My first MMO was UO but the first one that really grabbed my attention was Lineage II. Then I moved to WoW and have mainly been playing that up until last year (until they announced the Kung Fu Panda expansion). Although WoW was starting feel stale and the gear grind was getting to me, the real reason I quit was because my guild basically dissolved and my RL friends moved on to other things. So I dabbled in AoC, Rift, Aion and more recently SWTOR. And although they were all enjoyable, none of them have really become my WoW replacement. Hoping GW2 can fill that void I've been filling my PvP cravings lately with BF3, but I'm still missing the MMO experience.
I'm a married, 40+ y/o professional with two businesses. And although I don't have any kids (I don't know how parents can find the time to play - my hat goes off to all of you) I still found that I wasn't able to commit to any kind of strict raiding schedule with huge blocks of time to play. So the only WoW raid dungeons I've been in are the ones that gave PvP loot and can generally be completed in under 20 minutes. The friends I played with were in similar boats so we all gravitated to PvP.
I've managed to claw my way up to a 2.5k rating in WoW the last few season I played. So I may be old, but I'm not exactly a scrub
What I'm looking for in a guild:
- Maturity and respectfulness with a sense of humour. I don't care how old people are as long as I feel like they're people I could hang out with IRL. I generally don't like hanging out with egomaniacs, drama queens or people with anger management issues.
- Emphasis on PvP. It doesn't have to be 100%, but it would be nice to be able to log on and join a guild PUG for some impromptu PvP without having to wait all night for some action. It would also be nice if the guild PUG were somewhat skilled. I don't mind playing with people just starting out in PvP - we all have to start somewhere - but a genuine desire to improve (as opposed to being carried) is always appreciated.
- Relaxed. That means relaxed with times people can play and guild structure. I don't care about guild ranks or names or anything. I just want to log on, have a fun time PvP'ing with cool people enjoy my beer and chill. It doesn't need to be more complicated than that.