Overall, they seem to have really reined in the fireworks this year. Things were fairly lively for the arrival of the Year of the Horse, but the constant barrage of explosions is missing. I don't know if it is just the reduced fireworks, or the windy weather, but the air is clear, the sun is bright, and it is time to look back on the first weekend of the Horse!
WoW: I thought it would be a good time to gather up a few more mounts and get Leading the Cavalry. That, in turn, led me to mild frustration with the state of my Horde toons on my current server. I used to play Horde, but when I moved back to this server, it was heavily Alliance and the toons that I transferred over were from a server in Guangdong that had also been pretty much Alliance. That led me to log back on to my old Horde mains from TBC and Wrath. That server went the opposite way, it has a fairly active Horde presence. On my current server, I'm lucky if there are 200-250 items in the AH. On that server, there are 4,000-5000. For a while, I'd thought that I might need to think about replacing some of the weaker Horde toons on my current server by transferring some of the stronger characters, but it would be pointless since the server is so Alliance heavy.
That should have been the end of it, except for the Perky Pug. For Cata, and much of MoP, I let this account rest and focused on my other account. That means the characters on the account that I've been working on are somewhat weak as far as random heroics, since they were the characters that I played in Vanilla and early TBC (we got the extended run on that expansion). Ah, behold, that first DK of mine ran the heck out of random heroics during Wrath (we didn't have WotLK as long) and was sitting at 98/100. OK, what harm is there in queuing for ... ****, we can't queue for random heroics! Wait, I still have tokens in the bank, I can go for the Festival Lantern.
Tl;dr: Achievements distracted me. I did, however, have fun on old toons. Sigh, altoholism. I'll be interested in seeing how changes to realms play out in WoD.
RL: I get to make up for the wall of text above by saying that I stayed home and played WoW. The big new for real life is that Tyger and I passed the dreaded parental inspection that has been the main reason things fell apart with BunBun and Pink. I suspect that it was probably something of a cram down by Tyger, she went into things with the mindset of telling her parents what she was going to do, not asking permission. Yay, Tyger!