Wow! I can hardly believe that I've reached 100 posts already*. What started out as a wee side-project has turned into something rather more popular than I expected, and I'm very grateful to all of you who swing by and visit this blog from time to time.
For my 100th post I shall give you:
The State of the Leafy
The problem I have with Leafshine is that, for now, she's essentially "done". There's some incremental gear upgrades she needs, to ease heroic running and Kara/Z'A trips, sure, but I'm running out of new things to do. Despite my earlier complaints, I'm nearly done on the Shattered Sun Offensive rep grind (a successful trip to Magisters' Terrace helped with that), so I'm running out of things to do. And I'm not alone.
Elsewhere people are leaving guilds, or finding that their guilds are getting healer-short. We've lost a tank and a healer (one to a break, one to another server), and in a small guild, that's making it harder for us to get Kara and Z'A runs together. And, to be honest, I'm about a dozen group quests away from being essentially done with Burning Crusade content. Maybe a little while spent doing Netherwing dailies, and the odd instance run, but otherwise - done. And, frankly, unless you're a really high-end raiding guild, working your way through the Sunwell Plateau bosses, the last big content patch of 2.4 has felt somewhat flat.
So, we're already trickling into the Wrath of the Lich King lull. We know there's a year of more of good content coming, but we don't know when. And that leaves us an indeterminate amount of time to fill until it arrives. Many of those people retiring are probably just stepping down until the expansion lures them back into a levelling frenzy.
So, what now?
Well, not PvP. I made the mistake of getting heavily into PvP before Burning Crusade was launched, sucked in by the old school ladder system (Knight Captain, thank you very much), and I really regret all the time I invested in it now. And I probably won't take a break, because I do value the downtime from work and other stresses WoW gives me. So, the chances are I'll start on a *gasp* alt.
Which gives me a dilemma. Do I write about my alt-tastic experiences here, on Leafshine.net? Or do I push them over onto another blog? Decisions, decisions…
*although, rather ironically, post 100 has fallen during a post drought due to insane work demands