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3-08-2008 @ 10:52AM
I spent more than a year in the same guild I joined when I initially came in. The guild was a casual friends and family guild, but has slowly moved to a casual raiding guild. I got to experience my guild's first MC clear, first ZG clear, first Ony kill, and was in almost every guild first kill in Karazhan (I think I missed only Attumen and Curator). Yet we'd been struggling to find numbers, and there was major issues with how things were bing ran. I even pursued officership, but every suggestion I made was shot down or ignored. Our guild leader ran off other senior officers, and I was left with the very real prospect of never seeing anything beyond Gruul's (which we had not killed yet). I discussed my desire to leave with the GL and his wife, and while they wanted me to stay, I simply couldn't stay without being miserable. I gave the other officers advance notice, discussed options for me leaving (it was decided that in the middle of the night would be best, instead of doing it during prime time...since /gquits seem to cause a lot of drama in this guild), and even offered to stay on to train up another tank for another couple of weeks. That offer was declined, and rightfully so. The trouble came later...I pulled my alts out of the guild, and was almost immediately branded a traitor, and when I continued grouping with friends in the guild for five mans, they would get pestered with 'what, are you going to quit now too?' from the GL. There was never anything said directly to me from him, but there was a whole lot of poisonous comments that made their way to me through the grapevine.I tried as hard as I could to leave gracefully and with no ill will...but their actions upon my leaving has burned any bridge I might have had with the guild as a whole, save for a few certain friends.
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