So I got to try out to beat the Lich King last friday. The one and only Arthas. It’s a fun fight in itself but we didn’t get to down him. Long story short, some people didn’t get the concept of moving out of the Defiles. So that was my friday night, three hours of straight wipes to learn Lich King with my new guild. Yeah, you read right, I joined a guild to get to see more raiding. I went for a bit more advanced guild this time around with the firm intention of downing the LK while he was current content. A nice looking bunch overall, fun, well-adjusted people and they raid quite a lot. I was really hopeful that I had found a good bunch.
See, my RL friends have a running joke with me since Vanilla WoW. They bet on the time it will take before any new guild I join makes me an officer or raid leader. I’ll give you a hint, it’s in the title. Yup, after only 3 days and a single raid I was asked to raid lead the second ICC group and get them to down Arthas. Under a week… a new record for me. Why does this happen everytime I join a guild I have no idea. It has happened to me in every expansion and in a variety of roles (dps, heals, tank) and even when I was dead silent. I don’t know what kind of aura I have but it gets guild leader to ask me to raid lead.
I said yes at first, I didn’t really want to do it but I figured it would be good to get some reputation so when I came back to Walk the Plank come Cataclysm recruiting would be easier. But then as I went to bed I started thinking about all the implications. I would have to raid lead 2 days, raid 25 mans 2 more days and give one more day for Ruby Sanctum… 5 days a week…. Plus I would have the privilege of teaching the people not good enough to raid with group 1, how to raid. As in many guilds, group 2 was made up of people in training (to remain polite) and some who couldn’t make the main group days.
No thank you! I had founded Walk the Plank so I would avoid that kind of scenario and I could see myself getting dragged right back into it… I have seen Arthas and I’ve gotten it out my system. Downing LK is not worth all that trouble and I’d rather do it with people like Kaozz. Heck, I’d rather do it with anyone who’s not an ass and willing to put in some effort. So the very next day I left the guild and went back to the comfort of a small, but fun guild even if we don’t get to see one another often.
In the meanwhile, I’ve been giving STO another go. More tomorrow on that!
3 days, 1 raid… I don’t know how I’ll beat that.