I’ve always known that I would have to bid farewell to World of Warcraft someday.
2014 is a year of new opportunities and responsibilities for me, and as we enter another week into this year, I find myself filling out page after page of my planner with a list of to-do’s, which include upcoming classes and a slew of projects. I also have a few road trips lined up for when the weather becomes more agreeable. Am I excited? You bet your ubiquitous legendary cloak that I am!
My sub ends next month but given what I have on my plate, I won’t be able to make the most of the remaining 30 days. I am turning over my WoW account to my husband, whom I gave permission to use my level 90s to farm mats for his low-level alts as well as run them through instances. That said, I had to clear my Real ID friends list for his own privacy. To those I was not able to message about it, please accept my apologies. On the rare occasion I will play my own character should dual-boxing prove too challenging for him, I will look you up and say hello.
How do I feel about retiring this soon? To be honest, I am both sad and glad. Sad that I am leaving a virtual world that gave me lovely friends, wonderful memories, plenty of laughter and heart-stopping excitement and best of all, the love of my life whom I married last year.
On the flip side, I am glad that it’s over. Glad that I no longer have to structure my real life hours to accommodate duties and responsibilities in a pixelized world. Glad that I don’t have to deal with people raging over the smallest mistakes, wasting my time when they don’t show up, AFK-ing when they just want to be carried, splitting hairs over numbers in the meters, cruelly cutting others down to size and judging my worthiness to play based on three seemingly sacred digits. What was once so enjoyable in my innocent days in Wrath has turned into a stress-fest and the equivalent of the corporate rat race that I once got sucked into until I got fed up pulling knives out of my back on a daily basis.
I will maintain this website for as long as I can for posterity. I might also publish a few fly-on-the-wall posts every now and then. And dang it, I have yet to finish Part Three of “What I Don’t Want to See in the Warcraft Movie”. I’ll get around to doing that eventually.
To those who are staying in Azeroth to continue their journey to Warlords of Draenor, I wish you well. And remember to step out of the house every now and then for some sunshine. It won’t kill ya, I promise.
January 7, 2014
/switches off PC
/steps out of the house
/marvels at clear blue sky
/cue cool music by The Peddlers