I'm going to try to cut back again. Granted I've tried this in the past - for instance around the time I started this blog. I think I'll stick to it this time...maybe.
1) While some people, on their second visit to raid instance like Molten Core, immediately have that feeling of "been there, done that, got the t-shirt", its taken me longer. I knew I was seeing the same sights, but it didn't bother me. But now, finally after going to MC for almost a year, my tolerance for going to MC has reached zero. I have an alt I've been leveling to 60 and I don't even want to take it to MC.
2) I wasn't with my guild when they first entered MC, but I was there as we learned the final 3/4. Still, I felt as if I had rode their coattails. However when they pressed into BWL, I was there from start to finish. I can say that I've experienced entering an instance for the first time with a group, going through learning stages, feeling the growing pains of losing people due to the stress of it, seeing the end in sight and the climax of beating the final boss and then, yes! enjoying the rewards of having an instance on farm. And that's what all instances are essentially like. I may not do it with AQ40 or Naxx or any others. But I can say I know what its like first-hand.
3) The epics have lost their sparkle. For any players who know nothing about raiding - epics are like blues to raiders. Actually they are like greens. You raid, you'll get an epic - plain and simple. After awhile, at least for me, they aren't so "epic" anymore. Perhaps its due to the fact I'm a healer. For the past few months, I've received new pieces and I honestly can't tell much of a difference in my play style. While a warrior getting a new weapon can quantify the difference.
4) Good ol' healer burnout. I've mentioned this several times in my blog and don't need to rehash it here.
So, for all these reasons, I'm cutting back. But I've said that before...
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