Currently, I raid with one of my guild’s groups. I’m incredibly fortunate that the raid times plug into my schedule so well or I wouldn’t be able to go at all. Because, hey, kids are so needy.
In addition to very convenient scheduling, I like my team and we have fun together. To put this in perspective, I never have the urge to mute anyone, and in my previous experience, there’s always that one guy you want to beat over the head. None of them are.
Wait. Holy shit. This means I’m that guy. Dammit.
This weekend, the designated raid was TFB. We did most of it on Friday and mopped up the last boss within a few attempts on Saturday.
At which point we were standing there going duh. Now what do we do?
- Nobody really needed 220 gear from the other hard mode raids. In previous weeks, we had done strategic strikes for implants, relics, and other needed pieces and were basically done.
- Doing nightmare mode wasn’t worth the annoyance since there is currently only a chance of 224 gear. I can see us trying some nightmare modes after patch 4.2 when all of the bosses drop 224. That’s another month.
- Somehow doing content for gear we don’t need is not motivating, regardless of “fun.” I guess we’re all greedy, but we feel like what’s the point?
At a loss as to how to occupy ourselves for the rest of the allotted raid time, we regrouped on our poorly geared alts and half-assed it through a story mode. I am terrible at ranged DPS. This is not relevant to the current story, but I thought I’d share.
After all this, I’m really worried. I like our raid team a lot, but I’m afraid we’ll start losing members because there is not enough decent raiding content for us to fill up 4-5 hours a week. That’s not a lot of raid time. I can only imagine that other raid teams have hit this gear/content wall earlier.