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.
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