Mailaise, or in this case, Melee-ze is "an ‘out of sorts’ kind of feeling" – Wikipedia .
So ya, I’ve had that kind of feeling in game over the last week. Last Tuesday I got together with White Pox from the Pox Arcanum Anti-PUG expirement, which was an excellent time. We’d had scheduling issues for the past couple of months and getting off the ground was becoming a problem, but we were able to get into RFC and down it all.
After that though, the week just seemed to slide by, leaving me with that out of sorts kind of feeling. All of my friends, and myself included, had a pretty weird week as far as RL schedules went, so we didn’t really get to meet up in game all that much until last night. So there was no runs, no grouping with the usual suspects, just simple, mindless level (read: quest) grinding. That in of itself wasn’t so odd, and it actually was great for my hunter. I was able to get him up to level 68 as of Saturday and as of last night he’s about 80% to 69. So 70 isn’t that far off. But I just keep getting this feeling when I’m in game.
I think the culprit is all of the hype that has been news from Blizzard as of late. All of this new info they put out has focused everyone (read: me) on what some of the content of the expansion is going to be. I know the expansion is a ways off still, but I seemed to get the feeling that it seems more immediate in game. People now feel its growing closer and may not want to put in as much effort into the things they might have if there wasn’t an expansion on the horizon. I don’t know, maybe I’m a bit off the wall on this. Like I said, its still a ways off, but at the same time, it does seem that much closer.
For me, even though I’m going to be hitting 70 very soon, I am going to be travelling for work quite a bit during the summer, so I’m going to be missing some prime gaming time, when most of the BC content will be rapidly approaching its expiry date. In June I’ll be heading back home for a week, and then going to Iceland for a conference for another week. In July, I’m going to be going to Hawaii for three weeks and I’ll likely be taking a vacation sometime in August. Before I rightfully get flamed, I’m not complaining about the travelling, as Iceland and Hawaii are both awesome places to get to see (even if it is for work), but I do kinda feel like I’m not going to get the chance to do some of the end game stuff that I was hoping to get a chance to see before Wrath gets released.
So I’m getting to my point in my roundabout way. This general feeling of melee-ze is hitting and I’m wondering if its just me. Anyone else getting that sense, that "out of sorts kind of feeling"?