I’ve essentially given myself the week off from WoW. I’ve been popping in to do a few dailies in the mornings and evenings, but I’m not doing much else. I feel myself arriving at burnout.
Burnout has been precipitated by a few things. Briefly…
School of Hard Knocks. Yes, a damn achievement. I stepped into the BG’s briefly to attempt some of these and it quickly became apparent that I wasn’t going to get them done. It was complete and utter misery. I can’t remember the last time I was so angry at the game. I said, “%^&* it,” turned in my whistle, and tried to get used to the idea that I wasn’t going to get the meta-achievement done. *sigh*
Guild “progression” issues. I feel like we give up too easily. Last weekend, after downing Flame Leviathan, folks were like, “well, let’s go back and finish off Naxx!” since there was overlap with the group that had been there earlier in the raid week. WTF. We’d been in Ulduar less than an hour and the raid leader was taking us back to Naxx? I was furious.
Minor guild drama. Minor, but I felt pretty uncomfortable with the situation. Our guild leader doesn’t play much any more because of family obligations and while the officers mostly do well in taking care of things, they’re not as … patient? Attentive? Er… ? I don’t know. I feel like the guild is slipping.
Other things in the guild that I could normally ignore have also been bothering me. Again, it’s stupid interpersonal stuff that I’d been content to stay out of previously. Now, I feel myself wanting to say something, even though it might make trouble. Of course, I don’t … but, is this me? What happen to the old nice me?
Yes, this is the new crotchety me, crispy around the edges. I see burnout just around the corner. I’m getting mad at stupid things.
So, I didn’t sign up for any raids this week. After I’m done with dailies each day, I log out and play something else.
The thing I look forward to most now is playing with our static group each week. We’d hit a bit of a rut for a while there, skipping weeks as folks had RL stuff to deal with, but we’ve been playing pretty consistently lately.
This week, the static group is doing some non-dungeon activities, gathering up all the ZF quests. I’m really excited, given that that’s as far as our Pox Arcanum group made it, though it’s somewhat bittersweet because of that.