When last I left you, dear reader, I believe the folks at Soulbound had entered a guild alliance to attempt to complete the 25 man version of the Ice Crown Citadel. Things had gone very well in the combined group’s foray into the despised home of Arthas, the Lich King. Many bosses were downed (all the way through Professor Putricide in fact), loot had been given out, and people generally seemed happy to be moving forward. There was a feeling by me at least, that maybe this would work.
Fast forward, if you will to the next night, Wednesday. I was actually looking forward to going raiding again, which is not something that I have been able to say in a long time. I wanted to beat more bosses in ICC, and maybe get through Sindragosa finally. If people were on their game as they were the previous night, I fully believed and expected that it was going to happen that day.
I logged on at about the same time as I had the prior night, and was immediately picked up for the raid. All was going as was expected. There were a few less people from Soulbound on, but that wasn’t unexpected since several people said that they could not make it to the night’s raid for multiple different reasons.
Coming up on raid start time, I expected that we would start getting members of the other guild coming into the raid, and one or two had trickled in; just not as many as I expected. At some point during the waiting, we heard that we were waiting on a 10 man to finish their attempt at Arthas. So we waited, and waited, and waited. There were spatterings of discussion about the fact that the 10 man was trying a couple of more times because they were getting so close. On our side, we talked about breaking raid and doing dailies, heroics, etc. At about 35 minutes after raid start I was good and thoroughly annoyed. I told myself if in 10 minutes they were not ready to start pulling I was out of there. The 10 minutes went, and I told the RL at the time that I had waited as long as I was willing to, and was going to call it a night. I then proceeded to drop raid.
About 10 minutes later, they began to get mobilized and offered my spot back, but I had already decided to do something else. Turns out it was a good thing. The raid went well I guess, but there was loot drama for one of our more respected thieves. I am glad I was not there also because I guess there was some…disagreement on handling of different things including communication and the like.
They are trying it again this week. I have decided to bow out and let others who are more annoyance accepting take my spot. Personally I am of the opinion, I would rather fail miserably with people in my guild that I happen to care about than succeed with people in another guild. I guess I now have 2 choices, I can pug (which is at least me being completely mercenary about my gear gathering), or give up on my dreams of taking out Arthas. Who knows which way I’ll go.