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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 24, 2011 by Korby

Huh. So it’s been literally a whole year since I last wrote anything here, and amazingly, the song is the same. I’m unhappy with my guild, but this time I’ve actually canceled my account.

Yeah, I canceled my account, which at this point is kinda of dumb, since it’s actually active until November.

Maybe I’ll go play on some other server, but really, I don’t want to. Like I said, there’s only one guild I want to play with game with, and if I’m not in that guild, then I’m going to quit the game. Thus.

I’m just sort of overall sick of the game too. I’ve fallen into a routine of logging on my main, checking mail, auctions, what’s going on, then over to Manzuri for the daily JC, then to Bildor to win a daily random PvP. Those three things have defined the last month of WoW for me. I did reroll my rogue, and I’m up to 51 on him, but with those last 34 levels staring me in the face, I find myself asking what the point is. So he gets to 85, ok, then what? I don’t like pugs. I’m not particularly enamored with any of the cata dungeons. I’m never asked to do anything or invited to any guild groups, and when there is an opportunity for me to join up, I’m already in the middle of PvP on my druid, so there go those opportunities.

Functionally, I have ceased to be a contributing member of my guild, and as such I no longer find any joy in the game. We’ve now come to the point where alts are getting in current raids, and I still haven’t done shit.

I logged in today to see 9 people in ICC. “ICC?” I asked. “We’re on Arthas,” came the reply. I figured they must have an non-guild as the 10th, and went on with my daily routine. That was all finished, and they were still in there. So I figured they were having a hard time, or something, and decided to ask. “I only count 9, do you guys need a dps?” No answer, just a DBM auto response that 8/9 were alive and they were in combat. Just a flood of hard mode achievements a few minutes later. Yeah old content, I know, but fuck. I still haven’t gotten a LK kill. It’s been pretty much an entire year since I got my first crack at it, and here I am, still underachieved, and bitter about it.

If this is what the game has become for me, then I’m sick of it, and done.

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One more week

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 24, 2010 by Korby

I’m not happy, so I’m giving it one more week.

In our guild, like most others, we have ranks.  Leader, Officer, Raider, Member, Alt, Initiate.  Leaders and Officers are pretty much self-explanatory.  Raiders are distinguished by the fact that they have regular raid attendance every week with more regularity than the Members.  Pretty much the only thing these ranks are good for, is that the Raiders get first dibs on loot, followed by the Members, Alts, and finally Initiates who only get loot if it would otherwise rot.  At the moment, I am a Raider, but I’m feeling lower than an Initiate for the simple fact that I can’t fucking get home from work fast enough and I wind up the 26th man.

Yesterday that cost me a Cryptmaker.  It went instead to an Initiate.

Today that cost me a role in our first Sindragosa kill.  That went, apparently, to somebody outside the guild as far as I could tell from looking at the online guild roster.

In the last month, I have killed a total of 2 25-man bosses.  I have to go back to May 18th in my WoW Armory Feed before I find myself killing multiple ICC25 bosses in a guild raid.

I’m starting to ask why even bother trying to get home in time.  It’s not going to happen.  It is not worth it to me to look forward to a raid all week, only to log on, see 25 names in ICC, be told “you’re on the sub list,” miss dinner, and basically sit around for the next hour and a half only to watch loot and achievements fly past me in guild chat before the raid is inevitably called once it gets too late for the east coasters to stay on.

I can’t get home any faster, and they won’t schedule the raid any later.  My rank of Raider has become a lie, and I’m sick of it promising me nothing.

So I’m giving it one more week before I quit trying.

Northrend and Outland redux

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by Korby

Thanks to the bonfire quest reset overnight, I got to do them again for Aaeru.  It’s amazing how much having the flight paths helped, since I only died 4 times in Northrend and 10 in Outland this time, compared to yesterday’s much higher numbers.  Level 42 now after the 2nd trip.

Had an amusing awkward moment when I logged on today, as a guild member got on me for a wry sarcastic post I made on the forums in regards to the fact that quite a lot of his IRL friends are in the guild.  He thought I was saying that we didn’t want them anymore or whatever, so I defused that fire, and then we all went on alts to Mana-Tombs where the only thing that dropped was mage loot, so lucky me, haha.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 22, 2009 by Korby

I had an opportunity tonight to join a Naxx-10 pick-up raid for their final encounter with Kel’Thuzad. I was all gung-ho and enthused about it, until I was told that the only drop I wanted from it, the axe, was being reserved by the raid leader. Hell no. I don’t play this game to gear people I don’t know and have no loyalty to. I have no problem with assisting in the gearing up of guildmates, but some dude reserving loot for himself? No. There’s only a handful of people in that game that I would allow to dictate terms to me for raiding, and that guy wasn’t one. Maybe I should have gone, and rolled on it anyways, but then I’d just have been dishonest about agreeing to his rules.

