[World of Warcraft] Well, it has been a while since I have said much. It’s mostly because I have been playing WoW like a mad man and haven’t really thought of anything to say. I have finally got my first level 60 and am enjoying the heck out of it. Once you hit 60, you have some set goals you want to accomplish. For me, it was to get my full tier 0 set, get my epic mount, and get geared for raiding MC.
It didn’t really strike me this easily at first. Figuring out what to do at level 60 took me a few days. You have to figure out what instances you want to do for gear, where the quest are you want, and most importantly, how to run the instances. Often times the lazy people of the PUG community in WoW mistook “LFG” for “LFM.” Look people, I don’t want to be the raid leader of an UBRS group if I hardly know the run, much less which classes to get. I slowly began to learn the ways of these high end instances, however. I now scoff at anyone who claims LBRS is “hard.” One thing that became very clear, however, is that PUGs are going to make accomplishing my goals much harder. For one, I have to deal with people who think LBRS is hard. I had a group so bad that on a Baron Strat run we were getting patrol respawns before the second boss! To put icing on the cake, we get to the sequence of enemies before Baron and we wipe, making it impossible to even complete the run. Most importantly of all, however, is the fact that I have to LFG. LFGing for one of these instances brings me back to LFGing in FFXI.
I needed a new guild. The guild I was in, DoA (Dead or Alive), was a guild that I held pretty close to my heart. On my Shaman character I had actually run some instances and chatted it up with some members of DoA. I felt honored to be in the guild on my Hunter. Unfortunately, DoA did the level 60 split thing where the 60s basically don’t have the balls to tell the guild they want to quit because it sucks. Instead, they use the “You can be in that guild while you gear up and then you can join the big boy guild! Oh, and we won’t help you gear up. Haha!” So we get stuck with the few level 60’s that weren’t geared yet, which happened to be 4 Hunters, 2 Rogues, and a Druid. You can’t make much of a party out of that.
That wasn’t the the big problem. The problem was that the new guild leader then hooks us up with a smaller guild. This smaller guild has nothing but capslock broken “your momma” joke telling level 20-30 nubs. My brother and I /gquit the day we merge. I felt bad and a little sad, but I was tired of it. Of course, my brother is an open target being a Druid with innervate and no guild. Almost right away he gets a tell from a guy asking about a guild. It’s a new guild with several 60s that plan on raiding. We decide to join because we had nothing to lose.
It has been about four days now and we’re quite satisfied. We have about 30 60s and are increasing. Our second day of being formed we did ZG and downed the first boss. Another ZG attempt is scheduled today and we are going to start messing around in MC sometime this weekend if we get enough members. While a majority of us are not geared well, many people are helping others get geared and ready for MC. The fact that we’re already raiding, despite our lack of power, is a huge step up from any guild I had been in before.
Where this guild will take me I am not sure on. I have always wanted to join an up-and-coming guild. It goes back to my enjoyment of discovery. Rather than being in a guild that already has instances on farm status, I’m joining a guild that has to learn the ropes and figure out the instances together. To me, that is a lot more rewarding than getting epic gear. I do have my doubts, however. Some guildies seem to be too “needy.” I fear these greedy guildmates will ruin the guild for everyone. On top of this, a majority of the members of this guild are from another guild that, similar to DoA, did not do anything. So all the 60s of that guild decided to reform under new leadership and start a better guild. This alone could create unwanted drama in the future. Only time will tell.