After collecting auction data over the weekend, putting pretty much everything I have in my banker mules on auction yesterday, then collecting the money and selling anything that didn’t get bid on, and finally depositing all my gold into the guild bank, I quit WoW today. I almost teared up yesterday and today. Auctioning everything and then collecting my mail took hours. Yeesh!
But the tears (almost) were from melancholy as I’ve spent a good 3 years of my life with WoW and have made many friends (who I hope to see in future games). And of course, my dissertation is on WoW players as they learn teamwork in raids.
I sent some farewell messages to non-guildies (as I plan on keeping in touch with the guild through our online forums) and sat next to Thrall in Nagrand while logging out.
Ironically, for some reason all my characters had a present in their mail for the collector’s edition pet. I don’t know if all players who bought the collector’s edition were likewise affected, but, after 3 years, Thoguht was finally able to get a panda. Damn you, Blizzard! 😛