I know that my last post was kinda drama filled. Thanks to everyone for their encouraging comments and wise words of advice. I hope that my absence of a post this week didn't make anyone think that there was any lingering drama around. It just happened that I had somewhat of a drama filled week in terms of the process of switching firms.
Anyways, I wrote the post last Friday not knowing how my guildies would react to it. Would Jess be pissed? Would guildies be pissed? I really didn't know. But ultimately the post did several things. First, it helped guildies better understand my thoughts and where I was coming from. I think that they had a better understanding for why I made some of the decisions that I made. Secondly, I think it helped guildies also see how their actions or words can be interpreted by others.
Finally, it got people talking. I think there was more dialogue afterwards about where we are, how we work, and where we want to go. And I had several really good conversations with people. While I say that I rarely blog about guild drama, the whole thing reminded me that this is why I blog. I blog to help myself sort out how I feel or what I think about things. And if blogging can help my guildies better understand me, outside of the emotion in the moment, all the better.
Ultimately we were unable to go back to Chogall on Sunday night due to an incomplete raid yet again, which was disappointing, but it was what it was. When I think back on this tier, there is a part of me that is a little disappointed that we weren't able to finish the content within its time. In comparison in ICC, we downed the lich king more in line with other guild timeframes and had moved onto heroics.
However, I do recognize that we got a late start to raiding since we had to rebuild half our guild. So we started raiding two months later than other guilds. So I am curious to see where our current raiding group can go now that we are starting this tier on time. We still could use another healer and a tank/dps, but I think we have a pretty good and steady group, one that will get its first look at Firelands on Sunday.
Finally, we did do Cho'gall last night, just for shits and giggles. It was kind of anti-climactic because it was such a facerolling one shot. I think it motivated me to try to get this tier's end boss within the current tier's timeframe. Also last night was also sort of a letdown because Jess was still away on vacation. And after the many wipes and subsequent WoW hubby and WoW wife fights, he should have been there. But he was there... in spirit, reflected below in the artfully brilliant stick figure: