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Symitri

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PostSubject: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:54 pm

Post 500.

What a weird way to end it.

The TLDR of this post is - I'm quitting WoW. So now on to the essay lenghty post everybody knows me for Razz

I had originally planned to stay on to ICecrown, and if not that, at least until I got my Violet Protodrake. But, things change. I was talking to Rhodie and Lex in vent last night (blame Lex! Wink) and I mentioned how I wasn't interested in raiding anymore. Lex asked me what the point of being around was, in that case, if all I was going to do was sit around Dalaran moping. I don't remember if I had a smart ass reply to it, but I thought about it seriously after I logged off and I couldn't find a single reason to stay.

My first long-term guild was back when I played my lock on Maelstrom. And being a lock at 60 sucked, having low DPS and maybe 2 raid slots at best in 40 man's was a joke. Not to mention that I was in a purely casual guild at the time, and could only pug ZG and the occasional AQ really. But even then, I had more fun with my time than I'm having now, in the best guild I've been in, as a class I enjoy like crazy (Or else the guide I wrote to prot warrioring never would have been written Wink).

Something is fundamentally wrong with that picture.

Part of my tiredness is from playing for as long as I have. My account was created in July 2006, and its now August of 2009. Over three years of playing, and it's mostly been really enjoyable. I've met some great people, people who's views have changed the way I think not only in game, but out too. The game has been made up of mostly high moments, with the occasional low moment in that rollercoaster of issues known as guild drama.

I've guild leaded, been an officer across numerous guilds, and raid leaded. Doing these things has taught me a lot about people, so even if I haven't done a great job at any of it (our U-10 man group probably has a lot of complaints about me Razz) I've taken a lot away from playing this game.

So why quit? It sounds as if for the most part, I've had a good time, and I don't deny that I have. I started becoming disinterested when we were in Ulduar, a few weeks before we hit Yogg for the first time. The nerfs to some of the Ulduar bosses were hitting, some that made Ulduar more relaxing (removing Ignis and Freya trash for one T_T) and the others which took away the challenge and enjoyment that makes raiding to me enjoyable.

Seeing new content is great. I can remember the first time I saw the bosses in ZG, I can remember the feeling of elation when I first fought Ragnaros, Onyxia and even Prince. But with the way Blizzard designed things, hard-modes now replace seeing new content with seeing content for the 2nd time with an added twist.

That has made me feel cheated out of my money, really, and it's hard for me to get behind the idea 100%. I have never bought a game because it has an easy-medium-hard difficulty setting and then replayed through each. I buy games mostly because I love losing myself in the story, in the boss fights, in the new experiences. When you're asked to do the hokey pokey while fighting a boss just because, it's hard for me to muster up the excitement to do it. Not to mention that now, if you want to gear up in t9, you have to do heroics on a daily basis in addition to Trial of the Crusader on both 10 and 25 man, to get gear at the same pace you did in Ulduar, and it's downright impossible to say "HEY, THIS IS FUN".

I could write a whole article on how the new loot looks like shit, and how much of it has been recycled since WOTLK came out. And I think that's every bit as important to the experience. I remember bein a 60 and seeing people in t1 and t2 and thinking WOW that looks cool. I didn't care what the item stats were, it just had to look cool. Now, theres no incentive for me to go out and collect the gear because I end up looking like all three other plate classes and who will tell us apart? Not to mention it looks shit. Oh I already mentioned that, whoops! But it totally does!

Class balance actually has nothing to do with my quitting. It's always been at a decent level, since the beginning of TBC at least, and I've never understood the fuss with which Blizzard has approached class balance since WOTLK. They seem to have prioritised it above all us, and this has lead to a game that really isn't very fun. I originally had a 70 of almost every class and enjoyed playing all of them. Now, post-WOTLK, i can hardly bear the boredom of doing it again. Not because they're terrible, but because once you've played one class now, you are almost literally playing the same game all over again in a very unnoticeably different way.

So, with all these complaints done and filed, ONTO THE EMOTIONAL STUFF. I've stuck around as long as I have because of the guild, and how awesome you've all been in my time as a BooB. I've never been in a guild with so many people I like and I believe are good players both at once. Usually its one or the other, you can't both be nice and a good player, but this guild proved me wrong. It's the one guild I've enjoyed logging in to vent to "talk cock" as Lex constantly phrases it. Even getting insulted by Gallow, Shiro, Jan, Junik, Xiph, Sed, and everybody else who enjoys taking shots at me has been enjoyable.

