It's been nearly two weeks since I quit, I feel like I'm in detox. I logged in to give Blue lead of the 2's team we had and I didn't like it. I liked saying hello to the guys and making a few sarcastic comments in guild chat, but I wanted to get offline as soon as possible.
I really hope to make wow a game I play casually at some point. I have tried to scale back how much I play in the past with limited success. I was playing a lot less when I quit than I used to, it still took up 95% of my kidless, wifeless free time. I have shows I recorded a year ago on my dvr, I never had time to watch them because of wow.
Getting home five minutes before a raid and needing to make dinner for my kids is not a relaxing and enjoyable thing. I was driven to keep doing it because I wanted achievements and a drake. I find it odd that players seem to think that purple gear is progression. Epic gear is hardly epic, everyone has it, I really think a chimp could get a full set.
Anyway, I have put some thought into how I would return if I did. I have my doubts about returning to my guild. I do not see how I could possibly come back and not end up raiding seriously again. I like them, I like raiding, they will be raiding. I hate raids and such not working because I cannot or do not want to go.
I have Nintendo Wii and bought Super Mario Bros Wii a couple of months ago. I play it when I feel like it and when I don't, I don't. There is no push to play everyday for my two badges or daily battleground. I spent every night this last week volunteering at church. Mario was just fine with me not playing Monday through Thursday.
I would love to play wow the same way. Cataclysm looks pretty awesome for this. Going back to 31 talent points and having a level 10 character have the feel of the spec you choose is genius. I could see myself leveling different toons and doing the occasional random/raid on my druid. Perfect for passing the time on the weekend. If I could do that there would be some balance that has been lacking.
Can I resist being asked to join a raid or the urge to run a random everyday? I have real trouble not helping people if I can. I have got myself into plenty trouble helping someone when I should have logged an hour earlier. This post seems more disjointed than usual, I should take a writing class, or maybe some adderall. That's all.