Jaded Alt blogged this week that she’s ok with not capping out her Valor Points every week right now. That if she’s “doing it wrong” as a raider, it’s ok.
Week one of 4.2 I capped my vp because I was bored and had nothing better to do. Week 2 I came close. This week? If I get any valor at all I’ll be shocked. Reversion got a little VP last week, none the week before, because he was traveling for work.
Today we leave for my sister’s wedding, and we won’t have playtime until next Tuesday night. That’s a whole week of no valor, probably no dailies. No boss pulls, and since both our raid tanks and myself will be at this wedding, no raid at all. So not only are we blocking our own progression, we’re slowing down the whole group.
Three weeks with no actual progress on new bosses is a bit depressing. But you know what? Life works that way sometimes and life is more important than World of Warcraft. If I ditched my sister’s wedding for raiding there would be something wrong with me.
Oestrus was the one who inspired Windsoar’s post and she responded this week. I liked what she had to say. I’d say she’s one blogger that I have very little in common with but that doesn’t mean what she says doesn’t make sense. But I swear, looking at her schedule makes me tired. Yeah, I play WoW that much. Why does having it scheduled out like she does look like it takes the fun out of things?
I wonder, people who schedule their WoW time and run heroics for VP on a tight schedule, do you get annoyed with me when I have to afk for two minutes to change the toddler’s diaper?
Does it let down my raid when I let little things like our main tank being out of the country slow down our progression? Maybe if I’d pushed harder we could have gotten Shannox down. I didn’t; that meant the other guild raid is ahead of us right now. Heck everyone on the planet is ahead of us.
But you know what, I raid to have fun. There’s a tradeoff for me between the place where wiping on bosses is no longer fun, and where being super hardcore isn’t fun. Joking around with our raid and letting Log die is fun, but if we’re still wiping on Shannox three weeks from now, it’s not going to be as much fun. Before we get to that point I’ll have re-evaluated my tradeoffs. Probably I’ll work harder on getting VP, and getting other raiders to come along for their own. Might even schedule some runs for us.
So. I’m going to try to spend the next few days not thinking about raid, or work (ugh don’t think about work) or the state of the house when we come back to it. I’m going to enjoy myself.
And I’m going to look like a pumpkin. Seriously. Four bridesmaids and I’m the ONLY one in orange. What the heck is up with that?