|Three guesses where I'm going...|
Just so you know, I'm not here.
As you're reading this I'll be on a train, thundering my way towards Continental Europe, for a much needed summer vacation with the family. However, even when I'm not at the computer you can guarantee there is always a part of my brain that forever remains in Azeroth. After over eight years, I suppose it's unsurprising that so much of what I do has been coloured in this way. The influence of the game and the people who play it has become as much as what I am as the films I love or the books I return to for comfort.
This time, I decided when I went away I wouldn't leave you with a week of silence (yeah I'm sorry about that) but instead I'd take the time to say the stuff that never really gets covered when I'm reacting to the latest PTR patch or madly panicking about how unprepared I'll be for the next patch (and trust me that's going to be the case for 5.4, despite the fact we won't be seeing it until the second week of September.)
That means, in the next week or so, you're gonna get a little bit of everything. I'm not going to give anything away (however you'll want to be around on Monday, just saying) but I hope that I'll still be able to keep you entertained and distracted, though I'll freely admit I'm no Hearthstone Beta in that regard. For those of you waiting for fiction, you won't be disappointed either. Needless to say, if you miss me that much I can guarantee that my Twitter feed's gonna get some photographic abuse (with a deliberate Azerothian slant) which should prove if it were needed that yes, the game's become something more for me than simply a bunch of pixels.
For now, do what I'm doing: sit back and enjoy the ride :D