and so the drama llamas start

I was bombarded last night with questions about something in the guild, which I have to say I am quite annoyed about.

People missing out on raids and having to sit out and be rotated.  Specifically one person, which has really gotten on my nerves.    This exact situation is what occurs when people invite whoever the fuck they feel like it and do not consider the ramifications of what they do.

We didn’t need this extra person in the guild and it has now caused a major issue for the people involved and is causing me to have to make up some bullshit PR spiel to make everyone happy when I haven’t even thought about how the fuck we fit them into the raiding roster. 

So what he used to be with us, he left when we moved and should not have just been handed a raiding spot on a silver platter considering we had more than enough people aitting out on raid nights as it is.  I now have to rotate 2 of my best players for someone who is not as good becuase he was offered to raid with us.

Not impressed and not sure I am able to handle people invite others without any thought for what that means as a group and how that affects others having to sit out.

Didn’t see that coming..

So talk about guild drama….wow did it get nasty in one day…..

As far as I knew everything was travelling along all fine and then a post was made on the forums by a guildie asking for raids to be organised a little better, so a few posts were made by the GM and others then I made a post about having a raid bitch to organsie raids 2 days in advance and that perhaps we coudl run things without the GM being online…somehow, I am still nto sure how, that caused a major blow up to the point where the GM responded saying my post made him want to quit WoW and that I had not listened to anything previsouly posted and that all our effort was wasted etc…anyway he was pretty nasty….so then a couple of people arced up to defend me – I might add i didn’t post again after my first post….and from there the topic just got worse and worse. 

The whole idea was that we were requesting to have some raid organisation before raid night, but the officers and GM’s kept yelling and screaming about people missing out on raids should stop being such babies?  I am not sure how they got to the conclusion any of us were complaining.

Anyway in the end one of the GM’s called my friend an “illiterate fuck”, that was as far as I was going tro take it so I gquit.  I was not prepared for all my old guildies to quit with me, so we trundled back to MA last night. Upset, tired and a little shocked was I…..

I then got an email last night advising me of a comment posted on my blog, pleas refer to the previous post for that little gem.  I am not entirely sure what this person means as I used to chat to  3 people, and only one had an accent that I used to comment about, but I didn’t realise that talking to people = flirting…I shall have to remember that with my current guild mates as I would not want them to think I was trying to get them all in the sack for one giant gangbang!

Anyway if nothing else I have learnt that no matter what you may think or how well you are playing with others,  some people are cunts and will be that way forever.

Please find below the post I made which if you refer to the comment posted on the previous blog, was be posting shit all over their forums?

No offence meant here, if you want people to take initiative we need to know it is ok to do so?

The other night we we were told a run wouldn’t be going because you and Sere were not online, now I am no expert but we had 2 tanks online with a third who could have tanked the trash/OT in ICC easily enough. IN the end you both came online so all was well, but by then the raid was not started until almost 9pm server time. Granted I am referring to a 25 man here, and not 10 mans.

However the 10 man runs can be sorted the night before, you guys are very particular about people signing up on the forums so use that sign up, or the addon Koli linked. If people are not signed up don’t base the groups on them, end of story. We have more than enough people in the guild with alts all over the shop who can handle almost every situation possible.

I used to be in a guild, a very long time ago, that had one officer dedicated to raid organisation. We had to sign up at least 2 days before said raid and that officer kept track of everything – who was in, out, guaranteed next spot etc.

We had 2 sign ups each night for the 2 different teams and if you signed up for Team Mouse on day one, you signed up for the same team on day 2, day 3, day 4, so you had to ensure you were available for all relevant days (or at least note fi you couldnt make which day).

That officer was then able to approve and queue up people for raids 2 days in advance which meant the raid could get organised within 3 minutes and there was no stuffing about and people were sat out if they were not online.

The issue Muffy is you are being RL/GM/Spec person etc etc etc, you need to delegate and tell people to shove it if they are not happy with that. And use mods and people to help achieve those goals of running more smoothly. Says me who didnt delegate anything :p

This is more diffcult with the influx of people have had due to us joining, we added a 10 man group to the guild, which has caused more headached for the organising of raids, however I am more than happy to be the raid bitch if you need one and set up the calenders etc and approve groups etc so that when you log into game you are ready to go and all the raid leaders can just invite everyone who is approved etc.

