I've encountered you Guild in three separate ways now and have decided that I'd like to see if I could join up! This will probably turn into a wall of text for you to read
I saw your thread on the official WoW forums and uhm'd and ahh'd over it, it looked good and I was tempted to make a move then but decided not to just yet. Sometimes things look good on paper but in practice they aren't quite what you thought they were. So I thought I'd mull it over a bit more before applying. So that is chance encounter number one.
My girlfriend also plays WoW and the other day when I got home from work she was telling me she had been grouped with some decent folk and was saying about a nice woman she had met and was convinced this time that it was actually a woman playing and not a man pretending! It turns out this person was in fact a warrior in your Guild (sorry I don't recall her name) and since that time my Mrs has played with her and a few others again. (Saddia is my girlfriend's character). So that's encounter number 2.
Well, low and behold, if my old chum Xayna and hubby (to be) Verate haven't gone and joined up with you guys as well now!! It's all a complete coincidence! I was chatting to her the other night and she spoke highly of you all and that was the last piece of the jigsaw for me.
My love affair with online games started a long time ago in a game called Ultima Online where I spent most of my unemployed teenage years. I progressed through various other games (pretty much all of them in fact) but most notably Dark Age of Camelot and Star Wars Galaxies. It was actually in a galaxy far, far away that I met Xayna Gammathon for the first time. I joined a Guild called Arena (where she was also a member) who had a fantastic memberlist of genuinely nice folk but which, unfortunately, eventually fizzled out along with the game itself.
I started my WoW journey in the open beta and when the game went live I started on the Doomhammer server with a hunter. The small Guild I was in was made up of friend from Dark Age of Camelot however it became very clear around the lvl 35 mark that we were going nowhere without a single healer in the Guild. It was then that my Priest came to life. Our Guild grew, The Burning Crusade was released, we merged with an other Guild, drama and squabbling reared it's ugly head and I decided to take a break from it all. I got back in touch with Xayna again and she suggested that I head on over to Aggramar and take a look at the Guild of which she was an Officer - Warseeker Tribe. I did this, was accepted into the Guild as a probationer and created a new character on the server (a warrior) which I levelled from scratch. After settling into the Guild I then put my hand in my wallet and transferred all of my characters over to Aggramar. Up until the last few weeks of me being there I had a fantastic experience in the Guild and made some great friends, some mediocre foes and saw content in the game that I would never have seen had I not moved. We did pretty well in both 10 and 25 man content and I was proud to be part of some of the first Tier 5 boss kills.
(This next part is in my opinion
Warseeker Tribe had a fantastic guild charter however in game the Guild slowly started to move away from their core ethics. There was also a certain officer who I had very little respect for. Their conduct, as an officer, was of a very low standard shall we say. I was getting a bit tired of the fact that the raids were becoming more and more serious, insults were being traded under the guise of "advice" and one day one of the tanks decided to leave and the backlash he suffered was plain ridiculous. Shortly after, I left the Guild and the game for over 6 months.
During that absence I decided to try Warhammer Online. By pure coincidence I met up with the tank that had left Warseeker Tribe, his brother and a few of his close friends. All of whom were in WST but they weren't anyone that I really had anything to do with other than just being comrades in arms. I joined their Guild and we had a blast in Warhammer. Well, Saddia and I did, the rest of them decided they missed WoW too much and came back to form a new Guild in WoW. After a lot of arm twisting I ended up reactivating my WoW account on New Years Day, 2009 and have enjoyed being back ever since.
My Priest is now lvl 80 and I have a Paladin who is also lvl 80 and between them I have cleared Naxx 10 man. But I have yet so see any dungeons other than Utgarde, Nexus and Azjol Nerub. I've never done a heroic yet but have managed to clear Naxx!! Can you see where I'm going with this? I've missed a huge chunk of the game. I consider grouping up to be a major social part but am pretty shy when it comes to pugs, I tend to refuse them and wouldn't dream of making one! I'm a guild orientated player and the only really social part of the game for me at the moment is when I'm on for a couple of hours in the evening digging up ore or on a 10 man raid once, maybe twice a week. The Blackmoonz Guild is mostly made up of people who are friends in real life and are quite close, which does make me feel like a bit of an outsider a lot of the time. Don't get me wrong, I like them all a lot as Guildmates and friends but I'm really missing the middle ground where guildchat isn't silent when you say hello and having some people to chat with/group up with. Groups that are formed usually contain the same folk and it is started to get a bit lonely with just me and Saddia
I'm no longer really playing my Priest, most of my time up until now is spent on my Paladin and I really enjoy it. I don't want to leave my current Guild outright (at this moment in time anyway) so I really hope it wouldn't be a problem with me not having all my characters in the Guild.
I'd like to join Sabre with my rogue, Kravmaga - lvl 70 for some fun and good times at a casual pace and in a no pressure environment although I would gladly use any of characters if you wanted me to or needed someone to make up the numbers for a group. I'm not a needy person, my motivation to play is not "omg I must have epic lootz" or ego inflation. Maybe just a dungeon or two along the way
A bit about myself, my name is David and I'm 30 years old and live in Aberdeen, Scotland although I am actually English and have been living up here for just over 8 years now. I'm in full time employment with the local authority and am the father of 2 girls.
If you're not asleep yet, thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon.