As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, I reactivated World of Warcraft once we had a stable internet connection. I really, truly wasn’t going to do it, but when my housemate excitedly told me about all the phat lewtz waiting for me on the Timeless Isle and how she could do with a hand, I couldn’t resist. I’ve been back just over a week now, and while I’m not logging on whenever I find a few extra seconds, I’ve had some really good quality sessions in the game — something that I haven’t had in a while now.
So far I have:
- Spent an entire day on the Timeless Isle hunting rares
- Did the first wing of Siege of Orgrimmar. I feel bad for winning those three bits of loot that I did, because I think I’m over LFR already
- Killed more rares with friends who I *thought* were off playing Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn but apparently could not resist Loot Island either
- Taught my four year old how to pet battle
- Re-rolled Alliance toons with my housemates. This just in, battlegrounds at level 10 suuuuuck when you have no heirlooms or mounts
I think it’s safe to say that I’m a part of the casual crowd these days, and I wonder if that is a symptom of parenthood. While my husband and I raided together for a good few years once our boy was sleeping throughout the night, I’ve noticed that now when it comes to the end of the day the last thing I feel like doing is stressing over consumables, enhancements, boss strategies and performance. If I get a raiding itch I can just jump into LFR and cry when jerks keep deliberately pulling the Fallen Protectors.
Enough about me though, I want to know what you do in World of Warcraft! Have you noticed a shift in the way you play since becoming a parent, or are you still saving Azeroth in the same way you were pre-parenthood? Let me know in the comments below.