Moving Forward

First off, I want to say thank you to all the people who commented on my most recent post. I honestly was hovering over the “publish” button for a long time because I wasn’t sure how the community would react. I was touched by a lot of the comments and it was interesting to learn that I’m not the only one out there that feels the same way in those situations. I thank you all for that.

Moving forward, many of you know that I was flip-flopping between my Druid and Priest for Patch 4.3. The new expansion was really gonna set the tone for what I wanted from my main healer and I came to a decision:

I think a huge part of this decision was the difference between the Priest community and the Druid community. That’s not to say the Priest community isn’t good, it’s just that I feel quite a bit of love from the Druid community, more-so than I have ever felt from fellow Priests. I’ve never been part of a community that is so tight-knit before and willing to help each other out with posts/theories or just plain fun. Every single one of the Druid bloggers/players/theory-crafters I have spoken/chatted with have treated me with nothing but the most respect and kindness that I have experienced with this game, and I can’t turn my back on that.

So, from here on out I’ll be focusing much more on Druid topics. Priests may appear here-and-there, but the main focus of my posts will be about Druids. I hope you all enjoy my future posts from here on. Thanks for your patronage and support!

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  1. druids R 4 fun time with frends!

  2. The more the merrier! I love the picture Lissanna but it really is quite true :)

    1. the picture is from Alamo. :)

  3. Welcome back!

  4. Nooo Don’t give up on us priests. We need you!

  5. Become Holy as a Paladin, come into the light.

  6. I just want to comment on this post to say one thing:

    Using the community as a justification for your choice in class is piss-poor reasoning.

    To elaborate: I have *never* seen any community be as forgiving as another, or less forgiving. There are hateful, vile, obnoxious people in all class communities, be it druid, priest, death knight, hunter or otherwise. And that situation will not change.

    I’ve never met but two people in World of Warcraft that I’ve gone out of my way to avoid. One blocked me on Twitter for an asinine argument, the other I will not talk to on the healer forums because I think he/she is a dick and I don’t want to put up with the attitude.

    To be truthful, I have found both the priest and the druid communities to be completely subpar to the shaman and paladin communities in terms of friendliness, and all of those less than the warlock community. Does that mean I should have gone with my paladin or shaman for my healer, or my warlock for my main? Absolutely not.

    I played my priest as my main because I enjoyed it. Not because of some notion (misguided, self-righteous, or even correct) that this community is more friendly than the other one. It’s silly, stupid and petty.

    Now, that said, I’m not saying you shouldn’t choose whatever class or for what reasons. That’s on you, and you shouldn’t feel any pressure to change it up for other people’s opinions. However, if you must justify it… I would try to find something that’s more reasonable.

    I’ve changed mains many times over my playtime in WoW. From warlock, to resto shaman, to prot warrior, to blood dps dk, and finally to holy priest. Some were due to boredom, some for guild needs, others purely because I enjoyed them. Never because of a group of anonymous strangers that I may or may not ever even talk to.

    1. Hey Tomaj,

      I just wanted to clarify a few things for you.

      I want to make sure you understand that I never said the Priest community was bad, awful, or otherwise. I was teetering on playing one or the other for such a long time and the new expansion was supposed to help me with that decision for what I ultimately wanted for my main healer. It didn’t.

      I was still split evenly. I love both classes equally and enjoy playing them both. To say I like one over the other would be a lie.

      The reasoning for my decision was based on my personal experiences with both communities and how my blog interacts with them. The Priest community has some very skilled and knowledgeable people out there and I hope they continue to do the fantastic job that all Priest bloggers do.

      Ever since I started blogging about Druids my blog has picked up a lot of steam. My Druid posts tend to far exceed my Priest ones by a large margin. I just have more Druid viewers and I want to cater to my audience.

      The other reason was because of the support system I have gained from the Druid blogging community. I have never felt so “embraced” within a blogging community before. It’s something that I’ve never felt when I wrote about Priests and it’s something that I don’t want to give up.

      In conclusion, I hope you understand that I think both communities are 2 of the best that I have had the pleasure to write for and that I have made this decision based on my reader genre and new ties that I’ve made.

      1. Understood. Don’t agree, but I understand.

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