Life On the Other Side

Stepping away from raiding has been a reality check for me, and I have to say I am quite pleased with the break thus far. I don’t have to rush home from work, feed the dog, feed hubby and then raid. I can just come home, do the other stuff and then just.. be. I also don’t have to worry about getting my dailies in although I do log the DK in to tank for Hubby’s mage. It’s been quite relaxing. I even have time to make my Sims into millionaires (thanks to the cheat code of course LOL).

Yesterday in Ironforge, Exanna was checking her mail for gold when a stranger whispered her.

“How come you’re not in a guild?”

“Well, I /gquit.”

“You’re epicly geared. What guild were you in?”

“Ah, it doesn’t matter. I am just taking a well deserved break.”

“Oh,” he writes seemingly worried, “I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. I just wondering why you weren’t in a guild.”

“LOL. My feelings aren’t hurt. I am fine :). Take care!”

“You, too.”

Free.. for now.

And that’s what it is for me: a well deserved break- not only from the drama but from the work. I raided 5 to 6 nights a week. I was the webmaster. I created our site and made it useful. I was responsible for posting pics and strats and stuff like that. I put the 10-mans together to make sure the groups were equally skilled and geared. I heard all the whispers about people being upset about this or that. I encouraged some of the healers when the RL would make them feel bad. I tried to think ahead when it came to problems the guild may face. I made the recruiting posts when it was time to recruit.

And when it came to my toons, I ran the dailies and the weeklies- never missing them. I grinded the mats and made the stuff to sell on the AH just so Exxy could get the money to buy the saronite her crafted gear early on. I made cloth every three days like clockwork. I ran the randoms to get badges for DanityKane so she wouldn’t be useless. ransmuted gems daily, herbed and made flasks or raiding.  I worked really hard- on a game.  And now, I get to be free. For a bit.

I do, however, feel bad for Hubby who /gquit last night. He says his heart wasn’t in it without me there, and for that I feel terrible. I never asked him to quit. He just did, and he worked hard on his toons, too. I took a lot of the blame for stuff I did not do, and he told me he didn’t feel right continuing to raid with them. Isn’t that just a big ball of sadness and sweetness mixed altogether?  Thanks, Hubby, for standing by me.

I plan to get back into raiding. I plan to find a new guild but not one that raids quite so much. I plan on having fun.

For now, I will be getting a podcast together this week. I am so excited! Miss Medicina has agreed to be my first celebrity guest! /smile. She is going to teach us all the basics of Discipline Priest healing in ExxyTalk After Dark. So stay tuned. And for those of you who have written to encourage me to keep going, thank you. And please know- I am not done yet. I am just resting and rebuilding.

Happy Raiding!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Soliss on February 24, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    A break sounds good. Oh wait I have one coming up with a long weekend. Whooo hooo! I’m looking forward to the podcast even though DISC is an alien language to me. Glad you are enjoying the break.


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