So…uh, hi. Miss me?
Yep, I abandoned the blog for a while. There’s reasons behind it, good ones, but they’re too complicated to go into right now.
The short version is, I’ve been dealing with Stuff. That Stuff includes health issues, a severe case of WoW burnout, and the realization that I am probably a lot more mentally fucked up than I thought I was. I am, near as I can tell, fighting depression that has taken a heavy toll on my mentally-intensive recreational activities, and that includes blogging, especially blogging about WoW. I actually took over a month off from tanking for my current 10-man raid, Doom and Blet, because of that burnout. I’m back, and we’re now 6/7 normal Firelands and beating our heads against Ragnaros, but I pretty much only log in to raid these days. The spark, the Warcrack addiction, the all-consuming gotta-have-it, is largely, if not completely, gone. These days, I like talking about WoW more than playing it. (Although, in a good sign for my WoW enjoyment, I did log in this weekend to do Firelands dailies, because Linedan is only about six or seven days’ worth away from getting the fiery hippogryph mount. And the dailies are dead easy when I do them on him in Fury spec.)
So after dawdling and thinking on it for a while, here’s what’s going to happen going forward. Achtung Panzercow is not going away. But it will become a more general gaming blog and not be 100% WoW, all the time. I have a wide variety of gaming interests besides logging in two nights a week to slap the denizens of the Firelands around and take their lunch money. Currently I’m dabbling, to various degrees, in Lord of the Rings Online, Rift, EVE Online, and my newest addiction, the online racing sim iRacing. And looming on the horizon like the Death Star is the Big Kahuna, the 800-pound Wookiee that’s going to turn me into a shut-in and has made me damn glad I’ve got the entire last week of the year off…Star Wars: The Old Republic. I have been in the beta for several months now, and since the NDA is lifted I can say this much: It’s a good game. Very good.
In the meantime, in lieu of actual, y’know, content, I’m going to be revising the tags and categories on existing posts to allow for non-World of Warcraft posting. And trying to think of good posting ideas. That’s always the hard part, even harder than finding the time to write good content. Hopefully, I can come up with enough to get this here blog thang back off the ground, because I do love writing when I feel like I’ve got something good to say. Here’s hoping I can get back to doing that on a regular basis.