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6-25-2010 @ 5:02AM
I have been suffering from raiding burnout with my mains guild. Every week, half guild run, half pug and all we ever seem to do is the first 4 bosses in the first day and have to cancel the second day of the run because of a lack of interest. It was getting damned boring and the crunch came a couple of weeks ago when I realised that the GM has gotten more into gear and being the top of the dps list when a pug tank pulled differently to what we were expecting and the tank, the GM and about 4 other raid members were on the deck dead before the healers got there and after we managed to kill them all, the GM was going 'Wake up healers'.Friends of mine from my mains guild knew that I used to have a couple of other guilds that were just sitting around and I had put my multi-boxing teams into one of them and I was spending a lot of time multi-boxing when not raiding. So we had a discussion about our boredom of doing the same 4 bosses every week, so we decided to turn the guild I was using as a multi-boxing guild into a 10man progression based raiding guild. Since then we have started recruiting a few people to make up the numbers and we have a relaxed attitude to raiding. We also get good friends from other guilds joining us for runs and we are doing it for the fun of raiding and to see content that we wouldnt have seen with our mains guild.Since it is all for fun, gear score is pretty much ignore as we have the manta of, if we think you are ready and you think that you are ready, then you can come along. We did the first 4 bosses plus the mini boss before the dreamer and one of the icc quest mini bosses and had a damned good shot at Fester. We wiped a fair few times during the run but considering that our MT had a gs of 4.5k, the other tank had a gs of 4.4 and one of our healers had a gs of 3.9k, we were kind of expecting the wipes.Just about everyone in the run were either newbies in icc10 or experienced veterans playing their mains or experienced veterans playing alts (as in the case of the tanks... it was their first icc 10 run as tanks :)) and as a tribute to the team, we managed to 1 shot Deathbringer on our first effort.So as a group of people, we have managed to defeat the burnout and boredom that was starting to set in by remembering that this is a game we pay good money for the privilege of playing and we have gone back to just playing to have a laugh and have a good time with friends.Pity some people seem to forget that and get to serious about the game.
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