So it’s been a week since I joined up with Eff the inneffable and so far things have been going pretty well. Not being forced to PuG heroics does wonder for my morale. So much so I feel like doing a few to finish up my Wildhammer rep! Crazy, I know.
I’m working on getting raid ready with both the Dps and Tank spec and I feel like I finally have some forward momentum again. I can both tank and rock the dps meters so its fun to know I’ll be able to be of use with both specs.
We came really close to have an unplanned raid yesterday when we found out we had ten people online for heroics but the realities of casual guilds caught up with us and it didn’t pan out in the end. Still, to have come so close on a random week night is pretty encouraging.
But the real learning experience in all of this is that I was reminded that at my core, there’s a hardcore raider screaming to get out. No matter how much I try to go all out casual I can’t. Playing with no hope of raids or progression just kills my interest in a game. I don’t need it to be now and I can be patient but there needs to be the possibility for some raiding in there.
Walk the Plank was full of the most awesome players I’ve ever known but raiding was never going to happen there… or at least, not the way things were going and I think it was bothering me deep down. In the best of world we would be all together in the same happy place but my interests might not be theirs and I know imposing my views on how to do things is a road to disaster.
The funny part in this is that Kaozz had been telling me all along and I wasn’t listening to her… maybe I should listen to her more and try EQ 🙂