So as to not simply delete this blog and vanish without comment as I had done a few years ago (the burn-out exit), I've decided that my current absence will more than likely end up to be temporary, and so I'll stay away from the delete button and leave things intact (the slow fade exit).
But truth be told, I am not currently playing ANY games at all, and have canceled my Battle.net Warcraft subscription because I'm simply not using it, and not rich enough to not care about the $15 per month being sucked quietly out of my wallet.
I don't have any grievances with Warcraft. I haven't taken my ball and run home crying. My life simply doesn't support the time required for heavy raiding - or even the long instances currently necessary for better gear - and I have little interest in grinding Alts (I deleted the one hunter I started). As far as Warcraft is concerned, I have always been only Mortigan the Warlock, and in the future will only be Mortigan the Warlock.
Somewhere on an Everquest Server is Grimmick Davengeful, my level 30 Shadowknight Troll. I have very fond memories of him, and occasionally miss him. But not enough to ever go back to Everquest. On America's Army somewhere is Davengeful, my Honor Level 40-something soldier who always had a penchant for Rocket Launchers. Mmmmm... good times! Maybe Davengeful will someday return to the battlefield (if AA ever re-releases a Mac version), but his chances aren't much better than Grimmick's.
And now - perhaps more temporarily than those others - Mortigan returns to the grave. When he arises again, he'll probably be Forsaken - he never could get over his distaste for gnomes. But Morty's grave is a shallow one. Easy to get out of if needed. Maybe he'll be back on Azeroth very soon. Or maybe a year or two. Time only knows.
As for me, it's so difficult to keep my mouth shut that I just can't stop myself from blabbing on and on, so I've created a new OT blog (thereby keeping this one as perfectly pristine as a newly-rolled Level 1 twink). My OTHER BLOG (which currently has absolutely nothing on it) can be found here: http://mortiganthewarlock.blogspot.com/
Yes, it's almost the same URL. But WARlock and not just LOCK. Bookmark it if you want to hear me talk about things like Helloween's music, my daughter, my promotionless job, and who knows what else. Otherwise, I'll see you back here when Mortigan finally claws his way out of the grave.
Thanks for reading - it's been fun!
Mortigan, Dead Again