One simple thing to sum up my lack of posting: Real Life. It happens to us all, family and work commitments overwhelm most of your time and that limits your free time for other things you like to do. Basically, the very limited free time I had was just spent playing alts and working on my goal of making 1 million gold on my server. So, the other aspects of my hobby, including raiding and blogging, had to sit for awhile. Finally, now that the school year has settled and schedules are more consistent again for everyone in my family, I can begin to show you all a bit of what I have been doing.
First of all, I have been condensing my WoW playtime to manage auctions and professions more efficiently. This has helped me to continue to maintain a steady stream of gold income throughout this busy period of my life without hogging up too much of my limited free time. I am happy to say that as of this morning, I am less than 50,000 gold from my million gold goal. At some point in the future, I would like to share with you some screenshots of my weekly totals from this year. Patch 4.2 was a great boon to my gold making totals. I estimate that patch 4.2 alone netted me over 500,000 gold. I know if I had stocked more items, I could have made even more.
Secondly, with my work schedule, I had to quit raiding for a while. I return 2 months later to find that my raid team is no more, but such is a part of life. I guess they all missed my handsome face... Anyways, went on an alt run and received a few more Eternal Embers to come to a total of 19 of 25 for the Legendary quest. I was surprised at how nerfed this content really was since I left. Two months ago we were in the middle of progression in Firelands with being 4/7 and working on Alysrazor. Now on this alt run, aside from me, we cleared up to Ragnaros in under 2 hours and with lack of gear, continued to wipe on Ragnaros. It was fun to see that fight finally. I do have to say that after fighting the other 5 bosses, fighting Majordomo Staghelm was quite a let down. We one shot him with a group of alts and me never seeing it or it being explained other than "move here and here." The nerfs really did hit the Firelands hard. So, until things get reworked in our guild for 4.3, I guess I will be watching the progression group and going on alt runs. I don't mind too much because my boys are both in the middle of hockey season already and it does leave my schedule open for other ventures.
Speaking of other ventures, I want to introduce you all to a new Diablo podcast that I have recently become a co-host of along with Nevikjames and Jen. Nevik is a co-host of The Overlores podcast for some time now at the Twisted Nether network. Jen is a co-host of the music podcast, Half Way Around the World, from the Dawnforge Productions family. We have been speaking quite a bit about our love of the Diablo franchise and the fact that we all share the same passion for the latest version, Diablo 3. So, we decided to record a beta episode of our Diablo background and some of what we know of the upcoming Diablo 3 release. We all felt that this beta episode was so good, with our chemistry and ease of discussing Diablo topics, that we needed to release this for everyone to enjoy. We really want this to become a fan driven podcast and would love to hear from all of you about what you enjoy most about Diablo and what you are looking forward to. You can find our show's website at www.shatteredsoulstone.com.
Thanks for stopping by, its been good to talk to you all again.
Now it's time to work on my predictions for Blizzcon 2011, I have a blog to record it on this year...