The (recent) past:
I’ve been grinding along in game. No new posts recently because nothing interesting has happened since the fun little questline early on the path to the legendary daggers.
For what its worth, I am just 1/3 of the way done with the Dragon Soul collection quest, Cluster Clutch. Since this is the last raid in the expansion, and I expect interest in WoW to gradually wane as people get bored with this content, it seems reasonable to me that I will not have a shot at getting the legendary daggers. I simply won’t be able to run DS enough to get through the two collection quests. This is as I expected. In general, casual raiding guilds just don’t kill enough bosses to get the legendaries.
I spend most of my time working on gold making. I’m just about to hit 500,000 gold, which was my goal. The gem market has bottomed out because people aren’t getting much new gear anymore. As the lull between now and MoP stretches out, more people will play alts so I’ll always have the glyph market to rely on, but I don’t think I’ll be raking in the gold any more until we see pandas.
The (near) future:
My guild is 5/8 in DS on 10 man normal. Blizzard announced that DS will be gradually nerfed, so we’ll get through the rest one way or another, either pre-nerf or post-nerf. After that happens, it would not surprise me at all to see some of our long-time players drift away from the game. Its sad, but its life.
This blog will probably continue the zombie-life that it has. I made only 58 posts in 2011, and considering the new raids and such that really is not very many. With the homogenizing of the game, there is very little rogue-specific information for me to convey. Between the Dungeon Journal and LFR in game, there is less need than ever to tab out of the game and find information. What information is needed is covered nicely by Elitist Jerks.
I’m keeping the blog alive so that it can return as a valued source of information when Mists of Pandaria hits. I did the one-year commitment, so I’ll still be around.
Besides, I’d like to see the blog hit 1,000,000 pageviews (not counting feedreaders) and that will happen in another couple of months.