Half bloody FULL, okay?

Yeah, I shouldn’t be up and about, and I definitely shouldn’t be precariously balanced on a stool to do a blog post less than a day after surgery. But that’s how much I love you all. Or something. Now to the rant.

Casualties of WAR has taken quite a few casualties in WAR. People didn’t like it, people like it but don’t have time, people liked it but currently (and for however long) prefer WoW, EQ2, LOTRO, Fallout3, whataver. Having a presence on both sides of WAR is cool, but it also splits up the membership, making us seem half a big as we really are.

So, CoW is going multi-game, like many other guilds. It’s been done before and no, Chicken Licken, the sky is NOT falling.

Why is it that when anything happens or gets discussed, there’s always someone waiting to make the whiny, negative, passive-aggressive “You’re all doing this to spite ME!” type comment — without, of course, ever saying so? It’s all oblique references and snarky two-word response posts that add zero to the sum of useful content in the world. Trust me, what one single CoW member plays or thinks or does is not the prime motivator behind decisions made to try to benefit the entire guild. If we don’t make the second chapter in the game YOU play, it’s not because we hate you. It’s not because we pick every chance we get to pass you over, or ignore you. Please for the love of god stop acting as though every damned thing in the whole fecking UNIVERSE revolves around you.

Seriously. I am sick unto death and BEYOND of people whose only reaction to ANYTHING is to whinge about how it affects them, with undertones of “How could you do this to me?” I had enough of that from parents while I was a teenager, thanks, and I am not putting up with it anymore. Try being positive for a change, and try seeing change itself as not necessarily a bad thing.

For fellow CoW-members thinking this may be about them, it probably isn’t. But please, let’s give this process a chance, ok? WAR-COW isn’t closing its doors. CoW as a meta-game entity has been a reality since before WAR even launched, given what we all play and where we all came from, and the fact that most of us are multi-game veterans looking for the MMO equivalent of El Dorado. I have seen small guilds dissolve by going into multiple games, but every single larger guild I’ve been in that has done this has only been strengthened by it.

CoW aside — c’mon folks. The glass isn’t full of kool-aid and it’s half full, not half empty, ok? Try seeing the good in things for a change; you might like it. The new experience will give you something to whine about.