There were a few things that all coincided.
- My raiding guild fell apart due to a number of the players wanting to split off and do their own thing.
- My friend faction changed and transferred off the server to join up with RL friends of his.
I was offered a spot in the newly formed splinter guild, and they showed some promise towards progressing on a 10 man raid team. However, I had a few reservations about joining them. A few members of the splinter group I really enjoyed playing with, but there's a few I really didn't care for. And I didn't really want to limit myself to seeing 10 man content with those few I didn't really care for. Not to mention some inconsistencies with the splinter group. They voiced some complaints about a few members. And during my two days of trying to decide what to do, I notice the member they complained about is once again in their ranks. This happened for two different people. It just didn't make sense to me. They basically reformed the same guild they were, just with new leadership and a new name and with out the previous leadership (who weren't bad players, just not strong leaders).
With that said, though, I still hold high regard for the friends I did make in the group. One of which, is a contributing member to this blog, and I hope she will remain so.
One of my other choices was to help rebuild the current guild. At this point in the expansion where the doldrums are hitting, I didn't feel that option would have much success. And honestly, the other tank left in the guild I could NOT stand to be around. So, I wished them the best, and chose my last option and best chance for overall success... And I missed playing with my friend, who during our entire time in the past guild were not able to raid together because the group felt it was best to split us up.
To the Alliance I went. I've been horde since day one. Five years of it... I was so anti- alliance.
Now? Meh... It's all just about the same. I dislike gnomes as much as I do blood elfs.
The group I joined up with seems very nice so far. They're all over 21, a good majority of the guild is in the military (or was), and there's quite a few husband /wife and father / son groups that play. The guild has a STRICT no drama policy. In fact, if you cause drama, you get removed from the guild. AND, they have a structured loot system. No more crying from others about losing a random roll on gear. AND, they raid on the weekends, leaving quite a bit more time open during the week to relax and actually get some sleep - which also means, the wifey can join in raids now, seeing as she doesn't have to worry about staying up too late during the weekdays.
Yep... Souldat is now a human death knight...
I can't tell you how odd (but refreshing because it's all new) to watch the various attack animations and sounds of an alliance group. A druid shapeshifts and an elf pops out... Uh....
The wife and I didn't want to leave our favorite paladin high and dry though, so he's got some mail waiting on him...
Even though I've joined the ranks of the good guys at level 80, I'd like to see some more of the quests, and plan on leveing an alt, now that I'll have time to do so during the week.
(I did one quest in the howling fjord where I had to test out a concoction a drunk gnome whipped up on a vyrkul prisoner... upon ingesting the vial, the vyrkul turned into a slime, to which the dozen guards or so standing at the ready were thoroughly grossed out by. Asking what kind of a freak I was for doing that, and some getting sick - it was the first time I had actually laughed out loud because of a quest in a LONG time.)