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2-18-2008 @ 5:31PM
I've only been in two guilds during my time in WoW. In the first, I was made a guild officer around level 35 on my first character because I was online a lot and liked to look up stuff.After I made it to 70 and geared up in pretty much full D3, I was there for the guild's first kills of Moroes, Maiden, Opera (for this one, I was the only person in the raid who had read up on the fight at all), Curator, Aran. We ended up with 2 raid groups, the more serious one started at 12:30am my time and the less serious at about 8:30pm my time. Both were very late for me given that I work at 8:30 am daily. I was also eternally frustrated by lack of progress due to never having the same 10 people in the raid (guild master often didn't show either and would then try to switch up the raid day) and due to people in the raid running around in green level 60 gear. I really didn't like being an officer. I didn't like the complaining or the first-come-first-served strategy our GM used to build raid groups. I'm a manager at work and when I play WoW, I really just want to play, not administer. I don't think it's possible to leave a guild, as an officer, without causing drama. Mine caused a temporary ripple with some waves a few weeks later. Probably three or four of the main raiders from that old guild left within two weeks after I did, two applying to my new guild (without my encouragement) and two joining two different guilds.My old guild is still there and progressing, though at a much more leisurely rate than my new guild. I still talk to and even do stuff with several of the officers (or former officers). Overall, I'm much happier without the administration responsibilities.
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