This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
The Hollow Men – T. S Eliot
The quote may be a little over dramatic but my guild is no longer raiding 25 mans. Our Gm and RL transferred off within a matter of hours and has left an alt as a placecard.
It took a while for it to sink in for most people. It has been coming for a while though, and I already had some ideas of what to do/where to go just wished I hadn’t had to entertain the idea seriously.
I app’d to another guild on server that was coming to a similar position as us – they need a shadow priest. I want to raid 25’s . My definition of ‘happiness’ in game includes the need to raid.
Looking back at the app It wasn’t the most well written- and maybe it’s reflective of my will/desire to leave where I am. I even reminded them that they rejected me for gear reasons three weeks before Wrath perhaps almost daring them to reject me again. A few other guildys have app’d there as well, but they won’t be able to accomodate all of us, and various other people have different plans they want to explore, eg try and keep a 1o man team or two in the guild, some will go off server, others will just hang around. Do I follow someone? or strike out on my own, cross the unexplored plains of new servers, and maybe even a transfer to Horde to be with some rl friends on Jubie’thos
Maybe by us ‘dying’ as a 25 raiding guild will save another guild.
News travels fast on the server, and the people I ran into while riding around Dalaran in mindless circles on my bike already knew.
“Less stressful” seems to be the catch phrase when it comes to 10 mans. The death knell of the 25 man raiding guild seems to be sounding, and people are slipping into the comfy confines of 10 man raiding. Their gear levels aren’t really suffering and they are seeing content more regularly.
Another thing I am sad over is we have/had 4 bloggers in my guild – almost had a 5th, but he stopped posting after a couple of entry’s, sure some of them have been quite lately, Gnome has a list of Australia/Australasian Bloggers here and three of us are on there, and considering that we didn’t know each other to end up in the same guild, let alone the same server is quite funny.
I want to be one of the people welcome on the vent server – on the forums, and I want to leave my alts in this guild, maybe even level my healer up just so I can play with them still every now and then.