Seeking Closure On A Guild

Posted by on Jul 16, 2009 in Commentary |

For the past few months I’ve been receiving email from my old guild’s forum host about the site’s inactivity. I’ve been posting a line or two over there just to keep it alive. I was the one who set it up in the first place and I didn’t want it to go.

The other day I got another email about it and it made me think about the way things are right now. The forum is for the guild Scarlet Vengeance in Quel’dorei. Like Dorothy, we’re not in Quel’dorei anymore, we’re in Area 52. The plan to form Scarlet Vengeance over there didn’t push through either, thanks to circumstances beyond my control. Furthermore, I’m not even a member of the guild where most of SV’s members are in. I jumped ship almost a month ago because of all the PUGging we were doing and the lack of progression.

I started a poll on the site asking about whether I should close it or not. No one has responded so far, a definite indication that no one goes there anymore. Still, I’m surprised that I’m having a hard time letting go.

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On Realm Transfers & Raiding

Posted by on May 30, 2009 in Commentary |

It’s probably very late (because saying “too late” doesn’t really cut it) to talk about it now, but I’ll tell you guys about the realm transfer.

Sinlaris and Razcien used to be in Quel’dorei. Some of my guildmates were being asked to move to Area 52 and, under a bit of peer pressure, I decided to join them. I’ll admit that for personal reasons I was hesitant to do so but these guys were my friends. That outweighed the misgivings I had about the whole thing.

So anyway, I moved. I realized about three weeks ago that it has been worth it. Aside from the gear upgrades that Sin has been receiving, I’ve been able to see content that I would have been unlikely to see back in Quel due to the number of PUGs in Area 52. For example, I’ve been to Ulduar thanks to a guild that has been gracious enough to include me in their runs.

Unfortunately, this is also the downside. When one consistently runs with a good PUG or guild, the idea of joining their side of the fence eventually comes to mind. A guildmate has already done this (note that I do not fault him for that. I’m merely stating a fact.) so a precedent has already been set. After all, you do better with them than you do with your own guild so why not join them instead right? I haven’t given jumping ship serious thought because I can’t commit to a raiding schedule due to time zone differences but the temptation is certainly there.

On a side note, our guild is planning to host a Naxx 25 run this weekend. Hopefully it will push through. I don’t know if we’ll be doing Ulduar 10 but I certainly hope that we will. The previous week’s one-boss kill on Flame Leviathan was pathetic. I mean, come on, one boss? I know we can certainly do better than that.

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