I’ve decided to finally get my act in gear and get my legendary cloak on my warlock.
So yeah. Work in progress.
Now, I haven’t raided with my guild since fall of last year, I moved, was taking a class, and work was starting to get crazy busy so I just didn’t have the time to commit to it. Now we’re in the pre-expac slump, which I totally get, but I miss raiding. I raided (and raid led) through Wrath, Cata, and the first half of Mists. Like a lot of players, I’ve jumped servers and guilds but I still had been raiding pretty much consistently: up until last fall.
And it feels weird
I feel out of touch. Out of the loop. I used to be able to rattle off the enchants I needed, gems I needed cut for which gem slots, right off the top of my head. Now, however, I’m feeling kind of lost. I do like that I can jump in and run a wing of LFR, and the cross-realm raiding (while I haven’t myself participated except for a couple Ulduar runs) is a really nice feature, but I feel like I’m missing out on a big part of the game. Yes, WoW for me is about a vast number of things I enjoy doing, not just about getting together with a bunch of friends and killing some big angry thing, but still.
I’m really not meaning to sound whiny, I promise.
Jeeeeeez I need to clean up my UI, WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME I CAN’T SEE ANYTHING
So I’m now 6 Sigils of Wisdom away from the next step in the process. I noticed that contrary to the quest text, I got one to drop in SoO, so I’ve decided I’m just going to run Seige to get them, I still haven’t done all of the wings of it, and I should probably help smack Garrosh around at least once! The group I had was actually a pretty decent one for a Friday night, we only wiped once on the Sha of Pride, and nobody was being immature or rude, so that was a pleasant surprise! Also, my damage was a lot higher than I figured it would be, no idea what was going on, my meters must have been broken….
To end my blurb:
I’m really glad Blizzard is putting forth the effort to make it possible for more people to see more of the content they offer. They spend a lot of time making those raids, creating the boss fights, making more Bad for people to stand in! I need to read more into detail about it, but what I’ve seen so far makes me very optimistic for the future of the game, and of raiding. Raiding is a huge part of this game, from a lore standpoint as well as a “welp I’ve beaten the game, yay!!!” standpoint.
What do you guys/gals think? Is raiding super important to you? Are these changes making up your mind on whether or not you’ll play, or are you just taking it all in stride and eager to see what the next chapter brings?