This is a sentiment I see a lot in game right now. We’re in that transition period… but here’s a few things to think about:
1. Just because Gamestop says November 5th or even if Blizz does, doesn’t make it so. People are always glad to take your money now for a preorder.
2. Given the state of the beta [without giving details] you’d better hope it’s not November. I’m very underwhelmed by the beta. Some parts are truly awesome, but some haven’t even been touched yet.
3. If you enjoy raiding, keep raiding – you may back off as I’ve seen some of our raiders doing, which is fine… it is a slump time – everyone deserves a break! Just keep in mind – if you disappear completely or signup and never show, you could end up being replaced by someone who wants to be there. I watched this happen in BC… people disappeared, got replaced and were suddenly back months later for Lich King and were surprised that their team wasn’t sitting and waiting on them. If you are going to elect to stop playing till Cata – let your team know.
4. Don’t live your life in-game or out, waiting for something better to come along. Enjoy the moment! Most people have a few cataclysm goals left to reach – whether it be killing Lich King, leveling up an alt, gearing up an alt, reaching gold cap… whatever. Make a goal and aim for it if you’re feeling bored with the game. My hubby, for example, has got it in his head to work on “The Insane” achievement and is leveling a warrior. He only gets a level or two done a week but every little bit…