Thursday, October 11, 2012

Off to Pandaria...

So, now that I'm out of school for a while, I've had some time on my hands. While I'm working (slowly) on my novel, and (theoretically) keeping my house clean, I've also been looking for a way to squeeze some social time into my day because, well, I don't get out much. All of my friends are busy, I don't factor into their lives at the moment, so I've been looking for a way to socialize with others because I'm sort of going stir crazy. That socializing comes in the way of an old friend, the great World of Warcraft, which I've been playing on and off for, oh, about the last 7(ish) years. I enjoy it, a new expansion's out, so I've been playing a good deal of WoW of late.

It's actually quite a good thing because I've been able to hook back up with friends I've not played with in a long time. I'm raiding with them again (killing bosses in dungeons), which has been fun--awesome guild, awesome guildies! But you know, it's really two kinds of socialization. I've made friends with my guildies and have people to do things with, even if it's virtual things, and I've made friends with my new character, Tealeigh, a Pandaren Monk!

How cute is she?! And while I'm playing my mage, Maeleigh, as my main, I've had fun rolling around (sometimes literally, since one of her abilities has her rolling around to get places faster) with Tealeigh. She's so, well, no pressure that it's unbelievable! Oh alts, how I love you! I mean, don't get me started on what this expac seems to have done to destroy my beloved class. Ugh!

Anyway, along the way, I've also enjoyed seeing the scenery. The new content, Pandaria, which is, maybe obviously, influenced by eastern culture, is so, so beautiful. The whole thing is just so beautiful!! All the cherry blossoms are my favorite!

Tons and tons of cherry blossoms. Really wonderful! And everyone seems so happy with this expansion, unlike the last two, and for me it harkens back to the days of the Burning Crusade, when everything felt appropriately exotic and epic. The bosses are fun, so far, but challenging and we're having fun whoppin' their asses.

So, while I'm out of school and work--save for my novel--I'm enjoying my time in Pandaria. If I can't get out and get social in the real world, this makes a pretty darn good alternative. I don't see human faces, but I get human conversations. It's really rather nice... even if my neglected house is a disaster!

I have some other things to talk about, some good news, but I'll save that for another time. For now, I have to clean up some and then it's back to Pandaria. Good night!