My Hearts in the Arathi Highlands

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go
by Robert Burns (1759-1796)


Well I’ve cancelled my Auto renew of Aion, so I have untill November to keep playing and regain interest in playing it.

I think for the most the reason why it didn’t hold my interest is because my heart is somewhere else.  

While I didn’t feel like I was cheating on Wow, Aion was a welcome distraction, and it did open my eyes a little to the idea that I can play other games,  in that Wow has always been my only game for a long time.  ( I don’t count tower defence flash type games or even Farmville as ‘games’)

If there was no Wow, then maybe I would Aion,  but I think it’s a game that requires too much attention, and is less ‘casual’ focused  and so trying to divide my gaming time between the two games just made it easier to walk away from both. Wow would bore me – log out – log into Aion,  kill sandcrabs, or boxes  get bored,  log out.  I just haven’t been as engaged, or driven to level in Aion.  I am going to try a 1st person shooter I think, or maybe finally play Supreme commander – ( if I can still get it)   I used to play some Total annihilation with my brother, as well as solo –  and liked it alot,  and I also have an unplayed Starcraft game begging to be opened.

So while my heart is not with Aion because it is with Wow,  it’s been somewhat easier to get distracted from Wow  lately too. Because of circumstances our guild is spending more time in their 10 man groups then 25’s  – and I am not sure how I feel about that yet.  Raiding sometimes is better than not raiding at all.

I am also hoping to be a little real life busier – Amongst other things I also have a Zombie story to write for a Publication that I think I have an awesome idea for, and Nanowrimo  is coming up in November too. Maybe I will do better than the 7 k odd words I got to before I hated my story.

While I still love Wow,  the lack of 25 man raiding or even 10 man raiding is causing my heart and mind to wander.

2 Responses to “My Hearts in the Arathi Highlands”

  1. 1 pitrelli October 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Nice wee Scottish poem 🙂

    I am the opposite Im afraid, Im totally lapping Aion up. Whilst I enjoyed WoW its nice to play a game which actually presents a challenge without forcing you to raid 25 mans to be tested, none of this facerolling stuff in Aion so far.

    I will no doubt return to WoW for cataclysm but I think I’ll remain subscribed to Aion for some time yet.

  2. 2 Zee November 10, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Keep playing… 🙂

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