- got sick of LFR's queue times and player incompetence
couldn't get into a proper raiding guild
felt I was always chasing BiS gear for the simple reason of wanting more power
Also a recent conversation with a real-life mate made me think about the situation. I only did LFR because I couldn't get into Normal raids (Heroic I'm not too fussed on). My character is currently a Troll SV Hunter, L90, with iLvl of 493. She could handle ToT Normal I'm sure of it. In any case, actual raiding for me has always seemed out of reach.
I think this lead me to believe that I would never get close to my goal, let alone obtaining it. It made me feel "drained", for lack of a better word, and has perhaps lead me to think "why bother playing WoW at all". Originally, I was going to be done with it after beating Deathwing on the 4.3 PTR way back!
The apparent elitism of some guilds had also turned me off. I'm a more social person these days, so I would rank spending time in real-life with my real-life friends to be higher priority than playing an online game. Naturally a family emergency would always take precedence too, as would my own health. I got the impression that some guilds I've talked to or even been in for a time weren't happy with that stance.
Moving on, I have thought that raiding could be possible for me. At certain GMT+10 (Australia) times at least. I have Tafe and TKD a few days a week, but those are currently the only commitments I have. This doesn't include hanging out with real-life mates, which can be a random thing. Even if I couldn't make a raiding time, I would apologize asap and be ready for the next one (hopefully).
I also know the SV Hunter class pretty well now too. When I was playing, I switched to SV just after 5.2 came in. It performs very well I must say, and I don't die unless I'm mobbed by multiple enemies. By all means take a look at my toon's page --> http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte.../Neisya/simple
I'm not too sure what I'm after by posting this here. Call it "venting" if you will. I do enjoy WoW to some degree, but I would like to get somewhere with it, beyond being Exalted with almost all 5.x factions and not having the gear I'm after. Any advice/suggestions/tips would be appreciated.
And yes, I guess I am looking to get into an Oceanic guild that does Normal raids at least a few times a week. FYI, Tortos has a weapon I want (allegedly a BiS candidate).