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Pre Expansion Slump

Yes, yes I know I haven’t written anything gold related, or WoW related for that matter, in way too long. To be honest I’ve still been a bit apathetic towards the game, honestly if it wasn’t for the fact I succumbed to the annual pass, I would have probably dropped WoW by now. But I did agree to the annual pass, as so I couldn’t drop it, and so here I am!

Why I Haven’t Been Blogging

Honestly, I still do like blogging, it’s just been hard coming up with topics lately, there hasn’t exactly been any news gold related since the last patch dropped, so I’ve been sitting here sort of fiddling my thumbs. I should break out my writing ideas notebook and see what I have scribbled in it, but I foresee either all the topics being out of date, used, or some random sentence, quote, or song that I no longer know what I was going to write about. When you’re not playing the game you blog about, it becomes really hard to write about, and my thoughts about expanding the scope of this blog hasn’t been really turning out, because I’m honestly not confident in myself to write about anything “off topic” that people would find interesting.

But I Intend To Fix That!

I made use of the new Scroll of Resurrection offer by Blizzard to create myself a brand spanking new level 80 Priest, and I’m hoping this enough to get me back into the game, shiny new toy and all. So far it’s been working, it’s already at level 83, and once I got over the initial apprehension of learning a new class, I’ve been playing it fairly steadily.

As a side note: I see why Blizzard has never given levelled character’s this high before, this is seriously overwhelming basically being thrown head first into a new class. That levelling I did as a priest up to about level 40? Completely out the window, this should certainly be an interesting experience.

Barrier to (Re)Entry

I didn’t take an official hiatus this time, I just sort of drifted away from the game, so while I didn’t shut anything down, I lost touch of the markets and fell out of routine (not to mention I’m pretty sure I lost a lot of inventory in the mailbox). One of the biggest issue I have right now getting back into gold making is reworking my buying prices, posting prices etc., and once I do that I should be golden.

Mists of Pandaria NDA Being Lifted

A lot of bloggers were excited to hear what was being released in the press…event? I think that’s what it was, an event. Any who, I really wasn’t too excited about it, and too be honest I’m still not to concerned. Once I get my Beta invite however (I signed up for the Annual Pass fairly soon after it’s release) I plan on poking around and seeing what changes Mists of Pandaria will bring for the gold making community. Oh, and Pandas, definitely going to spend a lot of time rolling around as a Panda.

About the author

Eric Dekker

Gamer. Student. Nerd. Author of The Golden Crusade. Find him on + and Twitter.

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  1. Handera

    Funny you should mention that about lost mail when you drifted away. I almost had that happen to me when I unsubbed a few weeks ago. The day before my time ended I remembered that I had one or two hundred glyphs in the mail and a few thousand gold. Had to make sure I logged in to catch that.;)

    1. Eric Dekker

      I once just missed the last chance to get gold and items off my second account, a kindly GM gave me a free 24 hrs of game time to collect the last of my items :P

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