I joined a raiding alliance. It seemed like the perfect solution. My kin had never beat any raid bosses and I was tired of spending three hours a week dying to the watcher without any rewards. My kin had also been wiping on the first boss of DN with no luck. So I signed up for a DN raid on my alliance one week, and sadly my kin decided to go into DN at the exact same date/time… they just didn’t post it until the night before the raid.
I had two raid planners, both with DN raids at the same time. One entry was my Kin’s. It was mostly blank except for my husband and two other members. The other entry, I was one of 11 other people signed up on the alliance raid. This was my first chance to switch raids. But I knew my Kin had never beat the trolls and had also never had 12 people together for an attempt at a full-kin group before. The alliance had killed the first three bosses already this week and wanted to try the 4th. If I dropped out and switched, I’d lose DKP. I decided to stick with the alliance. After all, I signed up with them first.
The time came and I found myself standing outside DN grouped with my raiding alliance. My kin managed to pull together 12 people for the first time in the history of their DN attempts. I was jealous, but I knew if I dropped out of my alliance at that point, and they saw me go into DN with my kin, I would lose my spot with the alliance forever. This was my second chance to change. I decided to stick with the alliance.
While clearing trash mobs to the 4th boss in my alliance, I watched on my husband’s screen as they killed the trolls on their first attempt. That was devastating. The kin that wiped three hours per week for months finally killed something and distributed loot. Oh, how badly I wanted to kill those trolls. Someone dropped out of my kin’s raid and I was left with another opportunity. Do I drop my alliance’s raid and switch characters, clearly ditching them mid-raid in favor of my kinship’s raid? If I did, I’d surely be kicked from my alliance for leaving them. This was my third chance to switch raids, and again I stuck with the alliance.
My kinship’s raid went on to 11-man the 3rd boss of DN before calling it a night. I missed out on the downing of two raid bosses. My alliance was actually fairly close to beating their boss when people started dropping from raid. I took this opportunity to log out as well. I had been in the raid long enough to avoid losing DKP.
My husband was jumping up and down and cheering, of course… but I feel like crap. I missed out. If only they hadn’t waited until the day before the raid to put it on the raid planner.