Game Drama (WoW)

So yeah, been playing WoW for a while now, been in a great guild, but there are issues.

Most of it comes from what I call the elitist faction, who really want everyone to focus on the end game, be experts on their class, and have perfect attendence to all guild raids and events.

And they are pushing for a review of everyone in the guild (to be fair) because some members may not be up to their standards. And it turns out I’m one of the “some members.”

Which means to say, since I’m not as good as the other healers, since I don’t dedicat 30+ hours a week to the game, if I don’t pass muster, I could be kicked.


Last night, i had a discussion with one of the officers. Hell, he’s a good guy, he doesn’t want anyone to be kicked, and he was kind enough to at least tell me what I already knew – I’m mentioned often, people have some concerns, and I’m not an A player like some others.

Soudn familiar?

After grinding my teeth through a less than restful sleep, I sent him an email saying yes, i can get bette,r but it’ll take time, and if they expect me to improved they need to be patient. And if they expect me to make the game my not-work-time focus & etc, I’ll quit before they can kick me, ’cause I don’t have to put up with this shit.

I like ’em, they’re good people, but fuckall, they’re taking the fun out of the game. And when i applied to this guild with and it wasn’t for end game dominence and “phat lewt.” And they’ll ahve to get over it.

So we’ll see. I like these people and don’t want to quit, but damn, I’m not gonna stay if they are making it not fun. It’s a fucking game, for god’s sake, and not a job or a semi-pro sports team.

Or a sales department, but that’s a whole other rant.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to Game Drama (WoW)

  1. maxdwolf says:

    Yeah, I gave up on group games like that. They all become dominated by the obsessed going only for the kill. With go I don’t mind that. One chooses one’s opponents and it’s fairly easy to find ones of your own rank or whom you don’t mind losing to. Even the tournaments get us sorted by rank. But with these games everyone’s just thrown into the mix and if you don’t have the log-in time or the skills you’re toast. Not to mention you can’t do anything to avoid the jerks and twits.

    Still a bitch that they’re considering cutting you. But at least it’s just a game and not your job or a serious relationship.

  2. h_postmortemus says:

    Dude, that’s sad…

    Just remember, the losers who dedicate that much of their lives to a fucking video game don’t HAVE anything else to focus on. Many of them have no wife/girlfriend, no kids and maybe even no job…

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