Okay, I thought I could get away with this in a simple post not seen by many, but maybe I owe it to the people who read and post here to be a bit more upfront about the decision. After a long and grueling six years of playing my Mage, I have officially called it quits with World of Warcraft this past week without any foreseeable plans of re-subbing. Now, this does NOT mean I won't be modding any more (Bibi would have my head already if that were the case). No, all it means is that Blizzard no longer gets 15 of my dollars every month.
I feel I should add that I am not leaving over the state of the game. Rather, I'm at a point in my life where I simply choose other things over WoW all the time, to the point that playing WoW simply doesn't fit in with any plan. Contrary to popular belief, the game IS in a better state than it's ever been (trust me, I've played it long enough to know). However, Blizzard has simply put in too much to do, and all of it requires far more time commitment and coordination than I can afford the game.
As for me participating in future betas? If they make me sign up for a year again, it won't happen. If I get in randomly via opt-in, then sure I'll give it a go. Anyway, I'm still here, so please try to behave. Just to show that there is no ill will, I give posters permission to say WHATEVER they want about me and only me in this thread without fear of being infracted or banned. Go nuts, I don't care.
I look forward to mod these forums as long as Boub keeps me on, but as far as playing WoW goes, those days are done for me, after nearly a decade at the helm of a Mage.