I like to compare camping these things to something like SETI; you know they’re out there, somewhere, in the overwhelming emptiness… all you have to do is listen for long enough. And then, eventually, it happens.
I have no interest in spending my time camping, so I’ve been using a low-level character on a second account. She is in-guild so I can summon Syrannia straight there as soon as NPC-scan goes off, and I have a timer on my desk to remind me to de-AFK her every 30 minutes. I tried a couple of times leaving it going overnight with an anti-AFK macro, but after literally twice having woken up to see the alarm had gone off hours before I decided I couldn’t be arsed, so I ended up only camping while I was awake and actually at or near my PC.
Aeonaxx and TLPD took about two weeks each using this technique, with probably about 6-8 hours of AFK camping per day, and most importantly with virtually no impact to my own playtime or other activities.
Raiding aside [still love raiding], I feel like I’ve wrung just about as much entertainment as I can out WoW as it currently exists. I’m ready for something new now. Though to be honest when I think about it too much I worry that I’ll become bored even more quickly with Mists, because a so much of my gameplay recently has been the previous expansions’ content which I just never did the first time around [or did on different characters] and now the I’ve cleared this “backlog” I’m looking solely at the new stuff for content.