I call it that, because once I see that flash in the pan I can't stop. I saw shoulders in Raid Finder that would be both a huge upgrade and a model with a lot of transmogrification potential. So last week, after about 7 tries in the Vale of Eternal Sorrows without a single boss kill, I called it quits for the week. Besides, Aellin and Amerisia both had successful and fun runs, so I wasn't missing out on the content.
However, last night the urge to get that look overwhelmed Arithan once more. He doesn't have sufficient gear to tank, so he went in again as DPS. But to hedge my bets, and make use of the time, I decided to see if Aellin could sit in queue while Arithan did his thing. That is where it all started to fall apart.
Arithan's group was having serious trouble getting their stuff together for Immerseus, so we wiped repeatedly. It was beginning to feel like the previous week was repeating itself. Then, Aellin's queue had come up. So I was left with the dilemma: Continue in the group that wasn't working on Arithan and give up on Aellin, or bring Aellin in and let Arithan miss finishing part one for another week... And in my shiny fever poor judgement, I thought I could handle doing both at the same time.
Multitasking is basically a fancy way of saying, "Instead of doing one thing decently, I think I'll do two things horribly." That's a fantastic idea! Well, not so much. I didn't wipe either raid, surprisingly. But by no means was I performing up to my potential on either character. Both sides were having coordination issues, and tanks were coming and going at an astounding rate. But it's no excuse for being a bad player.
Realizing this, I think it is time for me to chose exactly what it is I want for each character. My time in game is severely limited, perhaps a few hours twice a week. This means balancing three character's needs and wants, and focusing on those goals for each of them.
It's a challenge, since I am quite addicted to each of the aspects in World of Warcraft, especially transmogrification. And the models from each of the tiers for Raid Finder are effectively gone forever in the next expansion, so I need to pace myself and acquire what I want to bank on each character. Preferably, not by being a dead weight for players to carry through Raid Finder.
So, as of today, I am passing a self-resolution to never join two instances, raid finder groups, or PvP groups at the same time again. I say this to all of you as a measure of my resolve. I want to be a good player. And if I'm going to get an item I want it to be because I earned it. Then I can proudly say: MOG ALL THE THINGS! (/hug Honeypants) :p