Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
And welcome to Tora's indecisive mind.
Yeah, I said I'd quit, but after posting so much about 3.1 I guess I couldn't help but take a peek.
And what a peek it was! I ran with a casual guild's Ulduar10. We only managed to get the first three bosses down (Flame Leviathan, Razorscale and XT) with attempts on two subsequent bosses - Ignis and Kologarn.
What I've seen so far is... satisfying, I suppose. I did this run on Tora healing, with barely any mods at all (as you can see in the screencap), since I'd deleted my WoW folder two months ago, but it was alright.
Still though, running through Stormwind at 1am leaves me with a hollow feeling in my chest. Raiding is really never going to be the same.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
The recent disbanding of my guild has made me come to terms with a lot of things. I've had a lot of fun in WoW these past few months, and sometimes I hate to admit it, but its ruined my life in more ways than I care to admit.
Given a choice, I would have happily played this game without a care in the world, roaming Azeroth with my boyfriend, as Tmiel and Toshimitsu. But alas, real life beckons.
Raiding has opened my eyes to what end game really is, and how fun it can be with the right mix of people. Unfortunately for us, that mix is now gone. We've been through all the good times and bad times to be had, and it's time to hang up the cloak on the wall and call it a day.
I'm probably not quitting the game for good, but now I see that I need a good long break from it. My only regret is not making this blog sooner.
When I come back, raiding will never be the same.
Maybe now I can use this blog for what I originally intended, instead of the bastard mish-mash of stuff I already have on it.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I haven't posted any art lately, so have a shot of my sketchbook.
There've been several successive guild dramas lately, and it eventually culminated in a mistaken transferal of GM-ship and said person then proceeded to ninja most of the guild bank about one hour later. Two of our best dps have left for another guild, our original GM may not be back for two weeks while they sort out his account, and the merge with that other guild has pretty much failed. The whole story is long and I'm not really at liberty to talk about it here. In short, I probably won't be raiding aside from the lucky PUG.
I can't say I'm too happy about this; but of course, no one would be. I told myself I'd post as little guild drama on this blog as possible, but because of the outcome of this recent spat, I find myself unable to raid and therefore possibly unable to maintain content.
My characters' futures are still currently unsure. I've long considered the current content "boring", so it may be worthwhile to take a break while things sort themselves out, and with patch 3.1 coming soon it may be the right time to do that. But if the guild doesn't reform itself, I may delve into arena or something else. But in the meantime I'm not sure.
In other news, I spiffed up Tora's UI a bit. It was largely inspired by one of Ishtara's old, unuploaded uis, but one which I've always really really liked. I finally managed to pin down that castbar-in-powerbar look too! And it really looks awesome. But sadly I may not be able to raid on it for a while. Who knows?