Cataclysm has been a very…interesting experience. By that I mean I’ve been in at least 4 different guilds, and one of them twice. I’ve noticed in all my guilds, aside from the one I’m in now (for the second time), that there are retarded, egotistical, assholes. On the other hand there are super awesome, wonderful, amazingly cool people. how these two groups cope with one another I will never understand. Conflicts usually come up in mid-raid over some loot or someone saying something totally disrespectful. in the past I’ve dealt with this by simply ignoring them or muting myself. Something about me you should understand is that I feel the need to be liked by everyone. I cannot explain it, but it irks me when i offend or upset someone. I feel that I have failed as a friend, guildmate, or just a fellow human being. Don’t misunderstand this. There are those people who absolutely piss me off, and I don’t care about how they feel about me.
Anyway, back to raiding stuff. The first guild i was in during Cata was a nice 25 man progression guild. We had a lot of fun clearing t11 content, and did well as a group. But all good things must end and our gm and several officers decided they were now above us and transferred off the server. This left me and my wife guild less. After searching for like…2 seconds I got an invite to a new one. Well to be honest I got a ton of them. I posted in trade. Almost immediately I got tells. I had earned a reputation on the server for being an excellent healer. I joined a 10 man raiding guild and we pushed into Firelands. we had two server first heroic kills, Ryolith and Shanox. We had issues though. For some reason I was the blame-bot. To explain that, I was where all the blame was directed. After about the 3rd raid I posted the meter for healing, posted failbot logs, and left. Being top healer and not hardly ever standing in crap and/or being where I’m not suppose to be, and THEN being blamed kinda got old.
After that I transfer servers and joined a 10 man team. They had no where near the progression I had in my previous guild, but they raided less and were considered casual. On my first raid I offered some advice and somehow managed to coordinate the raid cooldowns to lead them to their first kill of the Spider Lady. Shortly after I was given the title of raid leader. This to me was a great honor, one that would not last. We had 5 main spec tanks. Two of which were told that they would be able to raid with one another before spending a fortune on transfers for their toons. This wasn’t a problem to me seeing as I set the calendar and sent out invites. I got them in raid together, though sometimes one dpsed and one tanked. I knew they didn’t like not being able to tank together. After all they were married and had almost always tanked with one another. Anyone with tanking experience can tell you communication is key, and since they sat next to each other they had the best communication I had seen ever. Eventually they left the guild to pursue a better calling, one where the GM would let them raid together.
I began to noticed a couple of issues with the raid. Issues such as not being on time, and lower than needed dps. The GM didn’t like me pointing this out. Behind everyone’s back she asked me several times to step down from raidleader. After about the third time I gave up. I went in to just being a raid member and keeping my opinions to myself. however at the same time I moved my paladin to a 25 man guild, which I will NOT be talking about here (for reasons I wont go into.) The GM didn’t like this at all. She called me out and even went into the other guilds vent and tried to sabotage me. All because I went out to diner with my wife instead of raiding. She, however, thought I cancelled on her raid to go raid with the other guild. After the GM of my paladins guild explain that we didn’t even raid that night, she was promptly banned from their vent. but the damage had all ready been done. I, and my wife were removed from her guild. This cause a backlash that would eventually lead to me quitting WoW for about 3 months. I went to rift and enjoyed it for that time, but I was to engrossed in WoW’s storyline to quit. I came back and joined the same guild that our old tanking duo went to. Two real life friends were also there, so it made the transition easy.
Eventually my wife joined and we were happily raiding together. We still raid together and enjoy our raid team a lot. We only raid two nights a week and have still managed to get our rogue the legendary and clear 3/8 heroic. I began raiding on my hunter in this guild. I was sick of having to heal on my paladin, though admittedly I miss it sometimes. We had a small falling out though and lost our raid leader and two healers. That’s when we put together our primo team though. I swapped to my paladin cause we were way to ranged heavy. Retribution is under-played. I liked it though. Eventually I wanted to keep doing something with my hunter. So i started pugging and such until one night I was asked to come in to a raid; with my previous guild. The old GM had left, and so did most the officers and such. New leadership took over and they were nice and eventually, after raid, they invited me back into the guild.
So as it stand I’m in two wonderful guilds that raid on different nights and are both full of amazing people.
***Side Note: I believe I may have offended and or acted in a disrespectful manner to one of my guildies. To her, I would like to make a formal and public apology. I am truly sorry and did not set out to offend or disrespect you. I hope in the future you can forgive me.