Firstly, apologies for the lack of WoW content over the past two months. This isn’t one of those ‘I was too busy to write’ scenarios. Indeed, there’s several posts sitting on my desktop from ‘Mists of Pandaria: The Good, the Bad and the Goodbye’—currently and, most likely, permanently 12 pages of notes—, ‘ The “Death” of WoW: MoP, Guild Wars 2 and the Future for Blizzard’—a near complete post requiring just a short section and a conclusion to be completed—and, finally, an attempt at some bare bones news coverage of the recent EU regional tournament. The latter mention there been a tournament with paint-drying-eye-gouge-inspiring double Shaman action, which I can only say I’m glad to have missed. I also had plenty of ideas for future content with one certain idea, ‘What Cataclysm Got Right’, been a particular favourite to think through.
Unfortunately, I just no longer have any passion left to write about World of Warcraft. I haven’t played the game since around February and haven’t really been motivated to return for Mists of Pandaria. However, don’t take that as a knock, the forthcoming expansion has plenty of PvP potential from real choice orientated talent design, resilience and the potential eradication of PvE gear, a slick and balanced new arena in the form of Tol’vir, two new BG concepts and another to follow, an aim to bring back World PvP to poker-esque strategy with the ability to see your opponents class and specs (but not talents and glyphs) in the staging area.
Once again apologies for the lack of content. It’s highly doubtful I’ll ever post about World of Warcraft again. In hindsight I should have tried to recruit new writers a few months back when I felt myself waning in regards to World of Warcraft. It left Hydramist, a site I’ve long been a massive fan of, looking bare and let the sites fans down.
This then is where I’ll partially bow out and attempt to recruit a new set of bloggers to cover World of Warcraft and, hopefully, revitalise this blog.
With 75 posts (including this one) since September last year, it’s been an amazing ride. Thanks to everyone for reading my content and I hope you enjoyed it all. It’s been extremely awesome covering WoW here on Hydramist and I’d like to thank Hydra and syeren for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to act as editor-in-chief. I’d also like to thank the rest of the writers we’ve managed to recruit, they’ve been amazing to work with. I’ll still probably be around in the background and, hopefully, cover some other gaming topics from time to time, but for now it’s goodbye.
Hydramist is looking for passionate and knowledgeable World of Warcraft players interested in becoming official Hydramist bloggers. We’re looking for motivated individuals to provide new and exciting World of Warcraft PvP content covering a range of issues. While it’ll be down to each writer to select the issues they wish to write about, the ability to provide the latest e-sports news, game play analysis, the latest information from Mists of Pandaria and in-depth analysis of the latest patch notes will be a major plus. It’s not necessary to be a top tier player, but the ability to write about top tier play would be beneficial.
If all that sounds a bit over the top and dramatic, don’t worry. Provided you have the passion and ability to write somewhat coherent sentences—unlike me—this is something any avid World of Warcraft PvP fan should consider.
To apply, email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org -
I’ll be sorting through applications next week.