the meantime I’m filling that break with other games and more creative work. I subscribed for 3 months to Rift and giving it an honest chance. It’s good, but I can’t say it has really grasped me. I was really enthousiastic in the first weeks, but now I just miss that tightknit community and a new mmo hasn’t solved that yet. I’ll keep playing it and socialising in the game and see if I can get that all back.

I’ve also purchased a PS3 and I’m playing Dante’s Inferno on it. I have to say I am quite enjoying myself. Bad thing is though, I noticed how old I’ve gotten. When I was 12 I could play these games with my eyes closed. Now ever button combination takes a bit too long and I can just feel my adrenaline surging through my body every time I fail on a boss fight or I have to jump on something. I am still enjoying it though, I just need to get back into the whole adventure-game thing.

So in the future you’ll see W0W-posts where I ponder about the game and my history in it, but I will also talk about other things in my life. From now on Human Moose will be a gamer/geek/creative blog…of some sorts. Yeah… I need to come up with a better line for that.

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Comments
  1. Lizzia620 says:

    Right there with you… Although I’m really digging Rift 🙂 I’ve not been playing WoW as long as you and I never really had that tight-knit guild atmosphere, but I’m just as burned out. There’s only so many freaking times I can go through Outland and Northrend. And the new zones are just not fun enough. They seem to catapult characters through instead of providing an experience.

    Good luck in your rift hunting! ;D

    • antlergirl says:

      Exactly, every time I have to go to Northrend I just want to delete my character on the spot. Levelling in the old world was interesting again with Cata and I could stomach Outland, but I just hate Northrend. But you’re levelling so quickly it’s hardly any fun any more. I don’t feel like I achieved something. Let me know how you are doing in Rift 😀 Always nice to hear people talk about a new mmo ^^

  2. […] 26/03/2011 korenmolen Leave a comment Go to comments Humanmoose wrote in https://antlergirl.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/time-for-some-spring-cleaning/ an entry about having a break from WoW – and mentioned a lack of connection with the current […]

  3. korenmolen says:

    heya,

    I hope your cancelled sub gives you all the refreshment you need.

    My response to your post got so long – I knew it would, that I have written one myself.

  4. Jaedia says:

    Certainly interested in some non-WoW content 🙂
    Good luck with your break, sometimes they can be very helpful!

  5. Jaedia says:

    PS. Ignore the site I posted with.. didn’t realise I was signed into WordPress.com at all >.>

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