I’ve been having a ball in WoW recently. No, I haven’t been raiding. Or PvPing. Or even on my main characters that much. No, I’ve been in the
WoWInsider Blizzard Watch guild ‘of The Queue’.
I rolled a draenei mage named Fussypants (surprise surprise) shortly after hearing about the guild. I had created a character more just to have one in there, pop in occasionally, and stay connected to the Queuevians. What I didn’t expect was for me to log onto that character everyday.
When I joined there were about 20-30 members; not huge but considering the guild was a day old, not too shabby either. But over the next couple days, the guild grew explosively. I think right now we are at about 270 some members. And very few of those are alts. So with about 200 active members, you can just imagine what chat is like. Yup, solid wall of green. Often times there are two if not three different conversations going on at once. People are chatting, joking, and laughing at all hours a day! For someone who has never been in a huge guild before, this is a pretty cool thing!
At first I was logging on just to level, read the chat, and occasionally contribute. I sent out a lot of green linen shirts as a joke, but other than that I didn’t do too much with the guild. I was content to be a lurker. But everything changed when I proposed an idea.
As a goodbye to WoWInsider, I set up and organized a guild screenshot to submit to Around Azeroth (and yes, it got chosen!) All the members of the guild met up at the steps of Stormwind Keep in their best guild tabard and outfits, and we took bunch of screenshots. It was a ton of fun and a huge success!
Shortly after this, I was offered, and accepted, a promotion to officer.
Now I’ve been spending most of my time sitting by the Stormwind fountain, chatting in /g, whispering various people, and setting up guild events. I never knew how much fun it was to be a contributing factor in a huge guild. People want to do things together and are always full of ideas! I’m really enjoying just talking with so many people at one time. I rarely ever level now; I just stand in one spot!
I won’t say that I was burning out on WoW, but I was definitely less motivated to log in. I was slowly leveling up my toons, but not really for any reason, more just to have them all at 100. Even PvP, my newly discovered hobby couldn’t keep me occupied for long. I guess what I needed was a huge change up. And the Blizzard Watch guild was just that.
So this is what I’ve been doing with most of my WoW time. Socializing. Heh, never thought I’d say that! I’m happy that this guild is working out thus far as its a really fun place to hang out! I love my main’s guild too; its great to be in two different guild both full of great people!
Come join us! ‘Of The Queue’ is always recruiting any readers, lurkers, or commenters from
WoWInsider Blizzard Watch! We are located alliance side on Nesingwary/Vek’nilash/Nazgrel US realms. If you need an invite just make your way to the Stormwind fountain and, odds are, you will find me or some other member there! Oh and yeah, we have a pretty spiffy forum page too!