Cyber-Space that is. Ever since the Liebster Award I've been all over the internets, reading about Nobelgarden, spending way too much time on Wowhead, and jumping from WoW Blog to WoW Blog. There are so many!
Every day when I wake up I tell myself just to log in to WoW and get on with it, and every day I don't. See, I did something silly last login and I'm feeling a lot of trepidation about logging in again. I've done all the Daily Fishing and Cooking Quests in Stormwind and I really have to summon the courage to get Noritam leveled out of Outland. So, I went to Shattrat City, set my hearthstone there, and logged out.
Then, I read that the spring World Event, Nobelgarden is on and wouldn't you know it, happens in the starter zones. Then I realized that every other time I've been in Outland, I've used my hearthstone to go back to Stormwind so I don't actually know how to get there now! I need to get to Stormwind to catch a boat to Teldrassil, to catch a boat back to Azuremyst Isle. So overwhelming! Maybe I'll just check wowhead first.
That's always a mistake because I end up with three browser windows open, with twenty tabs open in each one as I right click on, "oh, I should learn more about that", and "hmm, ... maybe this guide will tell me how to get out of Outland", and "A Contest! .... yay! I like to enter contests, oh, ... this one is different, I actually have to solve riddles and search for things on wowhead to enter". That one took a couple days and I only solved two of the riddles!
Today I was bound and determined to log in and get straight to work, which somehow led to me checking this blog first, reading comments and opening other WoW Blogs to see what they're all about! Who knew there were so many! Though, it seems that the majority of WoW Bloggers are Horde!
I also started to craft a tutorial on how to make a blog post and got bogged down in details. Today, I closed all of those windows and told myself to start over and adhere to the KISS principle. Keep It Simple Stupid!
Something caught my eye on one of the blogs, a blog post entitled Goldshire Inn on Moonguard. Vier mentioned once that there is a place in WoW that is all about erotic role play. I'm not a prude by any stretch, but it boggled my mind as to the hows and whys. So, apparently more than one person has blogged about it and my curiosity has been satisfied. Well, part of my curiosity. I now know what it looks like via screenshots but I still don't understand why.
I've now been awake for enough hours that it's time to eat and I've accomplished absolutely nothing! Still haven't logged in to the game, and at this rate, Nobelgarden week will be over before I get there, and I won't have to worry about getting back to Azure Watch! I still have fifteen wow blogs to check out and I suspect that will take me the rest of the day.
On one of the blogs I was reading, it talked about how long it has been since there was new content for level-capped players and it gave a list of different things to do while they wait for WoD to drop. The first thing I thought of was Help Out a Low Level Player!
I think something a 90 could do is go back to a favourite zone, or a zone they thought was difficult to level through, and help someone get through it. One day Vier and I were playing through a zone she didn't care for, and a guildy came by and joined us. He actually took over helping me out for a couple of hours and it was pretty neat. She didn't have to babysit me through a zone she didn't like, he didn't mind helping 'cause it was a one off type deal for him, and I enjoyed having someone new to play with. It made me try harder [so as not to embarrass Vier] on the one hand, and also, I felt freer to ask "dumb" questions. Which in itself spawned a great conversation with Vier afterwards and she told me to always ask, even if I thought it was a dumb question because she doesn't always remember what it was like to be a new player.
I think there should be an "adopt a newbie" roster equivalent to the queue for LFR or the "find a battle" button in Pet Battles. Newbies and Oldies could enter what zone and level they're at, or are willing to help in, and the game would match us up.
Once I get finished looking at all the blogs I have opened, I'll probably watch some TV and promise myself that tomorrow for sure I'll log in and find enough chocolates to eat to get my Spring Rabbit. Then, really, I have to get to work and get Noritam leveled up. She's so close to dinging 65! Then it's only 25 levels to 90!
I should really get back to a wow schedule with Vier and let her worry about the blog and concentrate on getting to 90.
We'll see what happens!