I took a month off of blogging to spend more time with my family and to play more (and I really enjoyed it), but things have settled down and I’m ready to return. And I’m starting off with a bang.
I’m starting a series called “Letters to my Guildies.” Don’t worry, I’m not going to start too much drama (although it would up my readership…). Most of these won’t be written directly to guild members, but to certain traits or aspects that stick out to me that I think a lot of people can probably relate to. So, here we go, Letter Number 1, written actually to a few people who have apped or whispered asking about what we expect in our guild.
I know that daily quests suck. I’m right there with ya, bro. You think it’s bad now, you should have seen what Dun Niffelem was like 2 weeks into Wrath! There were times people would steal those stupid little oily whatever-the-hecks right out from under my moonfire. For weeks I toiled in Storm Peaks for that shoulder enchant. And get this–that was before you could buy rep with Relics. I KNOW. Insane, right?
So you’ll have to pardon my frustration when you say “I just don’t think it’s worth it to get exalted for a measly extra 6 spellpower and 5 crit.” You don’t think what is worth it? Being invited to raids? You realize, of course, that the reason you didn’t get invited to our guild to start with was mostly that line right there.
First of all, if you’re going to try to get into a guild or raid, you should put your best foot forward. Chances are you’re not as geared as we are, so when we say every little bit helps, we’re trying to help you not be 21st on the damage meter (the holy paladins do better than that).
But more importantly, it shows us that you don’t care about being the best in your class like we do. We are all fiercely competitive. The first thing we look at after a boss fight is…well, actually, it’s the loot. And then after the loot, it’s the damage meters. We know what it takes to be at the top (apparently I can only tell you how to hover around 10th, except for an awesome Vezax last night), and we know you aren’t going to make it.
If it’s not “worth it” to grind to exalted, or to properly gem and enchant your gear, then it’s definitely not worth it to us to bring you to our raid.
So thank you for your interest, but we’re going to have to pass.