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The morning of the all hands summon to the Blasted Lands, Aely went for a walk. The late fall air was clear and cool, and leaves crunched under their feet in the less-traveled parts of the streets. She and Roger took the long way around Old Town, south through Tanner Circle and down Bulwarks, across […]

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In which we turn 4
comment 5 Written by on February 14, 2012 – 10:51 am

So I am a bad blogger, and missed my bloggiversary (which was a little over a week ago, on Feb 4, as best I can tell). I’ve been very busy getting ready to start a new job (OMG YAY), and it just completely slipped my mind.

Which is sad, because this little corner of the internet has been such a staple of my video gaming for the last four years that I’m not sure really how to measure the effect.

I am a better raider for writing guides, a better roleplayer for writing guides and ficlets, a better writer in general for all the posts I’ve written. This blog got me a job with the Azeroth Advisor (which is sadly no longer in effect, but that’s OK, it was very very fun while it lasted) and has made me a number of friends – the kind of friends who bridge the gap between “internet friend” and “real life friend”.

Right now, though, I’m not sure what the eventual direction of Too Many Annas will be. It’s a time of transition for me (new job, changing game, expansion soon, Diablo III, Star Wars), and that’s always been when I’ve had trouble figuring out what to write about.

I’m not playing Star Wars much anymore – there are a number of factors at play there, but the short version is that I’m finding it hard to connect to the world and to feel sucked in by the quests. When I log in and play, it’s fun enough, but I don’t have any burning drive to log in and find out what’s next. I am playing WoW quite a bit, from leveling Annie Mae, Annalira (which is probably a post, my priest is back to her oldest name, with a new haircut and a new spec), and Annata… and possibly Annylais too. I’ve been fishing and cooking, working on Angoleth’s gear.

There’s still a lot to do in WoW, and a lot of people I really like to do things with, I’m just not sure what to write about it. It feels like so much of that has already been done, if only because I’ve been doing this for four years!

So I figured now’s as good a time as any to ask YOU GUYS what you think. You’re the ones doing the reading and commenting, so I’d love your input.

What kind of posts do you like best? What would you like to see more of? Is there anything you’d like me to revisit or start doing again?

Let me know in comments or via email (toomanyannas at gmail) – I promise to read all of them, and I’ll do my best to incorporate what you guys like into the future of this space.

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5 Responses to “In which we turn 4”

  1. Congratulations on the bloggiversary Anna :)

    So yeah Star Wars, I feel the same. I’ve pretty much stopped playing, I just didn’t /feel/ it. I wanted to capture that feeling again of when I first started playing WoW – of being immersed in this exciting mysterious new world. I just don’t feel the connection to the world in SWTOR. It feels.. too.. sterile, maybe, is the word? With WoW I love the environment and the world. Even 5 years later of playing I’ll come upon a new vista and want to snap screenshots. And there are all the places that hold memories for me of good times in the game.

    So I’m back playing WoW again and enjoying it although I don’t have as much time to play as I used to. I’ve also moved Jezraell my hunter back to Feathermoon and it’s so nice to be back, it feels like coming home. I really missed the flavour of an RP-PVE server during my time on an Oceanic PVE server.

    To answer your question about posts… hmmm. To be honest I really enjoy all your posts haha. I like the ones where you talk about RP, about how your characters and game experiences are going. I like the Friday ficlets although I never do them. Mmm home this helps :)

    By Jezrael on Feb 16, 2012 | Reply
  2. I actually just stumbled across your site from a trackback at askajedi.com, so I can’t offer any constructive feedback. I would like to solicit some feedback from you though. Here’s my saga:

    I quit WoW about 3 years ago. Wrath was still pretty new, they had just added that new rep grind area way up north where you jousted and such. In fact, they were still building it when I decided I’d had enough after 3 or more years already. I didn’t play any MMO’s at all until last year, I tried Rift. I loved it at first, but it didn’t hold my interest and I left after probably only 4 months (and two 50’s already). Now I’m playing SWTOR, and again, I got sucked in right away. I bet I’ve put a thousand hours since Jan 3 when I first logged in (and lost just as many hours of sleep). But I’m not really enjoying it like I thought I would. SWTOR did rekindle my interest in RP-ing in MMO’s though. So even though I don’t think I’m much longer for SWTOR, I do want to find a new outlet.

    I took another look at WoW recently, having intentionally ignored it for the past 3 years. I see a number of things I always wanted to do, like play a Goblin, are doable now. I see tension is (or has already?) heating up between the new Warchief (I played Horde) and Vol’Jin. Maybe Thrall will come back and whip that upstart into shape? I have a lot of lore and story to catch up on if I do come back. So, as someone who has been playing all this time (you) to someone who didn’t care too much for the Wrath expansion (Death Knights killed it for me, though I felt the zones in Northrend were awesome), is it a good time to return? Will I like what I see? And where should I go to get caught up on lore? Are the quests in-game enough?

    By Darth Todd on Mar 2, 2012 | Reply
  3. I tried Star Wars, and ran into the same thing, and this is with a great group of RPers. I can’t seem to get involved in the storyline, and my characters there aren’t grabbing me. Add in less time and desire to play MMOs in general, and that leaves room for WoW only. Star Wars is a visually nice game, don’t get me wrong, but it just doesn’t do it for me. Lore has something to do with that, I think. The new trilogy soured me on all things Star Wars, and while I tried not to let that influence the game, I think it happened anyway.

    If it makes sense, I’m enjoying WoW more now that I have less time to play. I think limiting playtime has helped alleviate burnout. My death knight has been great, as usual. I love the class, and branching out into PvP has given me more to do.

    Let’s see, favorite posts- all things RP and the Friday Five are my favorites.

  4. Well, I’ve given up on SWTOR. Despite thinking it was going to be great for RP, it really was the opposite. The very linear (and mandatory) story line, not to mention the very linear questing experience overall, just didn’t do it for me. Like Kyraine said, the game looks great. I even like the gameplay. I just didn’t hold my attention. I found the Old Republic lore, or expanded universe, or whatever they call it, to be almost incoherent; like a bunch of fan-fic-writing 14 year olds threw it together without even collaborating.

    I’m already back in WoW now. And boy has it changed. I think I’ve gained entire levels just from picking flowers. Crazy how fast the levels are rolling by. I’m getting back into the lore as well. I guess Thrall ain’t coming back, but Garrosh, well I’ve hated that guy since Nagrand. Saurfang should be running the Horde since he is one of Azeroth’s greatest living heroes. Which gives me some ideas for RP for an underground society committed to bringing about a change in leadership. Need to ask around on Earthen Ring (where I rolled) to see if any guilds are exploring that.

    By Darth Todd on Mar 6, 2012 | Reply
  5. A belated grats!

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