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Monday, September 21, 2009

Stuff has changed, and hopefully more on the way...

I decided to do something this weekend. I cancelled my World of Warcraft account. It still has til Tuesday, but for all intents and purposes, its gone. Ive done this a few times before, but usually to play a different MMO. This time, Im not starting a new game (though Fallen Earth is looking pretty...). I decided to drop it for a few reasons, and one of them actually has something to do with this blog. :)

Ive not done nearly as much painting over the past 2-3 years as Id done for a long while before that. The year I was at Osan I managed to get four armies painted, one of which was Skaven and another was Imperial Guard. Recently, I think all I have done of note was a small Space Marine force. Something of a difference there, huh?

This past Friday I managed to get the Columbia GW and had a fun game against an Imperial Guard player. Was his second run with the new book, but nearly all the flubs were off of the more confusing bits. I also picked up a Morathi model to use as a Sorceress in my Dark Elves. She is now assembled, and the Pegasus is nearly completely painted. Also, that Master and Spearmen I posted previously as nearly complete. I just need to paint the straps on the spears and base them, then Ill post pics. I also found those Black Templar terminators I had misplaced and did some work on them. Im going to be looking for some boxes of the old Dwarf models for a friend of Deo when I get home, and Im considering starting work again on the newer dwarfs that have been in limbo for quite a long while.

I think this is the most hobby stuff Ive done in a single weekend in months...

10 comments:

jabberjabber said...

A brave step to cencel the WoW account! I know plenty of people who have done similar because of the amount of time WoW can chew up.

Klaus said...

Yes, WOW and all these other MMOPG are real time sinks.
I'm glad I got away form WOW relatively early - despite that I'm trying other, they fortunately don't last long (played WAR for about 4 months) - maybe my self-limitation of max 2 hrs per day helps to not get into them as deeply :P
Well, I hope we can now see more stuff in your blog ;-)
Cheers
Klaus

Hal'jin said...

I just got back into WoW after a break.

And I already have a huge backlog of painting because of that! :P

Master Darksol said...

Yeah, after I canceled my WOW account, my hobby productivity went up tremendously. ...and I'm actually happier without WOW. It was a great game and all, but too much stress to keep up with the latest raids/arenas, and not enough time spent with friends IRL.

Hope you keep out of it for good this time. Good luck. :)

Disorderlies Tyrant said...

Perhaps now you'll stop hiding from my standing challenge.

Ryan said...

Thanks all, Im expecting to post a lot more here, and maybe even something worth looking at! ;)

Klaus: I couldnt do a time limit, Id be playing the "five more minutes" game way too much. Cutting it off completely is the only cure for me.

DT: Anytime! Or, anytime that we are both off work!

Jonathan said...

WoW is the debil! I cancelled my account about 6 months ago after over 3 years of playing. I was sad to see it go, but just as others have said, something had to give and a real hobby beats a virtual one any day of the week.

Good luck staying clean :P

Death 0F Angels said...

Ya, i turn mine off periodically to get some backlog done. That 5 minute game is a b***h aint it? had a few sleepless nights over it.

NockerGeek said...
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NockerGeek said...

Congratulations on your new-found freedom, former guildmate!