Friday, September 25, 2009

Too Many Toons Too Little Time

Right now I am struggling for more of a balance in WoW. It seems easy when you are in a guild and you raid with your guild and then you do your dailies and that is it. But what do you do when you are GM of a guild, officer of a completely different guild alliance, which my guild is not a major part of, and raiding with another group of friends that is not part of either my guild or my alliance? Yeah plus having three 80s and trying to learn how to play each one and actually be good.

My guild use to be a very small guild consisting of some people who have played together for a very long time. We have grown to having over 25 individual 80s not counting their numerous alts, which means now our guild can raid 25 mans! We currently have two ten man Ulduar teams which seems to be working but every once in awhile we want to do something as a complete guild which means I have the responsibility to set up a 25 man raid, and lead it. Running one ten man a week for the guild is ok, but those weeks when we do a 25 man raid gets complicated with all the other raiding I do, but of course my guild comes first, although I never thought we would make it this far or be able to have a full 25 man raid.

My guild alliance is very near and dear to me as I have been with it since it was created. We have worked hard to have a casual raiding atmosphere using multiple small guilds and we raid twice a week at least. We are currently in Ulduar 25 and progress seems like it has slowed quickly. For some reason we have major problems with Hodir and can't get past him. I have downed him in ten man but it is much harder to have 25 people organized than 10. I am glad our alliance is taking a week off I definitely need the break and the time for my Brewfest meta-achievment.

As far as Monday nights, this is definitely my favorite night to raid. 25 man raids can be tiring and trying to help organize and lead, whether it be healing lead or just helping replace people, or on rare occasions just raiding, I find myself having more fun in ten mans. My ten man ToC group is awesome, they are focused, and all very good players. Luckily we have been clearing ToC for a few weeks now and some attempts in heroic. Hopefully we can clear heroic soon, but the difficulty level is much higher. This raid is more like a nice break for the week, as I can just sit and dps, and I am in no way a leader in this one which is very relaxing.

The one thing I like about raiding with three different groups is that I can raid with all my toons. My guild gets dibs on my tanking death knight since that is what we need right now, tanks, but of course whatever the guild is in need of that is which of my toons they will get. In my raiding alliance I bring my druid although I have a hard time being able to dps because of the lack of healers signing up each week. My ten man ToC gets my mage which I could not be more happy about because they have never asked me to heal, and they barely even have knowledge that I am able to. I feel like I need a clone, my mage gets one...

So the question remains, how do I do all of this and do fairly well in law school. I mean ironically I am sitting in Constitutional Law now and they are having a discussion about gay marriage, how do I manage this? Not to mention my friends in RL think I am crazy for doing all of this and yes some how I hang out with them too. I guess I will just continue to be spread too thin and be tired for classes every day because of this silly game. So when you guys are raiding with me and I have just scrounged up enough money for reagents and repairs now you know why I don't do dailies!