I had decided to stop raiding about a week ago. I mentioned it to Abbador, and a couple others and I got the typical "dude... don't" responses you would expect.
Some drama had gone down. I offered to sit out after most of the first night of bad play and completely disregard of certain fight mechanics vs Stone Guard heroic. To be fair, they said to me during our arguments the next night (last night) that they intended to sit me regardless of whether or not I volunteered myself. Thats fine. I have no problem sitting when we have 10 melee players trying to raid on a fight like that.
I'm just here to defend my name a little bit. I didn't play extraordinarily bad at any point this tier (the logs are public, have a look). The officers in LW are likely going to tell the guild (and others who inquire, I'm sure) that I was mad that I got sat and quit like an *expletive*. They will use this as an opportunity to bolster confidence and explain that this only makes the guild stronger.
I was kicked from Last Word for being overly critical of Abbador and some of the other Officers. I'll leave most of it out of this thread... but I will share the most important bit. They've been so consumed by the idea of beating Incarnate in progression that they are severely neglecting the feeling of camaraderie that once flowed freely throughout the guild. The fact that we were a "rag-tag" group that came together and accomplished something pretty commendable made us all extremely proud to continue playing old content and level hard when new content came out.
As soon as leveling was over, however, the wind left those sails. The daily grind began and expectations of what gear to get from reputation grinds that are frankly DRULL and extremely time consuming... well those expectations should have been recognized as a taste of the atmosphere in the upcoming raid.
I've raided with most of these people for several years. Me and Abbador go back to JAL on Mannoroth. He used to value a tight group that had lots of fun. He shared with me Cuties Only's Vegas video... and that was inspiration for our Vegas trip.
Abbador if you arranged a Vegas trip today... nobody would go with you. You're so out of touch with the feelings of your group... If you don't address it, I'll be shocked if the guild makes it through the whole tier.
Raiding with Last Word is definitely not the same as it once was, and I was angry and vocal about it. That why I got kicked.
That said, I don't want to play with another group of players. LW has some of the most hilarious, talented, honest etc players on the server (if not in the entire game).
I would feel lost if I was forced to recreate these relationships with another group. Luckily, I'm not forced to!