An incompetent leadership, a lazy group of wannabe raiders, an impossible raid schedule, obvious preferential treatment of people sleeping with the leadership… something had to give. It was two weeks ago I think that I had the word mutiny form in my mind. A scary word, fit for a group of murderous pirates intent on beheading the old leadership and making off with the booty! At first it was an idea, a dream… but it wasn’t long before I found out that they’re was other old sea dogs aboard the ship who had it with being used as little more than doormats, fit only to help out when battle was joined but assigned to scrub the decks the rest of the time. They wanted us, the old buccaneers, around so we could kill off their enemies while they enjoyed the spoils of our sweat, blood and tears.
Well, I wanted no more of it and so did the others. I was not going to carry these pampered boys through hell and back while they watched us do all the work and when we made clear that everyone would have to work on this boat we were told to shut up and follow orders.
That’s it! No more! You guys can go to hell. I’m done paying 200g bills to wipe with you so your ungemmed/unenchanted girlfriend can look pretty.
While we were considering our options to go our own way the old leadership decided that they’d up the ante. Not content with being merely incompetent and lazy they added outright stealing and insults to their crimes. Members who had spoken up against the general state of disrepair were publicly humiliated for speaking out and loot rules would change daily to allow them ever more preferential access.
That was the final straw… not only were we leaving now but I was also intent on gutting them. As befit a murderous pirate, a mutineer and a traitor, I wouldn’t be happy with only leaving, I had to sink the ship and hang them by their entrails. Wich is actually easier than I tought. See, only by leaving with our small band of mutineers we have effectively removed most of their higher tier raiders. A few others left when we left or shortly after, recognizing a sinking ship when they see one wich leaves the concentration of bad even higher. There’s a still a few raid members I fully intend on trying to poach or at least sow in them the seeds of discontentment.
Evil? yes.. absolutely. Am I bitter or angry? Not at all. For me this is the way things should be. If you jerk me around I will jerk you around in return.
Walk the Plank
Enough with the old stuff and I’ll be a bit more serious here. A few days ago, me, Kaozz and a few others players we know founded Walk the Plank, our own guild with the idea of doing things our own way. We all are experience players with real lives who are tired of having their time wasted. We want to succeed in raids and we don’t want to carry around people who can’t pull their own weight. This is why we left in the first place. We were being used to carry people through ICC who shouldn’t even be raiding in the first place.
The guild is still new and we’re still working out the details but we know exactly where we’re heading and what we want. We want to raid with people who care about success… simple as that.
I’m writing this here because maybe that’s something you’re interested in too. We’re a strict 10 man guild wich expects our members to be prepared and skilled enough to get stuff done. You might be a wonderful person to be around but when it comes to raiding, fires don’t do less damage because you’re awesome. We do have a rank for people who want to just to hang with us and that’s fine but our focus is 10 man raiding.
Still, if this is something you’ve been looking for like I have I’m putting it here. If your interested roll an alt on Silvermoon-US and drop us a tell so we can talk with you.
Walk the Plank
Server: Silvermoon – US
Style: 10 man raiding
-Thursday: 4:30 to 11:00 server time( 7:30 to 11:00 EST)
-Sunday: 4:30 to 11:00 server time( 7:30 to 11:00 EST)
*If you do plan to raid with us we do expect you to make at least one of the two days on a regular basis. Two is much better of course.
**First raid sunday august 15
What we’re looking for:
Skill and preparedness. We want you to be on time with flasks, gems, enchants, right spec, knowing the fights and we need you skilled enough to execute the strategies. We are willing to work with members who want to learn and improve if they show that desire.
What we need:
-1 tank: Paladin, Druid or Warrior
-1 healer: Paladin, priest or shaman
-1 ranged dps: any class
-1 melee dps: any class
-1 dps: any class
*may change according to the actual class mix we get
**we won’t turn down skilled players even if they don’t fit exactly into this. Do check with us to see how we can accommodate you.
-Random, main spec first, then offspec. Main spec loot is spread around the raid until everyone has gotten at least one piece so we don’t have all our eggs in the same basket. Everything is rolled for, nothing is reserved for the guild.
-Morehnai (Guild Leader)
We are still a young guild and we will have to pug people at first and work out the kinks. I’m not promising an easy life of loot and riches but simply an opportunity to be part of our adventure.