I was listening to this cool new device called a radio today and heard a song from a few years ago. A song that kind of sums up the feelings I sense in some folks about Wow just prior to an expansion. The song was “In the end” by Linkin Park. The line that actually caught me was this.
I worked so hard, and got so far, but in the end it doesn’t even matter.
That’s the whole point right?
Work at leveling.
Work to gear up.
work to grind rep for better gear, or better enchants, more crafting patterns.
Work on your PVP skills.
Work to learn the early boss fights.
Work at gearing up for the 25 mans.
Work at the higher and higher tiered encounters.
Work at getting more gold to pay for it all.
We all to one degree or another have done these things, that’s what a goal oriented game is all about. When an expansion comes however, some folks look back on what they have done and think it was all a waste, that it doesn’t even matter.
Yes, I will end up throwing away a good chunk of my gear on the way to 80. Yes, with all new talents and abilities I will have to relearn parts of how to play my toons. Yes I will go back to the beginnings of raid progression instead of pugging Kara once a week. Yes, I have to start over.
For me it’s not “the end”, It’s a new beginning.