Yeah, so our guild is going through one of those phases every guild seems to go through. Basically, there is a nucleus of higher-end players that have been there for a while that have seen all the UBRS they want to see, and want to raid MC/BWL/ZG/AQ several times a week. The impatient ones leave and join a full-on raiding guild; our seminal attempts every Saturday in MC only discourage them.
So, the pronouncement came down from the management today that we’re starting up using DKP now (zero-sum negative-allowed constant-price all details not yet determined voodoo), and that the management is tired of handholding the n00bs, so they should learn to take PUG runs and read various guides, rather than troubling them for help.
That’s all standard issue, but the stuff that actually bothers me is when we end up with a guild that can’t decide if it wants to be a raiding guild or a casual guild. I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that it’s impossible for a guild to remain both and not suffer from a horrid attrition rate.
I was thinking about it, and I was to the point where I was about ready to go in search of a guild that at least knows what it wants — a hardcore raid-schedule high-level guild. But then I remember the crucial fact that my server is west coast, and there’s no way I can play a 10pm – 4am raid schedule all week long … and I prefer to have my weekends with my wife.
Besides, nobody needs another night elf warrior.
So, what I realized was that without a realm transfer, the chances of me becoming uber are about nil. Sure, I get to see MC/BWL, and all that stuff, but about all I can really hope for at this point is to complete my BS set.
My warlock isn’t that far from 60, and I suppose it will be fun to get him there. After that, he’s slightly more portable than a hunter, but the whole aggro thing is a bitch.
I guess at the end of the day, maybe I’m starting to reach the point where I’m ready to give up my warcraft addiction for a while. I’ll probably log on from time to time, join a guild run if there’s something going on earlier in the evening … but I guess I’m starting to lose the enjoyment of grinding for cash or prepping for the inevitable raid run that starts two hours late and ends in disaster.
Maybe I’ll start reading again…