So, basically….my current guild is sort of over. Let me start from the beginning of my day yesterday, I am on late shifts at the moment and so have a couple of hours in the morning with which I can fluff about. So I logged in and discovered that a couple more people had left in the last couple of days. People that I was under the impression would not be likely to leave. So I knew then, our guild was over. I went to work and messaged my hubby advising him of situation so we began a brief discussion on our options of finding another guild, transferring servers, going back horde….etc etc. We felt bad about the discussion because we had been geared up by these guys and they had tolerated us in their runs being nooblike on fights we had not seen in 10 man before (thank god for having done flex at least!!)
So we decided to table the discussion until this weekend when we could really consider the options. So I was not surprised when I logged on last night after a really crappy week and particularly bad day to be told “we need to talk”! Yeah, you know it then don’t you?
My bad day included finding out I did not get any further in a job application I was currently very excited about, and also discovering our team may be moved to Sydney so it could be the end of contract renewals. So when I say I came home with the intention of drinking vodka and playing WoW to drown out my sorrows – you understand just how muchI wanted to just feel some love.
Sadly, although the vodka loved me, WoW did not love me last night. I think the people who left the guild last night made the right decision, they chose the path that was going to be the best for them and having been in that position myself a couple of times – I don’t believe they had a choice. I am happy for them to have landed on their feet and I wish them the best in their new guild.
Hubby and I have to decide if we want to follow them across to a new server as social members and app as raiders if we want. Or do we just go horde again and find another place that will become a home.
I am really torn because at the end of the day I am sort of getting sick of having my toons over multiple servers. I want to just be in one place and have all my toons together and be able to support each other. I would like to log into game and have fun with people who could become friends, I want to sit on voice comms talking crap and run raids (old and new). I want to feel part of something again. I want to be part of a team again, part of a guild that needs me and wants me around.
Anyway, now we are just weighing our options and deciding what we want to go. I don’t want to move again, I want to stop spending money on moving servers. I want to just be home.
Since we last logged on and were advised raiding was being stopped until WoD, we have felt a little reticent about logging into game. Personally mine is guilt based; I could not reconcile the fact that we were gearing up with a guild who were being held back by lesser geared people.
Now don’t get me wrong gearing someone up is very easy, as I have said before I was impressed with my progress on boss kills, but I cannot help the RNG factor of gear. According to my armory, I have only seen SoO in 10 man at a maximum of 3 times on some bosses. That’s a lot of learning one has to do when they haven’t previously done bosses during the start of the release.
Now given one night we got through 9 bosses – to me…that is huge. Laugh all you like, but given my gear is still well below the others, I am surprised I was not more of a liability – imagine when my gear is comparable (given my current DPS is not completely horrific compared to the others) how much more I can actually help the raid team.
I could have possibly spent more time online collecting valor points to gather gear that had an increase of 2 ilevels but I just didn’t feel it was worth the time. By time, i mean, get piece of gear, redo entire gems and reforging to get another piece that night. I burnt through over 6k in 2 weeks with gearing up, because I was constantly changing gems/reforging and doing enchants. Under normal circumstances you gear up slowly over time and in comparable effort with everyone else in the team, you have to be pretty damn lucky to get all the gear and therefore you just wouldn’t be spending quite so much in such a short period of time.
Anyway, I got a message last night telling me to jump online because “where the bloody hell was I”? Well I logged on to discover all hell had broken loose. I mean it…all.hell.had.broken.loose.
I looked at our raiding roster and was devastated at the carnage – such is drama – we had quite a few people leave. My immediate thoughts were it was all entirely my fault for not spending more time getting better gear and holding us back, my fault for not learning the fights better or being more confident on my mage to push out more DPS – irrational – yes (completely!!). But the world does revolve around me and my insecurities :p and antyhing that happenes behind the scenes in guild drama is completely irrelevant!!! Forgetting my craziness for the moment, let us focus on what happens next.
It looks as though we have mostly a raid team to proceed with and they are hoping to get a run off the ground on Sunday night. I will be there because I want us to succeed and prove to all the deserters that I am not a liability and my being in the raid team will not prevent us moving into heroics. I think that is the stance each and every one of us who stayed behind should take. We have the skills and know how to do it – so we will.
I spoke to one of the GM’s last night about what we needed for a raid team, I figure I could always switch if times got desperate, I would rather not switch from my mage given she is my best and only geared toon, but if the team needed it I would…consider it….maybe…HAHAHAH
Anyway, let’s see what happens this Sunday – fingers crossed we have enough and fingers crossed we can spank the crap out of SoO! I have all my fingers and toes and bits and pieces all crossed.
