Burnout is here. The thing is, it’s not even really my own burnout that’s stopping me from playing. My guild just isn’t here anymore.
5 people showing up to a 10-man raid doesn’t cut it.
4 people showing up to a 25-man raid doesn’t cut it either.
And I am really sick and tired of 25 mans.
I don’t raid for loot. I couldn’t care less that my gear is basically all 251 and I don’t really have many 264’s. Big deal.
I don’t like 25 mans. They take longer, they require more coordination on the part of raid leaders/guild leaders and this leads to more frustrations. There has to be less chatter on vent and ingame in order to keep 25 kittens lined up in a box. It feels much less like fun and more like work.
Because of our attendance issues our guild has “allied” itself with another guild… one that is less than stellar. If any of them ever find this blog I may have some apologizing to do, but based on current evidence I don’t believe they know very much of the internet outside of the game. Elitist Jerks? Blogs? Theorycrafting? No, they just know that standing in the green must be a buff.
A few months ago Shadow Rising could actually get 22-24 people into a raid, enough to consider it a 25-man guild run. Having 4 people show up is far from ideal.
But I still show up. Because I want to run with the guild and nothing else. I don’t pug. The only time I will ever pug is if it’s for a Naxx weekly that could be accomplished by 3 level 70 characters naked.
If I don’t pug, and the guild isn’t raiding, I don’t raid. Which pretty much means I don’t play WoW. I keep trying to focus on my main, ignoring all my random alts and stuff. But I don’t feel like grinding to Loremaster or Battlemaster or any of the other random goals I’ve set up for myself. All I want to do it kill the Lich King. Which may or may not happen. The burnout boss has wiped us more times than he has.
Will I outright quit the game? Probably not. I’ll linger and write random blog posts and continue to read up on every scrap of news and information that comes out of the beta and whatnot. I’ll continue theorycrafting druid stuff and reading blogs.. whether or not I’m actually playing the game. Maybe I’m just stupid like that.
I don’t want to quit. But if there is no one to play with then there is no point in playing.
Somebody talk to me.