Server maintenance blues

I'm going through one of those needy phases.  It's annoying me, because I feel like I'm in my late teens again, staring at myself in the mirror and thinking "What is wrong with me and why doesn't anyone like me?"

Ok that just sounds really stupid. Let me rephrase that.

I am at this point in life, where everything seems to be going right.  Work is stable, kids are healthy, money is comfortable and my work is respected and I feel good about getting up and going to work those 4 days a week that I do work.  Even things in WoW are going well - we have a solid 10 man team, we're killing stuff, people are happy (mostly!).  My arena buddy Sev and I have 2 people that enjoy doing 3s with us, so we can get a 3s team going every week and go smash some faces and celebrate our victories and losses. I even get the chance to heal challenge modes constantly just because I love them, and even Cymre has asked me to do some with her (just finding the right time is the difficulty).  And I'm pet battling and being a total selfish bitch because I had a smug feeling of satisfaction as I knocked 4 guys out of the #3 unique pets slot on Guildox Oceanic as I edged them by one pet.  Petty, yes.  But hey, I love collecting pets and I want to be #1 Oceanic for unique pets.  I just have to get my arse in gear and do my PvP pet battles.

I refuse to believe I have end of expansion blues.  I NEVER get end of expansion blues.  I still love logging into the game and doing stuff even if people aren't.  So it can't be that.

Then WHY do I feel like I'm alone out there in the World of Warcraft?  Where is everyone?

I think it's just that I'm not really good at the solo WoW.  There's things I want, but I have to do it alone. Like the PvP pet battles.  Or getting my last archaelogy achievements.  Or levelling my pets.  Doing my farm. Gathering herbs and mines.  Getting the insane title - actually, I don't think I could ever do that.  That and "I'm going to need Bigger bags" are in the too hard basket.

I think it's because other people are in the end of expansion blues, the people I normally hang with in game are off doing other things.  Others that I would like to hang with are in a different time zone.  And those that ARE online are busy playing with other people and I feel like I shouldn't be asking them to hang with me because they clearly have other things to do to keep their interest in the game.

My battletag always has people on it, but they're just hanging out in battle net, or they're playing other games.  I don't have someone to play with who likes to do what I do.  And I tried to pug the things I like but it's just not the same without someone else there that I can chat to.

And I can't find anyone to Navispam!  My list is long but servers are down and that sucks.  But the EU side is quiet too - nobody in my list of people to visit are online (though maybe they're at work or something), but like I said, a large number of the people I wanted to see are not playing WoW anymore.

I guess I'm someone who needs the Middle M of an MMO - Multiplayer.  I like to play the game WITH someone.  I went to the Timeless Isle and I tried to kill things for Shaohao rep and I got bored of that really quick. Rep farming is SO much more fun with more than one person. I did rescue someone who was being chased by some mobs and they thanked me, that felt nice.  And I suppose that I did help that person in Townlong and gave them a buff because they were standing next to me fighting mobs and they waved a thank you.

I think that's what I need to make me feel better. I need to feel USEFUL.  I should be going out there and helping random people out in game - I'm sure some of them will just tell me to go away or be plain rude, but I'll take that in stride.  I don't need people to thank me.  Maybe I will make a new friend.

Or maybe, this frustration is stemming from the fact that I didn't get to login to WoW today before the server shutdown and do my farm and my Nomi and my tailoring cooldowns.  And also that everytime I try to finish a comic, I need some picture or background and I can't get into game to go get it.  And WoW model viewer is still annoying me with shoulders and groin flaps and eyes that seem to be eternally closed.

First world problems.  That's what someone said.  I'm complaining about a whole bunch of nothing.  People are starving and I'm whinging about being unable to find people.  People are in being kidnapped and sold into slavery and I'm complaining about Shaohao rep.

Except I'm a married mother of two and it's my evening free...
Extended maintenance.  I think that's what's giving me the poops.  Only... 4 hours to go till servers are up again.  No, I'm not addicted at all.  No sirree.

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  1. I'm sorry Navi! I wish I could help you. :(

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    1. It's OK! I'm just being a sook. I actually feel a bit silly now!

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  2. I think I'm experiencing the same thing. I didn't play much last week as I was really busy and I couldn't wait to play some WoW this week... but I've been feeling quite lonely & needy too :(

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    1. I went looking for you on your server Jojo! I saw you were in a different guild to before (and GM too!) - I am so behind the times!

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  3. I wish I was in the same time zone as you. I would love to be bothered by people looking for stuff to do. It does sometimes seem so lonely for a game that has so many people.

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    1. Sometimes we cross over but the times I see you on I"m at work and during my times you're asleep! Such a bum really :( would be fun to do stuff together !

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  4. And now tonight we can all log in.... and there are no NPCs, no portals, and no mounting! :-(

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    1. Last night.... was just a frigging DISASTER! :(

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  5. Well tonight log in issues are just phenomenal...

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    1. Just friggin ridiculous. My poor 90 stuck at the farm unable to do anything except... talk. And I was so excited about raiding with my newly upgraded gear!

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  6. Hopefully I'll be back at some point. I always enjoyed our early morning (for me)/late night (for you) random "stuff" hanging out. Scenarios, dungeons, old raids, or achievements it didn't matter we always had fun.

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    1. It was fun when we just used to hang out late at night (my time) and just hang out. I am sure when WoD comes we will have heaps of fun stuff to do in those hours when it seems very few people are on.

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  7. I still find I have a lot of stuff to do as well. It's more like too many things I'd like to do but it does make it hard for activities which need reliable people.

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    1. I wish we could do some stuff at the same time! Damn those American times!

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