After nearly a year of blogging for Hots & Dots, Cass and I have made the difficult decision to close this blog. You may have noticed that over the past month we’ve been blogging less and less about Icecrown Citadel, Cassandri and Lathere and have instead been providing posts on dungeon leveling, new character gearing and more casual events.
We’re both a bit burned out on raiding and we’ve discovered that we have really been enjoying all our spare time playing alts – especially our littlies: Pixii and Caesandra (the Warlock and Mage pictured above). We’ve enjoyed this kick ass caster combo so much that we’re taking the plunge and over the next month or two these guys will be our main characters for the remainder of Wrath of the Lich King on onwards for Cataclysm.
However we’re not quite ready to stop blogging so we have decided to launch a new blog centered around our experiences playing a Mage and Warlock. We doubt that we’ll be raiding or blogging about that topic. The blog will be focused more on the leveling experience, pugging and coming to terms with Mage and Warlock spell abilities and talents.
It’s just wouldn’t be right to keep writing for a blog called “HoTs & DoTs” when neither of us will be playing a class that heals – let alone one that HoTs! We’ve already had a few ideas and have started working on a new design and new name for our blog. However we’ve decided it would be for the best if we don’t share this with you: our loyal readers.
We love being part of the blogging community but we both believe that it’s important to build our readership from the ground up. We still remember the thrill of getting our first comment and how overwhelmed and excited we were the very first time we got linked to wow.com and had the Hots & Dots name put out there. Those first successes felt fantastic because we started off knowing nothing about blogging whatsoever, had no readers – we hadn’t even told our guild!
I think it’s safe to say that most of our readers are Druids and Priests – and mostly healers – and while comments from you guys would be appreciated it would also feel like we were cheating a little bit. That you might be reading because it’s Lathere and Cassandri and not because you’re interested in Warlock and Mage topics at all. We want our new blog to stand on its own. Out of respect to the Mage and Warlock communities looking for good quality blogs and information we’re determine to start anew, rebuilding our credibility and reputation.
So again, on behalf of Cass and myself thank you all for reading us over the last year. It’s been a pleasure and we hope you all discover us again on our new adventure! And if you don’t, remember us as a Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest duo: Lathere and Cassandri.