Firstly I feel like I need to lead this post with a tweet from one of my friends that I received last night.
Didn't you just tweet about cancelling your WoW sub? Or are you just playing until it runs out?
— Jeff Rimer (@Jeff_Rimer) November 13, 2017
I did in fact do this thing. To be more specific I went on a spree of mass cancelling my MMO accounts in early October. I went so far as to actually uninstall many of the games, which is apparently the surest sign that you are just about to decide that you are going to want to play again. Thankfully I have super fast internet and downloading World of Warcraft really is not that big of a deal anymore. I am not exactly sure how to explain this one other than the fact that I have been playing on and off with a friend in Destiny 2… that I first knew through my horde guild in World of Warcraft. I guess in theory this made me nostalgic about that guild and planted the idea in my head that I really should level my warrior over there. When you combine that with the weekend we had which was dreary and overcast… and my desire to just hang out on the couch in a blanket cocoon and do some comfort gaming and apparently all of that translates into playing World of Warcraft.
The biggest challenge however is the fact that in the process of uninstalling everything I also nuked my addons. Playing WoW with the stock interface is just not a tenable solution. My previous UI was cobbled together out of several dozen separate addon packs that I had to use the Curse Client now re-branded as Twitch to maintain. I did not want to go through that again so I took this as the perfect opportunity to try ElvUi that everyone has been raving about for years. It took some getting used to because the set up process was nothing like I was used to. However I decided to embrace the difference and by the end of the weekend I had gotten used to it mostly. The thing that likely won me over however was the AFK screen where the camera spins around you and your character dances in the corner. They didn’t need to do this thing… but the world is better for them doing it. Essentially over the last few days I have chilled on the couch and leveled from 30ish to 61 as of this morning. I am now knee deep in the Burning Crusade expansion content and having a weird nostalgic trip down memory lane. I have zero clue how long I will be playing or even how often but for the moment I am enjoying myself.
In Destiny 2 news I can now hit 302 on my Titan and in theory would love to either get in a raid tonight or at least the Nightfall on my Hunter and Warlock to potentially get some additional item level movement. The biggest problem that is effecting me in Destiny is the fact that I just am not a night owl right now… and that a good chunk of our clan are now on the west coast meaning they are two hours behind me. One of two things is going to have to happen, either we break into a early evening and late night raid, or we start actually declaring some night of the week to be raid night. Thus far everything has sorta been on the spur of the moment with whoever happens to be around, and sure that is fun… but also impossible to plan around. Last night for example they were wanting to pull together the raid while I was watching Walking Dead, which is literally the only television show I watch all week long. Other nights the potential start time would mean I would be up until midnight which is just not viable during the work week anymore. Had I planned for this and maybe taken a cat nap when I got home then it might be doable, but impromptu raiding just isn’t working for me right now. I want to raid and I want to get through the content but I just need some structure to it. Hopefully with the reset we can do a better job of planning raid nights. In theory I am going to try and get one going earlier in the evening tonight so I can at least get some tokens this week.