Red light, green light
December 7, 2009 11 Comments
So, this weekend proved to be interesting for me in Warhammer. The server merge has resulted in a fair number of guildies coming back to play with us. By a fair number I mean 4 others, so we usually have at least a 5 man team. Especially nice, was the return of the guild leader (limited time I’m sure). We’ve been having a lot of fun running around as a group again, smashing in faces wherever we can. It felt like old times and a blasty-blast was had by all.
I haven’t asked him flat-out, but I think part of the reason for the guild leader’s return was to help find a guild for us to merge into. He was actually surprised that I hadn’t joined another guild in the interim. But whatever, my guildies are back and we’re moving together, wherever we go. So, the first night of the merger (maybe the second night, can’t recall) we all pulled our characters into a good guild called Run Like Hell, if you look at my blog-roll, you’ll notice that recently-returned fellow blogger Blazeric is in said guild. I left my SW behind in my old guild, and jumped into the new guild with my Knight (playtesting an RR80 SW left me severely wanting). Along with me came our guildleader, a KotBS, an Archmage, a Brightwizard, and a Shadow Warrior. We joined up with them, played in their warbands and groups, mingled and seemed to be well-loved and liked by all. The start of a great merge by all accounts.
The next morning when we logged on, all of us had been g-kicked.
I checked my Knight to find I was un-guilded, and no longer able to use the new mount I had just dropped 150 gold on (glad I saved my old one). All without a so much as a “It’s not you, it’s me.” speech. I hopped in my old guilds vent to see if anyone was around, and sure enough, there was my guildies, and I set to talking to them about the situation. Sadly information is severely lacking in regards to what exactly went down, and led to the situation. Our Archmage was apparently logged in when it happened, and the guild leader merely sent her a tell saying, “Internal conflict”, then proceeded to shove all of us out the door.
Now, I’m not saying all of this to point fingers at RLH, and jeer them and accuse them of being dirty, rotten scoundrels. In fact, the funny thing is, I got multiple tells from multiple members the next day asking what happened. Most of them seemed bummed out by it, and were sad to see us leave. We were too. I don’t know what the details of the events were, and I probably never will. It really did kind of hurt our feelings the way it was handled more than the actions themselves. We weren’t even with them for 24 hours before they made a decision, and we were treated more like beggars at the door than friendly allies looking to find a new home.
To all of you RLH players, thank you for your kind words, and I hope you guys the best of luck on the battlefield.