I wrote ages ago when Ulduar come out about how grateful I was to be in a guild that was ready and able to walk into new content on the day it came out, and also that I was part of the raiding team that would be stepping into that experience.
I am guilded now, not as a raider though, yes I am getting most of the runs I want be it – trade pugs – GDKP runs, or guild/pug halfsies – but as much fun as I am having keeping myself occupied with them, dailys, Pvp and more Pvp I am feeling a little lost – What is the point in chasing that offset piece, that gear with the haste for 3.3 – saving for the 19k odd Im am likely to have to spend on Anub’s much wanted trinket on a Gdkp when I am not raiding – when I will be lucky to see Icecrown in my current position. At this point, I won’t be stepping in, finally using all those stupid icecrown rune bonus’ from the Ebonhold dailys, and the bones I collected.
I would like to think I have taken pride in my gear – I was congratulated on one app before I left my old server to for having the best enchants and gems. Congratulated. Like I would do anything less. I have taken care. I do care about my gear.
If I can use gearscore as a rough comparison to the other people I see running around, the top tiered raiders are 5200-5300 Gearscore, and I am sitting at just over 5100 – I’ve done pugs where they spam the GS and I’m normally at the top, or near the top. Most of the rest of the non top raiders are around 4900 so I’m not in a bad position, but all this means squat if I am not going to use it – and depends on how many people take their Shadow Priests out of the closet and if we are going to scale better as to how much demand there will be for more than one of us in a guild.
Sure I could top TOC 10 man for the rest of my days.
So hear that longing in my words. I miss organised raiding. What am I going to do about that? – Not sure yet – but the seed has been planted – and I will be watching it grow.