Here I am, for the first time actually clearing all of the content for an expansion. I got to raid through all three tiers of raids during Cataclysm, and cleared Normal modes for all of them, and Heroic for a few bosses. This is the first time that I’ve ever really experienced the “End of Expansion Lull” I started playing during Wrath, and only actually raided during Icecrown (After everyone else had pretty much cleared it)
I find myself only logging on for raid times. Two nights a week (Most times) I raid Dragon Soul with my guild. We’ve managed to clear it completely, and also down 3 Heroic Bosses (Which is a great thing!). I also raid one night a week in Firelands with a bunch of people from across the internet, and I am happy to say that I have made it through 750/1000 Seething Cinders for the Legendary Quest Line! Hopefully before Mists is released, I’ll have that staff!
Honestly, when I think about it, I really only get enjoyment out of my Firelands raid nights. It’s not that I don’t love my guild, but I’ve recently started feeling uninterested in Dragon Soul. I think moreso now I am logging on to not let anyone on my raid team down, moreso than being interested and actually looking forward to raid nights! (Which I used to do a lot). I also think that it’s going to get a lot worse in the coming weeks, as my Husband just got a new job that has him working during our raiding times (Our raid starts at 8:30, and he’s usually scheduled til 10). He has been looking and found a new guild, on another server, and of the opposite faction (Traitor!), that fits his schedule better. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for him! I’m just sad that I am probably not going to be raiding with him much anymore. That gives me even less incentive to want to go back to Dragon Soul.
There are, of course, other things that I could be doing in WoW, Like leveling a new toon, or gathering mats for the coming expansion, but honestly I haven’t really been doing any of that. I don’t even know if I’m waiting on the expansion to come out, or if I’m getting some general burnout. I have a warlock I’ve been meaning to level on another server to play with some friends (I’d even consider some of them Good friends now!) but she’s stuck in the early 40’s and I have no desire to log on really.
I had planned to write a shadow priest leveling guide for Mists, but the thought of leveling *another* toon is stopping me from doing it. It’s not like the questing has been abbreviated, and I am actually a very slow leveler, so I don’t really know how to get up the gumption to do it! Hopefully, I’ll get to feeling better about WoW in general, and have something interesting to say sometime soon 🙂