Emergency Update

I haven’t blogged yet this month. I haven’t blogged in two weeks. That’s seriously not cool, and it’s not like I ran out of stuff to write about, that’s kinda impossible. Anyway I need to update but none of my “need to think about this” posts are done and so yay for random ramblings?

The Grumpy Elf, who is my favourite Warcraft blogger hence why I mention him a lot, does a post called Monday Random Thoughts. This has all his random thoughts in, sometimes it winds up making a post of it’s own, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s always interesting to read though, it’s a stream of conscious, like a window into someone’s mind. So what are my random thoughts?

Well, not Warcraft related but I finally saw the Iron Man 3 trailer today. You say it’s been out since October. Well who knew? I’ve been in novel land. I am seriously excited for this movie, little bit scared that Pepper Potts is in danger, but yay more Stark. He is my favourite Avenger, I have a spot soft for Black Widow but Tony Stark is in a league of his own.

Back to Warcraft. Raiding is not going as well as I’d hoped. Due to the month of December being one of social obligations, work/school deadlines and demanding families, we’re struggling to make a raid team. By struggling I mean it’s not happening at all. I’m worried that if it keeps not happening that the new recruits, the people I don’t know so well and who aren’t as invested in the guild/people here, will leave. I don’t want this guild to implode and I’ve seen it happen when raids don’t go as planned even for a week or two. I’m trying to keep people included in the guild by running other activities but I don’t know if it’ll be enough. I’m also trying to recruit more people and just generally do something to make it better. Fact is there’s no easy solution and it’ll likely be January before things pick up again. I’m trying not to worry about it, easier said than done for me, but I’m trying nevertheless.

Aside from raiding, and my weekly Ulduar runs, I haven’t really done much in game for a while. I used to play a lot, likely a lot more than I should have, but I cut down last month for novel writing. I don’t really want to go back to playing all the time. Actually that’s a lie, I sort of do. I look at my list of everything I want to do in game (it’s massive!) and it’s like I never make a dent in it at all. So what I really should do is write a ‘to do’ list, and then cross stuff off when it’s done. If I prioritise the list then I should be able to chip away at the massive pile of content.

The only problem is there’s almost too much stuff to do. That’s a stupid thing to say right? Yeah I know I told everyone that there’s no such thing as too much content, as you can always do it later. That’s sort of the problem though. When there’s so much stuff, it feels like you don’t make an impact, like it’s a giant that can never be slain, so doing any is less appealing. I visited my friend last week who I haven’t seen in over a year though we talk online. He introduced me to new games and so I’ve got hooked on Warcraft 3 Gem Tower Defense. I also got Terraria and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. So many games, so little time, especially when I’m trying to cut down on gaming so much.

Oh I finally broke and installed the Curse Client to update my addons. My friend who introduced me to the game told me not to get it, said it was insecure, but that was several years/versions ago. Anyway, no problems yet and quite frankly it’s one less thing I have to worry about.

So, I’ve decided I’m going to create a ‘to do’ list page. Seems strange that I need a to do list for a game. However, given how nuts I am about achievements/completing stuff, it sort of makes sense. I guess that’s just how I roll. Anyway /end rambling I promise to update with a proper post soon. This was just a “I’m not dead/this blogs not dead” post.