Let’s face it. Wrath of the Lich King, as an expansion, is limping along and gasping it’s last. Progression, now, doesn’t matter. Raiding isn’t really a big deal, relegated to a few slacker casual guilds out there trying to finish up the last of the available content before the Cataclysm arrives. There will be no going out with a big bang ala Isle of Quel’Danas and the Sunwell. Ruby Sanctum was a flash in the pan. The only things left to do in this expac are to tie up any loose ends left for your individual character. Perhaps it’s a title, perhaps it’s a mount but the gear-grind is basically over, the drive to push on through to the end has all but evaporated. Even the epeen is vanishing as people realise their fat purples today aren’t going to be worth spit a few days after the new expansion arrives. Apathy has become so apparent within my guild that 25man raiding has all but ceased and of the 2 or 3 10man teams we had going are dead and gone, now we barely scrape together a single group one or two nights a week to attempt Lich King in 10man.
And so it is that I put down my blogging pen, too, in anticipation of something new.
WoW-specific blogging will resume it’s regular programming soon enough. Till then, enjoy the twilight days of the Lich King’s last stand, and I’ll keep on inking my idle thoughts on the genre and gaming in general. Personally, I think I’ll be more or less leaving Azeroth itself in it’s current incarnation to the die-hards and focus on some much needed Real Life.
‘Till we meet again,