Jul 23rd 2011 2:01PM I played with a good group of friends in a different mmorpg and eventually we all migrated to WoW. Our original guild leader about half a year ago became inactive and the guild eventually splintered for a while. Eventually my best friend got guild master and did a short of revival and brought everyone back. We raided for a good six months as a medium sized guild running two 10 man groups weekly and an open 25 man group. Luckily we had mature members and everything ran smoothly. It also helped that my best friend was benevolent and kept the guild's best interest at heart.
I wasn't an officer at the time and mainly was the healing lead of the guild when my best friends computer fried he took the opportunity to take a break from the game. I guess we all didn't really see how much he held the guild together alone. We did have a small core of officers but they mainly filled an advisory role. Out of the blue, he decided to give me the role of guild master which I reluctantly agreed because I had a deployment looming in the next four months which he promised to return.
I was already bombarded from the start as I had no experience running a full guild and naturally I had a different leadership style. I did delegate responsibilities but my biggest mistake was being taken advantage off. The core officers grew from a group of four to twelve and I was eventually relegated to doing grunt work that no one wanted. Naturally a month before my best friend was to return I decide to create an Honarary rank and demote people from this officer rank and restore the guild to the pre-status mess I created. Some where offended and my guild of around 40 members collapsed into 20 and by the time I left for deployment that guild was dead.
Basically do talk with your wife and decide on an option/solution that you both would be happy with. If you decide to groom someone to fill both your shoes while your wife is gone please stress to them it takes a special kind of commitment to do this and appeasing everyone isn't the way to go. Make it clear that when your wife and you are back in the picture they are possibly going to take a backseat. Don't make my mistakes.
May 11th 2010 1:45PM omg fail @ grammar lol. wtb edit button pls.
May 11th 2010 1:41PM I met a really good friend years ago randomly years ago on a gaming forum. We've played so many countless mmorpgs encountering so many friends before settling down all together with World of Warcraft.
Though I've never met them in person I hold them in the highest esteem, equal with those of a traditional friendship. I'd like to think we're pioneers in this world of rapid, instant communication. And of course, I'd be delighted to meet them all one day.
Apr 8th 2010 6:25PM Is it just me or do you survival hunters feel left out?
Feb 26th 2010 10:56PM It's been noted that even though the WPL is the original source of the plague, it is the least affected compared to the EPL according to Wowwiki. There is also a quest given by a dying Tauren druid at one of the farms in the WPL which illustrates that the land to some extent is trying to resist the plague.
Jun 18th 2009 3:22PM The Invisibility change is awesome but once again there is a lack of mage changes. sigh...
Jun 11th 2009 1:24AM I believe both the Maelstrom and the Emerald Dream will be next expansion. Emerald Dream doesn't seem like it would have enough content to stand on it's own. I can't even think of a main villain for the Emerald Dream. But for Maelstrom, Queen Azshara is easily identifiable.
I also think both stories tie into each other quite well. What exactly has Azshara been doing for thousands and thousands of years? Considering she want to cleanse Azeroth of it's impurities, where would you find a perfect world? In the Emerald Dream. Also Malfurion would provide great synergy with Azshara. After all it was him who foiled her plans.
I also don't think the Maelstrom would exist purely all underwater. Our closest hint of a Naga city is the Riplash Ruins in Borean Tundra. So I'm expecting the naga capital of Nazjatar to be a giant underwater bubble.
May 1st 2009 1:23AM Wow I can't believe this guys attitude. Literally the last feasible point in where he should have opened a ticket and contacted a GM was when they noticed that the item actually can one shot a boss instead of using that lame excuse that it was given to them to use.
If the bank accidentally deposited someone's money into your account. You wouldn't say the bank gave it to you to use would you? Nope they'll make sure you pay it back in full. Moral is people will make mistakes and it is up to you to do the right thing as the consequences will always outweigh the benefits. I feel sorry his his guild members who got their account locked and had absolutely nothing to do with this.
Apr 27th 2009 2:57PM Return the lands of Lordaeron to the Alliance?
Lordaeron collapsed internally solely on the fault of a weak minded human. It's not like they were invaded by an outside force. Not only did they cause Lordaeron to fall but the neighboring Kingdom of Quel'thalas.
Apr 27th 2009 4:03AM I disagree that the Forsaken want to use their new plague to completely wipe out all of the living in Azeroth. They are specifically trying to get rid of the remaining human strongholds within the former lands of the Kingdom of Lordaeron and the mindless Scourge.
Sylvanas has shown that she still has loyalties to the high/blood elves which doesn't exactly fit in with the whole theory they want to eradicate all life on Azeroth. She laments her curse of undeath so why would she wish it onto those she has loyalties too?
It's also strategic for her to consolidate the areas around her holdings because the poor and innocent communities of Southshore and Hillsbrad may one day become part of the Scourge their greatest threat in the region. It also makes no sense for the Alliance to have posts that far north anyways.
Her grudge on humanity is also just because the Lich King was a human Prince who marched his undead army to the isolationist Kingdom of Quel'thalas and laid it to waste along with a majority of the high elves.
I don't blame her for seeing humanity as a weak insect that needs to be squashed. Also note that the majority of those who are Forsaken are also humans who share the same vision as the Dark Lady.