I’ve haven’t posted for a while so I wanted to take the time to make some quick updates to the blog now that my life is under control. This post is to fill everyone in on the direction of the blog and some personal stuff about my life.
What I’ve been up to
Firstly, and most importantly as the blog is concerned, I stopped raiding to have more time for school. I wasn’t quite happy with my grades or the amount of time I had for my non-gaming activities, so I decided to step back from raiding to be able to give more time to my other activities. As I’ve mentioned before I am on my school’s swim team and had to focus on that heavily the last few months. I wanted to be able to do my best after putting months of work in, and part of that was giving up raiding so that I could focus on school and swimming primarily. So far it’s worked out well for me as I managed to beat all of my personal records a few weeks ago at our final swim meet. I’ve also seen an improvement on my school work and the quality of the assignments that I’ve been turning in. This is the most important thing for me, so I think that I made the right decision to step back from raiding.
I love playing WoW, and I may go back to it eventually. For now I have taken up some other games that don’t have the same time requirement though. I have been playing a lot of Skyrim, Civilization V, and DotA 2 in my free time. I’m not investing anywhere near as much time in my gaming as I did before though, and I’m just playing when I get some free time after finishing school work or on the weekends.
Another big thing that has come up recently is a renewed interest in creative writing for me. In the past I spent a lot of my free time focusing on reading and writing many short stories and essays. I lost the time to do that when I started attending college, but recently I’ve been writing again. I hope to be able to write more seriously and possibly finish some stories that are bouncing around my head in the next few months. I will post stories here as I finish them and I’m happy with them.
Changes for the blog
I’ve decided that I’m going to keep the healing guide updated for the time being. It is now current to 5.2 as far as I can tell based on the latest patch notes I’ve seen. I will update it with any new information when it becomes available and when I get free time to make changes.
Since I am no longer raiding I will no longer be making boss guides. I enjoyed giving my insight to specific bosses and what strategies could be used for the encounters, but I haven’t even stepped foot in the new raid instance. If I start raiding again at some point in the future I will do my best to put out what guides I can.
As I mentioned above I have started to get back into creative writing. I will hopefully have time to write some short stories, essays, and personal pieces that I want to put up here. I will also occasionally talk about the games that I am playing and share my thoughts on game design as I still very much enjoy breaking down game systems.
Lastly I just want to thank anyone who read my guides when I was actively putting them out. I got a lot of compliments on my work the last few months and I’m glad that I was able to help people become better players.