So Cataclysm has been out for little more then a week an its already wrecked my life. Yes I’m being over dramatic here but I’m not when I say its literally torn my guild apart. Story time…
Aurdon was born on 11/23/2004. My wee little ole mage came to be on launch day. On that day I rolled on the server I that my guild from SWG had planned on playing. Kel’thuzad. A PvP server in the mountain time zone which would later become part of Nightfall battlegroup. That guild didn’t last much past my mid 40’s and then I joined Resurrection. I have many friends in Rez and enjoyed playing with them immensely. In fact the only times Aurdon left Resurrection is when we disbanded or split over raiding brick walls. We’d merge into other guilds but then a new expansion would come out and reform up the old crew to stand on our own again. This happens to be the first expansion that we’ve weathered the transition. The only problem is that there could still be some rapids ahead.
As I had mentioned above, KT is a PvP server. One which Horde are easily outnumbered 3:1. You can see some data to back that up in the somewhat jumbled pages of warcraftrealms.com. Just as a new expansion will bring back old guild members, it also brings back 3x as many alliance. Questing is impossible for Horde on KT. If you were on for the new launch all you saw was a sea of red named players who were all marked as hostile. In the zones where you had Hyjal warden’s guarding, they’d be standing on lootable quest items begging you to hit them. They were the ones standing on pillars evade bugging guards while a hellfire of lightning bolts rained down upon your soon to be dead body. They were the ones who were exploiting totems and pets into fooling the AI that you “threw the first punch”. And you were able to enjoy all of this…provided you logged in at 5am or you sat in the 1500+ queue for 2 hours after you got home from work. This might sound like some of your servers this past week but this isn’t a mad rush due to Cataclysm. This happens every time there is a new content patch. Summoning stone? Forget it. Five alliance are sure to farming it rather then battlegrounds. These are those that are waiting to get into the Kickball game known as Winter Grasp on our server. Its a rousing game of 40 vs 14 where the games are quick and the balls are…well, horde balls. The guild had enough and Blizzard tossed us a life line. We took transfer.
I say we but not all of us made it. Aurdon is one of them. My main for nearly 6 years now left behind. Why? I’m not sure. I just felt that being here since 2004 I can’t leave. I don’t like the ganking and one sidedness of any horde vs alliance conflict but I’ve grown used to it. Its just how the game is for me. Its the battered wife syndrome. Aurdon feels attached to KT. So some how I’ll just split time between two servers.
The rest of my alts arn’t though. I’ve moved over now and after 2-3 days of playing…I totally forgot about going back to check on Aurdon. I mean I thought about him but I’m too busy trying to catch up to 85 with the rest of the guild now that I left my 85 (Aurdon) back on KT. I logged in to say fair thee well because honestly there is no way I can find the time to play on both servers evenly. This is when I was hit with the second thoughts.
Is it silly to simply abandon him because that has been his home for so long? I originaly felt that the new server might not work out and I’d have to pay to transfer back but so far, everything is great. I’ve been ganked 2-3 times but this time the fight was 1v1 and the only advantage they had was a mob and a few levels on me. Everyone in guild loves it here and I’m already missing my high level tailoring and enchanting.
Ugh…what should I do?