I apologize in advance to all of you good-natured, even-tempered, understanding individuals that have the unique ability to see past my anger and know it's not intended to offend you. To all the other self-serving, condescending, impatient, uninspired, boring, close-minded fools...this is meant to offend.
I've been reading a lot around the internet about "pre-expansion doldrums". It seems to be coming from people who are fairly long-time raiders or even people who have been playing World of Warcraft for many years now. Evidently there is a time before each expansion where activity is less, people get bored, prices of goods are volitile, and bloggers start commenting on how everyone is just experiencing the same pre-xpac doldrums.
SPEAK FOR YOURSELF!
Literally! You are not me! I have been playing for shortly over a year, and raiding for far less. I can't seem to get lucky with any loot drops for the past few months and my gear still sucks (realtively speaking). I don't have the T10-4pc set yet...I've only got 1 freakin' piece. I've got guildies of the same class that seem far luckier than I and who have passed me in gear by a long margin just because I've been so freakin' unlucky.
I haven't even done all of ulduar, I haven't ever finished ToC 25 normal. Gosh, there is so much I haven't done yet because I am still a new raider it's disgusting. I am SOOOOO SORRRY you're bored out of your mind. That's so terrible that you are a Kingslayer and stand around Dalaran for 2 hours doing nothing but hoping people will stare at your new title and tell you how awesome you are. (By the way, I really am happy for Larisa, I don't put you into the group I just mentioned. There actually were people sittin in front of the bank in Dalaran last night for two hours showing off their Kingslayer titles. Anyone got self-esteem issues? Good gracious!)
The absolute selfishness of anyone making a blanketing, general statement that EVERYONE is bored is mind boggling. If you, as an individual, are burned out and make it clear that it's just you and not EVERYONE, I appreciate the distinction. But let's get something straight, if you are going to make that statment, make it clear that it's you...speak for yourslef, not for me!
I'm still excited to play when I get home from work. I still get excited to research a new character or a new spec that I want to try out. I'm still excited because I'm only half way through ICC with my casual raiding guild, and have virtually no gear to show for it...which pisses me off to no end.
Heck yeah I'm excited for Cataclysm, but I've still got so much more to do and to learn and to experience and very little time to do it in. So if you don't mind, please don't ever project your opinion on me, I speak for myself and I expect you to do the same.