I have not yet spoken with anyone in guild with this (to be corrected after raid tonight), but this is my last week with WoW. I'm running our DS group tonight, and then I will be done raid leading for CoL.
My subscription renews in a few days, and I don't want to get locked in for another month. The short and basic of it is that I no longer enjoy WoW, and I want to move on to other things. I've been committed to our raids for several years now (never missing nights, or taking breaks), and I'm ready to give up that commitment. The only reason I've been subbed for the past 7 months is to honor my raid commitments, and the only way I can unsub is to break those commitments.
It sucks, I know. I hate that I'm letting people down, but I have always been understanding when people have left our groups. Never resentful. Of course sad to see people go, but I've never held a grudge or disliked anyone because they had RL issues to attend to, or needed a break, or wanted to move on.
Now I ask for the same understanding as I pass from this game.
If anyone needs a longer explanation (because I just love to write), feel free to check out my official "I'm leaving WoW" thread here: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4038603952#1
Thanks again to everyone who has made the game a great experience, and good luck in your travels! *hugs*
P.S. Leyota will remain the GM of CoL and will continue to manage the guild. Our hefty guild bank stash will be there for repair fees until it someday runs out (repair amounts will be lowered, but offered to everyone in guild regardless of rank). The guild is not dead, merely transforming into a social/casual guild.
I may be back on occasion, for a month or so at a time. I don't plan on it, but it's likely I'll resub in short spurts to play the more casual, new content with Leyota.