Some decisions are harder than others to make and are infinitely harder to tell people about once you’ve made them. I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t one of them, and it breaks my heart to have to say this. It really does.
Let me get kind of a personal for a minute. Money has been really tight for me lately. I work a retail job that doesn’t really pay me a hell of a lot; I’ve said that a few times here, I think. Unfortunately, paying for my World of Warcraft account generally takes up most of my paycheck with barely enough left over for gas to get me to my job. I actually made this decision back in March, but I couldn’t bring myself to say anything about it here at the time. It was too painful. However, I need to say it now.
As of today, my subscription to World of Warcraft has run out. Until I either get a new job or find some other way of supplementing my income, I might not be back to Azeroth for awhile.
Now, what does this mean for Pen and Shield? Not that much. Nothing is really going to change here. I’ll still be updating with various gaming-related things. There’s just going to be a lot more from my other gaming experiences (LotRO, Neverwinter… maybe some Rift if it turns out I like it) until I can afford WoW again. There may be some Azeroth-related writings here, though, since it’s definitely not goodbye. World of Warcraft was my first MMO experience. It’s still very much a huge part of my life and I have no intention of losing that ever.
So, Azeroth, I’m not saying goodbye to you today. For today, it’s just “see you later.” I’ll be back, and you’d still better kick just as much ass then.
Personally I’ve actually enjoyed Rift more than I expected. I played the beta way back when but had not bought it and only tried it recently when it went free to play.
Same. I didn’t try it when it first came out, but it’s actually a lot more interesting than I think I gave it credit for.