|Much, much better than it looks...|
I have many thoughts swirling around right now--but perhaps a sense of calm before the storm, and just trying to look at the big picture. I was thinking recently that I need to tap more into my 'concrete' side--I had taken one of those personality tests and I hit right in the middle of abstract/random-abstract/concrete. This is so true. And a year ago, I posted these thoughts on a speaker about tree and forest people. As I have gotten to know folks, I can see where they fall on that spectrum. You know who you are. If you think you know me, and laugh when I say I have a concrete/tree side, it is true- I can be very balanced. I see the big idea, and then I see what it would take to get it done. We need the forest people (glanced at JD) and we need the tree people (nods at guildmate who knows much). For example, I have not been spending my in-game time on farming or making gold. I've been spending it on Heartichoke, the gnome Death Knight, for our guild's last slot for Classy. This meta-achievement will garner the guild a free 8th bank slot! I had forgotten that she needs to be both honored and level 85 until guildmate-who-knows-all said it. DAMMMMMMMMMIT - but thank you. See? Those tree people who pay attention to details sure do come in handy!
I hate those last few levels between 82-85, and am really getting resentful of my self-imposed project. No offense, but seeing her slumping shoulders is not attractive to me. I am reminded of the protagonist in Geek Love, Oly. (See?! Another "Ollie!") But the problem is I love the name--it's perfect for a gnome DK. But, damn...that schlumping! So-focus, Matty, focus - get to 85, and then lay low for a bit...because, as we know, there are going to be a few other things to do because 10-point achievements.
Speaking of no gold, Mataoka is now comfortably sitting on a whopping 55gold. Raising Death Knights is distracting and damaging to gold stacks.