I don’t get to raid with my guild all that often (a total of twice so far since I hit 70 in September, and one of them was rather informal), mainly because I’m either at work or asleep when the raids start, and to be honest, I have a sneaking suspicion that even if I were there and ready, other more regular raiders would be picked over me, just because granting me loot likely wouldn’t produce any returns for the guild in future raids, which I would likely miss because of work and sleep. This isn’t a dig at any perceived unfairness in my guild’s loot distribution methods, but giving drops that are intended to help increase the power of a raid force to a person who is rarely a member of the raid force, is kind of a wasted drop in my opinion. I probably wouldn’t hand a level 213 item to me either in those circumstances.

This sort of thing has been on my mind a lot lately, since regular Naxx raiding has picked up now that more people are online following the holidays. Lately I’ve been filtering out guild chat while raids are going, just because getting spammed by achievements and the occasional loot bragging only serves to remind me that I’m not there. As somebody who was always there, and always right in the middle of it in EQ, that bugs me. It provides me with a sense of being left out, though I know not deliberately so. I’ve been thinking lately that if I didn’t like the people I’m guilded with so much, that I’d probably have left already for some other guild with a more accommodating raid schedule.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 20, 2008 by Korby

WoW kinda pissed me off today.

Saturday I woke up at 9:30am to watch Man United own the crap out of West Brom, so that was good stuff. Afterwards I logged onto WoW and found that the Hallow’s End world event had started. I’m not usually awake and on WoW on the weekends much before 3 or 4pm, but Saturday I was, and as such I was offered the opportunity to raid with my guild. I’ve only been playing WoW since April, and seeing as how my guild of friends from EverQuest had advanced past a lot of the earlier content where a PvP welfare epic equipped noob would learn to cut his WoW raid teeth, Mount Hyjal is a hell of a place to start.

We go through the first 3 bosses without a problem, have a small hiccup on Azgalor when our tank disconnected on the pull but we get him down on the 2nd try. Naturally I linked my hands for the T6 plate gloves that dropped (2 dropped, 4 people linked) and while I’m not upset at all that I didn’t get them, I sort of got the feeling that I almost got them considering the length of time it took to award the drops. Maybe next time.

So now it’s down to Archimonde. We attempted him maybe 5 or 6 times, closest to bringing him down was at 13%. Air Burst and Doomfire just out did us (not me though, I’m awesome) every time. Eventually we had to give up and decided to try again on Sunday. Time was set for 3pm, and I planned to be there.

So today rolls around, and I make sure to be awake and online at 3pm. I get myself to Tanaris, I find the rest of my guild standing outside the instance portal, and I wait for a raid invite. I wait and I wait. People start running in, still no invite to me. I ask our guild leader for an invite, and she tells me to ask one of the officers who is leading the thing, so I do. No answer. I figure, oh maybe he’s busy, and is flooded with tells, he’ll get around to me. Nope, nothing. Maybe I should have been more persistent and asked again, but this silence kinda rubbed me the wrong way. It’s just not in my nature not to pester somebody or raise a snit over pixels in a game, so after about 10 minutes of waiting I logged off. After being a part of the raid force the day before that got us to the end result of trying Archi, it felt like a snub to be either denied or ignored for this second shot at him.

Granted, I’m not a full-time or even a part-time raider, and my gear and abilities in this game are far below what some of our other members have, but hadn’t I earned the right to be there this time? My sense of entitlement to be on that raid wasn’t just because of the repair bill I had to pay following our first attempts, or even my (admittedly slim) chances at loot that might be dropped. It was that I had contributed in some small part the previous day, with my admittedly paltry DPS, to getting us there. I can’t point one way or another and say that this guy or that guy wasn’t there the day before, while I was, because I really didn’t pay that much attention to who else was or wasn’t there the day before, but I’m fairly certain that we had more people there today (think I counted about 20 in the zone) than yesterday (just under 4 groups, IIRC).