Well, I have decided to take my game playing down a few notches and just start back at the beginning of just enjoying the game. I have pulled all of my characters back into my “vanity guilds” so that I don’t feel the pressure of trying to compete with anything other than myself. Kind of like playing golf – you don’t really compete against the other player – you compete with yourself and the golf course – keeps it at a happy medium.
I loved being in a very active guild, however, due to the fact that I am changing my game play style a whole lot, it was best that I removed my character to a more relaxed environment. I knew that I was not ever going to catch up with “A” team for raiding again and it always made me feel guilty when I couldn’t tag along. No gear, no raid – it’s always been that way, you know.
I loved the people in the guild, awesome people and I hated leaving them behind, however, it was time for me to just “stop” and take the time to enjoy the game. I will miss them all and hope that we will continue to be friends. It definitely wasn’t their fault that I fell behind, I had some RL things that were holding me back for a good long month and then some. I’ll miss you all, if you read this, however, this is for the best. Love you all and I’ll miss seeing you.
Now, I will be playing at a more relaxed pace and not feel so driven which was really starting to take the fun out of the game. I always felt guilty when I was off roaming around on Azeroth and I wasn’t playing that particular character.
If you ever want to get with a very active group of people, put in an application to Ginger Snaps – Wrymrest Accord – awesome bunch of folks, just a bit too fast paced for me right now.