So with Deathwing dead and my little guild proudly at 8/8, what’s next for casual raiders like me while waiting for the release of Mists of Pandaria? Try T12 and T13 raids on heroic mode? At one point we did mull over the idea…for three seconds and said, nah, not this soon when we’re still trying to recover from the headaches of normal progression and related issues (and as a side note, Raid Group 2 has yet to down Deathwing).
Recruit more people and try 25-man normal mode perhaps? Ha! Try recruiting on my server where there seems to be a dearth of sincere folks with the skills and the right attitude we’re looking for. From what I’ve seen since Cataclysm was released, a lot of players want to join a guild only for the perks and in the hopes of getting carried to their shiny tier tokens and titles. And last year’s experience taught me that the bigger the guild, the higher your chances of discovering steaming piles of turd instead of gems among your roster of recruits, who will either sabotage your guild with their Machiavellian manipulations or quit in a hissy-fit all because they can’t become part of the core group right away. My GM knows what happened to me last year and even he is cautious about adding more people lest it turn into a circus of disasters. So until we find more reliable players willing to stick it out with the oldies, we’re keeping recruitment open only to members’ friends.
Roll another toon? That would be going against one of my New Year’s Resolutions. I am trying to correct the habit of rolling a toon only to neglect it and let it languish in lowbie limbo. But what I am doing these past few days is leveling a night elf druid that I swore I would level to 85 before Mists of Pandaria drops, as I have always wanted to play a druid at max level. She’s a resto drood named Louisa and I’m really having fun healing on her. It’s a refreshing break from playing a DPS spec as it’s from a different perspective; players have become mere health bars to me. LOL.
PvP some more? I’ve been PvPing twice a week with Marrok and company and I am far from getting my 25,000 Honorable Kills (I have only 13,821 HKs as of this writing). Battlegrounds are a nice break from raids but only if you find yourself in a really great group that believes in capturing flags instead of fighting mid-field.
Quest some more? Sure! I still have to work on my Loremaster title, however I foresee myself attaining it before the middle of this year…which means that’s one less thing to look forward to before Mists’ release.
Get the guild to do old tier achievements for more nice mounts? Sure! That ought to keep us busy for a while.
And should massive boredom and “Cata-fatigue” still set in way before the expansion, well, I could always take a sabbatical. Maybe you could too, if you find that nothing apart from raiding interests you and you’ve seen all the content.
When even revisiting old school stuff no longer gets the blood flowing, then maybe it’s time to hibernate till the Pandaren come calling.