Hey all, time for another of my blog posts.
I’ve been meaning to write one for a while now, but with the recent changes in the guild and the high level of burn out hitting raid guilds everywhere it’s not been easy to know what to write.
Certainly, given the changes we have been through and the necessary time for the settling in of the replacement system, it’s at times not been clear whether the content of this blog would be about raiding or about taking it easy and waiting for BfA with everyone taking a well earned break from a long and gruelling expansion.
Fortunately things are beginning to become clearer now as we get back to where we were before in terms of bosses killed and surprisingly there still seem to be legs in this old dog of a guild yet.
A number of people, some of whom perhaps haven’t always been central or first choice members of the guild’s raid team have stepped up at a tough time and showed they will do their part to ensure continuity and breathing space.
For this you all have my sincere and heartfelt thanks.
I won’t lie, it’s been a tough time, my own burn out on both game and the work of maintaining a guild like WW is pretty high, my patience at times very low and I’m not getting any younger.
Anyway, enough about me, I’m nothing if not relentless and determined to shrug off any change or inconvenience, bury the dead, embrace the living and move on. This perhaps makes me sometimes appear cold and ungrateful to those that step back or move on, but it’s not the case, I appreciate the value of the past but I just don’t have the luxury of spending time on lamenting what was and is no more so prefer to just move forward at full speed, focus on who is here and let time and change do their thing.
The raid team is now showing the green shoots of what it will be in the future and this is truly a happy development. After many months of a successful system where perhaps people became too reliant on being told what to do and when to do it by the usual suspects, eventually switched off their brains and neglected to maintain their own personal accountability and responsibility, we’re now seeing people thinking, asking questions, trying to help and assist in improving the collective level of awareness.
We’re also seeing Necroaxe take his own first steps to fulfil his new role and responsibility as Raid Leader, picking it up and running with it. It’s all good.
We’ve also seen others not recognised by promotions or titles step up and add important functionality to the team and roster flexibility this is a very welcome development.
I won’t name any names as whilst we know who the main protagonists are and in any event, those that have stuck with us through the pain and disappointment of recent weeks farming and wiping are all equally stars worthy of recognition.
Yes, we’ve lost a few soldiers along the way. However we’ve been fortunate to recruit some fine and friendly, likeable alternatives and had existing members from within the guild step up and support us and find a way to make it work and indeed make raiding more fun than it has been for quite some time.
So, bottom line is we’re still here fighting and growing for this I thank you all.
Thanks for reading.