I’ve decided to take another break from WoW. Might just be a couple weeks, might be a month or two. I came to the end of another subscription cycle and, besides being broke, I decided that I don’t really have any reason to keep on playing right now.
I still have fun levelling my alts, but I don’t have any reason to keep working on Baluki. It’s hard finding groups (and the time) for dungeons, which is my favorite part of the game. I don’t really like to PvP, and to top it all off, my guild is basically defunct and I don’t feel like starting with a new one right now. I also don’t feel like grinding; this is a game, and I shouldn’t have to do tedious, boring stuff.
Maybe in a few months, Blizz will have some improvements in place.
- Shamans (and off-specs in general) still need a lot of work. Blizz really needs to open their eyes and realize that hybrids aren’t really hybrids when they’ve specced 41 points into a tree.
- Jewelcrafting needs improvement. I can only pop out 5g gems for so long, and I don’t feel like spending 400g on new designs. And where the hell are more fist weapon designs?
- The end-game needs to be more accessible. They need to make Normal modes for the raid dungeons, because I want to see all the cool stuff end-game has to offer, but I’ve quit hardcore raiding for good.
My most interesting characters now are my Mage and my Paladin (and maybe my Priest). I just got my Hunter into Outland and realized that I have no interest in continuing with him; every single fight is the same: Hunter Mark -> Pet Attack -> Sting -> Arcane -> Auto-attack. Yawn.
I really hope that Blizz is able to breathe new life into the game sometime soon. I don’t want to have to wait for the next expansion.
And is it just me, or does it seem like a whole lot of long-time players are quitting?