Dark Night of the Warlock’s Soul

by on October 19, 2011


I’m really not entirely sure how to characterise Cynwise’s latest post. I’m not sure we’ve ever featured a post quite like it.

He’s having a dark night of the soul with regards to his warlock character, Cynwise, and the fact that, somewhere in the past while, he has stopped liking to play Warlocks. Warlocks, mind, not Cynwise herself. And all of this spirals into a fascinating discussion spreading across class roles, being useful versus enjoying yourself, the feel of a class, and much, much more .

I’m actually not going to do the usual thing and include a quote here, because I simply can’t find one that gives a good representation of this post as a whole. Instead, I’m just going to say – go read the whole thing. It’s touching on so much stuff – the “healer forced to DPS” issue we’ve been talking about in recent weeks, the discrepant experience of playing a tank versus playing a DPS in 5-mans, the flavour that some classes have and some don’t – and it’s all wrapped up in Cynwise’s personal dilemma. It’s really a remarkable piece of writing, and I think virtually all WoW players will find at least part of it resonates with them.

So – go read, if you have a moment. And then tell us –

What do you think? What should Cynwise do now? And what thoughts did the post inspire for you?

Article source: Cynwise’s Field Notes .

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Cynwise October 20, 2011 at 1:12 am

Thanks for the writeup, Hugh – I’m glad you found the post interesting! It was a hard one to write, and it’s a little strange to have it out there; but it’s also a relief to have faced it, and said it, and to be able to move on. That my warlock is tied into my internet persona complicates things, but – in my experience – the internet is flexible about such things.

I tried to find a suitable quote for you and failed miserably, too. :)

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