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1-16-2012 @ 1:57PM
Once upon a time, raiding dictated my guild membership. But not in a good way. In the beginning of Wrath, I was still playing as part of a tiny friends-and-family guild, of which most people logged on once a month or so. Then a former member invited me to join a big guild, and I got my first taste of raiding. It was addictive! The size, the challenge, the loot, and the bosses... Liches, dragons, death gods, and doom! But as time went, the drama stacked. I followed my raid team through three guilds before they collapsed and left me alone, then lucked into a fantastic new group, which unfortunately also died shortly after Cataclysm's advent.After that, I tried to rebuild for some time, then left to join a more serious raiding guild. That was when I learned about competitive raiding. (Definitely not for me.) After that, I went guildless for a while. Sure, I missed the perks, and I certainly missed raiding, but I was much happier. It was like quitting a bad job - sure, you're poor, but the sky just seems bluer. Since PuGs haven't been very successful with the challenge of Cataclysm raids, I mostly went solo, but then came LFR - now, I can raid, with all the things that attracted me the first time, but the stress and pressure was gone, and any drama is over and past within a couple of hours.Now, I think that an ideal position for me would be a friendly social guild, with LFR for the raids. The two just seem to put a lot of pressure on each other when they're combined.
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