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5-10-2011 @ 8:16AM
I'm completely with Weston on this, I'm a raider - that's what I enjoy and where my best memories of WoW come from. Since the death of my guild in early Cata, where I was a core healer, I've been tagging along in a guild with a few RL friends. Which you think would be great, but their team is established and there's never a spot for me. I get a go at a lacklustre alt run every now and then where no-one cares because they've done it before. So no kill shots, no excited vent chatter, nothing that makes raiding fun imo. I find myself levelling alts these days, which is fine and gets me closer to the goal having an 85 of every class, but I'd rather be raiding.~Reala
5-10-2011 @ 9:09AM
Funny this - my guild would love to be raiding but 4 times out of 5 we're just short a healer and have to cancel. It seems like everywhere I look there are people who wish they were raiding but don't have the right people for one reason or another. There must be a way of getting all these people together so they can do what they want to be doing.
5-10-2011 @ 10:25AM
I've been in the same boat. The highs of Wrath were there were so MANY pug groups for ICC and then we hit up Lich King eventually with a cross guild group. That group kinda died out due to life stuff though.Cata came along and was fun for a while. I ran up Sporkwind to 85 really fast, rep grinds, dailies, and geared him until I felt I was just hitting a wall, then broke out an alt to 85 and was about to level another alt when I decided to come back to Sporkwind full time. First order of business drop dailies like a bad habit. Next I decided to take up PvP and gear up there. Then yesterday I was able to pug into a raid that went well. Add to that we've got a couple new guildies who are adding some good energy to the group and I'm in a lot better place than I was a few weeks ago. Still no regular raid, but I'm coming back from the brink of boredom.
5-10-2011 @ 10:40AM
I had a problem finding a raiding guild that I liked pretty much all of Burning Crusade. I was in 2 or 3 guilds on my original server, and then server-transferred twice trying to find a new home. I finally settled on Elune (US), and have been much more stable in my raiding groups through all of WotLK and into Cata. The trick to getting back into the game is to find the right guild-home for you. Your other option is to give up and quit for a while (in another 4 to 6 months, the current content will be PUG-able, with people's alts still probably running it).
5-10-2011 @ 11:25AM
@Reala I'm in the same boat, I've tried to compensate with arena and leveling alts, but I just don't play as much as I did at cata's launch, nor do I want to..Another raid team is promised in our guild, if it doesn't turn up then I'm going to quit and possibly buy SCII
5-10-2011 @ 5:39PM
@RaelaThis is me too. I was a healer in my guild for a while and was a core member through a huge chunk of progression. Made it to 4/13 hardmodes until I just physcially could not make the hours anymore. It just killed me to say to them I couldn't do it, as I'm so emotionally invested in these guys. Now they found my replacement and knocked out 6/13 in the first week I wasn't there and it just hurts so bad! I WANT to be there with them, raiding where it actually counts!And yeah, not really handling it well. Doesn't help when my boyfriend is raiding with them too, so there's 4 nights where I don't get to talk to him and I know exactly where he is, without me :(
5-10-2011 @ 11:55PM
I'm in a similar boat... half the time our raids are cancelled because 1 or 2 people can't make it and the other half we end up stuck on the first couple bosses for hours on end... my guild killed Lich King just fine but now we take forever on Omnotron because so many went inactive and now I find myself not even being able to see most of the content anymore... I like the people in my guild and have been with them for years so I am torn on wether or not to leave them after all this time, but if I stay then I probably won't get anywhere in Cata raiding...
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