I’ve been in a few guilds over the past five years. I started in Feral Claw on the Blackwater Raiders Server. I joined because of an in-game friend. It was supposed to be an RP guild, but was mainly PvE/PvP by the time I joined it. Eventually, the guild was disbanded. That was a sad day, since I was one of the last members. But, real life had gotten the best of too many of our members.
Things are birthed, they grow and then they die. Seasons change.
Next, I created an alt on Moon Guard and joined a guild called Sterling. It is a good guild, full of good people. I was becoming very unsatisfied with the RP environment on Moon Guard. I think it can be safely said that Moon Guard is the premier RP server in WoW. Part of the problem is that it also has a lot of RP elitists. I was trying to take my RP seriously, and I came to the conclusion that the type of character I was trying to play (from an RP style) wasn’t working well with Sterling. That, coupled with my growing discontent with Moon Guard in general, lead to an unexpected change.
Note, I believe I hurt some feelings of some players, especially the leader of Sterling – Bjorke. I am sincerely saddened if my leaving hurt anyone’s feelings. They are a good group of people.
By this time, I had a lvl 70 on Moon Guard, and had transferred my original character to Moon Guard as well. Thus, my two hunters – Zwingli and Trellis. FYI- the original “Zwingli” had to be renamed, since he was the one transferred, and my alt already had that name. I eventually transferred my original character back to BWR, and sent my new main (Zwingli#2) to a new server to try new things. I met some real life friends at The WotLK midnight premier, and decided to have my main on Sentinels server, with them; and thus I joined the Imperial Guard. IG was mainly a social guild. Sure, some of us wanted to see end-game content, but none of us actually thought we would see any of it. But then, I was able to pug with a group from Phoenix Rising. They invited me to a NaxRaid, and I had a blast. I became a regular alternate raider for them. I can honestly say that I was with them about twice a week. As other needs came up, they asked me if I knew anyone. I was able to introduce them to many of the regular members of IG, eventually getting everyone into a Naxx run at some point. We developed some fabulous relationships, which made a tough decision quite easy with the advent of Guild Achievements.
Over the past year (maybe?) Imperial Guard has had the vast majority of it’s Mains transfer over to Phoenix Rising. We were raiding together, but with the advent of Guild Achievements and Rewards, we decided to join together. Imperial Guard is still around, but mostly full of alts. So, you can still find Zwingli goofing off on Sentinel’s server, as a member of PhR.