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11-30-2007 @ 2:41PM
Hopping guilds for the promise of loot doesn't make sense, especially to a guild with an established and lengthy DKP history. With a DKP system, you're only going to win loot within your first dozen raids if nobody even _wants_ the item. If you're moving on to join a significantly more progressed guild, there was clearly no deficit of capable players or a gaping wide hole that you'll be filling. That means you're going to have to pay your dues and prove yourself to be given a raiding spot among a player base with greater tenure. It's my observation that players who guild hop often generally have a problem with that whole "pay your dues" aspect and are dismayed by the fact that they can't immediately begin raiding on a frequent basis. After all, it's not like that guild was killing FLK with 24 people and saying "jeez, I really wish we could find another Hunter, ANY Hunter..."I left a smaller guild which constituted primarily people whom I've known from my very first grouping experiences to see content that will be swallowed up by the next expansion, the very same way I missed MC, ZG, AQ and BWL. What scared me into it was that I still haven't seen much of that content and probably never will - at least with the degree of seriousness to get past 1 or 2 bosses. At 60, I ran only 5-man dungeons ad nauseum. At 70 I ran 5-man dungeons about three times as much before I made that decision to disband from my friends. I worked very hard to progress the best I could within 5-man instances and got as far as I possibly could. The prospect of waiting until the next expansion and then repeating that process of dismally and exclusively farming 5-man dungeons for a 3rd consecutive time chilled me to the core.I haven't regretted the decision, but I feel bad for leaving my friends behind. It was either quitting the game or moving up - either way I would be leaving them behind. I don't have much time to run with them and I think of myself as a jerk sometimes for it, but I'm resolved to no longer cheating myself out of getting FUN out of a VIDEO GAME /facepalm.
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