I’m still here (I think)
Obviously, I’ve not been as prolific as I’ve been in the past. I thought I’d resurface.
Since the dissolution of my guild, I’ve not been on Zingiber as much. Which means I’ve not gone further on any raids, nor tested recent patches on a level 70 healpriest, nor… Most painfully, I’ve not been doublechecking the scripts. And given how popular those lessons have been, I don’t want to take you down a bad road.
I haven’t abandoned WoW, though. My hunter is 62, and I admit I’ve been lax. I haven’t run a single instance with other players, though I’ve demonstrated to my satisfaction that if I can solo – well, me and my pet – anything where the mobs are almost gray. On the other hand, I’ve been lax at practicing kiting. Chain trapping good, kiting… suck. Part of that is for the same reason I’m not so good at PVP – the fast-twitch mouse movements are a failing. I spin too far or not far enough. Ah well, since I think it’s a mandatory thing for the hunter to know, I’ll practice some more. I also need to do a bunch of macro work on Urtica – and I’ll share once I like what I’ve got.
On another front, I’m raising a new character which will expand my learning some more. It’s a paladin. My daughter and I were mutually lamenting how we aren’t together when playing – she plays a healadin as a main, I play a healpriest, and it’s rare that we’re both wanted at the same time for the same run. Our other alts are otherwise committed and disparate enough that they don’t work and play well with each other (though eventually my hunter and her rogue will reach 70. BTW, in her opinion shadowstep and cloak of shadows make rogues overpowered. She loves it.) ANYWAY… She decided she really wanted a tank as an alt. So did I. There were some other wants, and it all came together as:
She is going to level a warrior (human) prot from the start. We’ll duo, and my paladin will be her paired healer right up to level 68. At that point my priest will heal for her tank, after which her healadin will cover for me while I suss out being a tankadin. I’m aware I’ll be a worthless tank at first as I learn, but hey – she’s willing, and in the long run it’ll work to our fun. As I learn new lessons I’ll pass them on.
Adding to the slowdown is: unsettled things in my real life work (Not about staying employed, but opportunities and advancements that are supposed to happen and will cause changes but keep being delayed…); plus my other hobby of watching politics and economics which are both getting busy… I could do with more time, but suspect I’d just fill it with more stuff.
I’ll post more as I go, but in the meantime,