Well, it finally happened, as I expected – Kitsune lost her spot as a raiding hunter. It hurt at first – it’s never nice to be replaced, however just and expected the change was.
But after a bit? It was a huge relief. Not raiding has made a huge difference in my stress and happiness levels, and I get through the long days much better with more sleep. As much as I loved being part of the core group who worked together towards those first boss kills, I think that time of my life is over.
I’ll still play, of course. And I’ll probably fill in when they really need someone. But a huge part of my life has been freed up…and, not inconsequently, I no longer have to put up with all of the immature kids who make up a part of every raiding guild. I’ll still play with the people that I like, but now I’m not forced to do anything.
Although it was a very busy weekend, without time to breathe hardly, I still did some dinking around on a new baby troll hunter. I like her. And I love the fact that she can just run around and explore without pressure, without goals.
It’s a good feeling.