Things were going so well.
In a new guild.
Making progress with a nearly full roster.
Then the healers that were supposed to join disappeared.
And so did the next pair.
And the next.
So we slogged through a few weeks of Horridon with various PUG healers; all having their own strats, their own opinions, and apparently all having the worst internet connections in the world (judging by the number of “disconnects” we endured).
The funniest thing about all the PUGS we went through, was that the guild was actually functioning appropriately – we were in the right spots and the right time attacking the right targets, it was the PUGs that were all over the board in skill.
And then it happened.
Tir made a tough decision, but one which I am very proud of him for: there are more important things in life than progression raiding.
He told his 25-man guild that he didn’t have the time available to devote to raiding 4+ nights a week and he left.
There should be an account achievement for an absurd amount of faction transfers. That’s right, he came back home to the Horde. (I don’t care that he started as Alliance, he belongs over here under the red and black.)
Not only did he come back to the Horde, but he moved over to Area 52 and brought all his characters into the guild – including his paladin healer, which we desperately need.
So we had an established roster of 9 and a filler healer lined up. We went in to Jin’rok and were already chatting about our Horridon strat now that we had some competent (and consistent) heals.
Except we didn’t get there. Continue reading →