June 27th, 2017
LOL had some physical issues that kept me from playing World of Warcraft for a couple of days and when I did – where do I start again? I do know that I have a few characters out roaming about and I still play the majority of them to get inspired about writing again, however, that doesn’t work sometimes and this was one of those times. I also go through phases sometimes when I have the double-kicker of getting depressed at the same time that I am physically not feeling well.
I know part of my problem is not getting out and actually interacting with RL people doesn’t help a whole lot, however, being a caregiver for someone that is disabled does make it rather challenging sometimes to be able to do that sort of thing. Part of my depression stems from the fact that I know that things aren’t going to change in RL and that the majority of the people that I used to play with in-game are not longer playing and apparently have no intentions of coming back. Oh well, that’s life with the gaming world and I am going to have to accept it.
I am probably a terrible gamer, however, I enjoy what I do and since I tend to do things solo, I enjoy things for what they are – strictly entertainment and not a career building endeavor. I love the fantasy of gaming and the escape from reality – there are times when it’s not so easy to escape the reality that time is passing and I’m not getting any younger either. In my mind, I’m still Peter Pan with Tinkerbell, however, looking at my body, I know better than that. Gravity does bad things to your body when you age and you can’t ignore it.
It has been rather peculiar that I am finding myself being drawn more to the Old Content in-game due to the storylines and to the gaming itself. I love the Lore of the game although it has been botched up so many times now that I am getting “anything goes” out of it a lot of the time. It’s much easier to get lost and channeled in the fantasy world when you are actually enjoying what you’re doing – I’m not enjoying a lot of the Legion stuff because there is a ton of it to do and there is no point to it when you already know that you aren’t going to get to finish it – the only place I can’t fly is in Legion, too many hoops and I just don’t feel like playing that way.
Still love the game and the people in it, however, I might take a hiatus here in the near future because it does seem as though I am getting to the point that I don’t want to log in if I feel like I have to play on the Broken Shore. I have had fun with it when I do get in there for awhile and then I have to take a break from it because it becomes too tedious. I was the same way in Draenor for a while too because I was late getting my flying there as well, took freaking forever.
The only choice we have been given in the last two expansions is to do the Pathfinder requirements – I usually get kissed when I have sex, however, since I’m paying for it – seems like I just got screwed. Legion is definitely going to be my last expansion and I have plenty of characters to keep me busy for the rest of my natural life.
Okay, time to put forth some effort in my writing and get on with the show, if I play my way and immerse myself in my characters’ “lives” I might stick with it a bit longer. I used to enjoy writing quite a bit even if it is all drabble and nonsense – I’m not a professional writer and I just write for the fun of it, if I had any intentions of earning a living with it, I’ve long since given that up.
See you all in-game and I do apologize for my wandering rant here, it’s a mood thing that will soon pass, I hope.