Too much, for too long, with too little.

I sat back and did some reflecting over the last few days. As it applies here I took a look at what I was doing in the World of Warcraft. I looked at what about the game I enjoy, what I don’t, and how I go about getting where I want to be.

Well, I have not been online much at all, and when I am it’s generally to knock out my profession dailies and log back off. Since I don’t have much warcrafty to talk about today you folks get kinda stuck with my ruminations.

Seriously, if you have no desire to see what bounces around in my head when i am over tired, cranky, and have been sitting alone in a deserted workshop praying for something to break just to relieve the boredom you should leave now.

Still here? Im touched, really I am. I still say you really should do something more entertaining though, like listening to Sidhe Devils Gone Wild, wherin several far more entertaining folks than I chat about Wow.

Still reading? Well here are a few of my scattered thoughts, don’t say you weren’t warned.

I enjoy the leveling process, as long as I am not rushed with it. Tinkering around with alts can be a welcome diversion. In fact it’s probably my favorite part of the game.

I enjoy running instances, particularly on my Hunters (I have 3 at 70 or higher). I really should just stick to instancing with them before I forget how to.

I like playing with professions, both to make money and to make things I can use. I think I have had every profession other than Alchemy at max level at one time or another.

I don’t like pushing myself to level “because I have to”. I particularly like it when I have flight available, it’s like a pause button for Wow.

I don’t care much for PvP, particularly arena PvP. (although the occasional Wintergrasp is fun) I am not knocking those who like it, It simply is not my thing.

I absolutely positively without question despise daily questing, although I do three a day, nearly every day.

Rep grinds were made by the developer in charge of pissing me off. He does good work and deserves a raise. By the time I am exaulted with a faction I want to kill them all.  I’m looking at you Sons of bitches Hodir, I’m long done being your bitch. You can go thrust your own f*%#ing spear and polish your own f*%#ing helmet now, just remember to towel off when you’re done.

Trying to do too much, on too many toons, with not enough time is a great recipe for burn out. Actually not so much burned out as worn out. I’m just tired, tired of grinding endlessly just so I can get to the next level of grind.

I don’t know how it happened but logging in just to say hello and goof off for a bit turned into a list of “must do” things every day. It turned into a second (albit very part time) job. Even now I find myself thinking about rearranging my professions to make more sense (and more money).

The point of this, at least for me, is that I am spread too thin. I only have so much time to play, and can only do so much with that time.

I try to do everything end up doing nothing.

I really need to pick one thing and stick with it for a while, just so I can see some progress. I think i’ll pick one toon and stay there for a while.

Otherwise I am just going to get spread so thin I’ll simply stop being there.

3 Responses

  1. RE sons of hodir… totally worth watching the AH and trade chat for a while and just buying your way to exalted. There’s a bunch of gold I don’t regret spending.

  2. Totally understand exactly where you’re coming from. A hell of a good conversation could come out of talking about how to get past the ‘WoW is my job” bullshit, and make sure you only do what you enjoy, and can ignore the rest without somehow feeling guilty.

  3. @some guy

    Oh, I never plan to do that grind again. My first 80 did it, my second leveled inscription just to avoid it, my DK is leveling inscription on another server and my last 70 will get all the relics of uludar that all the others have banked. (just under 600 so far)

    @Big Bear Butt

    Sometimes I just need to step back and remind myself that it’s not a job, merely a game. I do that whenever it quits being fun.

    Fortunately it’s still fun for me =)

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