The plan we have in mind is to kill Sinestra before MoP drops. An easy enough thing to say on paper…blog…you know what I mean, not so easy in action.
Last night we went into DS to kill DW as we missed him last week, can i say butt kicked. I thought it would take me longer to get pugs and blah blah. Anyway, we were done in about 20 minutes.
Let’s take a few moment to talk about the drama of the night though
I have just found out, that apparently – another mutiny is occurring in my alliance guild with different people this time – apparently the good players wanting to get rid of the bad players, and are asking for the GL to stand down so they can shake up the raid team.
I am just amazed at the amount of bad juju in this guild. I must have cursed it or something when I left…I don’t remember doing any curses, but then my mage is very powerful and she is out of control sometimes….
The title question is something every person has to answer at some point in their WoW raiding lives.
Are you a team player or not?
I am sure the answer would be different for every person, and their perception of the question and how to answer it would be based on their own life experiences.
**Warning – Strong violence, frequent bad language and adult themes**
Onto the excitement, my Shammy got to 83 yesterday I am so happy for her. I am playing enhancement and enjoying it more than I thought I would to be honest!
I am lucky to have a very gifted enh shammy that I married and he was giving me some great tips I have never been a fan of melee, but shammies seem to handle it better…or maybe I am not clueless….no idea
We should have hit 85 sometime this week with these current toons, so that is a little exciting That will make my shammy toon number 5 at max cap, my priest will be hot on her heels!
Onto the guild drama though!
Last night, a person came back into the game that I promised myself I would never ever be in the same guild as again.
There had been mention on the guild forums of a possible return and I had already started dreading the day he would log back on. He was a quarter of a group that I despise more than words can readily express.
I have already notified my GM that I will not be staying in the guild as long as he is active, but I will continue raiding with them if need be, but I cannot stay there with this person and everyone treating him as a long lost friend when he and the others destroyed me and my love for my guild and WoW.
I have not yet removed my toons from the guild as I wanted to just have a day to think it over, and although I am not angry or upset about it anymore, I made a promise to myself and I will stick with it because I don’t need to be reminded every time I log into the game of what happened back then.
At the end of the month when Blizzard takes my 15 bucks I will be happier knowing I am not putting up with shite just because I feel I need to.
Last night I was considering just seeing how active he was before leaving, but in the end that feels like I am just letting it go and that I don’t have an issue with it – which isn’t the case. My grudges last a lifetime.
So, I need to start the hunt for a new guild….
I know – everyone is saying it – we are apparently getting to the end of an expansion…I say apparently as I don’t have a release date for MoP yet – do you??!@?! And if it is released in November – is that close? Nope, is that end worthy?!!? I don’t think so.
Why is it so hard for 10 people to be online at the same time so we can raid?!
This post is a little ranty – feel free to skip over it
Attendance boss struck tonight again, so we went and did BH and then attempted FL. I say attempted because we wiped on trash multiple times and we couldn’t get Shannax down.
We were 9 manning him and getting to about 1% by shear dumb luck as everyone was dead by the 10% mark really. We had a mix of alts and mains, however the alts are just as well geared as mains thanks to obsessed guildies with too much time on their hands and LFR. We were also 2 healing with a pally and a shammy.
I am so frustrated that we cannot even do FL even being over geared as we are we should be able to get in there and not have too much trouble…shouldn’t we??
I am contemplating trying to get my mage into another guild for progression and leaving my boomy with my guild to raid with them as well. Finding a progression guild that raids on friday night/saturday morning may be a struggle though…I could maybe do a wednesday morning raid as well, which means i could look at US guilds I suppose and not just oceanics…
I am frustrated because I do want to see content, I would like to be running with people who can play and don’t blame class imbalance as to why they can’t do better. We are not talking about top end players here so the difference between what can be achieved at our level is not the factor…..I am frustrated with constant afk’s, late starts, and general inability to get in or out of the fires….
*end minor rant*
I may have pissed off a guildie the night before last whilst we were raiding…He hasn’t spoken to me in 2 days and does not respond to my whispers….
Last night, I managed to get sat out of the raid so I didn’t have to worry about it, but it just slightly annoys me that because I offered help – he got snarky and even after I apologized for any offence caused he still decided to shun me.
The issue with a text based conversation I guess - sarcasm, humour, affection are not conveyed correctly, if at all. This has annoyed me more than I would like to admit, as I really found him a nice person to chat to and I was not really seeing the precious side of him that everyone warned me of.