Friday, November 03, 2006

Asshole Power

You're all probably wondering about the title of this post. Well...the short version is that lots of drama has occurred in the guild, and it stems from people being complete assholes. Here's a quick rundown of the current situation:

1. Prot Warrior leaves guild A to join bigger better guild B
2. Guild B breaks apart
3. Prot Warrior comes back, and an officer reinvites him to the guild
4. GM of guild A comes on, sees Prot Warrior is back and tells him to leave, and kicks him
5. Lots of people freak out, think it was a bad decision, and /gquit
6. Guild A is now split into two separate groups, and each side can now really only do 20 mans

So yeah...OMG has somewhat fallen apart. The people who gquit over this whole issue are all of the ones that I really couldn't stand and thought were assholes and immature, so in the end I really am not too sad over it all. It's unclear what will happen in the future...whether we all just kinda sit around and wait for the expansion or whether we try to build our ranks again. Zenos and I aren't sure what we're going to's been wonderful having our evenings again, and not having to raid. I can't even describe how refreshing it has been.

It seems to me, after now being in three fairly stable guilds that have fallen apart, that drama and guild implosions are just what will happen to every guild, eventually. You can't keep everyone happy, people are always gonna take issue with something, and you're always gonna get those one or two assholes in the guild who just like to cause shit to hit the fan.

One thought that Zenos and I are just sorta kicking around is to maybe start over completely when the expansion hits. Find a new server, roll Blood Elves, and level them 1 to 70. It's just a thought, and one thing that makes this a sad decision is that we'd be leaving two awesome characters behind. Zenos and Zarina are fun to play, they're geared out, and there's still a lot of good friends on Cho'gall. I can't imagine saying goodbye to some of them...although a large amount of our friends are now spread between three servers (Draenor, Cho'gall, and The Forgotten Coast).

We're kinda just wandering around now, not really knowing what is going to happen, and in some ways not even caring. I personally have to wonder if I shouldn't completely shelve the game until expansion. I do still enjoy playing it though...but just not raiding every night. Maybe not raiding at all. I really can't decide what sort of player I am. When I'm in a casual guild I'm convinced that I'm a hardcore raider and that the guild just doesn't understand. When I'm in a hardcore raiding guild, I break under the pressure and time constraints and want out. There seems to be no happy medium for me. Half the time I don't even know what it is I want in the game. One thing that I do know that I enjoy is the social aspect. I like to make friends, I like to get involved with them on a personal level (not just a congrats that they got loot, but getting to know what they do outside of the game and who they really are as a person, not just a character), and I like to play with those people.

When all is said and done, I have to wonder if I'm not just one of those people who should play a character 1-60 and then start all over, again and again. I think it's the process I really enjoy...raiding has been fun and an eye-opening experience, but in the end it's so tedious.

Anyways...this post has wandered all over the place, hope you were all able to follow it! As you can tell I'm quite confused, and not sure what the future holds for us.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you had to go through the same BS yet again.

You two are always welcome to join us on TFC. The ol' friends from Cho'gall are the only reason I keep playing. This guild is about fun first, and 'phat lewtz' a distant second. I think we have learned from the mistakes made in Continuum.

Well, whatever you decide to do, at least stop in on our vent server to say 'hi' from time to time. :D

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your guild issue; I hope everything works out for you.

I understand your feelings about there being no medium between raiding guilds & 'relaxed' guilds. I would love to find a guild where hardcore raiding was an option, but not an every night requirement.

I am very tired of my 60 paladin / mage, and even my server. I plan to roll a blood elf warlock (server undetermined) and start over. It will be like a new game experiencing the horde version of everything, as I've never rolled horde.

Anyways, I hope everything goes well for you. =)