There was a time when I loved to write a good guide post. How to Resto Druid, How to use World of Logs, how to kill raid bosses. Then one day, in the not too distant past, it went away.
My interest in talking about the nitty gritty WoW stuff – stats, gear, when it’s better to use Incarnation instead of SotF- has declined. I first noticed it on Twitter. New patch notes would be datamined and people would be all atwitter (see what I did there?) about what the spell changes meant, how it would affect our stat priority or spell casting. Whereas once I would be right in there speculating with them, I started to find following those discussions more annoying than anything else. I didn’t care about people’s quick napkin math or what trinkets they thought were best.
Then one day I got a DM asking why I was still gemming for Intellect instead of Mastery. Perfectly reasonable question. Honestly, I didn’t have an answer. Habit, I guess? Not wanting to look like a dummy, I fired up the TreeCalcs spreadsheet for the first time all expansion. As I looked at all the numbers on all those worksheets it struck me that I had no interest in doing WoW math. Pulling out my fingernails would be more interesting to me than calculating at what ilvl 2 points of Mastery outperform 1 point of Intellect.
I can’t help but think this game would be more fun if it were more about playing and less about spreadsheets.
Obviously, no disrespect to the people who have discussions about these things on Twitter or are doing class math. These are the things that probably made me follow you in the first place. I want to take part, but I just don’t care enough to.
I can’t really say what happened to cause such a distinct lack of interest in things like gear and class mechanics (actually, I’ve always found gear to be a very boring topic and only made gear lists because other people like them). But I’ve lost the drive to even pretend to be interested.
Maybe the love will come back one day. But for now, that’s why the blog is quiet.