Over the last couple of days (in which I’ve spend a great deal of time trying to find spinner blades for a creature recycler), I’ve found it very hard to bring myself to log in. My profession still has major issues, the devs keep introducing major league nerfs and huge profession-breaking bugs (tailors, BE’s, DE’s). I’ve taken a hard look at Coreth Landwalker, recently. Don’t need to collect credits for a long time, thanks to a few really good contracts on hide/meat/bone. Done a lot of the quests I’ve set out to do (although a few are more or less stuck for now, due to the fact that a ranger isn’t really equipped to solo them), mastered the professions I cared to master.
This isn’t a good sign for me.
It’s time for me to go on sabbatical, as it were. This evening I’m going to take a few minutes to make sure my housing structures have enough maint for a while, and walk into the sunset. Think I’ll give WoW a try, since I’ve a number of friends who have been urging me to give it a shot for months, now, and I was able to pick up a copy with the help of a gift card I’d finally relocated. I imagine I’ll be back by the time the next village shift comes, since I want to unlock the last 2 branches to show that if I wanted, I COULD become a jedi.
Of course, this means a High Council member will be more or less vacant for an extended period of time. The guild deserves a bit more than that. So effective immediately, I am resigning from the High Council. I will still maintain my webmaster duties on the site (which isn’t as hard as it sounds); I expect that the other members of the HC will be able to easily find someone to fit into my former spot, as I tended to be rather lousy at setting up events and the like.
But let me reiterate-this isn’t “good-bye”. WoW will be an entertaining diversion, but it ain’t Star Wars. THIS is the setting I want to play in, but current events have made it damned hard for me to work up the enthusiasm. So it’s time to walk away for a bit, spend some time elsewhere for a while-but I WILL be back.
Expect some WoW remarks in some of my future entries; it’ll be interesting to compare and contrast with SWG.