November 9, 2016
I must admit that I am extremely happy that the election is over and we’re done with the rhetoric that was going twenty-four/seven. We’ll all have to wait and see how things pan out over the next four years. At least we can all get back to other things. I watched most of the election coverage last night and my poor brain is very tired of trying to figure out what was going on for a large part of the night. Naturally, none of the shows that I normally watch on a Tuesday night were even available due to the election coverage.
I normally leave the television on when I am playing games for the noise factor and to keep the cats occupied and away from my computers. Last night was a good night for the cats because they seemed to enjoy all the graphs and people drawing on them – they like to think they are helping things move along when they reach up and pat the screen with a paw now and again. I know that I couldn’t concentrate on WoW last night and finally threw in the towel and went to bed around midnight.
Still running around on my main and questing – I just can’t seem to stick with one character all the time in this expansion. I know I had the same issues with parts of Draenor and that’s what took me so long to get flight there. I’m not even sure if I am going to get flight in Legion yet or not – haven’t even finished the first part of their Pathfinder. Oh, I’ll get there eventually, however, I’m still doing lots of solo content at this point due to my guilds not being all that active now.
I go through this adjustment period every year when the “time changes” ensue and it doesn’t matter if I lost an hour or gained an hour – my anatomical clock just goes a bit wonky for a couple of weeks which throws everything else out of sync for a bit. I can still remember living in countries where this nonsense was not observed and I never had the problems – oh well, guess that’s part of living in the US.
I think that the biggest problem that I am having right now is that I have too many characters and my poor brain can’t stay focused on them. Of course, I know that it is my problem and my self-discipline needs a kick in the pants to get me motivated again. I may be having a bit of “burn out” too because I have been playing this game almost daily for over eleven years and that is a long time to be playing any game regardless if it is World of Warcraft or any other.
One of the things that I have noticed about playing Legion is that the self-gratification and the sense of accomplishing something is just not there. I’m making progress with my characters, however, it just seems like I am going through the motions and I’m not that involved in things as I normally am. I am enjoying the Lore in the game and enjoying seeing all the new sights though and that’s one of the main reasons that I am still playing. I might end up taking a break soon so that I can get back to enjoying the game for fun again.
I have been reading the forums quite a bit to try to stay up-to-date with some of the things going on in game as well as finding out about some of the bugs that are currently causing issues in the game. I usually don’t spend that much time reading some of the stuff because of the level of negativity that seems to be quite prevalent on the forums. Sometimes I wonder if people have forgotten how to present constructive criticism without attack people personally. So, a word of advice, if you do happen to go to the forums, remember that some of the people only post negative things for the popularity they think it garners them.