There’s not been an actual Warcraft post around these parts for a while now, and the more astute of you will already have worked out the reason: I’ve not been online to play for close to a month. It isn’t because I don’t want to either, not a day goes by when I don’t think about what I could be doing, or how lovely it would be to have the time to lose myself in gameplay and not worry about everything else there is to do. The harsh fact remains that, like it or not, Warcraft has become too much of a distraction even if only played through the Mobile app. I simply can’t afford the time any more, not when I have to earn enough money to keep subs running… and on that front, I have paid for my son to reactivate his account, at the cost of my second.
If I want to start playing again, I will need both time and cash to do so.
Azeroth has occupied a special place in my heart for many years, and there will not be a point where I up sticks and leave. I care enough about showing my loyalty to the company who make it by continuing to maintain a primary sub for the foreseeable future, and no doubt by the time 7.3 rolls around (which will be I suspect the time of Gamescon when I return from a short break with family) I’ll be off and running doing the new content on Pherian. I do realise this is but scant lip service to the obvious breadth and depth of what’s on offer, but I’d also be lying if I said I was enamoured of the direction things have taken with narrative. I suspect, at least until we hear about the Expansion, I’ll have scant interest in any of the content anyway.
It is still entirely possible, as 7.3 is going to drop the week of Gamescon, that we could see an Expansion announcement, and with the reveal that Jaina’s the signature art for Warcraft’s presence at Blizzcon this year, those rumours about a Kul Tiras themed adventure won’t go away. Now, if they were going to make the city state a fully fledged third faction… then I might be interested enough to make time in my schedule…