Before You Send Out the Search and Rescue Teams

It’s occurred to me that I haven’t updated this blog in over a month, and as such I should probably say something.

So here is the truth: I have unofficially and unceremoniously quit WoW again. Upon hitting 85 on my main, I looked around and realized that I had no motivation to do what I’d already done several times before in previous expansions. One month later and Tawyn’s still in greens and I’ve hardly touched her.

I did have a brief spurt of motivation when I remembered how much I absolutely LOVED doing Uldum, so I ran over to my Horde-side hunter, powerleveled her to 83 specifically to do Uldum, and went and did Uldum again. It’s just as awesome the second time around. Unfortunately, upon finishing it up, I have, once again, found myself at a loss for what to do.

This is all a very odd feeling for me. I love WoW and always will. In theory, I love Cataclysm, and even in practice I wound up enjoying it a lot more than I originally expected I would. Just a couple of months ago, when working on my worgen mage, I found myself feeling that magical feeling I hadn’t felt since leveling my first character. I really thought that feeling would stick. But… it didn’t.

And so here I am, here to tell you guys that the blog is probably going on indefinite hiatus again. Really, I should have just let it set the way I left it a year ago, because my failed attempt to revive it was just pathetic. But that’s life, I suppose.

To the few of you faithful readers who are still out there (and who really should have quit reading during the Great AotH Quality Decline of 2009, but didn’t), you guys have been absolutely amazing and I have to thank you profoundly for your company, comments, and insights through the years. I could not have asked for a better audience. If you want to keep up with me I’m still blogging (albeit sporadically at the moment) over at Clockwork Hare and I of course am still on Twitter, being a chatterbox over there as always.

And so, I put this poor blog in stasis again. Maybe someday when the time is right, I’ll come back, but I don’t want it to turn into some sort of sad half-baked return like it did last time, so it’ll have to be something big to get me to return.

Until then I’m off to play other games and explore other worlds and write about other things. I’m still working on (more than one) novel, which I will keep everyone updated on over at my other blog, and I’m still drawing commissions for you guys if you have business with me there. Thank you all, and I will see you on the other side. <3

15 thoughts on “Before You Send Out the Search and Rescue Teams”

  1. I know how hard it can be to give this kind of thing up. I look forward to reading more on Clockwork Hare, and I’ll talk to you on Twitter/AIM. <3

  2. It has been fun reading this blog. I experienced the same disillusionment, m y shaman is stuck at 84 and I will probably leave him there. Thanks for the good times. See you over at Clockwork Hare.

  3. I too am done with Cataclysm. It totally lived up to everything I wanted and expected… and I got bored.

    See you around Pike, wish you the best in everything you do.

  4. Sad to see you go, but I certainly don’t blame you. I too have been around for a long time (original wow beta) and I just don’t think I can do it anymore. I wish you luck and I will continue to follow your blogs at your other site.

  5. But what about your new infatuation with your worgen mage?!

    Just kidding, work on your book, Pike! There can be no better combination than Redwall and steampunk!

    I’ll keep checking out Clockwork Hare, if only to see what you think about Mario RPG. I expect an epic poem of some sort, at least.

  6. /shakes head

    AotH will be missed, Pike. There are those of us that still do love the hunter class to death and we’ll miss your takes for sure. Thanks for all you’ve written here. Love to Tawyn.

  7. It seems that the bordem and burnout in wow have hit harder in faster then any previous expansion I too, am suffering from it. Its just a bit trickier to arrange a break when you’re guild master 😛

    You will be missed Tawtaw 🙂 <3

  8. Yeah, that pretty much describes the expansion for me. The leveling experience was so great…but the endgame is a letdown in comparison. It may or may not be time for me to move on.

    So, I don’t blame you in the least. Although I wouldn’t have minded going on a search & rescue mission this weekend (I’m not joking – I really am a volunteer search & rescue worker!).

  9. I agree with Ciabli. I wish there was just a bit more ways to get epics or just to do. I’ve leveled my worgen Druid to level 50 and constantly feel the urge to keep leveling. Sometimes I just want to skip the raids on my main just to level it. Laters Pike. See you on twitter. Love you lots and I will miss your posts once again.

  10. I just can’t shake the feeling that the WoW players are getting bored faster and faster the longer they play and its getting to the point where casual content and natural progression aren’t moving at a speed to keep up. I’ve spoken to alot of people who have been playing since original wow- the best description is not that they are sick of the game but that they just don’t have the motivation anymore. Wow as a whole just doesn’t thrill anymore as it used to.

  11. Very sad to see you go. I rarely comment on your posts, but I’ve been reading here since early Wrath. Know we’ll be waiting here for you whenever you want to come back.

    Do the things that you wanna do….. you can finish it 🙂

    ~Sergeant Poisonhorn on Aggramar

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