My lovely friend Zeirah and I have turned our weekly blog challenge into a public blog challenge for anyone to participate in. Each week there is a new topic for everyone to write about and share. This week’s topic is Underneath the Azeroth Tree, and you can read everyone’s thoughts about this on our website here. You can find Z’s post really soon! (It’s not quite ready yet.)
I liked this topic because it was supposed to be a kind of a wish list of things I would like to see in WoW. But you know, when I sat down to think about what I wanted, I came up empty.
I mean sure, there are mounts and pets and transmog pieces and things that I would love to have in the game that I don’t already have. But if I had them, it would take away part of the game for me. I love hunting these things down – even if it’s frustrating at times! Just having them handed to me would make them feel a bit less special. So I’m happy to leave those to RNG-sus to bestow upon me when the time is right. 🙂
The question still remains, though – what would I want in the game? I was reading this great post from Alternative Chat last night about the cycle of controversy, and how quickly people forget something is a problem when something else to become indignant about arises to start a new uproar. It really got me thinking about the people in the game and how unhappy people seem to be at the game/the devs/Blizzard as a whole all the time. It’s disappointing, and at times, upsetting.
That’s not to say that everyone playing the game is a problem – far from it! There are amazing, wonderful people in this game (some of whom I now call my best friends!) For me, it’s more about the constant feeling of dissatisfaction that a large number of players have with the game. It makes me sad, to be honest. There are so many wonderful things to love about WoW, and so many opportunities for people to find something they enough in the game, but they don’t see it. And I feel sad that they miss that. I also get frustrated a fair bit at the attitude towards people who don’t have a problem with the game are somehow “inferior” or just plain “stupid”. It’s a silly attitude to have, but it’s there.
So for me, my Winter Veil wish is for each and every WoW player to remember why it is they love to play World of Warcraft, to hold onto that, and have just one day of complete happiness in the game. (Yes, I’m actually wishing for world peace!) Just for a day, even if it’s just in Azeroth. Forget about the class nerfs/changes that may be coming; forget that you can’t fly, or your load screens a taking a long time, or there aren’t enough starlight rose to be found. Log in to the game and get out in the world and remember why it is you love the game, and just enjoy it. And let’s all have a day of good vibes. 🙂
What are you wanting to find under the Azeroth tree?