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Posted: Dec 11th 2010 8:32AM Doba said

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Deciding to Gkick people and when the whole guild is going down because of this guy but Ive known him since the game started.

I had to gkick him to let the guild survive.

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 8:33AM Doba said

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@Doba btw I used to read those books all the time (in the screen shot)
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Posted: Dec 11th 2010 8:38AM Bottleskup said

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A server, region and guild change in EQ2, all in the one click. The guild i was in was having a change of direction that I didn't agree with, and which made my position within the guild null and void (i was raid officer, we were dropping planned raids due to er...'alliance issues' i guess) so I was looking for somewhere to go where i could maintain my playstyle. There were places within guilds on the same server I had considered at length, but i knew i would kinda feel like i was 'switching sides' if i stayed on the same server.

As it happens a good in-game friend had alt-mains (this guy could fit 40hours playtime into a day i swear to god) on a US server, and he had made the guild he was in over there very keen to grab me. So i left not only my guild, and my server, but the EU region and got transferred to the US.

How did it play out? Very well actually, timezone change wasnt a problem for me at all, and i got used to converting to GMT eventually. I stayed in the custom channel in my old server and stayed in contact with my friends and ex-guildies from the EU server, at least for a while, and it wasnt long before I was an officer again either. It was a big risk and a hard decision, but it paid off fine :)

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 9:05AM Dril said

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@Bottleskup

Out of interest how did you adapt so well to the time-zone change? Flexible working hours? I always want to play with US folks but getting up at 5.30am and getting home 12 hours later kind of makes it impossible to raid with them.
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Posted: Dec 11th 2010 10:22AM Bottleskup said

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@Dril

well it just meant instead of raiding from 7pm, I was starting at 1-2am, finishing at like 4-6am. In the period where i was actually employed (lol) I just caught up on sleep in the 7pm-1am bracket.

No I didnt do much else at the time, and yes I was single :P
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Posted: Dec 11th 2010 10:03AM Vulcanis said

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When DDO first started i made a Warforged Ranger. Ranger's were awful back then, so I started taking rogue levels for extra skills and damage. Soon I completely abandoned ranger, but always kept the 3 levels as kind of a tribute. I would wander through town and get random tells saying I had to delete the character because a warfoged could never work as a rogue, but I always stuck with him. recently though I finally bit the bullet and true rezzed him as full level 19 rogue. He's an awesome trap monkey and I don't regret it, but it was tough to do. Go Filus on Mabar!

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 1:52PM FriedYoda said

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When SOE began shutting down the less populated SWG servers, I was on Wanderhome. It sucked because I had to choose a server and most of the community went its separate ways. Some went to Starsider, others to Flurry, etc. It really sucked having to choose a server knowing that half of my friends and people I played with weren't going to be there. SO yeah, choosing a server was a difficult decision, and a big bummer.

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 2:42PM Heraclea said

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Standing up to the constant, relatively low key, but always present, pressure to change my fighter type characters from DPS specs to tanking specs. In every game where I've played to endgame on such a character, I've had to face this,

At least City of Heroes is honest with you; if your character is made to tank you're a "tanker". Other games are less forthright. Just because your class can wield a huge sword doesn't mean you get to deal damage.

In most of the fantasy games, tanks are not so tough solo. Their mitigation against range and nonphysical damage is slight, and their damage takes a huge dive. This means they die more in solo PvE. Killing slow means more adds, and adds, especially ranged or caster adds, are often fatal. A tank in these games is meant to be propped up by a healer.

You are disadvantaged in questing, resource gathering, and all the other things you'd be doing on the character when not raiding. So no, I am not respeccing for tanking.

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 5:21PM Tristik said

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Choose Your Own Adventure! Woooot! Loved those books!

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 7:04PM Faryon said

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The decision to remain a casual non-raider back in vanilla WoW. The reason this was hard was because all of my friends who played the game was pretty hardcore at the time so they didn't really understand my decision.

Posted: Dec 11th 2010 10:47PM Gemi said

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Finally letting Guild Wars go as an active game of mine. Since the last expansion and it's huge PvE nerf (making everything stupidly easy with PvE skills and consumables) I had been thinking of stopping game activity for a long while and had been really reluctant due to how much a community and a loved game means to one. In the end major differences in directional views with the co-leader made it possible for me to leave my guild to its own means and wonder off to other games.

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 9:48AM Marekh said

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Leaving Vanguard did hurt, a lot, but after capping three characters and experiencing almost every zone, the tough decision was realizing that it was time to move forward :)

Posted: Dec 13th 2010 4:00PM Avernus said

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Cancelling Darkfall. It has almost everything I want in a game, except that it supports meaningless douchebaggery.

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