Blaugust Day 17: Filthy Casual

Posted: August 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
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As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently went casual in WoW, after a couple years of mythic/heroic progression runs. Would I like to jump back in and see the rest of the content? Sure. And I kinda miss having a team and the gear and everything. But this recent change has allowed me to try out something completely new to me.

I get to be the filthy casual. I get to be the guy who queues up into LFR and immediately pushes play on another episode of something on Netflix. Oh, I’m cooking? Well, I can AFK on trash. Tab out and check facebook. It’s a bit liberating to not give a damn about what I’m doing, and simply going along for the ride as I finish the places for the legendary parts.

Sure, sometimes I feel a little bad about phoning it in, about giving it almost no effort whatsoever… but then we wipe on a super easy boss, or we have a tank AFK, or half the group starts trolling the other half. So I could either get myself bent out of shape over it, become vocal, and start calling for everyone to get along… or I could shrug it off and take it as seriously as the rest of the people in there… aka, not at all.

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

-Bane Falcon
“Eat the mushrooms, but know their names.” (Know what you are getting into.)

http://aggronaut.com/2015/07/21/the-revenge-of-blaugust/

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Comments
  1. C. T. Murphy says:

    I love feeling less obligated. Like you, I miss the camaraderie at times, but I can get some of that with other, fellow filthies.

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  2. Neri says:

    It took me a long time to feel okay with being casual, but now I kinda wear it as a badge of pride. On a personal level, I was in a pretty bad place back when I was doing all those epic things in WoW. Now I’m doing better, and my game play has “suffered” as a result. I’m finally okay with that 🙂

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    • banefalcon says:

      Real Life Comes First is a mantra in any group I play with. It’s awesome that you got your real life stuff in order, and are able to play the game lightly when you want!

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