Wednesday, October 15, 2008

if you don't build it, they won't come

Well, my readership has tapered off by half so far this week. I guess that's what happens when you end up skipping a couple of days! I was struggling with having enough time to write something in which I was really invested...

...but then it occurred to me today, ex post facto, that I should probably have just blogged about what was actually going on in my life the last few days, however geeky or mundane it may be.

So I'm taking my own advice! Here's what I've spent the bulk of the last three days doing:

  • Catering! My wife and I have been working on launching a catering company since July. She's a talented chef with over 20 years in the culinary industry, so the business is built on her mad food skillz and her astonishing creativity. Business has picked up a lot lately, and over the last few days, we were doing everything associated with two orders, one of them pretty large. Pricing, shopping, errand-running, assembling, delivering, you name it. Keep your fingers crossed that this continues to be the state of affairs: we want to stay this busy!
  • World of Warcraft! WoW launched its major pre-Wrath of the Lich King patch yesterday. Patch days for any MMO are insane, but this one makes a lot of stuff obsolete that players had been used to since at least 2006, and in some cases since the game's launch in December 2004. So there wasn't just the usual server unavailability and instability associated with Patch Day, there was also a major decision on respec'ing talents awaiting every one of us, on every character. I had things mapped out pretty well for my main character, a holy priest, and a quick heroic run late last night went painlessly. However, my other level 70 toon, a paladin, took the opportunity (at the urging of a guild leader) to respec from holy to retribution. So now I have no idea how to play this character that I've carefully built, leveled, and equipped in an entirely different way. I'm really struggling with it, and none of the player guides seem up to date for 3.0.2 ret pally spell rotation. Thow in dozens of add-ons that won't function yet in the 3.0.2 environment, whose absence is messing with my play style, and my little hobby hasn't been very fun for the last 36 hours.
Aren't you glad you asked? Wait, did you?

5 comments:

2fs said...

It's your blog - you get to write what you want! I enjoyed the catering news...but I must admit, in the second half, here's an approximation of what the prose started looking like to my eyes as my brain gradually drifted:

This week, I've been engaged in hoobly playing with the oiuoi glitch camera doggy wo sll oweoi lk bbaa zzzzzzz...

I can guarantee that, if it hasn't happened already, some post I write will produce the same effect in you!

Miles said...

I wasn't expecting the second half of the entry to appeal to my regular audience - though I would have been pleasantly surprised if any of it did!

On the other hand, I've attracted a few folks looking for WoW ret paladin advice who likely are going to go away sadly disappointed.

Flasshe said...

This week, I've been engaged in hoobly playing with the oiuoi glitch camera doggy wo sll oweoi lk bbaa zzzzzzz...

It had the same effect on me, and I'm a videogamer! But I'm not a computer gamer and have so far avoided the WoW temptation. Real life is busy enough. I wish I had time for a virtual one.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it was AGAINST the urging of a guild leader that you spec'd ret, good sir. The guild leader told you to spec tankadin. *coughs*

Miles said...

Mr or Ms Anonymous, whomever you might be, you're correct. A guild officer suggested the ret respec, not a guild leader. Duly clarified!