Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hmm, This Situation Looks Familiar

So, not too long ago, I told you about joining Sunder, I’ve been talking about my raiding, my guild firsts, my problems with an encounter…

And now it’s done.

Like many such guilds, Sunder could not overcome the summer-attendance boss. On Monday night, a mass exodus occurred with a majority of the main raiders leaving to join Overrâted, a guild progressed into Sunwell with a few static raid spots open. But only a few. Others joined merely to follow their friends or for the mere chance at getting into a raid, which was, sadly, more than Sunder was able to offer at that point.

So, what did I do?

Well, at the moment, I’m still hanging out in Sunder. I have no hard feelings for those who left, and I’m happy for those of them who are going to get to see Illidan, probably Thursday night, for the first time. A few have already been in Sunwell. That’s great for them.

My personal decision at this point…is to have none. In about a week, I will be sans-internet for about ten or more days. There’s no way to say “Yes, I would like entry, and a static raid spot, but, ah, could you wait for a few weeks for me? Yeah, thanks.” At least, no way to do it and be taken seriously.

Besides this, my step-siblings have arrived from Ireland, and it is now my weekday job to watch them from about 6am to 5pm, or, basically, whenever-they-wake-up to whenever-a-parent-gets-home. Not only that, but my new puppy requires constant supervision even though he is learning very quickly to scratch at the door when he needs to go out and not to chew on everything with an end. Most Dark Iron raiding guilds raid from around 9 PM to 1 PM my time, which was really great for me when I didn’t have to get up early, because it allowed me family time after painting walls and balancing checkbooks and perhaps a short nap. Now, however, it would only allow me maybe five hours of sleep, and certain people think that’s unhealthy for me (I do too, but don’t tell them).

So, I’m kind of stuck. I don’t want to transfer servers, really. I’ve spent a lot of time getting to know people on Dark Iron, making friends, maybe enemies (but I’m not sure). You get used to a server, you know who runs good organized Battlegrounds, who the good tanks are, where the enchanters are…you know, when you get comfortable in a place? But, really, it’s the people.

I’m considering, once I get back, seeing if any of the SSC and TK level raiding guilds would like to take me in a pinch. I still need my Vial Remnant from Vashj, and I’d like to finish the BT attunement. Since I skipped the whole Tier 5 raiding scene but Lurker pre-Sunder, it’d be a great new experience for me. As a bonus, the guilds wouldn’t have to worry about me wanting to take gear from their druids, as there are few upgrades for me in that tier of raiding (past new shoulders, I suppose). It would be new experiences, meeting new people, and hopefully I could find guilds who need me on occasion and with earlier raiding times.

Who knows? Bellbell is getting antsy now that she’s got the blood flowing again, Feralicious is getting more involved with Pali, and Scary Murder Cow…er, Rums…has joined the crew. I still don’t have epic flight form, and there’s plenty more to do. I’ll have more time to get my PvP on, so, we’ll just have to see.

Will be an adventure, I’m sure.

At this time, I pause to relive an old memory…

[Trysten] Moon forgot to yell last night.
[Trysten] Its why we had to call the raid.
[Mooneth] hah
[Bellwether] Heh
[Bellwether] sorry, I'll mess up more or something next time
* Trysten nods
[Trysten] Make sure you do.
[Bellwether] You could always make something up.
[Bellwether] I've gotten yelled at for things I clearly didn't do so many times.
[Trysten] BELL, WHY WEREN'T YOU KEEPING SUNDERS UP ON THE BOSS!?
[Bellwether] I DON'T KNOW I'M SORRY MY ICE BLOCK WAS ON COOLDOWN
[Trysten] WTF DON'T BLOCK USE FEIGN FIRST
[Bellwether] BUT IF I FEIGN MY IMP WILL GET AGGRO
[Trysten] PHASE YOUR IMP BEFORE YOU HEROISM
[Bellwether] BUT WHEN WILL I BUBBLE?!
[Trysten] ONLY DURING PHASE 2 IN BETWEEN BACKSTABS
[Bellwether] Oh. Okay. I'll do that next time.

Good times.

6 comments:

Alyse said...

Hmmm, Maybe this will give you some away time :0

In any case I hope you have fun with your cousins and puppy without worrying about WoW. Enjoy life :)

I'm sure OotA would be glad to have you. Sadly, I've more or less broken ties with everyone we use to play with (you and Chris being the 2 exceptions)

Armond said...

The puppy sounds awesome. Want to know more!

And that conversation is full of awesome and win.

Anthony said...

that makes me sad... sunder breaking up. since ive been at the very least associated with them since the founding of the guild =(

Arnen said...

We had a similar problem in my guild.
Summer came, real life got in, we couldn't have a decent raid for like 3 weeks, so our raid leader called off raiding until we could regroup.
And with that we lost almost half our raiders with transfers.

It was a sad week, i hope it will work out for you and your guild, if you want to transfer, we can always need a good healer :P

Jen said...

Have you considered the PAA on DI? I'm in Annarchy and I love it, plus there are so many PAAers you'd almost surely find some raid or another to fill in for. You know, if you're interested. The Annarchy site is annarchy.pa-guilds.com or you can whisper me in game on Akaitia or Aerandil.

Bell said...

@jen - though the PAA is a great group, the biggest complaint I get from ex-PAAers is that it's very hard to be more-than-faceless, just because there are so many people. I appreciate the offer however. :) In the end, I may just stick in Sunder or hop on over to Sharlet's new guild. Nothing serious for me at this point!