I started writing this entry back at the beginning of March. Even though WordPress kindly tells me when I made revisions to it (49 days ago!), I could probably tell when even without the assistance, mostly because of stuff like this:
It hasn’t been long since I made the little guild for myself, my alts and the alts of friends, and it’s nice seeing a guild “progress” in non-raid ways. Since I’ve always been in almost max-leveled or completely maxed out guilds before, it’s almost like participating in some formerly forgotten tradition that’s been recently revived. I like seeing the little guild experience bar actually going somewhere. So far, we’ve made it almost to level 3, and I managed to create a tabard that nobody really hates for “Everybody Needs a Logo.” This was harder than it sounds – a lot of logos don’t look so good on characters who have bewbs (or exposed spines, for that matter).
Now, a month later, little Termina is level 11, thanks to friends dumping leveling alts in it. Mass Resurrection may still be a distant hope, but dude, we have mobile banking! Hotness! In addition, I’ve successfully resisted the temptation to change the tabard to hot pink with a funny symbol, and we’ve gotten up to five bank tabs, which are of course not enough space given the amount of crap we collect. (I mean, come on! What if we NEED all three of those Ebonhold belts for a guild RP uniform or something? THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE, JEEZE.) I also haven’t been able to give in to my renaming itch, mostly because I want to call it “Wrath of the Burning Pandaclysm,” which is too long. WoBP just doesn’t have the same feeling.
While most members of Termina have invite capabilities, I’m usually the only person doing the inviting. I only invite good friends who have been around me for awhile (we’re comfortable in each other’s company and there’s no drama), who are generally all around awesomeness and don’t mind donating low level alts to feed the guild experience monster. It really is a purely social guild comprised solely of people I know and appreciate.
Unfortunately, given real life and other assorted WoW obligations, it can be quite quiet at times. I like having a close circle of friends, but I also like having an “intermediate” or larger circle with a shared cause but who aren’t as close – and that ring seemed absent.
I also wanted to be able to pull off transmog runs in the old-school-but-can-still-kill-you raids that Termina just doesn’t – and probably won’t – have the bodies for. There’s no doubt that when it comes to transmog runs, we can become very focused and can take on a lot of sheeyit by ourselves. Buuuuut sometimes, you just need an off tank. Unfortunately, the other one you know is totally raiding right now! Or you need more DPS, but s/he’s doing LFR with the other guild, or may simply be offline. Or you need a healer who doesn’t run around spazzing because OMFG WHERE DID ALL THESE ADDS COME FROM WE’RE DYING OGOD and/or JEEBUS TAP DANCING CRIPES THAT DEBUFF OH YOU’RE DEAD THAT’S BAD HELP MEEEEEE OH WAIT YOU’RE DEAD. I’d tell myself, “That’s why you heal all the things faster,” but we wiped so now it’s kinda pointless. Can you two man Patchwerk on Naxx 25? Not if I’m healing!
With all that said, I sent Thermalix to a new guild at the beginning of the week. I figured she’d be the easiest to move, as she’s 90 and sorta geared by today’s standards at 490. (It would also give me a reason to play Therm more.) I did make a point of choosing a larger guild in the hopes that it would be more active and have more souls interested in getting roasted alive in Firelands. I did, however, REALLY want to put in an app for this one even though it only had six members:
I’m positive whoever runs For Science on WRA doesn’t read this blog, but whoever you are, you are awesome. I love you. I hereby declare my next Disengage off a high place to be FOR SCIENCE! Speaking of science …
Therm happened to join her new guild on a day when they were doing transmog runs. Good sign, yes/yes?