While trying to sort through pets to separate those who have already manifested talents/skills from those who haven't so I can figure out which ones need to be worked on, I took a break. I took my latest Life GM, Alric to do some good, old-fashioned reagent hunting. See, he has never finished his last crafting project yet to get his MA badge. So I gathered enough reagents and he was able to craft one of the crimson bookstands...one more to go!
While collecting those reagents it reminded me about how much I use to enjoy doing that. Why? Well, because it's so relaxing! And if nothing else I play this game to have fun and to RELAX.
I didn't have to sit there and think about doing anything. All I had to do was go out and fly around and enjoy the scenery and pick up whatever I came across, as well as enjoy a little people watching of the other wizards as they went about their business. So simple!
It seems that while everyone else is out busting their back over the pet training and such that reagent hunting has become a lost form of relaxation and fun within the game. In fact it was pretty amazing not to be running into so many others not out doing the same thing and being able to easily find Black Pearls in such a short amount of time.
I think I need to remind myself to take a break and do this more often, again. A little quiet time, alone with your thoughts and not a care in the world, has never hurt anyone.
See ya in the Spiral!