The hardest part of leaving is that once you no longer have a place (virtual or real) to interact with people, it becomes harder to relate to them. If you've been in a long distance relationship, romantic or friendly, you'll know what I mean. I'll continue to lurk on these forums, but it's always been extremely hard to find middle ground on which to continue the bonds formed in game. Hopefully we manage though, and I'll try and occasionally log on vent to talk when I can.

I do plan on trying out Aion when it comes out, possibly even the new FF when that does. Hopefully I'll see some of you in either of those. If not, it was great knowing you guys and don't be strangers.

Hopefully from here I can do some things with all the free time I'll have to do something productive, but I doubt it. But I feel like a huge weight on my shoulders is gone, it's been hard writing the messages to people on old servers about quitting because of all those memories I have. Levelling with my shadow priest friend and getting ganked from STV to EPL to Silithus,

getting ganked by Moroes at the entrance of Karazhan,



sapping murlocs and then doing voiceovers from behind them on my rogue



doing Mechanar on my first warrior and enjoying the stupid debuff those mobs placed on you



But that's the only thing about WoW I still enjoy, the good old days, and I only wish I had met most of you and raided with you guys back when there were things which forced you to work better as a group rather than allowing people to pay no attention and still do well (Admission: I've drifted off in Valdr's briefings and played flip the coin and somehow still managed to do my job without any research >.>).

Cheers guy, love you all even if I hate you at the same time Razz



I may be back for icecrown, assuming it's any good, and I wish you all the best of luck in the future.


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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:09 pm

that sucks.

a

lot.


Come back for Icecrown.

p.s. and just to prove I read your blog... I know you'll love this...
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:26 pm

I've not met a more passionate warrior than Sym... except for that moment of folly when he wanted to re-roll DK Smile

Azeroth will be a sadder place with out ya (albeit quieter).
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:55 pm

Now all that's left in the tank support group, is me. -sobs-

But seriously, it's been really awesome raiding with you. & even though I throw cheap insults at you so much, you know I think you're a great player, the best warrior I've ever seen.

It's funny how we met SATUMAMA, & you know how much of an impression you made when I rolled an alt, named it after you & levelled it all the way to 80. The ONLY alt I have that's 80. & if it wasn't for that totally uber name, I wouldn't have been so persistent.

Now that you're gone, who am I gonna bitch to about random rubbish? What about those silly names that I see in game? & how would I know all the stupid things other classes can do if you're not there to die & then tell me about how screwed up/cool it was!

Tanking just won't be the same without you. Without you to nonchalantly say, "Shiro take skull." What about the snarky remarks?!

What I'm actually trying to say is, I'll miss you buddy. I really will. I'm really sorry to see you go, but I know you've given this a whole lot of thought & I respect the decision you've made.

Thank you for helping me to believe in myself & to be more confident in my ability to tank. Take care!

With love,
The Emodin, Shiro.
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:20 pm

You're an amazing tank Shiro, and an amazing personality. You just need to have more faith, more patience, and the ability to yell at your healers until they stop healing you so you can AFK break more. Jokes aside, I'm serious about that and I know you'll do a good job without me telling you who you're targetting Wink

Hopefully we party again in another game, I miss making fun of you already Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:19 pm

owh you're so vaiiiiiinnnn

sing it with me sexy

you're so vaiiiinnnn


pretty sad that u are leaving

anyway thanks for those lovely nights

and the walks by the beach

and that kiss...owh that magical kiss...


/kisses
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:41 pm

Contrary to the usual nature of you and I, always trying to get each other killed in a raid, this really is an unfortunate loss, but I understand and respect your reasons for making the call you have.

You always did have a very profound presence in any raid we were in, simultaneously keeping the ball rolling and lightening the atmosphere. It's a nature of character that's rarely found, and even rarer to find a guild with people mostly like that in it.

It's certainly sad to see you go, but I do hope for all the best. I did add you to MSN, and because you suffer the burden of living in the same city as myself and a few other guildies, the suggestion to catch up for drinks or whatever anytime certainly is never a bad idea at all. ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:12 pm

Ah dammit. There goes another one. It never gets easier.

