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12-12-2011 @ 9:11AM
A spineless man. He should have dumped her right then and there for trying to threaten him into leaving. If your girlfriend tries to do something like that just to get her way then she isn't worth your time...assuming that it really happened at least, maybe he really is just trying to blame her to get his old guild leader off of his back.
12-12-2011 @ 9:33AM
It probably is just a convenient excuse for the RL to leave. "She'll dump me if I don't do what she says - you know what women are like, eh?"
12-12-2011 @ 10:17AM
Just wait til half the raiders quit raiding with the guild and just do LFR, there is a 130+ page thread about just that on the forums and blue post gushing over how happy they are.
12-12-2011 @ 10:53AM
They should be. Raiding guilds are the bane of WoW. I have yet to see a serious raiding guild that wasn't full of elitist snobs that are convinced they are the holy chosen few "True WoW Players".Just look at any thread complaining about how the filthy unwashed masses are getting to see end-game content for examples. I was happy when they announced that 10 and 25 man would drop the same gear, because it was a blow to the raiding guilds. I was ecstatic when I heard about the raid finder, because it was a major blow to the raiding guilds.Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there are raiding guilds out there that don't care what spec or build you're using. Maybe there are some out there that don't care if you will have to miss a raid or two. Maybe there are some that realize this is a game, not a job, and won't "fire you" for missing a day or not having absolute top of the line gear before you even join. But in my experience, they do, and they are quite snobbish about it. I've seen country clubs that are easier to get into than most "serious" raiding guilds.
12-12-2011 @ 11:15AM
I highly doubt it's the actual truth in this scenario. It's much more likely that he's just trying not to burn all his bridges in the game, and deflecting some of the heat off of himself. In which case, he's still a spineless man, but for entirely other reasons unrelated to his girlfriend "threatening" him. Like Scott points out, he has a lot to gain by lying about it right now, so it's the more likely situation, than his girlfriend actually threatening him and him complying.
@ EdyJeepers, what server are you on, and why on earth are you still there??? I've never even met a guild like that, and I and all my friends raid. If you like raiding but not your local guilds, why haven't you looked somewhere else? This game is supposed to be fun....(Comment moved up from where it was surreptitiously misplaced.)
12-12-2011 @ 11:48AM
It would not be so sad had not blizzard destroyed raiding as it existed in Vanilla and BC when it was just fine and you didn't need to min/max, force players into cookie cutter builds, and all the recent BS.Then to 'fix' the problem they created, they just make new problems.
12-12-2011 @ 12:08PM
@EdyThis always depresses me to see. It's like calling all liberals evil, or all conservatives evil. What you have a problem with is the vocal minority of raiding guilds. Please understand the 'hardcore' are not the majority, and I used quotes because typically, these are guilds with 75% progression raiders (the REAL hardcore), and 25% raiders who are good but complete human filth. They take them because of your very mindset, that all hardcore are elite so they accept it.When, in reality, most of the REAL hardcore guilds out there, progression raiding guilds, not only are devoid of this filth, we constantly clean our boots off of it from the kicking. Call them what they really are. Human filth, or any other colorful term you prefer. Usually when you find 'serious' guilds that don't accept members, those 25% have made it into officer ranks. As a raid lead in a progression raiding guild, we are always looking for good players, and never turn down potential apps.
12-12-2011 @ 12:18PM
@anti: Tossing around the term "human filth" every other sentence isn't exactly disproving his point.@Edy: I promise, the majority of raiding guilds really aren't like that. My guild takes progression seriously but we also have a lot of fun during raids and we have a solid group of social members too. Guilds full of jerks tend to be the squeaky wheel, sadly.
12-12-2011 @ 2:29PM
@edy My guild is not like that, we don't care what spec you are, we just care if you're doing your job and pulling your weight. If you're putting out the dps and the heals we need we won't say anything. If not, we might put you on the sidelines for a bit but during that time we will gladly help you improve your game, give you advice, direct you to resources for your class and spec, run instances with you to help you get geared, etc.
12-12-2011 @ 2:38PM
@chris w" It would not be so sad had not blizzard destroyed raiding as it existed in Vanilla and BC when it was just fine and you didn't need to min/max, force players into cookie cutter builds, and all the recent BS.Then to 'fix' the problem they created, they just make new problems."rose tinted glassed alert! raiding in vanilla was a million times worse than now, there were entire specs that were totally unviable ( druids had to be healers, warriors were the only tanks, paladins did blessings every 5 mins and afk'd apart from that and so on)TBC raiding was the king of min/maxing and class stacking, in sunwell it was impossible to do without shamens and other classes were rotated in and out of raid for buffs( paladins etc) guilds forced players to respecc leatherworking for the over powered drums of battle and so on. As much as people hate wrath it was the most accessible expansion ever and did get more people into the raiding game than every before.at least now most specs are viable in normal raiding and the class stacking is only really prevalent in hard mode content. now back to the article, the people who poached the guildies from their old guild have already burnt the bridges. I would have kicked their alts immediatly, asked them once as to their reasons for what they are doing then put them on ignore. to get the honest answer it would probably be best to ask some of the middle of the road people who left recently as to why they left and to throw a general ask out to everyone in the guild for feedback as to what issues you were having.A casual guild that does high end raiding is virtually impossible to achieve without a large group of people who know each other very well for a long time. its cool if you can do it but mainly attempts to do this are not successful.
12-12-2011 @ 7:14PM
@vegeBefore hard mode that was supposed to cater to 2% of players?Before one player can wipe the raid mechanics were added to almost every fight?Before 'normal' raiding mode was so hard that GC said at last blizzcon, People don't want to wipe 100 times to down a boss, we get that.Before AOE dps was nerfed into the ground? (before max damage cap)Before healer mana management was added as a second soft enrage to raiding? Before all of those things, just about every raiding guild would progress and down bosses and be able to do it with handicapped guild members and friends and family who didn't have elite skills, and have a good time doing it. Don't tell me about raiding in Vanilla, I was there, and I was an officer, class leader or a GM for 5 years, I know what it took and did not take to raid.
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