Not prepared

I can’t believe it has already been six months since I cancelled my subscription and stopped playing WoW. Time has gone by so fast because I have had so many other things to do and played many other games like StarCraft II, Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and Pokémon GO. It’s been fun to focus more on my other hobbies and interests and try new games.

Right now I’m actually wondering if WoW ever will be the same as it used to be a few years ago when it was at it’s best. I doubt it. Mostly because I no longer have a guild. I lost many in-game friends when my guild disbanded, some people found new guilds on other realms and some people quit. Finding a new guild wasn’t easy, because I spent a lot of time trying to find one for Warlords of Draenor and I finally found one in the very end of the expansion. I had a good time there for a while, but then everyone lost interest and people left.

I don’t even know if I want to go back to raiding, but I don’t want to be stuck in Looking For Raid or always having to group up with randoms either. Maybe I could raid very casual like once or twice a week, but nothing serious, just for fun to defeat the bosses, and with a social and friendly guild with the same goals.

At the moment I’m not even that excited about Legion, I try to be, sometimes I even pretend to be because I feel it’s expected of me. Of course I think it’s interesting and I’m sure it will be fun with new content. But I feel like I’ve waited for so long, so now when it’s finally here, it’s too late because I feel like I’ve kind of lost my interest for the game. Yes, maybe it’s only because I’ve been away from it for six months, except for some time on the beta. I hope I’ll be as excited as everyone else on launch day.

I just read that the pre-expansion patch will come next week, so I think I’ll login to the game soon to prepare myself for the patch and Legion. I’m sure there will be tons of stuff for me to organize, fix and do when the patch comes. My bags and bank are a total mess so I can’t wait to finally get some order in them. Thank you, transmog changes! There might be achievements, quests or other things I should have done before the patch and Legion, but I haven’t really checked and I don’t know if I think it’s that important. I might check around and ask some people about it.

My computer will also need a little cleaning up before Legion because it’s almost as messy as my bags and bank. I haven’t decided if I should upgrade to Windows 10 or not, currently running Windows 8. But I did upgrade my laptop’s Windows 7 to 10 and it looks good, so I might upgrade my main computer before it’s too late.

Are you excited about Legion? What are you doing to prepare yourself?

Keeping busy while waiting for Legion

My game time ran out in January and I decided not to add more because I barely played. I think I just had enough of Draenor and I didn’t feel like there was any point in doing raids, gearing alts, doing PvP or anything else, unless you think it’s very fun then you do it because it’s fun. But I didn’t find it fun anymore. So I decided it was time for a break and two months have passed now.

Real life also gave me reasons to take a break. It was tough after the passing of my dear cat in December, one week before Christmas. I spent a lot of time just watching TV shows and letting time pass by. Then I started volunteering at an asylum center and got to know many people from different countries. It has been a great experience and we have so much fun together every time we meet. But I’ve also had time to play other games like StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm. Right now Heroes of the Storm is most fun, but I don’t have anyone to play with so let me know if you want to join.

I’ve actually not read much about Legion, mostly because I want to wait and explore it on my own and it’s still early so nothing is final, and because I don’t find it that exciting at the moment when I’m tired of WoW and I got so  many other things on my mind. But I am sure I will start playing again in time for the expansion and I hope I’ll be happy with the balance druid changes so I’ll go back to being moonkin.

What’s keeping you busy while you’re waiting for Legion?

New background

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Thank you, Jessica (Yochi), for making this amazing background! Check out her work on DeviantArt.

I got it through this post on MMO-Champion where you can put up a request for a forum signature, wallpaper, Twitch overlay or whatever you might wish and you might be lucky enough to get something as great as this done by one of the many awesome artists there.

I loved my old background but I’ve wanted something new and updated since we got the new character models. Thought it was a good idea have both my druid and shaman on it because I they are my favorite characters.

Winter Veil and New Year

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Happy new year! I hope you had a great Winter Veil and Christmas and I wish you the best for the new year!

I haven’t had anything to write about lately because I haven’t played very much. The guild decided to take a break till after new year. I’m not sure if I’ll go back to raiding after the holidays because I’m tired of doing the same bosses over and over again. At the moment I’m having trouble finding anything in WoW that I want to do, so I might just have a small break till I find it fun again. I wish Legion was closer. I have played a lot of StarCraft 2 lately which has been very fun and I might try Heroes of the Storm soon.

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As usual when a year comes to an end.. The Syrco Owl 2015 in blogging annual report.
Check it out here! Thank you for following me in 2015 and I hope you’ll stick around for 2016.

Latest additions to my pet and mount collection

I’ve gotten some new pets and mounts this patch. Some I got a while back, some just recently. The pups are adorable but I don’t do a lot of pet battles these days so I just use them for companions. My favorite mount is the Corrupted Dreadwing because I like the colors it has but I think it moves a bit weird.

Fel Pup

Fel Pup

Cinder Pup

Cinder Pup

Deathtusk Felboar

Deathtusk Felboar

Mudback Riverbeast

Mudback Riverbeast

Corrupted Dreadwing

Corrupted Dreadwing

Have you gotten any new mounts or pets lately? Which one is your favorite?