You know when you get to school/work and OMG you are wearing the SAME THING as your friend? How. Embarrassing. That’s kind of how I felt when Alas, Morehnai, and I all posted on the same day about discontent, disappointment, malaise, and burnout in this latest patch. We didn’t plan it. It was just “going around.”
A few weeks later, we had positive thinking going around. We had some unfortunate drama, people left the guild, and suddenly the guild was revitalized – bouncing back from a potentially disastrous situation with a stubborn determination and dedication to our guild. WE WILL BE AWESOME, DAMMIT, DESPITE ADVERSITY!
Wednesday night, we had NOTHING planned, yet a bunch of us were in guild chat making horribly inappropriate remarks about pedo-tree. It was the most fun I’ve had on a not-raid night in a long time. And the thing was… fun begets fun. Socialization begets socialization. On another night, I might have logged in, seen nobody online, done a few herbing laps, gotten bored, and logged off. But people WERE online and having fun… which made ME stay online… and THEY probably stayed online longer than they normally would… and subsequent loggers-on saw ALL OF US having fun and THEY stayed around too.
Rinse, repeat on Thursday Night. This time, we were in vent and I discovered that I was TOTALLY SPECCED WRONG in cat form. Ok, not totally wrong, but let’s just say that EJ sometimes has a tenuous grasp on the reality of non-elite playing. Twig made some cute comments into vent (dammit, she needs to SLEEP). We did some SRS BZNS orb farming for guildie boots.
So, this feels so “back to normal”, though I can say that we probably haven’t been this “normal” since the disastrous Patch 4.2 hit. It’s nice. Gnoble says I’m getting my WoW second wind. Hell, I think we all are.
Well… were getting our wow second wind. Then, Friday, we heard about the fucking pandas. A bunch of people are probably going to quit because of it. Not now, but our guild definitely has a shelf-life ending at the next expansion. And possibly sooner, after we kick the next patch’s ass. Depressing, right?
But screw it. Live for today, right? Tonight is RAID NIGHT. I’m getting pumped watching Francis. It will be spectacularly awesome.