I’ll be writing my monthly gaming goals post in a day or so, but I wanted to give a more general update since it has been a bit since my last post. Real life has been interfering with my gaming time quite a bit for the past few weeks. On top of that, my interest in games has dropped sharply, other than for mobile games. The combination means I don’t have a ton to talk about here.
I wish I could pin down why WoW went south so fast for me this expansion. I was skeptical going into BfA because I didn’t love the core theme, but the Horde-side leveling content really won me over. I had a blast through leveling, and was having fun doing dungeons with friends. I’m not sure what killed the fun fastest – the stress of healing M+, the boring re-hash of world quests, or the failure of islands and warfronts to remotely live up to the hype we were sold. I still have a week or two left on my subscription but nothing is motivating me to even log in. The most WoW I’ve played in weeks was to finally run Dragon Soul for the last time on my rogue to get her legendary daggers. Yes, old content from Cata is more appealing that the current expansion endgame right now.
Coupled with the disappointment of WoW is the wet blanket that Blizz has thrown over my hype for the Diablo franchise. With the coveted post-opening-ceremonies timeslot at Blizzcon, lots of people were hopeful for a Diablo 4 announcement this year. Sadly Blizz has already warned us to tone done our expectations. I’m still hopeful that we’re getting some kind of new content for Diablo, even if it is just another character pack for D3 like the necromancer. I’m perfectly happy to keep throwing money at the game to keep development chugging forward if they at least keep giving me something new to be interested in once in a while.
Meanwhile I’ve been mostly poking at Dragalia Lost, which I can do while chilling out on the sofa and watching TV. It’s a nice change from being isolated up in my office all the time. I’ve also been reading for fun instead of chewing through my reading challenge list. I re-read all of the October Daye books by Seanan McGuire to prepare for book 12’s release (spoiler: I liked it). Now I’m re-reading The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson since the sequel to that comes out today. The Traitor Baru Cormorant was the only book I’ve read in the last 10 years or so that I was so engrossed by that I immediately started re-reading it the minute I finished it for the first time. I’m hoping the sequel lives up to it.
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Here’s to hoping that Blizzcon will surprise us all, both with WoW and Diablo. I miss your blogging about it 🙂
I’ll be missing the blog. I do not think that you are alone, it feels like the world is holding its breath.
It sure seems that way. Blizzcon will blow us all away /fingers crossed.
I know BFA gets a lot of crap, But I am quite enjoying it. I took a long break from WoW and came back towards the tail end of Legion. Right now, the horde leveling story was great, loved the war campaign and getting into the Siege of Boralus. Now that I’m through that, been raiding one or two nights a week and running mythic + one night. Feel very satisfied with that amount of play- not too much of a time sink and the raid/mythic+ content is awesome. I keep wanting to level an Alliance to see the other story, just haven’t been motivated or had enough time.
I enjoyed BfA right up until I didn’t. I’m glad that you are still enjoying it. The leveling seemed great but the end game just wasn’t sticky for me. Maybe if I had a more solid M+/raid group it would have been different. I also still want to play through the Alliance side of things though.