If I had written this on Saturday it would have been lengthy and I would have had my first Blog Rant in the entire lifetime I’ve had this blog. So fortunately there will be no such rant from me here 🙂 I’m just not going to go into much of the wasted time saga. However since its been a few days things has had time to mentally simmer and become a bit less clear so I can just recall things in short and as I remember it.
However last week was short on WoW as I worked most the week at nights, was off as of Friday morning from work. So Friday night was our Karazhan Raid as planned all week so most the raid guild members can attend. So far our prime raid days are Friday & Saturday Night at 5PM server time or 7PM my time for Karazhan due to the scheduling of all in the guild that raid so far.
At 1850 (My time) I logged in and started to head to Kara and we started getting raid invite soon after. We barely had enough people on to fill out the raid. People logged on here and there at different times. At around 2045 we had enough dps people to finally fill out the raid as well as our guild MT was also late. Anyway we finally got going and started with Attumen & Midnight and I tanked them both at same time picking up Attumen when he spawned. After that our Warrior finally showed up and we did downed Moroes & Maiden nothing special. All went down like clockwork and no drops to talk about from those bosses. Sounds fine there.
But the constant Afks in between were just that, constantly for all kinds of reason as well as constant disconnects. Disconnects happen at times, but man it was allot. So it was a lot of just waiting and waiting and waiting. For Opera we got the Wizard of OZ which I think is just rather fun. So I held aggro on Roar though we kept him feared for the most part. Tanked Strawman and grabbed and tanked Tito when he showed up. We got the event down no problem and was just fun. More Afks again on way to Curator as we took the back door!
We cleared trash to Curator fine. The Mana Feeders are just a damn nuisance as usual. Always a pain there on those. At Curator it seems rest of raid we just not having a good night. Since we did not have many of our usual members on the raid we were rather lacking in the dps department and healing department. This time warrior and I switched up and I was tanking Curator. Curator don’t hit that hard. Trash in Heroics seem to hit much harder than Curator. Anyway we got to first evocation and after the dps group struggled and just could not get the flares down in time and well as Tank barely getting any healing (10 sec +) while the dps group just could not down the flares in time. I eventually died from arcane flare damage. We wipe! Almost 30 mins to regroup it seem to take.
We take a shot at Curator again and same thing. We wipe and then we had trash re-spawn. We called it a night at that point. It was 0140AM at that point. Was a lot of wasted time in between all them hours and having to switch people in and out. I was a bit fuming at that point to say the least. I let the GM as he too was in the Kara Raid that of my discontent as well as everyone else with all the wasted time. If everyone wants to waste time fine, I could go do something else in that time. If i’m wasting my own time thats not a problem, other people wasting your time and my time thats a problem.
For Saturdays Raid I was logged on time and ready. Barely anyone one or ready for the nights raid. “Hey aren’t we raiding tonight”, Yeah, just people not here. A hour later people still not on. I finally logged off for the night to work on other things I needed to do. As for Saturday Night no raid occured that night. Nothing Sunday and until raid reset Tuesday not much else will happen. On Saturday we lost one of our raid members a Hunter who can do some really good DPS and one of my usual Heroics sidekick. It was not clear why. So was a very disappointing week.
On Sunday after contemplating things for a while I decided to fill out a Application to one the top guilds on my server “Accused”. I happen to know several good people in that guild just from doing a ton of 5 man PuGs and Heroics. Looked at it as a chance to have a more reliable guild and a progressive one with good reliable guild members. They happen to be doing SSC and TK but that’s besides the point. I’m always in Heroics so I work on getting my own gear on my own time. I got put through the trial loops of doing a Heroic SH run with a few of their members I knew somewhat. I’ll have to say I was a bit quite nervous. All those members wear full T5 gear at least. The gauntlet was not a very shining moment as squishes kept getting killed by one shot. Anyway we finished the run and I didn’t ask too many questions after that.
It seems from their website seems some their members approved and a few that I knew. However do need to talk to one or two of their guild leaders when online. To be honest I just haven’t decided either way at this point what I will eventually decide to do. Do I really want to be in a Top guild that’s already raiding in SSC/TK? Am I hardcore, No. I don’t really think so, but I’m just dedicated to what I choose to do around the schedule that I have. Being in a small guild is ok. Not having enough members for raiding is a problem and cost each person a ton of wasted time. Our small guild may need more members or just more quality members geared at 70. I haven’t decided on what I will do, but when I meet the bridge I’ll decide whether to cross it or not.