Before we get into talk of the end of expansion slump I'd better get these videos in! A few days ago I put up episode 4 of my new shorter video series and tonight I've put up episode 5. Sorry I didn't post right when 4 went up but I think the slump has hit my blogging as well as my gaming and I overlooked posting it. Better late than never, though, so here are both of the newest episodes.
We were in ICC for almost exactly a year. A year. Sure, Halion came out, but that was a shadow of a real raid. Once we'd cleared everything we likely would in Wrath of the Lich King I was bored out of my mind. I turned to gold making and have been enjoying that ever since. Gold-making was new and interesting. There were things to learn, actions to perform, and rewards if I did well. Like raiding.
Now that Cataclysm is nearing that same point in ICC my interest is waning once more. But gold making, my old go-to, isn't new and exciting anymore. It's like farming raid content for gear you don't even want. I've set an arbitrary goal of 2 million gold before Mists of Pandaria but that's not enough to motivate me.
Hell, I pulled in 70k the other day just doing the same old same old. Nothing's challenging about gold making anymore. When MoP releases and there are all sorts of new items, strategies, and gold sinks I'm sure I'll be dying to compete in the market but right now I'm just spinning my wheels here.
Really, what do you do when you've got gold making on farm status? Play TF2, I guess.