No big surprise to many, I’ve decided to step back from WoW generally and raiding specifically. Basically my partner and I aren’t really enjoying our WoW playtime much, and there’s so much else out there to do.
That’s all very simple, and it’s easy to say ‘well just stop playing’ but as usual it’s the personal stuff that’s all knotty. We’re in a small tightly-knit guild, and we like the people. Take out one fulltime healer and one full time dps and that’s a big hole in a 10 man raid team. So I wasn’t surprised (but I was a bit sad) that after our ‘goodbye to raiding’ post on our guild forums yesterday, our GM announced a cessation of raiding for the guild as a whole.
What we’ve created in our tight little guild is a group of friends. And we’re all keen to keep playing together in other digital lands. A group of us are playing Rift, some are playing SWTOR, and lots are hanging out for Guild Wars and Diablo 3. What should feel like a sad moment is also one of eagerly awaiting future play. It’s been a long time since D2 came out, and I’m just as excited about D3 as I was about D2 – except this time we’ll be going in with a group of friends. It should be grand. Some guildies may stay in WoW and find a new raiding home; but the guild isn’t disbanding, it’s kind of spreading its wings.
But this change means some housekeeping is in order for Glow’s Branches. I plan to do some major changes of layout/art, consolidate all of the WoW pages, and create a more general gaming space here. Not sure I want to change the name, even if it is a bit “druidy” but we’ll see.
I’m excited about the future of my gaming, and looking forward to recording my new adventures here
And a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all of my LoLS guildies for the great years raiding. Expect a self-indulgent, screenshot-heavy memories+tribute post in the next few days.