So yesterday, I really wasn’t feeling WoW. I was feeling burnout, but I couldn’t pinpoint it. I just didn’t feel inspired by any of my characters. When I got home from work, I played some Minecraft before logging in. It was a nice distraction–I built a lighthouse and a fairly long bridge which was kinda annoying, but in the end is much better than swimming! Oh, and I died for the first time ever, so that was an adventure.
But afer a bit of that and having accomplished my two goals, I decided to log into WoW. I looked at the start in screen. Nearly everyone was in Stormwind…I hate Stormwind. Let me repharse that, I hate that I have to be in Stormwind. Well everyone was there…except Schubert and Troutwort. Schubert is in Icecrown, at the Tournament, his hearth is set there (I love portals), and so I did a few dailies there for more seal for mini-pets, and while he’s doing those, I look at the guild XP. Maxed for the day, thank god. After those few quests, I see Troutwort is in Sholazar due to his Oracle Egg, so I hop over, Aged Yolk, and get another one quick.
Then I realize what it was…
Last week, we didn’t meet guild XP every day like we usually do. I would log in at 7 or 8 at night and see we only had 30%. Ugh. I would do dailies and round-up guildies to do dungeons and do all my cooking and fishing dailies to bump up as much guild XP as possible only to log out still only at 70% or stay up until after midnight grinding out quests to reach 100% then joyfully log out.
So what I realize now, is that the quest for max daily guild XP became a chore for me and was sucking all the fun out of the game, because it had become work, and not fun. Now maybe some people like the “structure” or “routine” of logging in, doing their dailies, posting to the AH, getting a heroic done, gathering mats for the weekend raid. Blah. I can’t do it. When it comes to WoW, I’m much more a free spirit. I log-in and pick a character based on whatever I feel like doing. Is there a profession I want to work on? How about leveling? Do I want to do dungeons? Am I out to make gold? Or am I just trying to get something I’ve never seen before? There are so many options and sometimes just looking at the screen makes me decide what I feel like.
But that freedom is part of what makes the game fun for me. So tonight when I log in WoW, I’ll pick a character and do what I want, and I’ll try my damnedest to not look at the Guild daily XP so that I don’t stress myself out and force myself into something I’m not going to enjoy. My guess is no one else is worrying about it anyways. 😛
Sorry for the “I am bored” yesterday, but at least I was able to figure out what was going on.