I’ve been in a little bit of limbo lately. Not only due to my lack of time to play (unlike I used to during Wrath); but because of some current developments.
Let me give you a little back ground.
I started knowing nothing about everything in WoW. I especially had no clue about guilds. Well, I ended up making a couple of friends early on. One of them made a simple request, could I fish up as many stonescale eel as possible; and send them to him. He helped me before. I was fishing where there was bunches of them. So, sure!
Little did I know I was providing a raiding mat for some sort of potion in Vanilla WoW. He was part of a druid only guild called <Feral Claw>. I (aka. Zwingli-1) was their first non-druid member.
We had a blast! But as time and attrition takes it’s toll, the guild finally went the way of the dinosaur. I was there the day that the guild, in that particular form, died.*
I wandered the nethers for a while. Made an alt here, then another alt there. Finally, one of the people from the original guild saw me in Shatt. She saw I was unguilded, and invited me into their 25 man raiding guild as a social member. They were the only reason that Zwingli-1 has any BC raiding achievements.
Well, that guild ended up transferring servers, and there was no way I was going to pay for something like that.
Ok, *cough* there was no way my wife was going to let me pay for something like that.
So, I then found out some RPers I knew and loved had transferred to Moon Guard, so I went ahead and rolled an alt there (aka. Zwingli-2). It was fun, and the first time I had ever seriously RPed in WoW. However, in being a heavy RPer, I knew that my character wouldn’t have been a part of that group to begin with. You see, I really am a heavy RPer at heart, and I just couldn’t leave Z-2 there. So, out of the guild I went, and I was roaming/alting in the nethers once again.
I went to the midnight release of Wrath, and found a RL college buddy standing in line. I went ahead and transferred Z-2 to his server (Sentinels), and joined his guild (always easier to ask forgiveness than permission-FYI). We had a blast! We ended up joining with another guild (<Phoenix Rising>) for raiding, and I got to see almost all for the Wrath content.
But, then the expansion ended. I got burned out. Rift took away some core people, and Real Life took a crap on some other people. I didn’t play WoW for a month or so.
Then I heard about this guild of bloggers. They went by “Effers,” but I knew that wasn’t the name. I knew that one blogger I followed was a member, so I checked them out. I rolled an alt, asked to join, and they actually let me in!
As with all change, there was some fallout. When people change, the guild changes. I ended up loosing gaming time with at least a few people that I really enjoyed talking to in /gchat.
Yes, we can still talk on twitter. But, it just seems that logging onto that particular server is “less fun” without their Constant, Reassuring, Encouraging, Silly, ShredYurNelfEars banter.
All that to say, you’re all missed missed.
*someone later made a guild of the same name, but no relation to previous guild.