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A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I was…#6

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I was…#6

As a WoW Player, at least I

– never ninja’d anything from the guild bank

– never used/abused/abandoned others to reach my objectives in the game

– always paid for my own repairs outside raids. I don’t believe it is your guild’s responsibility to pay for repairs incurred outside guild runs. Whatever wear and tear you inflict on your gear as you quest/explore/PvP/hunt for rares/et cetera by your lonesome is your own doing; hence, you are to pay out of your own damn pocket. Quit treating the guild like it’s your personal piggy bank. On that note, quit seeing your GM as your own Obama who’s willing to support your lazy ass.

– That said, I was never a lazy player. NEVER. I. had. a. work. ethic.

(I also like to punctuate the f*ck out of my closing sentence for emphasis)

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#5

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#5

As a WoW player, at least I

– did my best to treat everyone fairly

– was never to rude to anyone, unless they were rude to me first, then that’s when I unleash hell

– did not pull ahead of tank, except on certain runs when people were asshats, then that’s when I pull all the things and leave party

– did not roll on off-spec tank gear if I knew the tank needed it more, but if he rolled on my DPS gear and won it, then that’s my queue to roll need on his shit…and pull all the things and leave party.

Pull all the Things

Screw the proverbial turn-the-other-cheek, I like Hammurabi’s Code better. An eye for an eye!

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#4

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#4

As a WoW player, at least I was

– humble enough to accept that I had to pay my dues first before I could earn a raid spot

– did not misbehave in any manner that would sully the guild name or my own name for that matter

– did not trash other guildies on guild chat, whether they were offline or online. If I had a complaint about someone, I would tell an officer privately

– did not spam guild chat with Recount/Skada to brag about my numbers, because who really wants to see that shit?

– did not resort to Machiavellian or traitorous things to get someone kicked from a raid team so I could get his spot!

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#3

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#3

As a WoW player, at least I was

– a dependable raider. 99.99% of the time I was punctual, and I ALWAYS had my own flasks and feasts.

– I also had the good sense to repair BEFORE the raid, unlike the idiots who would zone in and, literally a few seconds before the first pull, pipe up: “Um, anyone got a Jeeves? I forgot to repair.” >.<

– I knew how to avoid crap on the ground, not caring if my DPS took a hit if I stopped to run away. I’d rather stay alive.

– I was NEVER  a loot whore. Not once did I ever whisper the winner of a loot roll that I deserved it more than he did, or how much he’d want for it, or how he didn’t deserve it because his DPS blew monkey balls.

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#2

A Look Back: As a WoW Player, I Was…#2

As a WoW player, at least I was

– helpful to newbies

– patient with and considerate to nervous first-timers (“My first time in this dungeon, sorry”, “Please don’t kick me, I’m still working on my rotation.”)

– didn’t openly make fun of those with the wrong gems and enchants (except for those who stubbornly insisted that they were right and I was the retard)

NEVER TROLLED TRADE CHAT!

Post-Break Reflections

Post-Break Reflections

Real life took me away for nearly a week from WoW, but you know what? I didn’t mind at all. Besides finally getting some critical paperwork done, I got to visit D.C. again after many, many years and experience the yearly county fair at home where I indulged in fair staples like the frozen chocolate banana with nuts.

Phallic Symbols

And you know what else? I didn’t miss WoW at all while I was away. I asked myself if this was a sign that I was truly getting tired of the game. Either that or I just was too busy and excited getting legal sh*t done and bonding with my in-laws on that road trip to D.C. It just might be a combination of both. Whatever the real reason, I came out of that break refreshed, relaxed and recharged.

Today, I returned to Azeroth. Unlike previous returns from sabbaticals where I frantically checked guild news to see what I missed, this time I didn’t care at all. As I reflect on it longer, it’s dawning on me that I’m developing a healthy detachment from this game. Maybe it’s because I’m loving real life all the more now. Maybe it’s also because I’ve rediscovered old joys that I’ve long neglected — simple things like road trips, enjoying a second cup of coffee while reading a hardbound book, and the joy of cooking. (#nowomeninkitchenjokesfuckyou)  Maybe this, maybe that. But what I’m certain about is that it helps to finally have someone in my life who makes me truly happy and makes me want to get out of Azeroth more.

Here’s another “maybe”: Patch 5.4 is coming soon and I’m already bored as f*ck in this patch. My guildies are bored too and are just plain sick of Throne of Thunder. Like a lot of players, we just want a new raid, a new experience, and the chance to kill that asshat Garrosh.

If you’ve already cleared ToT and are sick of the daily grind, use the time before the next patch to take a break. It’ll do wonders for your soul.

Have an awesome week, y’all!