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6-25-2010 @ 3:32AM
My suggestion for how to combat burn-out:See everything through the eyes of a n00b (like me).For example, on Monday I:Went to Tanaris because I've never been there, and because I've never been to a real desert, and because I wanted to see it.Went "Gosh, this place is beautiful."Stood in place for five minutes trying to get the perfect screenshot of that dark blue sky.Got the Noggenfogger questline even though it was ten levels too low.Went "Gosh, this place is beauti- ow, hyena, ow, scorpion, ow, carrion bird." on the way to farm because I ran through them on purpose to see how far they'd follow me.Went "Ooooh, Explore Tanaris Desert achievement!" and went in completely the wrong direction.Went to the Caverns of Time for the first time. Had a couple of silly moments ("My God, it's full of stars!" was my first reaction), had a couple of freaked out moments (those statues: their eyes move!), and had a couple of "Gosh, this is why I signed up for this thing" moments.Ran along the beach even though there was nothing to kill. Took a million screenshots, just because it was pretty.Wandered through Steamwheedle Port to see the pineapple wallpaper my guildies always giggle about.Walked (not ran) to Gadgetzan, with nothing but mountain range on one side and nothing but desert on the other and nothing but road before and behind me.Poked into all the buildings and wondered if goblins have air conditioning.Went to the inn and /slept my way out of the game for the day.I killed, eh, five things, maybe. I didn't turn in my quest- it could wait.I didn't get any achievement points (I'm still missing a chunk to the west).I didn't run any dungeons.And I had one of the best days I've ever played.Can you say the same?
6-25-2010 @ 3:49AM
Funny, and inspiring. Thanks for that! Maybe I'll go back to swimming around Eastern Kingdoms, trying to find a secret way to get to Nessie. I'm convinced there is a way. :::)
6-25-2010 @ 4:35AM
Absolutely. If I feel burned-out on WoW, I'll go sightseeing - idly hunting for pop culture references and spend the next 10 minutes giggling when I find one.
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