To all crusaders:
I'm leaving crusade. I know that some ppl will only read this and prolly don't bother with the reasons why so I start this message so ppl who aren't interested can actually stop reading now. For everyone else who wanna know why I'm gonna try to explain myself a little better. For the last past years WOW is been a big part of my life, at some points almost took entire days to handle. Raid groups, guild dramas, organization etc etc etc. Most of the time i've been able to put up with the time without much of a problem and always went fine, some others I had to rely on others to do so for me and we can say it worked out quite well. I had a good time and made a lot of friends here, and that is basically what helped me moving on. At the start of this expansion I wanted already to create a "team" that could automanage itself, one team where everyone was equal and that require almost 0 effort from my part besides to play my character ok and know what the hell is going on in the fights. When people realized that team wasn't actually for everyone I made the decision (that not everyone agreed on but was the correct one) to create Sun Team, wich with the help of the ppl i trust the most, I should lead and be able to lay back when things were a bit too heavy (considering i was also getting my own company back then i was a bit overwelmed). For months everything went fine i guess. We had some hickups in the way but everything been cool and nice and we did considerably well. I've also had the chance to take the backseat when needed and Yshane, Tach, Krepa, Fara did a fantastic job doing raid leading and Swan and Slober managing the healing. Also thanks to eveyrone else who helped one way or another. Something has changed since then. I guess since aakasha left, or maybe a bit earlier things started to go not so great and i had to say things i don't really feel like saying anymore, and basically putting the annoying raid leader hat wich i hoped i was done using back in HFC. The internal problems in south team seems to have been solved but just because we patched it behind the scenes and certainly because some of the parts know this was coming.
So what happened? Well, few weeks ago, the ppl who i play most with, the ppl who i trust most and prolly the ones who keep me away from my 700 games library told me (each one on their own, diferent days and for reasons you must ask them) that if 7.2 raiding is in crusade, they rather be somewhere else. I was aware that some of them weren't happy on the current situation, just didn't expect the thing was that far off. From where I standing I can't see everything that is said but I guess ppl sometimes need a change. If it was one person, I could let it go. If it was 2? Maybe, but is more than 3 or 4. I've already let go one of my best friends in game last expansion wiht Kegnus and im not sure I will let others go the smae way. So basically i have two options: Stay and try again, or leave and be with the ppl i spend the most time with. I did force the stay and try when Legion hit, and even if it worked, is been a temporal solution. So now we are going to try another thing wich is going to a tinier guild of our own and see if we can enjoy the game on a diferent way.
I could point problems and reasons why I am taking a decision but i'll summarize in 2 sentences:
-Crusade isn't the appropiate place for us to be right now. Me as leader failed to keep the guild as a place were no sillyness or drama was to happen. Maybe I took too serius the things that been happening in guild and should have dismissed a lot of them but at the end it really burnt me out having to deal with childish attitudes and basically some ppl who don't respect the others very much.
-I just wanna log and play like 99% of ppl of this game. I took my obligations way too serius and at the end of the day wow don't pay the bills
At the end of the journey I'm gonna say something that Tach said to me when we were thinking what's best for us: It's time to move on. Someone else can take the mantle in Crusade. You have very very capable ppl who can do way better job that I did this years and pretty sure you guys can handle it. For me is time to go somewhere tinier and cozier that fullfill the needs that I have right now wich are very diferent than the ones I had when I joined the guild and the game. Now will have to organize ourselves and be ready for 7.2 raid and so does crusade. I just wanna say thanks to everyone who shared adventures with me this last 6 years and specially the ones who helped me carry the responsabilty as Officer/Councilor/GM all this time.
As a last thingie, this doesn't mean goodbye for me in game. I'll just move my chars to Incognito (a new guild me and some of us formed) and my own bank to be on my own, but if ppl needs help or wanna chat, do dungeons etc, feel free to contact me (and i'm pretty sure any of the others aswell) to do so.
This game is to have fun, and honestly is what im trying to do with this.
Thanks, and see you in Azeroth, or Argus, or Bnet, or W/E