It's been a while, at least it feels like it has.
I've been missing the game lately. When Cataclysm first came out, I had a blast. I hit 85 in just a couple of days, and while the heroics were really tough at first with PUGs, I had finally started to get the hang (at least a little) with my Shaman as a healer (though always did better as DPS with him).
What started to push me away from the game was the guild dynamics. I don't know exactly how it happened, but my guild which was a casual grouping guild somehow tried to turn into a serious raiding guild that allowed some casuals in it. Despite the things that I did for the guild, I was demoted down to the point I couldn't even take any of the items I placed in the guild bank back out. After watching people I as friends with leave the guild I eventually left as well.
Still enjoying the game overall, a couple of friends invited me to join them on their server (Thorium Brotherhood), so I packed up some stuff on my character and did a transfer. Shortly after they quit playing leaving me alone on a server that was role-play focused on alliance after I had played horde for such a long period of time.
So I quit as well. I wasn't around for Mists of Pandaria, but after seeing the WoD trailer I'm thinking of coming back (I just reinstalled WoW on my computer).
I'm thinking of giving Alliance a try for a bit, just to see how the other half lived (and since I really have no ties to the horde anymore since none of my friends play any longer).
This post isn't a rant or anything, just trying to get myself back into the community I guess a bit, I don't really recognize any of the people who've been posting on here, and couldn't even find my original account name or email. So, just Hi I guess for now.