So we're just bashing away at Blackhand and making little steps of progress which would be much better if I didn't keep stuffing up every now and then. But I am slowly getting the hang of where I should be doing things - I was never the sharpest tool on the bench when it comes to learning an encounter! Which is an odd thing to say when I literally hold people's lives in my hands, but crisis situations are done best with a bit of muscle memory, and doing medical and specialist training we do a lot of that so that we don't freeze and panic when the shit hits the fan.
We had an extremely low turnout yesterday. 15 people! Koda had a family emergency and Kaillynn had a family thing on. Aza has decided to take a break because he's not really enjoying raiding at the moment and wants to get his mojo back. Sev is still on break. Duck has been studying (though not sure if he will go with his friends when he does get back to full time raiding), and so has Snowcaller. Dragonray is sorting out her RL house stuff, and I have no idea where Falln was. Grimmchook was working.
Anyway, we obviously wouldn't do mythic when we are at low numbers, but do I REALLY want to recruit to be able to do it? When the guild goes back into full swing, I'd be overloaded with people again. To be honest, there are a few people who said that if we didn't do mythic, they would rather take a break from raiding, and that's fine, because we aren't really one of those guilds to push that stuff. I don't want everyone to get burnt out, and those who are here are here for the guild, not for the raiding. Or at least, that's what I have always sold this guild as. Looking at who we have, I am sure that we wouldn't lose anyone.
It seems weird though. We have always raided, and never taken a break, not as a guild. It would be a first, but then it would also be a first killing the last boss in the first tier of an expansion!
Obviously if we had numbers, I'd not worry about it. In fact, I was more worried about people sitting out than trying to find people. It's actually a big relief to think that I don't have to decide who sits and who raids, and just tell everyone that we're not raiding for a bit, and to pug stuff on the server if they wish to raid mythic - obviously there is the concern that if some people did that, they would leave and join those guilds, and that's ok. I have always said that we are not about raiding, we are about being a community and if people are not having fun, then we stop, so we can all get back into it together, as a group. We could even go back and work on our raid achievements or something fun at least, because Sundays haven't really been the days we'd do that since we're trying to get through content for the casuals. There are heaps of options to consider.
I think the question I was asking myself, was would I pug mythic? I wouldn't do it if it would compromise our mythic raiding, obviously, but if everyone was having a break, then I would probably go help someone if they asked. I wouldn't go looking for it. I think Yuuda would probably want to. It'
In fact, thinking about doing achievements if we were forced to do a break has cheered me up somewhat, because I am sure I could drag a few people to do that. Thinking about trying to click those ore deposits on the ceiling in Gruul's chamber sounds like fun!!