Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Guild Indecision

Yes, I’ve seen the 3.1 Patch notes. I’ll comment on them in a couple of weeks but we are still very early in the PTR cycle. Blizzard has even stated we don’t have all the patch notes just yet, so I’m going to wait before I post on them.

I had given myself the deadline of 7pm yesterday to make a decision on which guild I was going to join. After some deliberation with myself, I requested and then graciously gave myself an extension to tonight to make a decision.

I know I haven’t handled the situation well.

Sunday night, when I logged in, I saw the Guild Message of the Day stating that everyone needed to start finding new homes. I was shocked, disappointed and saddened. I watched as toon after toon began to gquit and my emotions grew. Finally, I decided I couldn’t take it anymore and gquit myself. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have gquit until I knew where I was going.

I would later learn of a Warlock who has said he will stay in Mal Katai until it disbands or the GM kicks him, he will not gquit. I wish I had done that.

Up to that point, I had thought my choice was between staying in Mal Katai and trying to help them rebuild, or going to the one splinter group (Red Heads) that had a ton of my WoW friends in it.

I had also been talking to my old, old guild of Heroes Inc. That was the guild I transferred to AoS to join about 2 months before Burning Crusade hit. The issue with Heroes was that they raided on a night I couldn’t. Their raid leader was talking to his team to change their days. He wasn’t online at that point Sunday night (apparently I had just missed him). We were continuing our joint 25 man with Tarmon Gaidon, so I didn’t have time to go check the other server I knew he played on.

I guess my friends saw me guildless and decided to throw me an invite. Rather than fess up that I was actually still choosing between Heroes and the Red Heads, I just accepted the invite. That was not real bright.

Of course, right after the raid, I find out that Heroes will rework their schedule, so now the choice was truly in play.

I was invited to a Naxx10 with Red Heads and told their Guild Leader about the Heroes offer in whispers. It was during this Naxx I learned that Sapphiron has a 15 minute enrage timer. Yes, it's because we hit it. We lost 3 DPS early in an air phase and kept banging away.

Now I owe it to both guilds to make a timely decision. No more extensions.

I really envy those people who look at a situation, analyze and make a decision fully confident in themselves and never look back. That is not me.

My basic problem is that I’m a people pleaser. I try to make everyone around me happy. In this case, it’s a practical impossibility.

As selfish as it sounds, I have to choose what I think is the best course of action for me. I just hate the fact it’s going to hurt feelings or disappoint one group or the other.
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