On Goodbyes


I started this blog on May 29th, 2009, nearly five years ago to the day today. I had no idea the ride would be like this.

For once, I’ll be brief. After 369 posts, 1.1 million words, and 327 days /played, it’s time for me to move on. I’ve enjoyed writing as Cynwise and am grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met through this game.

Thank you so much for reading.



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24 responses to “On Goodbyes

  1. Best wishes, your insights into the game will be missed.

  2. I’ll miss having you around, Cyn.

    Don’t be a stranger.

  3. Greg

    Thank you for the good times and all the help. Fair winds and following seas sir.

  4. twilitsoul

    I’ve always loved your writing. I’ll miss reading it. I hope you enjoy whatever you’re moving on to.

  5. My WoW play is the better – both more fun and more productive – because of your blogging. Thank you! And best wishes for some new fun and challenges.

  6. Haliax

    Thanks for all the great articles. You will be missed.

  7. Eltreum

    Hope you are doing well and will continue to do well. Your blog has been more important than maybe you realize, and you are one of the best gaming bloggers I have seen.

    Thanks for writing to us, you’ll be missed!

  8. My initial reaction is “WHAT? NO!” But I’ve left (and sorta come back, but not really), so I get some of what contributes to the walking away. As long as it’s not a farewell from *everything,* I can live with it.

    Fare thee well, Cyn.

  9. I was excited to see you had posted, but it’s only to say you’re leaving. 😦
    I’ve very much enjoyed your insights into the game, and I’ll always fondly remember my adventures with the Lily gnome clones. Good luck and have fun in whatever adventures await you!

  10. I’ll be brief too. That’s not easy.

    You, as a gamer and blogger, have been (and will remain) an inspiration. You’ve set a really high bar for what quality blogging should look like in our neck of the e-woods. That’s a good thing.

    Thank you for giving me the motivation to be less shitty. 🙂

  11. I think I heard something about how this was in response to some of Blizzard’s stupid PR statements. Hopefully some of them get their heads out of their rear ends and you decide to come back.

  12. You’ll still be on twitter, so it won’t be like I won’t see you around. People will tell you what a great contribution to the community you’ve made Cynwise – but I think that from my point of view, it wasn’t your words which made the impression but the man behind the words. And that is what I will miss the most in your writing, I think. See you in tweetland 🙂

  13. Yukio

    Loved your writing although I strongly disagreed with many of your premises regarding warlocks in Cata. You were insightful and I really did appreciate your obvious love of our class.

    best wishes in whatever is next

  14. There are nine new warlocks because of you, at least in my realms. Carry on sir, and point me at your enemies.

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  16. Moonspeaker

    Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  17. CruleD

    Thank you for all the insights.
    May your life be milk and honey (with occasional rotten apples :)).
    Good Bye.

  18. My Warlock still has your “Basic Destruction Warlock Guide for 5.4” sitting in her inbox. It made her transition from Demo to Destro almost painless. I’ve enjoyed reading you over the years. Best of luck!

  19. Just wanted to nod a shadowy hood your way, Cyn. – Ful

  20. Adrian

    Thanks Cynwise! Your content as always been appreciated and of great quality. You’ll be missed.

  21. battlechicken

    I don’t even have words. My virtual life has been much better for knowing you. You know where to find me!

  22. qamar

    Your writing which has added a depth, interest, and informed commentary to the often dry numbers we sometimes see as the game. I’ve enjoyed it and will miss it! Good luck to you in all future endeavors!

  23. Thanks for everything, possibly one of the most insightful and thought provoking Bloggers.

    You will be missed.

  24. You inspired me to start my own blog. You changed the way I play the game. Through the odd email you’ve been a charming and lovely person and I’m very grateful that I stalked you on Twitter. Stay in touch Cyn 🙂 x