Okay, so this is getting somewhat tragic. I originally started on Kor'Gall, in a real life social guild, with some real life friends. somewhere during WotLK, i wanted to do organized raiding. Now, I pride myself on researching my class really good and doing the best I can. Unfortunately, not everyone shares my passion for the game. during WotLK, I joined a raiding guild on kor'gall. After 2 months, I left because of fundamental disagreements with the guild master and the other members, mainly because the guild master plundered the guild bank and I called him out on it.
I later had another stint with a guild, but they fell apart before raiding started. then I transfered to Kazzak because Kor'Gall was running dry and nothing was getting organized. I could quickly join another dutch guild which transfered from another server. this was now about 4 months ago.
today, I got into a discussion with my guildies about socket bonuses. one of the guildies asked whether you had to socket gear, I said of course, because the item budget for the sockets is taken from the general budget. what followed was 15 minutes of me trying to explain, in vain i might add, to a bunch of ignorant fools, how stat budget worked. I couldn't take it anymore after that and ragequit. It wasn't just the socket bonuses though. my guildies were the most asinine and willfully ignorant beings you could imagine, even accusing me of saying things I never said, and refusing to listen to reason from a 5 year veteran who knows item budgeting like the palm of his hand. one of them afterwards even started a discussion with me to call elitist jerks "an average site with less than average visitors", and threatening to report me for harassing him. I ignored him after that.
so yeah, i'm guildless again, and no idea where to go from here. Ideally, i want to find a group of likeminded individuals, who put just as much thought and effort into their characters as I do, and have as good a general understanding of the game as I do. but those are invariably hardcore raiders, and my schedule doesn't allow hardcore raiding. Ideally, I need a hardcore guild with casual hours and preferably no attendance requirement. but I don't know where to find that. and I doubt anyone would accept me with my track record...