Not with a bang but a whimper

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.

5 Responses to “Not with a bang but a whimper”

  1. 1 gnomeaggedon October 22, 2009 at 12:52 am

    3 of the 4… Who have I missed?

    Sorry to hear about you guild issues, I have no doubt that a smart guild will pick you up.

    They might be reading this right now, and your blog is a pretty comprehensive guild app

  2. 2 Larísa October 22, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Again… Damned it. It’s as if someone has put a curse on you. Is there some sneaky hostile warlock stalking you? You need some rest. A protective shield. A blessing of some kind.

    I seriously hope you’ll find a long-lasting place to call your home one day.

  3. 3 Pugnacious Priest October 23, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Cheers Gnome and Larisa – I hope I don’t have some warlock camping me..
    I’ve had a good run in this guild, and it’s sadder for the fact that it’s not my making, and is my 1st gdisband.. I think I have a better measuring stick now of what is good, and what isn’t so I will recognise whats what when I see it.

  4. 4 That One Troll Priest October 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Wow. I’m sorry to hear about this. My guild actually just went through a huge spat of drama here recently, and it certainly wasn’t pretty. I think the sad part about it, though, was the GM had such a reputation on server, no one missed him when he left.

    If that guild you applied to is smart, they’ll take you. Either way, good luck 🙂

  5. 5 Kalkadar October 25, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Pity about the guild although, as you mention, it is pretty much par for the course with 25man guilds.

    To be honest they were never going to survive with 10man raiding providing a realistic challenge. The different iLevels for gear in 10/25 are a little pathetic and strongly American centric. You gain a reward for putting up with the hassles incumbent in organising 25 people, not because the content is harder (loose a tank or healer in a 25 man isn’t always a wipe; in 10 it is).

    Team sports tend to have between 9 and 18 people with 9, 10 and 13 being the most common. I wonder if there is a reason for that.

    Hope you find another guild soon – I agree that your blog is a good comprehensive app.

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