“Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there’s time, the Bastard Time.” — John Steinbeck
These are becoming all-too-regular occurrences:
“I quit”: Last night, it was one of the guild’s officers — the raid leader and our bear tank for Sarth 3D.
“AFK”: A lot of folks in the guild are working on the Heroic Glory of the Raider achievement, and “You Don’t Have an Eternity” and “The Immortal” remain. Both of these are unattainable when, at raid time, less than 25 people are logged in (and over a third of those are casuals, not raiders)
“Meh”: It’s hard to feel excited about trip #42 through Naxxaramas, I’ll admit. A new raid zone is on the horizon, and the promise of new (and hopefully challenging) encounters seems to trump any interest in the current raid content.
“Things done are won; joy’s soul lies in the doing.” — William Shakespeare.
What will make you happy?
“Shift”: Respec. Granted, your guild might not be pleased if, as the Resto Shaman, you show up to Malygos-25 specced Enhancement. But if you have the gear to support it — even if it’s nowhere near best-in-slot, respec for a night of heroics or 10-mans or PVP.
“Alt”: Level an alt. Reroll on a new server. The ability to make a DK on any server allows you to avoid some of the frustrations of leveling and will allow you to try a new faction or a a new race.
“CTRL-ALT-Delete”: If your heart isn’t in it, if the game is no longer pleasurable, then don’t play. Take a break. Quit. Find something else to do. As WoW is such a social game, the negative attitude of one person — in a group, in a raid, in a guild — can really sour everyone around them. Leave now — for the night, til the patch, forever. Go while your online friends will still miss you; don’t wait til they say, “Thank god that asshole is gone.”