I’ve been very lax about writing. Free time to think about a post, much less write it in peace, has been in short supply. And I’m tired…that bone-deep tired that says that maybe you need to stop what you’re doing and find another path in life.

The site is going well, and we’re getting ready to publish a redesign and also a new, improved version of the 3D areas, so I’m excited about that. At the moment, the rooms are small and not very customisable. The new version will allow you to choose from different room templates, so you can build anything from a personal space to an Egyptian temple. Next is avatars…Miz has commented that our present ones look a bit too much like a blow-up doll, and I can’t argue with that. :)

Raiding has been going…not well. In all honesty, I re-joined the old guild for social reasons, to play with Miz and with old friends. I knew that I wasn’t going to see any of the bosses that my last guild was working on for some time. And yet…the wiping is really getting me down.

I think that a guild can be a casual, rl-friendly guild and still do Karazhan. SSC, TK and ZA are very difficult to coast in, however.  You have to start weeding out the players who can’t or won’t go to the next level, you have to get serious. You have to ask people to flask and slap them around a bit if they wipe the raid because they’re not trying hard enough. For some guilds, it’s a massive gap to try to cross.

As much as I love raiding, I’m starting to feel as though I’d rather stick sharp pencils in my brain rather than face another night of wipes. And I’m not sure what to do about that.

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