Turn out the lights, the party’s over.


Three years ago (ok, a few weeks shy of three years) I had this idea. All the guides and lists and such that I kept writing and putting on the forums of various guilds would be consolidated in one place. Perhaps I would even write some cheerful commentary to go with it.

It would be my online bookshelf, but I would make it a library that others could read from as well. I would start a blog.

It funny now, looking back, and rereading some of my posts. Posts about Vanilla WoW and The Burning Crusade, with its guides and lists and funny stories. I posted nearly every day and it always seemed bright and sunny. No wonder I had far more readers then.

Then came Wrath, which kind of left me cold. It showed in my writing.

In mid-WotLK came the dungeon finder. I can almost sense my opinion of the game and my writings about it taking on a bitter and cynical view at that point. Hell, my most popular post of all time was a rather vicious rant about a group of asshats mishandling the LFD system. 

With Cataclysm I had hoped to get back into the groove of writing good things about the game.

I tried, really tried, to find the joy in it that I once had.

I can’t find it.

I still play the game, though not nearly as much as before. Yet I just can’t seem to find it in me to write about it any more.

I think  I’m done. I don’t want to be that cranky cynical old blogger forever bitchin about how it used to be.

While I will still be around, and still playing on occasion, I am putting Dechion’s Place on indefinite hiatus.

I may be back, but I honestly doubt it.

It’s far more likely that this is goodbye.

On my way out I just wanted to thank all of those that have supported me over the years I have been writing here, whether it’s other writers, commenters, or simply those folks that pass through and read some of my stuff.

Thanks folks, for a blog about a fantasy game, it sure has been real.

~Dechion

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11 Responses

  1. :-(

    //bye

    Thanks for all the good times!

  2. I have the distinct feeling that you’ve said goodbye before, at least once, it not several times. Anyway – this time it seems to be for real. It’s way better to do it this way than to just fade away. Thank you for sharing your journey in Azeroth for a while. And best of luck on your continuing journey on your own.
    /hug

  3. Keepin’ it in the RSS reader, ’cause well ya never know. Lucks to ya, Dech!

  4. As long as you keep stopping by every now and then! And hopefully we’ll have enough people on to group up and kill some internet bad guys.

    But to play and write about a game for as long as you have, you deserve a break. :) Although selfish Regis will miss your musings.

  5. sorry to see you go, wish you well :)

  6. You’ll be missed.

  7. Thanks for the well wishes folks.

    May all your drops be epic, and all you rolls be high.

  8. Sad to see you go Dechion, I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while (mostly as a short daily break at work) and I’ve enjoyed it a lot.

    I understand how you feel though. I’ve had my fill of WoW as well, my subscription runs out at the end of the month and I doubt I’ll ever renew it.

    Good luck in the future, both gaming-wise and in life :)

  9. Good luck and thanks for the site and our history together.

    I have the same exact sentiments on WotLK and Cata. I have recently stopped playing and took up Rift to fill the MMO urge. Is it as good as WoW?… no, not nearly as comprehensive. But it is considerably enough different that it should keep my interest for at least a year or two.

    If you’re ever interested… I’m on Wolfsbane server, guardian, toon named Veloria — lol, better hurry, the server is high populaton!

  10. Sad to hear this but thanks for all the great posts over the years!

  11. [...] Then LFR came out and that changed everything for guilds like mine and people like me (if they wanted it to, of course).  Epic post abandoned.  Things became fun…and then quickly went back to stagnant.  Dechion actually captured a bit of the LFR feeling here. [...]

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