the unbearable lightness of being level 80

Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

A curious thing happened to me last Friday, something I had expected and even looked forward to… I make level 80.

achievement level 80

For me it wasn’t a huge deal, but it took a little planning and committment to get there, I fully expected a little depression to set in as it had when I got to level 70 as well, but this time it hit me even more seriously. When I got to level 70 I had this goal of saving 6k in gold to purchase my epic flying mount, and that kept me going.  This time however there was really nothing.  I guess I could save 20k to by  a mammoth or a motorbike, but they are both vanity pieces and don’t really fit into my play style.

So here I am not playing while I wait for the guild to catch up (um and I guess I am getting work done again which is positive).


and needless to say I have a lot of tuning to do and gear to tweek, my other thought is to throw it all off and go hang out in eve for a few weeks.

File this under aimless prattle.