How easy it is to lose track of time. One finds oneself “getting by” doing only the things that are right in front of them. That’s been my year in a nutshell.
In the current economic climate I’m tremendously thankful that I’ve got a great job doing work I really care about, but the simple reality is the time available for indulgences like this site is pretty limited. I had planned to move the site off DreamHost and onto another provider, but after investigating a few popular ones I just couldn’t see a driving reason. It doesn’t seem like anyone out there can escape criticisms that make my frustrations with DH seem meaningless – or at least meaningless when combined with the effort required to move a site wholesale.
The big news coming down the road is the launch of Old Republic in mid-December. I’m cautiously optimistic. At this point I’m honestly more worried about pulling enough people away from WoW to be fun and have access to 100% of the content. Rift couldn’t hold people, it was fairly foolish to think otherwise. Live and learn, I guess.
It’s probably worth mentioning that yes, I am a TINY bit interested in playing a Monk in WoW. I loved my Monk in EQ and I have yet to play a good game that “got monks right”. I don’t think WoW will either, at least not the way I want, but I bet it’ll get close. They’re promising a TON of character animation (and a host of new ones for existing classes/races) so they may have something.
It’s still WoW, though. That doesn’t change. In … 90 (Jesus!) levels it’ll be back to the same stuff that I don’t really enjoy anymore just like now. The Diablo 3 for free thing on a year pass subscription is certainly interesting though. You’re effectively getting a really expensive copy of Diablo and a year to play (or not play) WoW. Or reverse that, I guess. Meh? I didn’t really plan on buying D3 to begin with…
Interesting times, at any rate.