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The Long Voyage

“Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.”
Charles Dickens


The Long Voyage

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness…


Yep, Dickens said it best. The above paragraph (clipped for length, the man could write) pretty much sums it up. My favorite part of an expansion has got to be when we are powerful and walk like gods across all the lands.

It is easy to feel that you have a very long list to do. Raiding with your team can pile onto leveling Alts, getting Achievements, choosing your boost, learning new classes; all things that you want to do and wanted to do for every expansion.

In this epoch of incredulity, I see poorly thought out achievement lists. Designers simply dumping lists into professions like Archeology or garrison buildings.

In this age of wisdom, we can not allow the list to decide our destiny.

An Alt can stay parked in an inn for months. Their job was to entertain you when you wanted to “get away from it all.” An irony upon the irony is that you started WoW to get away from it all and now you are leveling an Alt to get away from it all.

In this epoch of belief, I have faith that our next expansion will deliver a new world for me to explore; timid to begin and godlike in the end.

These are the best of times!


“And a beautiful world we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done– done, see you!– under that sky there, every day.”


(Quotes are from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens)

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