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Interest dwindles

May 19, 2010

Since I might as well continue with the quiet desperation theme of my WoW postings, ha! Mage Revised all over again. This week I’ve begun to explore other options for finishing my Shadowmourne quest. As it happens, my private forum posting for the officers was seemingly ignored for several days, and then got some responses there and in-game.

The hardcore guild’s GM-MT type — I don’t think he is technically GM, but he might as well be — is clearly burned out on Lich King content and on herding cats. To that extent I can sympathize, been avoiding officer duties myself like the Blight! As a DK player and an ex-officer type I am familiar with these plagues, you see.

Still, they are interested in helping me finish the damn quest, although it didn’t happen yesterday due to the raid being 3-5 short depending on who was AFK/puking/DCing/lagging/Skylab crashing on their house etc. Under the circumstances, it was impressive enough that we cleared the lower wing, Valithria and the bommies before blowing it on Putricide and calling it a night.

Of course, I still suspect that I am being strung along or that the guild officers are simply helpless to assist me, and so there is a GDKP (bidding for gear with gold) pug run that I am looking into for next week. How much for Frost Infusion? Heh.

On the brighter side of things, I’ve observed from a distance with some amusement as the horde guild I left behind self-destructs. Sue has kept me up to date, since she stayed put. Most of the guild /gquit and reformed under new name and leadership, which neither of us has any interest in. The old guild, in the fashion of a dying star, has cast off its alts after a hacking episode and is down to distributing the guild bank contents before retiring the guild completely.

She thinks it’s karma. I don’t know; but it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people, I figure. As the saying goes. Whatever else happens, I feel nothing if not vindication at my departure, faction transfer, and progression far beyond anything that guild or its spawn has accomplished. I may still fall short of my end goals for WotLK, but I’m closer than I would have been.

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