I guess what I am trying to say is, you want us to take initiative, but on many occassions things do not go ahead without you and Sere online and that has been noted as the reason, so can there be some discussion about what we expect from the people who are able to fill vital roles, because as I understand it, if you were to take a holiday, we would not be raiding?

Drinking plus raiding don’t ever mix

So I must have the shittiest roll luck I have ever seen. So far this week I have lost out on 4 pieces of gear which would have been nice upgrades because I can’t seem to roll higher than a 10 😀 Welcome back to raiding with no loot system 🙂 And do you know who keeps winning most of them…..yeah the hubby….damn thief!! LOL Why is he on a DPS cloth class now!! *CRY*

After the belt drop off Marrowgar (or whatever the fuck his name is) last night i decided i needed to drink! LOL

Also had an issue with the guy I put on ignore, he must have tried to whisper me, as he came into vents to ask why I had him on ignore, but I didn’t know because I Had him on Mute as well….he then whispered hubby to ask why he was on ignore and I advised hubby to just say I was pissed and to leave me alone for a couple of days….I might take him off ignore today at some point and see what goes down….It wasn’t mean to be a shit storm. I am concerned I have caused and issue and I really don’t want to have caused one….i am never going to use ignore on a guildie again, it is just far too stressful!

The guild is asking for raid leader to help out as apparently the other night no raids went ahead as no one wanted to raid lead….I considered putting my name down, but after Mr Mage have decided I am not even going to attempt it….no point in embarrassing myself.

Speaking of embarrassing, I think I may have figured out what I am doing wrong in my rotations, I am not using my arsenal all the time. I was starting to use all my cool downs last night on trash and was hitting 16*17k on the AOE trash, with a frame rate of 0. Welshy was hitting 30k or something fucking ridiculous!! Mr Mage would have probably hit 50k…LOL Either way I was impressed with that, so I have to start using my cool downs all the time. I definitely can’t do 25 man content with 0 fps, well it bounced up to 1 occasionally last night. So I am beginning to like being arcane considering the numbers I can pull out 😀

Temper Temper

You know it and I know it, hell probably half the continent knows I have a bad temper when pushed too far, but tonight I barely had any control.

I have always considered myself to be a fiery person, but I am generally able to just let a lot of things slide for the betterment of situations.

Tonight, I have typed a response to a person about 15 times in my head and not one of them is ever going to get posted, as I generally don’t believe name calling, flaming and swearing promote a positive environment.

However this is now the 4th strike for this fellow guild member and he is now on ignore, in game and on vents, something I have never ever done in the 5 years I have been playing this game. I have also removed my alts from the guild as I don’t want to put up with him, I just want to get away from him completely.

I am not going to stick around after strike number 5. I have no need to be placed in a position where I feel uncomfortable or unhappy for 20 bucks a month. I love my guild, I have not been this happy in a guild in a very long time, excluding my own guilds I mean. Someone asked me where I rated this guild and I said top without hesitation. I love being here, I love the people, the fun, the seriousness, the friendship and I do not want to go anywhere else.

So I am hoping this ignore thing will work as I don’t want to leave a guild I really feel as though I have found a home and I respect the officers and GM’s in this guild so much – I don’t want to lose that by going off my head in the heat of the moment and having a go at this guy – publicly or privately. That would serve no purpose, I am new to the guild, I am but one person who has an issue with another – it happens all the time, I have tried to mediate many of those situations in my own guilds, and being on the other end of the stick can see why sometimes no amount of mediation will help.

Sometimes just ignoring them works, let’s hope it does, because it would be grossly unfair to him for this to be made into something it isn’t. I dislike him, the 80 other people in the guild probably like him, so obviously something is amiss with me, I shall persevere.

I am not keeping secrets, I am keeping the peace – for the good of the guild Mr Mage :p

Stepping on toes and all

It was recently brought to my attention, yesterday to be exact, that one our new guildies doesn’t really like us and is going to be, if not already, spoken to quite severely.

