My first post of 2012 asked the question ‘Would this be the year that everything changed?’ Mists was announced for 2012, despite not knowing the date. I was in the middle of a rather serious depressive cycle. I had to change my diet and boy was I unhappy. I was so unhappy, I didn’t realize I was unhappy.
Thinking back over this year, I have to say that I went through a lot of changes, both as a player and as a person. So, let’s take a little trip down memory lane shall we?
In late January, my husband and I left our guild (the guild we’d been with since just before Wrath of the Lich King came out) and started fresh on a new server (Blade’s Edge) with a new guild (Myth). What started as a tentative change, something we weren’t sure we’d stick with, became permanent and as the year progressed, we became staples in the guild and rarely missed a raid. Husband was promoted to assistant raid leader and junior officer (like an officer but without the work).
We raided through Dragon Soul, did our heroics, got our achievements and finally our Dragon Soul Drakes. (We got them just before heroic Spine and Madness were taken off for the meta.) Then we took a break from raiding until Mists came out.
I had my gall bladder out, which was the first major medical surgery I’d ever had as an adult. Mists came out a week later and I slowly leveled my way to 90. We started raiding and my performance suffered as the druid nerfs of 2012 hammered me. I spent my playing hours getting more and more frustrated until I finally snapped and begged Twitter to help me. I got some amazing help and was able to turn my playing around so much that in LFR last night some random druid was like “Dude, how are you pumping out these numbers???” And I’m like “Awesome advice from Twitter.”
In blogging this year, I’ve pumped out 129 posts (this will be 130, what a nice round number to end on) and transferred my site to a self hosted WordPress account, hosted by Safe Shark Hosting (sharks make the best hosters). I’ve had over 8700 views to this blog since I transferred in May. And that amazes me. This is my 2nd New Years as a WoW blogger and I’m honored to look forward to another year in doing this.
I’ve proven to myself that I do have things to talk about, even if no one listens. And I appreciate everyone who came by this last year. Reluctant Raider is gone and Ysera’s Daughter was born. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Love and kisses,