Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Dha weles

~Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content!
Farewell the plumed troops, and the big wars
That make ambition virtue~
(Thanks Bill!)

This post is overdue and I suspect, not unexpected. I don't have much ambition (or virtue some might argue!) in Azeroth currently, it's been a while since I've been part of a plumed troop or taken part in a big war and I'm ok with that. I'll never down the Lich King, I'm unlikely to set foot in Icecrown Citadel or see other WotLK raid content. But I'm ok with that too. Explanatory paragraph follows (but TL;DR version: I may return for Cata - it's been fab *mwah mwah*)

My world (my RL world that is) has been small for some time now. For a variety of reasons (some within my control and some less so), I've sat tight in my comfort zone (home, work, Azeroth) and been unwilling to step out of it. For those years, Azeroth was a snuggly blanket that I could wrap around myself - a place where I could reliably predict events and be in control of my destiny. Azeroth has given me so much - days, weeks, months of joy and excitement and I've met wonderful people - I'd never want to undo this time, but I've recently discovered that the real world is also a big place and there is so much of it that I've never seen. And the real world, I've discovered, has infinitely more possibilities for moments of unexpected wonder, joy, excitement and rapture than Azeroth has. And I don't seem, at present, to have enough time to do both. So I choose (real) life.

I'm hoping when Cata comes out, the desire to play and explore will be strong enough that I'll come skipping back, renewed and refreshed, really wanting to explore Azeroth all over again. But then again, maybe I won't. The Fates have been playing a funny old game with me this year, I'm not convinced they haven't been using weighted dice, but it's all part of life's rich tapestry. And before I go into cliche meltdown I'll shamble off into real life again. May your loot rolls be high, your gearscores be higher and may epics rain down (gently) on you *hugs*.


  1. All the very best Pilf. Hugs back, Seph xxx

  2. I'd been missing you, but was hoping your absence was because life outside Azeroth was being delightful and fun, and not because it was being terrible and opressive. I'm glad to hear that life is beautiful for you right now! <3

  3. i wish you the best of luck, and that you'll explore all the world has to offer, just come back and tell us about it ;-)

  4. Awesome choice, good luck with it.

  5. Aww, sorry I'm a bit late to the party but I'm glad you sound happy! Hope to see you again in the future, will miss you :)