The State of the Ori

Long time without a post from me! I guess that if you don’t check in with Bubs and I on twitter, you might have wondered what happened to me and why I stopped contributing. One part was boredom with Wrath raiding and a lack of ideas due to that, but the major part was the fact that I got a job after a long period of unemployment, yay! In August I started working at a preschool, and initially I thought that I’d take a couple of weeks off from WoW to get adjusted, then get back in the game pretty quickly. It turns out that I severely underestimated what my job would entail.

After a day of MANY BABIES (and it’s true, dwarf babies come out fully bearded and demanding beer), I was left feeling kind of like this.

Which meant that NO, I did not want to log onto WoW and hang out in ICC again. I didn’t even want to make the trip all the way from my front door to the bed. I seriously spent at least a month collapsing on my couch to eat dinner then go to sleep for a couple of hours until my boyfriend woke me up and made me go to the actual bed.

But I really missed my friends in Stands in Bad – I honestly enjoy goofing around with them while playing more than anything else about the game. I didn’t bother pre-ordering Cataclysm because I had no idea how I was going to feel about playing, but on the day of the release I went ahead and decided to pull my big girl panties up and get back into the game. I ordered the online download (which was amazingly convenient but now I’m kicking myself because I want the CE and the Underbitewing pet) and started playing the weekend of release.

And you know what? I LOVE IT. I was so burnt out on Wrath, and I’m so happy to say that I’m really loving Cataclysm. The class changes have me excited and enjoying holy paladin healing more than ever. Leveling wasn’t a pain in the ass at all – I got to 83 that first weekend then 85 over the next few weeknights even with my limited play time. The quests were interesting and engaging, and flying in Azeroth is the best (though QQ for the death of ground mounts). Light of Dawn and Holy Radiance get me all a-tingle. I can heal ALL THE THINGS with light that shoots out of my boobs.

Even the bad things aren’t that bad. I have about 3 hours on weeknights to play, and at first when I got to the appropriate gear level I tried to pug heroics. That was a Bad Idea, but realizing that LFD wasn’t going to work out for me made me decide to pester my guild mates for guild groups, which has been a blast. It’s hard not to have fun with people in SiB, especially in a group with Amber when we unintentionally have dying contests (I’m currently the winner). Even instances that have mechanics that I hate are pretty fun when you’re able to joke about your incompetence. Mario hall in Deadmines, I’m looking at YOU.

Every fucking time.

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  1. #1 by Natalie on January 8, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    I’m glad you are feeling better! And don’t worry, 99% of the people who play the game only have about 3 hours a night to play! *hug* Just have to decide what is important for you in the game.

  2. #2 by Achloryn on January 8, 2011 - 4:24 pm

    HOLY HELL IT’S AN ORI POST!
    Seriously though, i’m glad you’re getting on more often. Even if I can’t run with you as much as I would like, I know we all missed having you around and are exceedingly glad to see you. We lubs our Ori, even if you can’t manage to run around a giant swinging electrical ball of doom. (And hey, for your first heroic, one-shotting Ripsnarl is nothing to sneeze at)

  3. #3 by Oasic on January 8, 2011 - 4:53 pm

    Glad to hear you are back and having fun Ori! :-)

    This post totally made me think of hyperbole and a half… “heal ALL THE THINGS”. Love it.

  4. #4 by Chris on January 8, 2011 - 10:42 pm

    Well, if you find yourself taking damage now, Miss Ori, you can now bubble through that hall… or a portion of it. But damn that’s not a fun place if you’re lagging.

    Glad to see you’re back and playing again, and that you’re not crying about the paladin changes.

  5. #5 by Verloren on January 10, 2011 - 11:19 am

    welcome back to the game im a holy pally on Duskwood and i love the changes as well….although for me i quested with a tank in guild.

  6. #6 by Jaedia on January 10, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    EVERY. FUCKING. TIME. (god bless dispersion)

  7. #7 by Rivs on January 10, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    My Eye of Kilrogg misses you.

  8. #8 by Rossanah on January 10, 2011 - 3:46 pm

    Good news for ya!

    BUBBLE WORKS NOW!

    (I know it’s cheating, but…)

  9. #9 by Ary on January 14, 2011 - 6:01 am

    (don’t stand in the mario)

    that made me rofl.

    Glad you’re lovin cata!

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