Thursday, June 18, 2009

Guild Dilemma

I have no idea what to do, and I need some advice, if anyone has any.

I'm pretty set that I am going to transfer my paladin to Cenarion Circle this weekend. My concern now is what to do with my hunter. The guild she has been in now.. she has been in it for almost as long as she has existed as a character. However, there are indications that the guild is falling apart. Again. They're still recruiting and still managing to put together 25-man raids, but that's not so much of a concern for me, as I'm not raiding, and I don't know when I'm going to start again. The problem I'm having is that there are very few people still IN the guild that I consider to be friends. My guild leader, definitely, he's the biggest one. But everyone else, not so much. There are people I talk to from time to time, but that's about it. There were a couple of other people I'd consider to be friends, but I found out that one of them left the guild last night.

The whole reason I stayed in the guild after I stopped raiding was because it's where my friends were. But last night I was on for a bit, and everyone I had an actual conversation with were people who either are not in the guild anymore, or were never in to begin with. So I find myself in an awkward situation. I never thought I'd even consider putting Asara in another guild. Yet here I am doing just that. Another friend and ex-guildmate has a raiding guild, and has said in the past that both hubby and I would be welcome to join if we ever wanted to. It seems to be the guild where most of my ex-guildmates have gone, so I'm guaranteed to be around people I know and can talk to.

The problem is that my guild leader would probably never speak to me again if I changed guilds before the guild itself disbanded or whatever. So I am really torn on this right now. I told my guild leader the other day that I was probably going to transfer Saraabi off the server, and got no response, even though I assured him that at the time I had no plans to move Asara anywhere, and in fact intended to resume raiding with them if/when my schedule allowed. I don't know what to think of that, if he's just busy with RL, or overwhelmed with the changes and people leaving, or what. Hubby took his characters out a week or two ago as well.

Maybe I'll just leave things be for a little while longer. See how the transfer goes, and maybe talk to my friend in the other guild about putting an alt in there for a bit to see what it's like. What do you all think?

1 fellow footsteps:

Softi said...

See the bit that makes me think you *should* change guilds is "The problem is that my guild leader would probably never speak to me again if I changed guilds" - imo if that's the case they're not *really* thinking about you as a friend. Think about it - if you were in their situation do you think you would never talk to someone again when they choose to join another guild over yours?

Do what you'll be happiest with - it's a tough decision to make but trust me, it's worth it!