The short answer?
Work and school.
The long answer?
Woooooooooooork and schoooooooooooooool.
And now that I’m done being a smartass…
Seriously, work and school and life have just wrung me through the wringer.
But I have some free time coming up. The semester is about to end and they are reducing the amount of time off I can hoard at work so it looks like I’ve got some days off coming up.
What do I do now?
I’m lost in WoW. Like, really, really, lost.
Logged in last night, after a 20 minute queue.
Guess I missed the anniversary.
Stood around on an alt.
Logged into another alt.
Debated about logging into Arioch.
Had to build up the courage.
You see, I told my guild that the shit was about to hit the fan and that I couldn’t commit to 5 minutes a day, let alone multiple hours on several days for raiding.
I was fully expecting to be demoted and replaced.
But from the last time I managed to log on and poke around, it looks like they left me at my raider rank, raiding pretty well stopped, and the guild leader and co guild leader broke up.
So I feel terrible. I know it wasn’t just because I stopped raiding that they stopped – the writing was on the wall for the guild as a group of raiders for quite some time.
But I didn’t even get demoted.
And they normally demoted people fast.
You can’t raid for two weeks?
NO RAIDER RANK FOR YOU!
But I didn’t get demoted.
And that makes me feel guilty.
Like they were waiting for me.
Which they were.
I logged in and was instantly greeted.
With the old GM gone and the co-GM taking over they rearranged all the ranks.
And I still have a core raider spot.
People are talking to me like I never left.
I don’t remember them.
Who are you? What do I know about you?
Am I coming back to raid?
Outlook hazy, no promises.
Schedule is 2 nights a week, doable hours.
But I register for classes today.
Looking at twice the class load.
They miss me.
Wanted to bring me in to the raid they were running, needed a DPS.
Said I couldn’t, needed to eat.
(How do I forget to eat?)
Thinking about running LFR this weekend.
Need a good 8 points in ilevel.
What am I doing?
Only got two words for you…Flex Raiding.
Jump in when you want for as long as want whenever you got the time. Sounds like they are probably headed in that direction anyway.
Every Flex Raid I’ve done has been exactly that – some people stay for the whole thing, some bounce in for a boss or two but the raid still goes on.
And with the cross-realm raiding you never have to feel “guilty” if you can only do an hour a week if your schedule permits it.
No, it’s not hard-core “progression” raiding but that pales considerably compared with hard-score “progression” classes. :D
I’m in the same boat being gone for a bit…I don’t really know where I fit in things anymore. I feel like a homeless bum in Azeroth sometimes.
You totally forgot to add that you progressed a rung on the crazy cat lady ladder!
you might as well just become the raid leader