This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the Aol guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider's pages.
I've been playing World of Warcraft for quite some time now and have been exposed to many different guilds, both good and bad. I was only part of one guild before the first expansion came out, and I was very happy with it. When The Burning Crusade hit, the guild fell apart, and I tried to pry myself into a spot in one of the top raiding guilds on my server. It went pretty well for a while, but after the raid leader and the guild master had a little tiff with each other, the guild split and I ended up going to the newly formed one. This is the guild in which I spent the rest of my Burning Crusade days.
With the coming of Wrath of the Lich King came an abundance of newly formed guilds and old guilds trying to get a jump on all the new content. I was searching for the right one, but I didn't entirely know what I wanted. Throughout the complete span of Wrath, I have found myself in seven different guilds. This may sound like a whole lot to some people, but I'm sure there are those of you out there who have been in more than that.
The first guild was one that was pretty good in The Burning Crusade but lost their muster when they couldn't get through Naxxramas's Arachnid Quarter. Good old Maexxna had it out for them. The next few guilds were ones that were "high up" in the raiding industry of the server. Some of them I had to leave because progress wasn't even an afterthought. Another turned out just like my guild in The Burning Crusade; there were people who didn't really like how things were run, and we ended up needing to make a new guild because the guild master jumped ship with all of our guild bank.
Now for the guild I am in now. Six of us were in a guild together prior, where we were not appreciated for our hard work and willingness to do what was best for the raid. Our top priority as players was progression, and the raid leader and the guild master did not seem to see the point. We then split off and formed our own guild, and I have honestly never been happier. Of course, we focus mainly on 10-mans, but the amount of fun and excitement that we have now is at least double of any I have experienced prior to this guild. We quickly moved the top five of our server for 10-mans and it was extremely satisfying to have our work pay off.
Where does your heart truly lie? If your main character is in one guild, do you have your alts in the same guild or in another? If the latter is the case, which guild do you spend more time with? I know of a person who has each of his alts in a different guild, and every guild he has a character in one of the top guilds on the server. Do you put your main character in the guild that has the most progression or the most fun to play with people? Are you worried more about gear, progression, or fun?