It's official. Alexstrasza has lost another active raiding guild that was worth a damn. Prom Kings is no longer a raiding guild, according to Jade, and has no more plans to pursue end-game content. It's a bittersweet moment, as the guild GM put it. Bitter because a premiere group of raiders, the first to clear Karazhan Horde-side, is now fragmented and the potential that was once there is now just a memory. Sweet because the members won't have to put up with the b.s. of having other players transfer to Alex after being recruited by Jade, only to see them poached. No more teasing. No more frustration. No more pressure. No more expectations. No more disappointment. A collective sigh of relief, if you will. Personally, I think it's much more than that.
PK calling it quits is symbolic of everything that's wrong with Alexstrasza's Horde. If you look at the events leading up to the guild's raiding demise (losing MT's left and right, having members and transfers poached, the harassment of the female GM, etc.), one thing rings true: most of the parties involved in the associated acts can't seem to see beyond themselves in any given moment. Some would describe that as a very limited consciousness or an inability to understand the grandeur of experience outside of themselves. There's no real responsibility here to anyone but one's own, and that, my friends, is why PK failed, and why other guilds like it are bound to fail as well. Alex's loss, for sure.
This kinda thing should really get everyone thinking about what it takes to make a successful guild. I mean, it's obvious no one has a plan in place, given that none of our guilds have made it past Gruul. But if anyone gives a damn, maybe it's time we actually change things up a bit Horde-side and start trying, yeah? Otherwise, we're gonna have guilds stuck on Mag for months on end and trying to save face by calling each most recent attempt their "first real attempt." Personally, I'd like a little more for our server. Hopefully everyone does. Otherwise, what's the point?
Heh... maybe that's what Jade was getting at...
Anyway, /salute to PK and to Jade for a good run. Thanks for the good times and for the lessons learned. You guys definitely had a believer out of me.