I thought about not doing a post on this but I want you (and others seeking acceptance within your guild) to know what causes players to quit your guild. When I first joined your guild…it was because you had a need. It appears that you’ve found others to fill that need and thus I am no longer needed. I can respect that. In fact you were gracious enough to allow me to continue to wear the <Sick> tag as a “casual” but even so, I can’t say I wear it with pride. All I can take part in with the guild is a foul, racist, and vulgar /g chat channel and an equally or worse vent channel which you use to berate and abuse one another.
To be fair I would definitely consider you a “hardcore guild” and thats what I thought I wanted to be part of. I guess what I was wanting was more of a dedicated raiding guild. I was willing to dedicate my time and effort but even so, it seems to be the guild policy (as it is in some jobs) is to simply bring in new talent to do the job rather then build up dependable raiders you could count on. My death knight wasn’t “puttin out the dps” as you had wished so I agreed to roll my mage Aurdon into my primary raiding class. I got him raid worthy in two weeks but still couldn’t meet the expectations of your raids. I’m sorry it turned out this way. When we did raid bosses died. I can’t recall being the cause of wipes nor being consistently last in dps meters but still I must have been doing something wrong. Despite my near perfect attendance and contributions, you found others to fill that spot without finding it necessary to rotate in others. Even on “alt raid” night my mage frequently would be sat in favor of one of the “core” raider alts. Perhaps I could have said something about this on our guild forums but…after being part of this guild for over six months, I have still yet been granted access past the public forms. That sure makes me feel part of the group…thanks.
After coming to terms that my characters were never going to meet your standards and thus never going to make it into a raid (besides Monday nights when the raid was short 6 players and after another 45 mins gets canceled anyway), I decided perhaps I should just wait till the new level cap. Cataclysm is due out in a few months and <Sick> is a guild that I do consider to be pretty good at killing bosses. Perhaps I’ll switch to a healer (a class usually in demand) and rush to 85. Being one of the first there <Sick> will likely take me to the first raids right? Once the foot is in the door, gearing up and staying on top should be pretty easy shouldn’t it? But after more thought, I still don’t think I want to be part of a guild that treats members as you do.
I’m leaving the guild because Sick of Kel’thuzad is a bunch of internet trolls and I suppose I should have realized it sooner. Its why I log into vent and hear “Did you know so-and-so transfered servers? He quit the guild and I don’t have him in my friends list…he didn’t even tell anyone” or “Why did insert-name-here get a gkick?” to be answered with “He didn’t…he left on his own“. Why would I want to be part of a guild who talks about me in vent as if I wasn’t even there? That’s happened on a few occasions and not just me. If there happens to be drama and someone quits or logs out over it…everyone opens up with how much they “hated that guy anyway” or how little you will miss him. Even looking at the sick guild website, you posted about how much better your raiding is after the last raid leader quit. Your guild will prosper in its own way I suppose. There always seems to be 4-5 new people each week for the 4-5 that leave. I too will prosper in some new direction but I don’t think it will be in a guild like yours.
And for the record, yes I know you sometimes read the blog and no I usually don’t care to post about you guys personally (that was for you btw Timecist) because really you guys don’t mesh with my readers anyway. My readers have more reasons to play this game beyond just killing another internet dragon or verbally abusing each other (which seems to be <Sick>’s only focus). Also I happen to like Rhii’s post and hope she’ll always be part of this blog. She’s one of the core reasons I have close to 500 active subscribers and such an awesome reader base.
So there you have it. I /gquit and gift to you something else to mock me about. Go ahead and post this in the forums so you have another giggle at my expense. It’s not going to bother me much. I’m sorry I had higher expectations for your guild much as you had higher expectations from me.