Been a while, hasn’t it? The WoW blogosphere has changed a lot in my absence. I had to wipe my entire blogroll clean because 95% of the blogs listed there didn’t exist anymore or hadn’t updated since 2010. I feel rather like an outsider; I don’t know anyone in the blog scene anymore, and when it comes to World of Warcraft, I don’t know anything about the Cataclysm raids or heroics.

But perhaps that’s good. It lets me start from scratch.

I poke my head into the dusty room that was once Hunter Kindergarten and I don’t really know where to begin. At one point, I was probably one of the most well-known hunter bloggers on the internet. I don’t say that to brag, I say that because it’s pretty damn accurate. I prided myself in teaching people how to play their class; teaching them about shot rotations and chain trapping and pets and all that good stuff. But these days I’m all washed up. My beloved hunters are wearing greens and probably couldn’t DPS their way out of a paper bag. Rotations are different. Trapping is different. Pets are different.

So what’s the same? Well, my desire to write and write and write is still there.

I resubbed about a week ago after the bug started biting me and wouldn’t let go. I assumed that it would be a passing phase, and maybe it is, but now that the WoW bug is satiated I’ve got the blog bug to deal with. Sure, I could dump it all over at The Android’s Closet, but I didn’t want to saturate that blog with WoW rambles when I’ve already got a WoW blog sitting over here, unused and waiting.

I asked my dearest Mister Adequate what he thought of the situation. Should I try to make a return to AotH? What if I burn out on WoW next week? What if I burn out on blogging in general?

And he said “Don’t worry, just put your WoW posts on AotH and your non-WoW posts on TAC and it will all be okay. If you stop playing, you stop playing. If you stop posting, you stop posting. No big deal.”

He made it all sound so simple and easy. So, for better or for worse, here I am.

I don’t know what I’ll be blogging about; I don’t know if I’ll go back to “huntering” like the good ol’ days and I certainly don’t know if anyone reads this anymore. But I’m back in the building, at least, and that’s got to count for something. Right?


Let’s do this.

30 Responses to “Is it time? It’s time. Pike is back.”
  1. Lemara says:

    Yay! Welcome back!

  2. awayfromlife says:

    Link them on twitter and i’ll read.

  3. Shadowspawnd says:

    Welcome Back!. If you get tired or WoW again, you can always go to another game. There are plenty to choose from.

  4. Kadomi says:

    Welcome back, Pike. :-)

  5. As long as they’re tweeted, they’ll be read. :P

    That said, I don’t think anyone would fault you for ending your tenure teaching Hunter Kindergarten. I gave up teaching Hunter 201. The curriculum and the administration was going in a direction that I have zero interest in following. *shrug*

  6. Bytorsnowdog says:

    Welcome back! I just used a scroll of resurrection after 2 years away from regularly playing WoW.

    It’s a brave new world, enjoy!

  7. Tracey says:

    Welcome back! I left AotH in my reader subscriptions, just in case you ever wandered back in… :)

  8. Glazier says:

    Welcome back! :)

  9. Chaoticwhizz says:

    Just started playing again myself after almost a year away. WoW is way more streamlined with the new talent system. You can’t really screw it up as all of the customization decisions are made for you. There is only what role you want to play and what slight difference talents and glyphs make. It is harder to justify a specialized class blog as a lot of the complexity is stripped away. Either way, I enjoy reading your blog, even if most of my alts can be face-rolled through the game now.

  10. rippchen says:

    so nice, welcome back! glad i kept this blog on my feed reader

  11. marikaefer says:

    Welcome back!
    I stopped playing myself but have been thinking of trying out the new stuff. Your blog might even encourage that… I’m very glad I didn’t remove it from my feeds :)

  12. Kharendos says:

    Welcome back…. again! :D

  13. […] …that I found out today that PIKE IS BACK. […]

  14. Nightravyn says:

    Welcome back! I know the feeling of coming back and the blogosphere’s changed. But it’s great to see AotH back again. :D

  15. Guntitan says:

    Welcome back! Now post something useful. you could post a missing glyphs blog when you log in to 5.0.4.

  16. Lifestealer says:

    Welcome back..!!
    Hope you can stay a while :)

  17. Kaorin says:

    sure, we are still reading :-D

    welcome back!

  18. Ardprest says:

    I have been in the habit of checking this blog from time-to-time as I was quite certain you would be back eventually. Maybe I’ll see you on Silver Hand one day…

  19. Saffron says:

    I knew I kept you up on mah blogroll for a reason! :D

  20. Nytetyger says:

    LOL — and here I spent the last few days after a friend is begging me to come back wondering if anyone I knew still played…

    Can’t wait to hear about your thoughts on the game now… and for putting in the gem of a thought that mebbe I might enjoy wow again myself :D

  21. Kaelira says:

    Yay! Back in the saddle! ^__^

  22. Bactroid says:

    Welcome back! We’ve all missed you. :)

  23. Nothe says:

    Welcome back Pike :-)

  24. Jez says:

    Yay! Welcome back Pike! :D

  25. RayAnn says:

    Welcome back! I checked my bookmark for you just the other day and thought to myself,”Where did Pike go? I wish she’d come back”

    Yay for wishes coming true!!!

  26. Kaldor says:

    Welcome back, I’ve always enjoyed your writing. Enjoy Mists Pike.

  27. Gormanghaste says:

    Welcome back, you were always my favorite hunter blogger!

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