So, I’m sure you’ve noticed that things are a little different around here than they were say, last April. Part of that is because when I started blogging, I was in the midst of 25 man raiding – and that was a large part of what I was doing in game. Part of that is, probably, because I’ve grown and changed in the last 10 months (which is a good thing!), and what I do in game has grown and changed over that time as well.
With the recent Wrath “reset button”, you’ve all been exposed to some of those other things. I play about a million alts. I roleplay (a lot!). I get totally wrapped up in one character to the exclusion of others for two weeks at a time, only to ignore them after I get wrapped up in another one. I’m obsessed with fun/cool looking in game clothing and hunter pets.
I also (gasp horror) have a real life.
And that real life has kept me from playing tons of hours, from being level 80 in a week, from doing everything before any of you guys so that I can write and teach you about it. I wasn’t in the Beta. I don’t play on the PTR. Unlike someone like, say Matticus or Wynthea, I can’t teach you how to heal anything in Naxxramas – I’ve never been inside, and that’s intentional. I am a raider, yes. I love raiding, seeing new things, and killing bosses. But I am not just a raider, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Aelflaed reacts to running CoT:Stratholme (read: freak the hell out), or how Annorah deals with the titan/elemental lore in Storm Peaks.
And I know that many of you who read this are already knocking at Kel’thuzad’s door and threatening his minions with dismemberment. TRI will be there soon – our raids won’t start until January (most likely the end of January). I’ll start 10 mans when I can get into one that’s consistent and I have gear that doesn’t suck.
I love to teach – and teaching people how to heal (and lead healers) is a lot of fun – and probably the thing that gives me the most satisfaction out of blogging: knowing that something that I’ve done has inspired, helped, or made your life a little easier.
I also love to write, and I’m getting better with the creative side of writing as opposed to pure informative blogging.
Some of you really like the RP stories that show up on Thursdays around here. Others of you, I’m sure, completely ignore them. Some of you love the Friday Five, others – not so much. Monday miscellany posts keep you updated on what I’m doing – and those are well received as well. And you’ll still see a healing guide show up on Tuesdays (at least once I start doing 10 and 25 man raids where I can actually teach about them – which means having seen the fight and killed the boss at least twice).
So what am I getting at?
This blog isn’t Too Many Shamans. It’s not Too Many Paladins, Hunters, Priests or Druids. Nor is it Too Many Raids, or Roleplay Stories, or Screenshots, or Silly Songs. It’s all of those things, rolled into one big happy jumbled mess (kind of like one of those holiday appetizer platters where you can get a little bit of everything, or maybe a game of pick up sticks).
I try not to do too many meta posts where I blog about blogging, but based on a few questions and comments I’ve gotten recently, I thought it might be time to reassure you that this is still the same blog as always. I’m still a resto shaman and a holy paladin and a holy priest and a weird little hunter. I leveled a paladin first this time – that doesn’t change the blog, nor does it change the fact that I do all of those other things as well. Annorah and Aelflaed will both be raiding, and we’ll just have to see how things shake down in the next few weeks as to what is needed or not needed for that raiding experience.
Now – to end this on a silly/fun note – Typhoon Andrew, over at Eye of the Storm, has developed a WoW Code – here’s mine:
N:Anna, M: Pa80-Hu-Holy/Sh75-Dr-Resto, Alt: Hu71-NE-Beast/Pr70-Hu-Disc/Dr55-NE-Feral, S: Feathermoon-US-RP-PVE, G: Wildfire Riders/More Cowbell, Pvp-, Pve++, Y2005.6, Pt: Sergeant Major, D+HC, Ori: BWL, TBC: MH/BT, WLK: N/A, L++, RP++(sometimes)H, , V0.2
(Also, because he said I should, I’m to inform you all that Stop is awesome. *nods*)
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