When I asked, “Is it worth it?” this morning, I had no idea that across the continent, one of my very favorite WoW-bloggers was composing his farewell post, answering that question with a “No.”
I’ve never played a hunter beyond level 10, just long enough to tame some ridiculous pet to embarrass K-. But I always read BRK’s blog, and I loved it when he was a guest on the WoW Insider Podcast. I loved his sense of humor and his fiery disdain for achievements. As K- and I camped Loque’nahak this weekend, I thought about BRK several times, about the stories he collected of hunters taming the spirit beast, about the love for a class that would make one wait and wait and wait for a rare spawn.
I didn’t post anything when Phaelia of Resto4Life announced her retirement from the game, even though her blog taught me so much about being a Resto Druid. BRK’s lessons on hunters meant little to me. I mean, the times I’ve played K-‘s hunter, I’ve just sent the pet in, autoattacked, inevitably triggered the wrong trap and hoped that if I was jumped by a Horde that I could Bestial Wrath and button-mash my way to a win.
What drew me to both Phaelia and BRK’s blogs was their passion for the game and their help in creating a community of gamers and bloggers. We miss them already, but we let them go and wish them well in the knowledge that they will bring their love and joy and wisdom to the most important group of people: their families.
Thank you for everything, BRK and Phaelia. Cheetah-speed and good luck. Fo’shizzle.