fivethirty fragments sitting in my bag. FiveThirty fragments to remind me of the fantastic team I was once part of, that I poured my heart into, but will never get back.
Instead of posting a run list to TotC tonight, our GM posted a good bye post instead. He has decided to try a realm transfer and join a top guild where he can focus more on raiding and less on guild management. For our guild, this will more than likely mean the death of serious raiding as we were extremely dependent on his raid leading. He was so good at it and had full attendance that there were never any need for an alternate leader but this created our dependence on him. We never did raid with Teamspeak/Ventrilo so instead we got used to his macros and fast typing and it was the way we did things and we were damn good at it.
I've had a fantastic time and it's been a great journey to see this guild grow from a bunch or green/blue geared players starting out in Karazhan into becoming one of the most established, well respected and successful top guilds of the realm.
What happens now? I don't know...I may take a break from raiding or look for a realm transfer to continue with competitive raiding somewhere nice. I'd like to think I'm capable of making a good application.
30 fragments collecting dust in my inventory feels weird. Should I perhaps spam trade chat with "WTB Yogg+3, 80k gold PST".
There were a lot of emotions in guild chat tonight and chocolate sales went reportedly up in Europe this evening. Someone said "I better put on Marley & me so I've got a cover for why I'm upset if my wife wonders". Sure it's only a game and you might think it's weird that people get emotional about something like this but more than a game I'd say that it's an experience with real people behind it and that's what causes emotions. It's only natural that bonds form with people whenever you experience things with them and especially so over time.
Maybe a shaman in the guild expressed it best:
[Shaman] has earned the achievement [Traveler's Tundra Mammoth]!
[Shaman]: no, didn't work
[Shaman]: still unhappy
[Shaman]: that helps tho :b