Last weekend we went out of town for a wedding. (Great weekend. Totally worth the 13 hour drive. Rev had much cooler college buddies – and a much cooler college – than me.) I spent hours beforehand getting ready. I had a list of everything I wanted to pack, in little categories – my gear, Rev’s gear, Nomster’s gear, electronics, car amusements, trip snacks. Lists of tasks to do – clean out car, park the dogs, pay all the bills so the lights would be on when we got home. That’s the kind of person I am, the kind who makes lists, obsesses beforehand – and then once we’re on the way, sits back and enjoys and goes with the flow.
I had to make plans for our raid too. With the main tank and one healer out, and a mage off doing something or another, I had to line up replacements. A couple were easy: Bocat always loves to help out, we have some other friends who are sort of regulars. Notify Ado that he’s in charge, notify everyone else that he’s in charge (so there, or else) and then don’t worry about it. I thought about logging into remote chat Friday night and seeing how things were going but I figured they’d be well in hand. And they were. One sub couldn’t make it so they scrounged up another, went 6/7. They ended up with Grom filling in as tank (I hear you did great, Grom!) which I had thought possible and was why we’d looked at Grom’s tank set the other week and got it up to snuff.
Anyhow. Got preparations this week too. Blizzcon this weekend – our Virtual Ticket is bought, Log’s plane tickets are bought, other friends have their time scheduled off work. We’re going to have six people watching panels at our house, and four of us raiding at the same time. I’ve got to get the place clean, buy food and beer (read: margaritas) and probably read up on at least Heroic Shannox. But I’m starting to try to face up to patch 4.3 too. I’m not…. really… ready right now. The nerfs kind of took the wind out of my sails. I’m looking forward to the new raids, yeah, but not excited. Hopefully Blizzcon fixes that.
I’d been doing my JC dailies, then stopped because the information I was reading made me think they wouldn’t use tokens. Now they ARE using tokens, so I’ve got to get that in every day. I’m trying to get my auctioneering back on track so I can afford to upgrade gear and stuff. And I’m twiddling my thumbs thinking of a non-raid goal for WoW right now. There’s my shaman, at level 78…. there’s my horde druid at 68… there’s pets to collect. All things I find fun. None quite enough to keep me amused. I’m a little bored. To be perfectly honest, I’m more excited right now about November arriving so I can start my NaNoWriMo novel writing then I am about most of my WoW goals.
I’m not burned out. Just burned down a little. It’s more like the quiet lull of a winter snow on a fallow field. The field isn’t dead, it’s preparing for spring when there will be new growth and life and little green things. But right now is a good time to sit back and take things easy.