Some of you may be wondering what’s going on with the guild, so I’ll update you as best I can.
Clan Destined is heading into yet another rebuilding phase. 😉
Due to member inactivity and lack of interest in guild activities, Seumas elected to move Clan Destined over to Dragonblight, where he does the majority of his playing these days. Unfortunately, I was unaware of his motives, along with the repercussions of this move. I’d been one of the many players who’d been less active over the past several months. However, that’s not to say I hadn’t been around at all… just not enough to be privy to the latest guild rumblings, gossip and so forth. Plus, I tend to keep to myself quite a bit, as some of you may know.
At any rate… upon realizing that Clan Destined had now become a 180 member, level 1 perk-less guild with no bank tabs, I grew a little concerned. Then, when I became aware of Seumas’ level 25 Clan Destined on Dragonblight, loaded with guild perks for its 2 member roster, my concern grew to alarm.
…And I may have called Seumas a few names. 😉
I wasn’t “freaking out” over this whole incident, but it really seemed a shame to watch the guild go down in flames like this – especially when it wasn’t really necessary. Sure, many players had been, and still are inactive, but that’s not to say they won’t ever come back. If some of these inactive players decide to return for Mists of Pandaria, I certainly woud like to maintain a welcome home for them in Clan Destined… ON KUL TIRAS.
You just don’t move a guild, FFS..! unless a majority of the core group decides that’s what’s best. This whole guild transfer system is fucked, and I certainly made a point to let Blizzard know just how flawed (i.e., fucked) it is in my support ticket.
Anyway… Seumas and I have had a chance to chat a few times and all is well. It’s unfortunate what’s happened with the guild on KT, but it wasn’t really anyone’s fault. Seumas mistakenly thought no one cared, and I was partly to blame for being probably the only semi-active player left who could have prevented it, and didn’t. The players that did know about the planned transfer were likely either naive to the whole transfer fallout, or maybe just felt apathetic about the guild, and the game in general, I dunno.
I do know this, though. I give a shit.
I’ve been a part of Clan Destined since day one, and in fact, I was the first signature on the guild charter. I may not be the most active player these days, but there’s a good chance I’ll be playing WoW until Blizzard shuts down the severs. That said, I want to “retire” as a member of Clan Destined. CD has been a great guild, and has attracted many quality people over the years. Many of these people have gone on to other guilds, become dirty hordies, or left the game entirely, but I feel that as long as I am still around I can at least keep the spirit of the guild alive and the lights on. 😉
It’s unknown whether the guild will ever regroup and build up steam after all of this, but regardless… I’ll be here manning the fort and doing what I’ve always done, which is simply enjoying the game. If Clan Destined’s roster dwindles down to a few dozen players, then so be it. I’d prefer to not see that happen, but more important than anything to me is just keeping the guild alive.
In closing, I hope that many of you will decide to stick around. I’ll do my best to try and facilitate the growth, prosperity and progression of the guild, but I’m gonna need some help. 😉 My intention is to rule this guild by committee, which means I am definitely looking for officers who wish to assist with the guild administration and day-to-day. I am all for scheduling events, crushing raid content, and especially… organized guild PvP outings, but I don’t have the time to spare for all of this.
My intention is to be GM in name only, having absolute power over the guild solely for the sake of preserving its best interests. I’ll also provide us with a kickass website and some type of voice server, if we get back to raiding again or start organizing rated BGs.
In the meantime… until the guild’s back on Kul Tiras next month – and I’ve had a chance to assess member loyalty and interest – I’ll be posting occasional updates here and on our facebook group page (which I just found out about days ago). Seems I’ve been a little out of the loop.
The Guildlaunch site has been dead for months and months, and I’d just assume nail the coffin shut on that era and begin anew. I’ll improve and maintain this site as a hub for updates, news and events, unless we start becoming more active, then I’ll consider going with a premium paid guild portal service if necessary.
If people are motivated to recruit new players and get us back on track, then I’ll certainly provide the tools and leadership to make that happen.
So who’s with me..?! 😀