Without going into much boring detail, that’s been what’s kept me away from WoW for the past 8 weeks. Real life mayhem — some planned, and some not so much. I can’t complain, because it’s been mostly fun; either traveling or entertaining guests who travel to see me.
It’s left me little to no time to keep up with everything that life requires of me, much less sit down for any quality playing time.
And the timing was pretty awful. Cataclysm had just been released. I had just finished up questing in Mount Hyjal and was revving to get to more new content and keep leveling up to 85. I was not at all thinking that this would happen. But, as I mentioned — curve ball.
Finally, as life starts to settle down a bit again, the itch to play is strengthening. But I’m worried.
And here’s why: At the start of Cataclysm, everyone was a bit of a noob again. We were learning the new zones, figuring out the new content, switching up our playstyles to adapt to new abilities. Sure, we may have had an idea of what would be available, but unless you were one of the lucky ones who managed to get into the Beta, the shattered world wasn’t a reality to us until we experienced it ourselves.
But as you played, little by little, you adapted to the changes, figured out this whole archaeology thing, reveled in the guild achievements system, leveled up, geared up and moved on. Leaving me in the dust. Whereas I’ve usually been one of the more informed players in my guild (what with the blogging and all), I’m dreading the thought of feeling like a noob again. I think it’s one thing that many of us who have ever left the game for a while, and then come back, have had to face.
But I suppose we all have to start somewhere. Here’s to a steep learning curve and catching back up again!