So yesterday was one of the toughest days I had since I started playing WOW after our GM and raid leader left I had some long chats with a few people I have played with in the guild and decided to pack up my druids bag (or should that be food and water bowl) and leave my home of the past two years with my raid toon to join my old raid leaders small focused 10 man raid team.
It has almost been like leaving a long standing job I tend to be a joiner of stuff for long periods. This is reflected in my work as I have work for the same company for nearly 20 years (a miracle in this day and age) though in different roles I still travel the same route to work every day.Fortunately the parting of ways was handled without a great deal of drama in the guild and despite a bit of shock and surprise we are all still on good terms with me leaving a couple of alts in the guild to chat with friends and keep in touch with people.
I think I had decided either way I was out of raiding in AT even if it was a case of joining another guild to raid who wasn't run by one of the people I knew out of AT. I couldn't raid lead anymore and I did not think it was fair to stay in AT as a raider and I would I think inevitably be drawn back into raid leading again as it has happened before.
I wasn't happy any more raiding in AT and as this takes up a lot of my allotted play time I really needed to make a change to the part of the game I liked doing the most.
Its been a wrench as I have been involved in raiding with AT ever since Kara all through building a 25 man team to do TK/SSC and into the WOTLK. But the new team is almost home from home as there are a fair few others from AT who have taken the plunge with me.
But my days as an officer and a raid leader are over for now and I am back to Pvt grunt tree raider /salute!