Well, the title says it all. After only a few weeks of being on the Harbinger and playing with <Hatred>, I am again in need of a new guild. This time I was just a passive bystander in it all, but the fact remains the same. I’m once again a free agent.
With Hatred, it kind of just happened. They took a huge hit when about half their guild left and formed <Zorz>. That was right after I came to Harbinger and probably why Carl (Hatred’s GM) was so willing to take me on the spot. It’s been a fun time raiding with them, and getting to know everyone pretty well. Not to mention spending some time with Dulfy and feeling super terrible for all the mean things I’ve said. I really should watch that mouth of mine. My first few weeks I was still on vacation so not around a whole lot, I’d only really get on for my specific raids. I wasn’t raiding with their “A” group but that is to be expected being new. We were getting to Brontes every week and having some pretty solid attempts, but the mentality wasn’t exactly what I was used to. I’m a SUPER try hard, so I hate wiping. No one else seemed too concerned.
When I got back from Cali, and was on every day, I began to see the guild was on the rocks. Most of the old crew had left for <Zorz>, or were just straight up quitting the game. While runs were happening every week, it was never the same solid group of people or characters. Every Time I went in to Dread Fortress, we had to give explanations or people had to learn a new role in the fight. After one particularly long night of Brontes, Carl whispered me and let me know his concerns for the guild. After everything that had happened with <Zorz>, losing other players, and the mindset of the new people, he was feeling a little burnt out and was considering leaving the Harbinger. He let me know he was in talks with a few guilds off server and would be bringing some hand picked players along with him; I was one of them. I really appreciated this. It meant a lot that he was coming clean and letting me know the situation, not to mention that he wanted me to come with.
Last night, after raid, it all started to happen. I went to eat, and then logged back on, and people were /gquitting like rats on a sinking ship. Dulfy was around and let me know what was happening since Carl had already gone to sleep. When I logged on today, I had a mail from a deleted character (Carl), saying he had gone to Shadowlands and I should transfer there if I wanted to raid. He’d arranged with HMD Magenta to bring about 4 of us over and I had a raid spot if I wanted it.
So, needless to say, I’m feeling a little lost. I want to do Progression Raiding. It’s what I live for. But another $20 character transfer is annoying and has become expensive. Not to mention joining a new guild and server is awfully scary. I’m much more of a marshmallow than you all my think. I could definitely stay on Harbinger and raid, but I honestly don’t think it will be at the level I want. And if that is the case, I might as well go back to Bastion and at least play with all my friends.
It seems though, like a lot of guilds are restructuring or falling apart right now. There have been a rash of guild mergers lately, and disbandments. Suckafish too is calling it quits from what I hear. Their GM is done playing and two of their top DPS are done as well (goodbye Papa/Pizza’dah’hutt). I know a few EU players who are leaving or have left also. Many are going to Wildstar, but most have just burnt out on the game. It’s becoming challenging to find people I want to play with. It seems like each server has one good guild, and no population to make another. That was definitely the problem in Suckafish, we had noone to recruit to replace Gorband, Roovin, Phebus, and Fuyri. Bastion just didn’t have the talent.
Hopefully, I will find a new home soon. If I suck it up and buy the 1,000 cartel coins I need, Shadowlands will be in my future. Or, to be honest, I may be done with SWTOR. While I’m not overly enthused for Wildstar, it may be my best option for the type of game play I enjoy. Or I’ll make League my full-time game (I’m getting pretty good with Sona). I guess it’s time to go check my Paypal donations and if streaming has gotten me some transfer cash!