Some things are learned the hard way
Because I’m getting a lot of questions and because it may come in handy to anyone who may find themselves in a similar position, my advice for the day is that when leaving a social situation where you may have emotional ties, just do it. The longer you stretch it out the worse it is.
While some explosive drama would have entertaining, leaving my guild really wasn’t that exciting. On the night I was leaving (which took place after I had written the shared topic post), I wanted to do one thing, others wanted to do something else. It wasn’t working, so I wished them luck and left. Because it was already an emotional time, I took it personal and there are still hard feelings, but in hindsight, there was no way that was going to end well. It’s always harder with online stuff too since you can’t rely on body language to let others know whats going on. I’d also be lying if I said that leaving my guild was all bad, I had some great talks with many people that night and I’m definitely not being fair to all those who went out of their way to wish me luck!
What would have worked better would have been to get together with the people I was closer to and planned from there. It’s not out of the picture, but I’ll have to wait until I figure out what my gaming time is going to be like.
The server transfer went well. My DK was transferred instantly and my pally took about 20 minutes. My new guild seems great and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone in it. I was included in an alt 10 man run, which was nerve wrecking (I always want to make a good impression!) but refreshing at the same time. The added pressure does spice things up! And I finally got my wish for 2 man healing 10 mans.
I don’t know how often I’ll be updating this thing until I get back into a gaming routine. I want to avoid the diary format of blog but I don’t foresee myself pondering specific topics or game mechanics until the novelty of a guild change wears off.
Edit: Holy crap this post was serious. To be forgiven for unreasonable use of seriousness, here are pictures of giant spoons:
From the BBC Archives.
From 3rd World Love