As a long time player, I go through periods of time where I like playing the game more or less. Lately, as much as I like posting on the forums & my blog, I haven’t had much of a desire to play the actual game.
So, I decided to apply to a new guild and leave my old one. I’m hoping that a change in guild, along with having a better chance to progress in Ulduar content, will help make the game more fun and interesting again. The group of people I’ve been playing with since I transferred to Elune is a nice group of people, but I’m just not having fun raiding with them anymore. They’ve been drama-ful enough that we had to split off into a new guild recently, and while we’re progressing, it’s at a pace that I’m just not happy with. However, I also really hate leaving guilds. I really wish I could just find one guild and stick with it forever. I think of guild members as my friends (even if I don’t know them in real life). So, I’ve stayed in a somewhat not happy raiding situation for a while out of a sense of loyalty to the guild I was in.
However, this weekend I finally got up the courage to leave and join a new guild on my server. So, I should soon be a member of Conspiracy on Elune. I really hope that I’ll like this raiding environment better.
Anyway, while I was working on all of this stuff, I found the Wordy Warrior blog. While I don’t normally read warrior blogs, this one actually has really good general advice for guild relations (how to get along better with your current officers, how to apply to a new guild, etc.).
So, anyway, I’ve been distracted enough with my guild swap that I didn’t save time for writing a whole druid related blog post today. I thought I’d ask you guys: How do you know when it is time to give up on your current guild and find a new one? Or, have you stayed in one guild and stick it out through good times and bad?
At this point, I figure that changing guilds is better than leaving the game altogether. I like WoW, and I think a lot of people are feeling a slump right now (Naxx isn’t that interesting, patch 3.1 is taking too long to come out). In the end, I like raiding, and I need to be in an environment where I am having fun raiding with a guild, and it hasn’t been fun for a while, so I finally knew it was time for a change. I really hate leaving guilds, to the point that it normally makes me cry, since it’s like leaving your home and friends that you made along the way. I just hope I’ll have more fun in my new guild.