At the risk of sounding egotistical, I have a problem about multiple raiding groups who have been seeking me out. I have loyalties to family members, and long-time player friends, but for personal reasons, they haven't been able to keep up with me. I totally respect why they can or can't play, but that's not where I'm at right now. The thing is, now I feel I have to sneak or tip-toe around them when I want to hang out with more 'leet' players. Lots of hurt feelings all around. I'm tired of not playing when and how I want to because others get their egos bruised. What should I do, Matty?
Well, that is tough problem to find sympathy for, I must admit. Every day in trade chat, there are several guilds who are seeking players for start-ups, and to be sought out must feel pretty cool. You didn't tell me much about your stats, gear, or achievements, but I guess I'll leave that for the clock tower inspection.
I hate to bring this around to myself, but it is all about me, really. I find my own time in Azeroth at a cross-roads right now. My new guild is firmly established in their core ten, and when they talk about what they're doing in guild chat, I know the words are in English but I have no idea what they're talking about. The other night they finished the whole Deathwing thing, and another guildy mistyped "SH*T!" as soon as the achievement rang out. I am sensing (I'm smart like that) that he was a bit jealous. I talked to him later about starting a B team, and had approached another player, and all I get is "YES! But I'm not going to lead it."
Big fat hairy sigh.
But here's what I've learned in life about this sort of thing:
1. Doing anything out of jealousy or hate is never satisfying
2. Being true to oneself makes all of those around us better, too. (Thanks, Will S.)
3. What goes up must come down. Enjoy your climb to the top, and your friends and loved ones will be there when you fall. And fall we all do.
Recently, I listened to a news story on a new phenomena called "sudden wealth syndrome." I am sure the psychological symptoms of suddenly finding oneself with a sh*t-ton of cash are real, but the whole thing sounds like a truckload of bologna to me.
Well, I'm not sure what I'm doing right now either, but no one is seeking me out to be on a ten-man. And, to be fair, I don't want to lead anything either, but am thinking I may have to if I want to see anything besides LFR, and have a chance at the stunning new mounts. My greatest hurdles are two-fold: time and energy. I do not really have the guilt-free time to study raid strats and boss fights. Note that I said guilt-free. Got accused the other day of being a WoW addict by the cross-dressing rogue. Maybe. I'm actually more of a writing addict, but that's not paying the bills, either. So, I'm left with the option of how I've been playing for the past two years: go back and do old content when it's easy, and getting last year's drake model, like a used car with a lot of mileage, or step up and do new stuff and lead it.
Not gonna happen.
Wish there was another option.
Had this post in mind before I saw this, but it works, too:
Theme song: Are You Going to Be My Girl? /Jet