Veiled wrote:The site isn't going anywhere.
This is really good to hear! I'm just now reading your original post, and I just want to tell you that I know it must be frustrating and a stretch to keep something going when you begin to hate the game that is the source of all the site's content. I hope you know that many of us are incredibly grateful for what you do for the site, and I hate that you're finding yourself in a position where it's more of an anxiety to figure out how to keep cash flowing for the site. You should also be reaping the benefits of the hard work you've put into it. The visual overhaul is *beautiful*.
To answer some question: What do you want from the priest community?
In all honesty, and I know others have said this already, I want a place like this. Moreover, I want a unified priest community again. I think the loss of activity on the site isn't purely due to the shadow priest.com sale or the transition, if anything, it's because WoW itself has changed in direction and has become a less social game. Without it being as social, new waves of players don't have the same desire to look for outside sources and post. I want a priest community that's unified again, that wants to talk with one another. But like you said in your post, we've taken the shaft quite often in gameplay, and many of us find ourselves discouraged. I've been battling non-stop with myself over the last two months (which is why I've been on a hiatus) about whether to even continue with my priest or jump on another toon. I ultimately decided to stick with the priest, but I totally understand where the discouragement is coming from.
Another thing I want is to be able to help, to be able to contribute to the efforts here. I know so many of us are lurkers... especially me. I'm going to change that, and become more active. I read a lot of the content on here, but don't post very often. I suppose I'm an introvert that way, but I'll do my best to articulate my thoughts on the forums and contribute to the convos. :) How would you feel about the site in someone else's hands
I am glad you didn't send the site anywhere. I do think it's a dangerous thing for the site to switch hands, unless you know the intent and character of whom you're selling to. I think you've done a wonderful job with the site, and I think that it would be a loss if you were to sell it. While that's the case, you've got to make sure to take care of YOU. Health and enjoyment are important. Don't let this be a dark cloud that looms over your head. I'm a therapist by trade, and I can tell you that even having the overarching thought of expelling energy on something that you believe you're consistently failing at (although may of us here don't feel as though you're failing), causes you to hate the things you used to love. Don't let this be solely a job, if you can help it any way.
Reach out to the mods and the community as you need to (I'm sure you already do this). Let us know how we could help.
I suppose that's the largest question I have for you. Maybe it's time the H2P community asked YOU
the questions instead of you always trying to work your butt off. How can we help?
Chin up! Thanks for all you do. Even though they're lurkers, there's a hella lot of players that benefit from the work done here.