He wants our opinion, but we are only getting his half of the story.
And I saw, and behold, a pale horse: and he that sat upon him, his name was Death; and Hades followed with him. And there was given unto them authority over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine, and with death, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
It'd be interesting to hear the GM or an ex-guildies opinion on the matter
wow is a game.
school is life.
Just find another guild - I wouldn't really worry about it right now. To be fair, the other 9 people in the guild would end up just having for you, and it would be hard to find a replacement who would raid under the condition "it will only be for two weeks". Maybe just talk to the GM after the 2 weeks are up?
The best players in any game are almost always intelligent people.
Listen to your Father and don't sweat the hair-brained guild leader.
We kick people that can't commit in my guild too. No point gearing someone who won't be there.
Seeing as you're from Sydney I'm assuming that you're doing your year 10 School Certificate?
Depending on your personal needs for preparation for exams (I'm the type who performs worse when I DO study), if you feel the need to take the time off, take the time off. Fucking up your School Cert is a pretty big deal in NSW if I remember correctly, and the exams are certainly not easy.
As for your guild, a gkick on the spot is pretty brutal, so your GM seems like a douche, even in some of my most hardcore raiding days my GMs would prefer to downrank the player instead of gkicking unless it was to get rid of a venemous player. I'd recommend just finding a new guild, a guildmaster acting that ruthless in a normal mode guild is completely out of line and is in need of an expectations re-alignment. Find a guild with relaxed hours/attendance reqs that don't act too cocky for their own good.
PS. I moved from NSW schooling to QLD schooling after finishing my year 10 school cert, just to find out that QLD year 10 didn't have to do any exam of the sort and that the final QLD exam for grade 12 is a core skills test instead of a brutal multi-discipline-exam like NSW's HSC! I dodged a bullet there.
GM sounds like a loser that puts the game ahead of his real life. I don't know the full story and all that, but if someone needed 2 weeks off for something going on in real life, it's completely understandable.
I'm not sure why he would kick you, all he'd have to do is put a replacement in for that time and you'd be back when the patch hits. My guess is that he had more than one reason for kicking you, maybe he didn't like you? I don't know.
Either way, focus on school and never put the game ahead of anything in the real world, nothing will ever come of it.
I would rather take a person to my raids who turned up every single raid night, prepared and who was willing to learn, numbers I can help them with. I can feed them gear, direct them to guides, run them through dungeons etc.
The problem isnt hes taking time off, the problem is because he is a teenager his schedule is at the mercy of his parents. As a raid leader you just cannot rely on that.
Your profile says your from Australia so I'm going to assume you're on an Oceanic server, in which case you will find this from many lesser progressed guilds. A lot (and I mean A LOT) of guilds that are barely capable of clearing normal modes on Oceanic seem to have an idea that everyone needs 100% attendance and they run the guild in such a strict way that it ends up being that the only differences between them and a top 5 world guild is player skill/time.
As others have said don't waste your life on a game, games are supposed to be played for fun not a be a replacement for your career.
But as you said as beeing a dps you can easily be replaced and thats why probably you got kicked straight away, while guilds would reconsider kicking the main tank or a healer more.
But I think there's more to the story. Your father gave you a "Do you want to succeed in life" and your answer to that was to take 2 measly weeks away from the game? Come on.
Where another friend of mine who was a total dumbass was a 2k arena player. Sure most people on mmo champion will say 2k sucks and noobs can get it but i think it requires atleast some skill and coordination.
Last edited by Shuffels; 2013-08-30 at 01:18 AM.