So Long, Farewell

It has been just over a year since the launch of Wrath of the Lich King and just over a year since I started blogging in earnest.

I’m sad to say that after a year, I just don’t have it in me anymore. I am sure you’ve seen it happening over the last few months, the quantity and quality of my posts have been waning. What you may not have seen is that this has been in direct correlation with the decline of my interest in the game as a whole. So it is with a heavy heart that I am laying down my daggers (in my mind, they were always daggers) and saying goodbye to the World of Warcraft.

I’d like to thank everyone who left comments or sent me emails asking questions or just thanking me for my site. It meant a lot to know that I was helping people and made me feel like I really succeeded with this little blogging experiment.

I have thoughts of relaunching this blog in the new year with a new theme, a scatter-shot of themes probably. Other video games, table-top roleplaying, all the other things I love; maybe just talk of this rogue’s journey through life. Who knows.

Keep Rogueing My Brethren and Sisteren

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  1. This makes me sad.

  2. Sad Panda is Sad, this was one of the (if not the) best Rogue Blog out there.

    On the other hand I know there is a Rogue tree in Borderlands :D
    .-= Eid´s last blog ..Re: Death Knight Tank Application – Antifaith =-.

  3. That’s sad =(
    I loved your blogs and they helped me from time to time to optimize my rogue.
    Have fun and good luck!

  4. Thanks for the blog! Best wishes to you.

  5. It was nice reading you, Zaltu.

    Don’t forget to link the new blog here as well. We’ll come visit. :)
    .-= Saithir´s last blog ..Many Turkeys! Handle it! =-.

  6. And now all the WoW blogs I read (Noisy Rogue, this one and Healing Way) have all died. AWESOME.

  7. It’s a sad day in the rogue community when one of our best voices of reason moves away from the shadows.

    A damn shame, but best of luck to you.

  8. Sorry to see you go, I really enjoyed reading your blog. Hope to see you back in the shadows in the future and if not good luck in any of your endeavors.

  9. Zaltu, Best of luck to you. Your blog and humor will be missed. I too have started growing tired of the same old grind and hope that IC and Cataclysm will change that. I am also a huge fan of Dragon Age and yes it has cut deep in my WoW playing…and yes I am an Assassin Thief,must be in my blood :0) Another game you should check out if you have a PS3 is Demon’s Souls, awesome game and yep Thief class again…what can I say I like to backstab.

  10. a great site, well written and uber helpful..

    it will be missed.

    best of luck
    Gods Speed.

  11. Bummer! I really enjoyed your blogging style. Your rogue advice was always well-researched. And it’s a sad day when the rogue blog community gets smaller.

    Good luck in whatever new interest you find.

    - Dinaer, Forever a Noob
    .-= Dinaer´s last blog ..Tips for Turkinator =-.

  12. You’ll definitely be missed. I learned a lot and enjoyed the information as well as your conversations with… yourself! Hope you fine a way back in the future, and I hope you enjoy the other things as well!

  13. A cool blog, you’ll be missed by many. Good luck in whatever gets you going again :)

  14. Thanks for all the well wishes everyone! It really means a lot.

  15. Hope to read you again some day Zalut!
    Been a great time having you on my bloglist, always have been my favoriet <3

  16. Well only in reccent weeks have i came across this blog / i found it amazing and very helpful as i have taken almost a 8 mth leave from WOW and have decied too get back on . This blog keept me informed and was getting me ready for my return . its a sad day in Wow when we lose a great person and player who definality knows the class extremly well you will be missed . Maybe in the future Zaltu will be reserected and return too the shadows .We as a leauge of our own wish the best of luck and i will be checking in from time too time . hope too see some blogs on warhammer tabletop maybe take care


  17. Yeah, I have to say I’m sad to see you go. This is one of the first rogue blogs I ever came across and I’ve been a follower ever since.

    Best of luck to you!
    .-= Recked´s last blog ..Improved Poisons and Deadly Poison in Patch 3.3 =-.

  18. You Sir… have made me a better Rogue… and for that I say a deep heartfelt Thank You. You are going to be missed.

  19. As a follower of your blog just had to say thanks for the past year(and a bit) and I wish you well =)

  20. Ahhh I loved reading these blogs it was the only thing i had to do at school and what not you will be missed

  21. Your humor and knowledge on the class will be missed.

  22. You’ll be missed Zaltu. The rogue community owes you a great deal.

  23. Too bad you quit mate. This for some reason was always one of the rogue blogs I checked out from time to time.
    Good luck with everything!


  24. omg! nuuuuuuu! =(, I love your blog, this helps me a lot playing my rogue more. sad to hear that your blogging comes to an end. but looking forward for next year if you do come back with diff theme. goodluck hon! and may your journey continues…
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..YaY! Spaghetti! =-.

  25. Zaltu,

    One of the best blogs out there, a really usefull database of knowledge, and one of the reasons that I started up the noisy rogue blog as well. Just please keep your blog up as I’ve linked to so many of your epic posts in my own. And best of luck with your decision, I really hope it works out for you. Interestingly enough, my own interests are heading back towards the RPG tabletop areas as well. Perhaps there’s something in the air …


  26. Very nice website, in its prime i used to check it regularly for new posts and ideas. I wish you the best of luck and thank you for a great site.

  27. Best of luck to you! Sad to see you go, I really enjoyed reading your posts.

  28. Gutted, always found this site, fun and informative :)

    Thank you for your input into what is the the best class of the worlds biggest MMO.

    you will be sorely missed.

  29. Good luck to you. Sorry to see you go.

  30. Awww, Zaltu, I’ll miss you and your conversations with yourself. Take care and enjoy what you do. *places another soul shard high upon a shelf*

  31. You, sir, single-handedly helped me rehabilitate (for WotLK) my original level 60 vanilla toon, an undead rogue. Kudos to a great blog and a great run. I hope Actiblizzard is paying attention to losses to the community like this. With rogues being such a big focus for worgen, I certainly hope so. Losing peeps like Zaltu and Big Red Kitty and beyond means the community is shrinking, and Actiblizzard has to be seeing this. The time is right for the Next Big Game to arrive. Many people are just waiting for it to arrive so they can leave WoW. Hope to see you there Zaltu, where ever and whenever it arrives.
    .-= Derzule´s last blog ..From Russia With Love =-.

  32. :( this makes me sad. i will read your next blog, though, because all of the things listed are things i enjoy

  33. I hate to hear the great voice from the shadows fade…
    I loved reading your blog and will read your new one.
    Hope you got a soulstone stashed away somewhere and you ress yourself in the future.
    If not, stay in the shadow and keep on backstabbing.

  34. I <3 U ZALTU..and kirp ;)

  35. That sucks. This was by far the best Rogue blog. I loved the style, the humor, everything. Better than roguerogue.com

    I hope you change your mind someday.

  36. Farewell Zaltu and take care. *sniff*

  37. Oh noes! I’ve just started blogging again to find you’ve stopped….make a hunter, that will make things all better :P
    Hope to see you in the new year, have a great Christmas if I don’t speak to you before!
    .-= eresin´s last blog ..Oh Goodie Goodie =-.

  38. we know that you have other priorities to do.. but we will surely miss you battling with us at Azeroth and flying with us at Northrend. Well hoping to see you soon as you have time, we know that once you a gamer you’ll always be a gamer.

    Cya mate! Goodluck!