I am happy to report that as of a few days ago, my Forsaken shadow priest has officially found a new home, on LLane, in Iron Circle. Huzzah!
As those of you who follow me on twitter know, it’s been a real challenge for me Horde guild-wise since mid-Cataclysm. When our friend-led raiding guild server transferred off Bronzebeard in the dark of night, leaving us guildless, I mostly stopped playing this lady, despite her being my all time favorite character.
When Wrenz and I returned from our time away from WoW (a.k.a. our flirtation w/SWTOR), I had hoped to find that things had livened up on Bronzebeard, but I really didn’t ID a guild that would be a good fit for my interests and raiding timeframes (I’m PST and can not get online prior to 6 PT weeknights.)
I had been a little stubborn about considering other realms, in large part because almost all of my playtime on Anexxia had been on Bronzebeard. But at a certain point, you have to know when to let go of the past and move on.
For me, the turning pointwas my getting restless with not raiding. Even tho my gnomey shadow priest was quickly geared up via LFR, I was not able to find her a raiding team. And although I love doing the retro raids with friends, the inability to form a cross-realm raid group meant she was pretty much stuck with LFR as her only raiding outlet. Now don’t get me wrong– that is better than not raiding at all. But in my heart, it’s the comraderie and sense of achievement from raiding that keeps me most interested in the game.
And thus, I shipped off this lady, and a passel of alts, to app to Iron Circle last month, at the urging of a number of twitter WoW peeps, with @glyneth being the prime inspiration/instigator for my application.
I’ve been thrilled to get to do a few of the recent tier raids in the team 2 10man group, and the weekly current tier raid LFR with almost a full guild raid. I’ve got my WoW mojo flowing again. I am filled with the urge to compile best-in-slot gear lists. And write posts on optimizing your raid DPS. i.e. things are back to normal again.
Now, I can’t promise to be better about posting in the blog mind you as I am still super busy with the new job. But I can promise that when I do, it will be back to the raiding shadow priest topics of yore.
And just in time to get prepared to put that jerk Hellscream in his place…
Wish me luck!
P.S. Vol’jin for Warchief!
9 thoughts on “Iron Circle: A New Home for my Forsaken Shadow Priest”
I’m not even Horde and I’m on with the Vol’jin for Warchief!
I’m really glad you’ve found a new guild home. Anexxia deserves some time in the raiding route, I mean, look at her, her skin is wasting away! Oh, wait… 😛
Yay for you and for Iron Circle!
Thanks Amber! And I promise to still find you on D’tan for Boomkin dances 😉
Yay for IC! <3 Some of their members have been kind enough to help fill out our DotH raids of late.
OMG yes please, a raid DPS post! Losing my mind trying to figure out what I am doing wrong.. or if I should just suck it up and deal with the fact that I can’t beat Warlocks and Mages in 10man Normal raids.
And very glad you found a home with us!
Iron Circle are great people! I tag along on IC’s LFR runs every now and then so prob see you soon! 🙂
I am also always happy to help fill out now that I am 90 and raid-ready, so feel free to ping me! 🙂
I also need to do some gear posts…so much to write about! 🙂
I think I may have heard you on Mumble last week? But I wasn’t sure whom you were in raid. So poke me next time!
Congrats, I hope you enjoy your new home! I hate the feeling of wanting and being ready to raid but you can’t because of a number of factors. I just got a new job, but don’t know my schedule yet so I’m nervous about work running into WoW. Such is life.