I’ll admit it – before August actually arrived, I was blithely dismissive of what the French call la morte-saison. And while they are refering to the month-long vacation that so many Europeans seem to take, it also ended up being la morte-saison for WoW blogging in the Tazha household. This has been due to a combination of icky early-August cold-type illness, followed by a constant influx of visitors into my home, none of whom have been terribly keen on the idea of watching me raid for a few hours while they twiddled their thumbs. On top of that, Real Life has suddenly turned into something one might watch on a daytime soap opera or Desperate Housewives – thankfully not so much for my pally and me, but those around us are certainly having their ups and downs. Plus it seems that everyone else has been on vacation at one point or another this month (raids have been canceled or otherwise shuffled around, the Fantastic Four has been incommunicado for quite some time, etc), and what with This, That, and The Other Thing, I’ve logged on maybe twice since Blizzcon began and ended, leaving a flurry of OMG!-type revelations in its wake.
I had decided to hold off judgment on the whirlwind of rumors that cropped up pre-Blizzcon until they were confirmed or debunked in Anaheim. Now that they have been confirmed, for the most part, I’m afraid to say I still don’t have much of a reaction yet. My first thought was “ARGH! NO WORGEN SHAMAN! DAMMIT!”, since in my Quest To Make A Bunch Of Healers, I had decided if Worgen were going to be a playable race, a Worgen Resto Shaman would be kickass. Other than that, I’m still in the processing-all-info stage. Since my pally is looking for a new job in real life, everything feels like its in upheaval anyway, so why should WoW be any different?
Now that the last guest has left and the house is settling back into some level of normalcy (for the time being), I am eager to get back to Tazha and her counterparts and their adventures. Our raid extended the lockout last weekend (without us there, sadly), so we are hoping to get to Vezax and Yogg this weekend. In one of our few log-ins, we ventured forward into the new Argent Crusade 10-man and walked away bruised and battered, but clutching 6 shiny new Emblems of Triumph and having a few more hours of stress-relieving fun under our belt. I look forward to returning there soon.
In the meantime, I hope all of your adventures have been continuing well – I’ve read many posts in the interim (although I’ve been a bit of lurker…posts read: too many to count; posts commented on: zero – D’oh!) See you in WoW soon!