To be honest, I’m not really in the mood to write, but it’s important for me to keep my word to you, my amazing readers. These past few days, I’ve been leveling my shadow priest some more, and am now level 71. I really want to get to 80 soon since then I’ll only have 5 more levels to go before venturing back into Pandaria.
Speaking of Pandaria, I have been thinking a lot lately of how much I am going to miss it when we go back to Draenor. As many of you know, I began playing WoW in Patch 4.2, back in Cataclysm. My first raid was Dragon Soul, and the end content consisted of the three End Time dungeons and Tol Barad and Molten Front dailies. Mists of Pandaria was my first expansion and it has a special place in my heart. Yes, most of us were overwhelmed at all the dailies there were to be done at the beginning of the expansion, but as a casual player who only raids LFR, I saw loads of content to take up much of my time in game. I did not rush my way through all the reputations, even though it took a lot of self-control not to do so. 😉
Pandaria was a new beginning for me in the way in which I played video games. Many things changed in my life during this expansion- all good, of course. I met the love of my life, Jason AKA Legracen on Twitter because of this game. I then moved all the way from Minnesota to Texas to move in together-during Mists of Pandaria. A couple of months later, I learned I was pregnant and then in late October of 2013, we welcomed a beautiful baby boy into our lives. These things happened during this expansion. Because of these major life changes, my gaming has changed, and I’m okay with that! Gone are the days where I play for hours on end; instead, I have a home to take care of, meals to prepare, laundry to wash, and an 8-month old to care for.
Mists of Pandaria has been an excellent expansion and I will be sad to leave it. Yet at the same time, I look to the future and what Warlords of Draenor brings into my life- both in game and in life.