I'm going to dispense with the farewells because I am not done with you yet! You have not heard the last of me!
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:29 pm

Sym,

I've enjoyed your humor for as long as i've been in the guild. listening to your rants and raves and jokes makes it fun for me lol. I also have to admit, now what am I gonna do when it comes to interupts ? I wont have anyone to battle it out over "pummel / maim / pummel / maim..... long pause... Uhh whose turn next ?.... MAIMPUMMEL CRAP WUMING GET NEXT ONE @!@@@! or something along those lines... Wink

I have enjoyed playing with you and hope you do come back for icecrown citadel when it comes out, heres hoping its not a flop Razz Thanks for putting up with my stupid chat macro's ( I dont say this enough to everyone lol.. I used to have sooo many of em.. chat spam is frowned upon most everywhere it seems hehh.. altho still looking to find a good Pedobear one Very Happy LOL. I may just add you on facebook if I get around to logging in to it again hahah.. Keep in touch bro Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:13 am

why do i appear for all the stuff that i do? hmmm
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:25 am

Imz: You're really like a brother from another mother to me. The only other tank with a deathwish, the mean streak to people... But most importantly, if you're my bro, then Daph is my hot sister-in-law, SCORE.

Xiph: Your random humour has always been incredible, especially at the speed you come up with it and go off on random tangents. Drinks are in order, the Singaporean side has always gathered up for them, its time we did too! Slightly worried what you'd be like drunk, given how you are sober, but I guess it could only be an improvement.

Gallow: I KNOW I KNOW INSTALL COD 2: MW, MAYBE I WILL.

Shift: You're the best thing Junik has ever done. I guess that isn't the highest bar to set a standard too, but it's something Wink It's rare to meet good feral druids, it's rarer to meet ones with great personalities, a great taste in music, and the ability to interrupt spells like a naked woman does for serious discussions.

Lex: ILU TOO BRO.

I've refrained from commenting on Kaz's picture because of the seething rage it inspired in me. SOON, POM, SOON.
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:52 am

SYM!

You forgot to turn all your conquest emblems to runed orbs and donate them to Rhox!

That said, I'm sad to see you go. I'd write a really long emo post but it probably wouldn't make you come back so why bother yeah? Razz

Did you say your email address works for MSN? I use that alot more often than I do facebook.

Anyways, I'll see you for Icecrown!
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:04 am

WTF. why do i get ILU too.. HAHAHa
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:35 pm

Rho: I'm currently talking to somebody about taking over mah account, so you may get those runed orbs anyway Wink

Lex: Because you're my BFF, clearly!

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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:06 pm

I'm hurt. My name's not being mentioned. Guess being a nice guy doesnt help these days. Regret not making fun of Sym when i had the chance.

I might need to start making fun of every guild member (instead of just lex)... hehehe...

GL Sym, i'm sure you will be back. U have a few more unexplored classes. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:31 pm

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U have a few more unexplored classes
My hunter is 60, every other class is either 70 or above Wink I've played everything in this game at a raiding level, just not at 80.

You may not have earned a mention in the list of insulters, but you certainly would have made it if I were to mention the list of guild perverts (Dots and Mayo would be on it then as well Wink )
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:48 pm

!!!

just when i thought i can survive the onslaught Sad

dont be a stranger Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:17 pm

Take care Sym Very Happy your the most confused half-bred i know Razz

Best of luck in what ever you decide to do!

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:51 pm

Take care Sym... gonna miss ya.

You were always good to make me laugh. You are an excellent tank and had a lot of fun playing with you.
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:16 pm

Mayo: I'm sure all that beer and Ebi is enough to keep you floating Wink
Zouke: You too big feet Wink Don't let Shiro bully you over that fact, she's MEAN about the half-bred.
Junik: Where's my love poem? All those nights, tormenting my sense of direction, and no dedicated poem /sniff YOU MEN. /stomps out
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:36 am

sym. why remain on the forums. come on ingame!!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:24 pm

I am going to miss your "educational" rants on vent. Who am I going to let die now on purpose and laugh? MUHAHA..

Going to miss you Big D.

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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:38 pm

Take care Sym!
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PostSubject: Re: Sooo... This is it   Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:56 pm

Et tu, Sym?!

I'd probably see you in Aion.

All the best.
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