In Other News, World Does Not Revolve Around You, Get Over It.
Yesterday was not a good day. It culminated with me in the Terrace, staring at the two hits of gold I'd just received from Lei Shi (and not for another week a Sha-Touched Weapon), and realising that I need something else to do. I'm getting too hung up on what I don't have: it should never, EVER be about the loot. As a result, I logged off my hunter and rolled a Monk Healer.
I COULD level any one of the many alts I have, of course: there are (potentially) three healers amongst them: Druid, Priest and Shaman. However, I think I would benefit more from something that counts as a real challenge: that will make me think, that will force me onto the Internets to learn, that will question again the notions of why I play. There is, at the back of my mind, a very practical consideration too: as a dps my raiding contribution is far from stellar. Maybe it is time I placed something else on the table. In a Guild of our size, the notion of 'bring the player, not the class' really does have a significance: I healed for three expansions very well, all on alts. I have the capacity to do this, now all I need is the Monk to back it up. We could use the extra HPS. It all makes perfect sense.
As Achievement Points are account-wide now, does it really matter who I do my progression raiding with anyway?
So, I have created B (who was named by my daughter) for this task. I got to Level 5 last night, and I apologise in advance to anyone reading this who didn't sign up for a Monk Healer overview, but there's a good chance you're now going to get one, along with everything else. I think the experience of levelling from scratch will do me good as well, as it has been far too long since I played the Long Game. Don't worry, I won't be neglecting P or indeed the Gold Making project I currently have on the go: consider this simply an additional content stream. Maybe my plan of increasing output to two posts a day wasn't as ridiculous as I first thought it was... ^^
If I fail, at least I can say I tried.