All because we are apparently FAIL!  Anyway I found it amusing that given alot of our tanks/healers were doing assignments they have never done before, we actually still got through the content. And I know the RL said we got through it in 2 hours should have taken us one etc, I don’t think they took into account all the AFKing the guildies were doing, we spent mor time standing around than actually fighting and that always eats into the time.

Anyway  I am going to keep my eye on this individual and if he so much as blinks crookedly I will be making it known….

I also find it funny they are soooooo pushing the whole gear score thing….I don’t get it and i certainly don’t understand why they are making such an issue of us having less gear, when if you look the entire guild up on the site, we are nicely spread amongst them so in essence our gear is no better or worse than theirs.  That makes me feel better as I was beginning to feel like we were holding them back and in reality we aren’t.  They have just as many people needing gear to get to the 2800 score they want…I might add they only have a handful that are within that 2700+ mark.

Anyway I am being slightly negative about it as I am finding it annoying to be constantly reminded about gear score when it isn’t the sole factor in the game. YOu have to know how to play your class and how to stand out of the fire. I can have every piece of the BIS gear, wont mean anything if i dick around and scratch my balls while raiding…But that is always the issue when trying to convince people that gear isn’t everything 😀

Aside from that, everything seems to be going well, everyone is getting along, we all seem to be making a concerted effort to slide into the guild as quickly and easily as possible 🙂 I shall give it another couple of weeks before I make any plans, but I think it is working well 😀

That’s the end of that chapter

Well my guild is no longer…again….AHAHAH seems to be a theme….we have merged into another guild who is doing 25 man content and pushing through it at a very good rate – even doing hard modes and heroics and such..

I made a split decison over the weekend that this was something I needed to do. I can no longer run a guild with my health conditions and so for the overall wellbeing of everyone in the guild I decided to go ahead and let it go.

There were a couple of annoyed people that it had happened so quickly, but I just wanted to be rid of the weight and responsibility. I want to be able to focus on my life and be able to enjoy the game again when I am online. None of my guildies wanted to be GM, I asked them a while back to take over, and no one stepped up or even helped out at all – they all offered yet nothing was done if I was not online.

This new guild seems ok, they are filthy – which I love! and they seem to fun!

I went to OS25 man last night in a pug and was 3rd on damage meters overall at the end and my overall DPS was 4500 approx…which is shit hot for me.  I made a concerted effort to not even look at the raid frames and instead just focus on my rotation and hit my buttons as fast as I could.  It seemed to work 😀

I am feeling good, I am feeling already, like I wnat to jump online and just play the game – which is not something i have felt for a long time.

I went and spent all my badges on the heirloom gear for my toons, I bought the leather ones, so my warrior can use them for 3 levels, my shammy can then use them and my druid will be able to use them as well.  So I thought it was a good buy. Shame my warrior will be wearing leather but for 3 lelveas, I don’t think it will be an issue, the hope is that she will be levelling so fast it won’t matter!

Here’s to getting her to 80 soon I think !!

Guild Drama

We had guild drama tonight.

I am mortified that this has happened in front of our 2 new recruits.

The MT had a dummy spit about a peice of offpsec loot that went to a friends ranked alt.  The MT then left the raid and their partner had to log as well, leaving the raid 2 short for a 10 man raiding guild.

TO say I am annoyed doesn’t relalycome close. I am pissed, so damn pissed people are lucky I didn’t start booting them just because of past indiscretions.

My bois all jumped me the minute i got online to tell me what had gone down and to say I just was speechless isn’t really it…I was more …dumbfounded….yes that’s a nice word.

So I have sent PM’s to the people involved but I need to come up with a plan of action as this is now the second time the same person has done this, and I am really unsure of myself right now.  I wish more than anything I wasn’t a GM so I wouldn’t have to deal with this shit anymore…..

I thoguht running with a bunch of adults things like this wouldn’t come up – obviously I was wrong – and I cna’t say much for fear of ruining the real life friendship, but damned if I am going to put up with this again considering the now relaly hurtful feeling in the guild between many people.

I need time to think about my next move before I do soemthing rash which my be regretabble