A fond Farewell
I got to first apologise for leaving this blog hanging for so long. My friends ingame have seen how little I’ve been playing recently, and that’s due to a lot of real life calls. As with most blogs as they wind down, the responsibilities and pulls of that vast game of real life are now getting too much to manage alongside the life of my Paladin. Something has to give, and really, it has to be this blog as a project. I’ve very much enjoyed writing for all of you and the attention this blog has received, but the fact of the matter is I have a suffering parent to look after, a full time University course with plenty of overtime to manage, and my enthusiasm for playing Zal since the patch has just gone down the drain.
Tam gave an excellent summary of how healing feels for him, and indeed myself since the patch in his post ‘Back to the Drawing Board’, especially his comments on Paladin healing. I can enjoy the new Paladin healing in 5 mans, but in raids, it just doesn’t fit in anywhere. Not strong enough to tank heal, not effective enough to group heal. At least speed is no longer a problem, making us excellent PvP healers. But as I’ve stated before, I’m not a fan of PvP healing without intelligent people on my side.
I’ve been popping onto Zal and various alts when I can grab a few minutes to try my luck on the Headless Horseman, and spent an enjoyable Friday evening with Els and the guild gang blasting through old world raids. It was all very enjoyable, but it highlighted to me the nicest part of the game now for me is the social side of things, rather than playing my characters. I’ll be social in Cataclysm, in all likelyhood, trying leveling in the new old world and chatting to the guild. I’ll miss out on the new raiding scene, but I just haven’t got the time or motivation anymore.
I’ve left this blog intact, as I have plenty of fond memories around it, and it stands as a testament to the peak of my WoW lifetime. I’m also leaving up all the resource pages, despite the fact that the all of the class guides and even the Things you might not know series will be defunct very soon, with the incoming Shattering of the world. If I break a leg next year or something similar, I may be back and posting regularly again, but don’t hold your breath. I’m still contactable through twitter, and any major announcements about this Blog or whatnot will be made there. Again, don’t expect a hive of activity, just pointing where to go!
Best wishes to all of you, I hope you enjoy your WoW experience through Cataclysm and beyond. It’s been a pleasure.
-Zal, logging off.