I was trying to make a list of what I do that is wow related so that I could wrap my head around the types of things I would be able to make posts about. The list below is my rather sad results.
There’s the rub really, this blog was at its strongest when I first started – not just because of my enthusiasm for the whole warcraft and blogging experience because it was fresh, but because I did a lot more when I was putzing around on my horde hunter exploring Azeroth and the outlands.
These days what creative energy I have is sunk into guild matters, officering takes a fair amount of time in and out of game. Then there are the required activities to continue raiding – dailies, farming, LFRs and rep and valor grinding … they are all pretty tedious and draining activities imo, I’ve never been particularly wonderful with repetitive game aspects. My new wow-amon addiction aside.
Hum and the responsibility at end game is so high and varied I don’t really get the time for alting which has always been one of my great joys.
Still like the lingering wow burnout in my system I am sure I can work through it and bring my blog to life again. I ALWAYS come through my burnout, which hits me once every couple of years.
Heh that should be my post something like: “How to endeavor to ditch the burnt out feelings and save your wow relationship.” Lol I mean we all know this game has been there for us for years, that it has a lot left to offer, that cheating with other games is always doomed to be a short term fling.
What am I doing about my burnout personally:
- Well one of my tactics to beat burnout is of course to touch the blog, connecting to the online community reading other peoples thoughts and posting my own is a key factor of my enjoyment in the wow-verse. I’ll just have to drag some of that time spent in the guild forums to this blog, kick start things again.
- Try something new – I’m going to start messing with streamed game footage until I get it right. Then I am going to attempt machinima. I love watching machinima, I can try to make it I reckon. Maybe just a newsletter in video format for the guild for now, maybe little videos of in game activities.
- Reflect on the wow activities I used to enjoy, PVP – alts – retro raiding – and then perhaps take the time to do that, let some of the “responsibilities” drop off. See if I still like them.
What do I actually log into do in game these days, what are my wow activities out of game?
- Raid heal (ingame)
- Battle pet dailies and battle pet trapping (ingame)
- Farming in half hill (ingame)
- Herbing on the druid (ingame)
- WoL analyst
- Twitch –TV of raids
- Guild forum activities and postings
- Read wow Blogs
- Listen to wow podcasts at work
- Poke this wow blog
The ingame stuff…it feels like a starved little list doesn’t it?