My wife, my all-time favorite playing companion (and reluctant former battleground pocket healer), uttered four beautiful words to me the other day, saying wistfully, "I miss playing WoW." She had suspended her account some time last year, in the middle of steamrolling through Ulduar and spanking General Vezax, expressing her desire to spend more time raising our two-year-old daughter. Hardcore raiding had started to get in the way of paying our daughter attention, and Clara-style parenting simply wasn't an option, so something had to give. Incidentally, our good friend and guild leader quit around the same time to take care of his wedding, effectively spelling the end of my raiding days.
Fast forward close to a year later and Cataclysm looms on the horizon. My wife and I have a new, two-month-old daughter, and our old guild leader has a five-month-old son of his own. My wife has been reduced to playing Facebook games she can easily leave when our babies need attention (and not have someone die as a consequence), and our GM has taken to playing League of Legends. But the time will soon come, I believe, to unleash ... the Scroll of Resurrection! Cataclysm beckons, and it's simply too good of a reboot of our favorite game to pass up on.