Having recently discovered the NBI (Newbie Blogger Initiative) creating my own blog rose to the forefront of my mind where it had been simply moldering in the back for sometime. If I made a blog, who would read it? Who would care? Also, most importantly, what would it be about? What would I say?
I really had no idea. And I still don't know what to name it. But I did have an idea on topic today.
Last night my friend and I dipped our toes into some BGs for funzies and let's just say it wasn't a stellar experience. When things go wrong - I find fault in myself and look for some way to change to make the experience better.
The whole Cataclysm expansion has been rather rough for me, I've spent much of the time hiding from activities that I used to love and doubting my ability to the point of simply refusing to try. Only recently, in the twilight of Cataclysm, have I thrown myself back into the fray and found fun in dungeons and tried out LFR.
Back to those BGs. What was the problem? For me the problem wasn't that "Horde sucks at PVP" or "You guys fail at defense" (Well, the latter might have been an issue). The problem was that I just don't care for my Ret offspec. I've always been a main spec tank, first and foremost and this DPS offspec was just something I picked up along the way.
I PVP fairly often on my Resto shaman and adore it - so why can't I translate that love of PVP healing into my Paladin? Paladins can be healers, amirite? Previously this isn't something I had explored due to sour experiences in Wrath being tossed into 5v5 arenas with literally 'no' healing or PVP experience.
After the idea was born I spent the night mulling it over and now that I'm committed to it - I'm excited about the journey!
On one hand its something else to add to my bucket list (which I fully intend on posting soon) but hopefully it's something fun that I'll enjoy. An adventure into the unknown!
After much bitching yesterday to my friends - both of whom already had Beta invites - I logged on my Battle.net page right before bed in some off chance that the magical Beta fairy had just lost her way to my account. Lo and behold there it was! I let out a shriek that startled my dog and immediately started downloading the client.
...Which downloaded all night and is still downloading at home right now. Though, it might be done by now? One can hope.
Most of all I'm super excited about the Pet Battle System. It'll certainly change WoW in my eyes. I'm certainly not going to give away any of my babies - but perhaps I can make some extra gold training Tickbirds and selling them. Lord knows I have PLENTY OF FUCKING TICKBIRDS.
I don't think the Pet Battles are in the Beta yet, however...so I'm kinda at a loss for what I should test. I suppose the new talents deserve a look from my 8 million alts. I might even make a premade DK to see if I want to level one.
Either way - SO EXCITED. OMG. PANDAS!
I realized today as I gushed to one of my guy friends about all the awesomeness of Pandaria and Pandaren (he complained that he had his fill of 'cute' for the day) that I definitely need a female friend.
At least someone who would share my enthusiasm for cute things, cooking and various other 'girly' activities and someone who plays WoW would be a plus.