This year has been a rough one in Warcraft, for me. Most of my time goes to my family and work, with lunch breaks constituting the extent of my in-game time. That doesn't mean I've been completely inactive, since I was able to get most of the item models from Raid Finder, complete Heroic Siege of Orgrimmar for the shiny objects within, my paladin got her Challenge Mode armor, and I earned 2 of the Arena/Rated Battle Ground mounts. Overall, a successful end to this expansion.
Recently, I did find myself logged in on Aellin, my Horde main, and realized I have only 4 bag slots available. I looked for something else to throw away. I have forsaken all crafting materials, and most of her toys, just to make enough room for her Heroic gear that she acquired. I was itching to do a transmogrification run to Ulduar, but realized I would be able to loot much of anything had I gone there. I went to Arithan, my Alliance main, and found only 6 bag slots... Amerisia has more space, which she is quickly filling by helping my sister work on her legendary quest in Icecrown Citadel. To say that I'm looking forward to the quality-of-life improvements that are beginning in Patch 6.0 and continuing throughout Warlords of Draenor would be an understatement: I need them to continue playing. (Continue collecting is more like it. :p)
That is not to say that I won't miss Pandaria. The quest lines were full of depth and story, an aspect that I felt had been lacking in previous expansion for world questing. The "Daily Grind", while infuriating to some, gave me a reason to head back to zones that would have gone unused after reaching level 90. World player vs. player (PvP) came back into play with the release of the Timeless Isle, which I've been missing since the Burning Crusade. Execution of things weren't perfect, but the Warcraft felt vibrant again in Pandaria. This helped make up for the everyone-stays-in-town experience from the Cataclysm, where the outside world felt mostly like a barren waste.
I've been able to save my multi-realm business from deletion, with the untimely demise of the Undermine Journal, by making some personal guilds for banking purposes. On Ner'zhul, my Azerothian home server, I've been keeping my multitudinous items active on the auction house. From that standpoint, I can't rest assured that my hard earned collections are safe. I just don't have the room to store them all.
I'm ready to move onto Warlords of Draenor, and it's parallel universe set in the past, or whatever they are calling it. There are a lot of new things, a lot of old things going away, and possibly even (hoping, praying, begging, and pleading) a wardrobe interface. My bags would be essentially empty if they had somewhere to put my fashion collection, which might mean I'll actually use my trade skills.
Now, back to fashion, I just received 7 submissions this morning. That is a lot to work with, and a little research to be able to share the items they used. I'm starting the process of getting them ready for everyone, and hope you all will enjoy the creativity that everyone brings to Warcraft. And I thank each and everyone one who has put forth their submissions, those brave souls aren't afraid to flaunt their fantasy fashion flair for friends, foes, and frienemies!
Now boarding all non-stop passengers for Warcraft: Warlords of Paradox Central. All aboard! :p