Wow, so much has happened in my private life which for really the first time in my wow career has bumped my playtime right down the pecking order. When I go on holiday from work and travel home or elsewhere then I usually take a short break from wow but never have I had this situation before so it’s something unusual I’m dealing with.
My baby boy is doing great and his mum is a legend as always so although life has come rushing at us, we are mature enough to be able to handle it without too many surprises catching us out thus far. What it has meant is that I now rely more heavily than ever on you guys in The Dambusters to carry on and keep up the good work we have been doing as a guild. The officers have really impressed me and I am always in close contact when discussions are needed surrounding aspects of guild management. I am right here, just don’t have hours upon hours to spend on all my characters at the moment.
It seems I’m already able to raid as normal but I’m also glad that this is a long tail period of the expansion so I can just about get away with maintaining guild leadership responsibilities while tending to my family as a new daddy.
I am extremely excited about our upcoming 5th Anniversary celebration and have already banked a ‘Flag of Ownership’ which is OP and also the extremely rare ‘Amani Dragonhawk’ mount. Coupled with at least 155,000g and possibly rising it’s a fun day of camaraderie to look forward to that Saturday, it’s gonna be so epic!
Rest assured that although I am a bit busy at the moment, parenthood hasn’t come as an upturning life changer. Genesis and I have been around the block a few times and should be able to take our new little family member’s needs in our stride. There’s a lot of fun and madness to come but I’m sure we are ready for it all. We have good friends and family who have been down our road before and who’s advice we are listening to while pioneering our own journey. Baby Kelso is a good boy so far with a full character and just looking at him makes video games and other trivia pale into insignificance at the moment, there’s no doubt where my heart currently lies and that’s with my family.
That’s not to say I am unable to schedule ‘me’ time for Bigticket and The famous Dambusters and as time goes on that planning will get easier. You certainly ain’t losing me yet, I still look forward to our raid nights and managing our excellent officer team who are a pleasure to work with. As the expansion draws to a close, and for my 5 years+ of playing world of warcraft I still have never felt a hint of burnout. Maybe this new chapter of life is another timely twist that will ensure I will simply never ‘burnout’ and honestly, I don’t ever see that happening.
It’s a busy few days coming up for me but I’m looking forward to starting it off by ending this week’s WoW lockout period with a 1000g payout to the weekly activity winner as always, something I love doing. Then it’s raid night on Thursday night where I hope both the guild’s raid teams can crack on and at least whack the same heroic bosses as previously, if not maybe even more!
Keep a eye out here for more announcements regarding the anniversary schedule of events and a clarified distribution illustration of those all-important prizes! Heck, it’s only a touch over 10 days to go so I hope you’ve all booked Saturday 26th off in your schedules….