I was surprised that so many folks gave a big "Meh!" when 3.3 hit. Because it honestly gave me my mojo back in game. I went from being a wee bit bored to having more stuff I wanted to do than I could conceivably find time to complete.
Suddenly, I had reasons to run heroics on my shadow priest. 100 random peeps grouped with later and I took home an adorable PUG puppy plus a few achievements and a smattering of frost emblems to boot. We had a new raid instance to hack at, new screenshots to take and new patterns to look forward to.
And then there is the lore aspect. I LOVE how the three new dungeons have a storyline that carries you through them. It's awesome to once again be fighting by the Dark Lady's side. And I am driven to emote every time I enter the ICC raid instance for the first time each week...but I won't say what I always say to keep the spoilers at bay. But the fact that I enter the raid each week with a purpose makes me smile.
Leveling the druid got even easier. She went oom less frequently than before. She could turn in the heavy borean leather for arctic furs and quickly leveled to 440 leatherworking, a day or so after hitting 65, thanks to all the leathers I'd banked from the last alt's leveling as a skinner/herbalist.
I have renewed hope the shaman has a chance in hell of gearing herself up respectably, if I can find the time to do some random dungeons with her. Of course, given our current guild situation of more folks who want to raid than we have spots for, and a policy of rotating folks in and out to ensure everyone gets a chance at content, things will slow down soon. In fact I was sat tonight from ICC 10, while they work on a new boss, so they can ensure everyone gets a crack at seeing the new content.
But instead of logging on to tackle any of the above to dos, or to level the baby warlock, I'm sipping a glass of wine, writing in the blog. And that feels great as well. I have a backlog of stuff I want to write about here, just like my in game to do list grows longer every day.
It's nice to be re-engaged with WoW. I hope you are as well.