I have been thinking all weekend about quitting the guild. Well, part of my weekend was spent thinking about the cute guy who works downstairs, but the rest of it was spent contemplating my future in the guild community. I spent the weekend with little to no WoW time, which was nice, and refreshing, and it made me realize I really don’t like most of these people, or the person I become when I’m around them.
I read a bunch of guildies’ blogs, and the one thing that sticks out to me is that people (or person) think I should be forced to stay up late just because I’m in a raid. Um, no. Listen, I’ll say it as simply as I can. Me, myself, and my interests, all come before the guild. Call me selfish, self-centered, I don’t care. My health, wellbeing, career, family, friends, and life are all more important to me than a video game. Does that make me a bad person? In the eyes of my guildies’, it seems so. I’m going to go to sleep when I need to, and not a single moment later. If that means I have to go to bed at 11:03pm, 57 minutes before the raid is technically over, then that is when I will leave the raid. If my eyes won’t stay open another minute at 11:36pm, 24 minutes before the end of raid time, then I’m out. Sorry people, but until you can provide me a way to finish raids and still get enough sleep, I’m not stressing myself out about what you think about it.
So I will try to have this discussion with the guild leadership at some point in the next few days, and if we can work something out so I don’t have to feel like I’m being pressured to stay when I really should have been in bed half an hour ago, I’ll stick it out. If not, it’s bye bye Imposs.
Just for the record, I don’t have an issue with him blowing up my spot on the internet. Shit yeah, I was tired, and I had absolutely no good reason to stick around and bang my head against more bosses with the guild. So I left (after stating several times in guild chat that I was going to be leaving early). What I have a problem with is that he, and others, think that the game should be more important than my life. Sorry, it’s just not that way.