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Sunday, June 03, 2012

In Which I Have to Improvise...

Greetings folks, from the wet and windy wasteland known as North Devon. Having survived (and done all the driving) for the five hour trip down here I find myself with an iPad, a cheap and not that nasty wireless keyboard, and the need to write a post...

A Guildie whispered me late last week to let me know he was being forced to go away for work, and that he'd be unable to play. 'How will I survive?' he lamented: its something that I've forgotten can be an issue. The more overriding concern of late when people go away is whether they will be coming back at all. There's still a rank in Guild named 'AFK Lightsabers' for when that game looked as if it might cause us a problem with membership. Diablo 3 has taken its fair share of casualties since launch, but ironically as soon as most people had gone round the content once, they quickly returned with renewed vigour, and in most cases a desire to make money...

Ultimately, most people return unabated. I take that as a compliment on behalf of the Guild :D.

As we wait for news on expansion release, I don't feel like I'm missing that much stuck in a hotel with a sleeping seven year old while her dad and brother take advantage of facilities for a late night game of Badminton. In fact, sitting here typing this post is rather comforting and makes me think the cash I spent on the wireless keyboard-cum-cover for the iPad was worthwhile. I can remember a time however when I would have been similarly inconvenienced being away from the game, and I that I have changed a great deal for the better being forced to improvise. There is an awful lot to be said for having to step outside of your comfort zones. Not playing the game is good for you, and before you start making noises about me taking a break from the writing too... I'm in as good a place as I am at the moment because of the words. Even my husband acknowledges the benefit that my writing has been having, and encouraged me to do some keyboard time, but I am under strict instructions not to stop anything holiday-related by doing so.

Needless to say, I will keep to my word. I can show off my fair for improvisation... but without the game to act as a direct inspiration, you're forewarned. This week might end up being a tad nostalgic...

2 comments:

Navimie said...

Your thoughts on life in general or life without WoW are just as interesting to read as your WoW musings.

Jonathan said...

Enjoy your break! ./wave from the Dordogne. :-)