Topic Parabola - alot of requests to do this <3
Heya guys, as an old Officer of Parabola i thought it might be right to give some people some insight into what happened to the guild. So many questions and implications have been made into why so many of the guild decided to leave.
Every guild has disagreements and misunderstandings between players. Some of these may just be because of the amount of gold one person has, ones skill level, the class you play, and many other factors. I can honestly say Parabola was always just a bunch of cool lads and ladies, just having a laugh and getting progress at the same time.
I think because of our chilled out nature people perceived us to be either a ''bad guild'', or some people thought our ranks were tainted with cruel members. The fact is we are all actually very nice people, and most of the people that do not like us have most likely felt upset at something that wasn't intended to offend. Pantry... oh god Pantry <3 He was our Guild Master, and the biggest joker ever. I think he in particularly was taken the wrong way. Like him, all of us (especially me) loved to just mess about, but when it came to raiding: Serious Face activated.
After some really hard work from some of our phenomenal members, we managed to get together 4 regular raiding teams. Team AFK (First raid team created by Parabola which i was a part of), Team Smusk (A bunch of sexy little buggers who came to this server and rocked our socks<3), Team MarkFantastic (A team me and Amil created in order to give others who are not in a team a chance to raid during the days Team AFK didn't raid), and also a very casual raiding team which was never named yet (achieving 5/8 with some hard working players trying to learn to raid).
As you can tell, that's alot of teams to handle with alot of effort needed to be put into making things work. So on top of the stress of dealing with the teams alone, our officers were finding it very hard to dedicate their time to a raiding team while dealing with a plethora of people needing guidence in one way or another. Be it with raiding, pvp, socially, or anything that we needed to do to maintain one of the most active guilds on server.
A couple of nights before the guild split, me and another officer decided we didn't want to play wow anymore. After then realising we did want to play wow, we both decided to go different directions. Personally i've cut down on wow time like i wanted. Pantry and Rawrior have decided to go to another server as have other members to try and have some new experiences with new faces and places. Amil has now (with the help of ex-parabola members and others) set up a 25 man raid team in a new guild, which has had a fantastic start.
In the end Parabola just couldn't go on with all the built up stress, things to do. All of our members, officers, socials, raiders, brothers, sisters, wives, and so on are all still great friends with one another. Personally i have half the bloody lot on my Real ID ;)
Yes - we are not all in the same guild. Yes - people have said some really wierd reasons in regards to why we split (something about a pet chicken?). Yes - we had a few heated moments prior to the 'split'. But we are allways Parabolians, and will all be great internet BUDDYS! *snort*
Thanks to Stormwind City Guard, Asperity, Intruders, Haters made us Famous and more for taking on some of our members when they felt they had no where to go. Even i have been bouncing around helping people here and there when needed, while i'm not wanting to raid - thanks to you all!
And for some who have wondered where Parabola is, well the name of the guild is now Haters made us Famous. Smusk was given the guild by Pantry, as he was the only Officer willing to persist in making the guild great still. He has done a fantastic job, and although some do not like him for what he has done, the fact is most of you have never even had a chat with him and his team. They are all AMAZING people and Smusk made the decision to move the guild into a progressive direction, and thus far they are the best guild on the server (progressively).
Parabola will allways be in my soppy litte heart, and hope all the previous members can still be great mates like most of us are atm. So theres a kind of long drawn out drunken explenation from me and was probably not the best time to write one after a drink or two... or three:) (it's 3 am and the log in is down, so ill post this 2moro - when u see it posted i wrote it last night XD)
Thank god for spell check and now im going to pass out in my bed. Love you all, nn!
- Klendrap / Scrya / Magicmanmark / Inck / Marky
EDIT: I think i will make a new topic about this.... so many people asking me what happened. I know i haven't really explained it well but ah well, just wanted to say us Parabola people are all still friends, no drama now :) TY <3
Edited by Rawrior on 07/02/12 23:33 (GMT)
It's an easy decision to leave for greener pastures when one of your officers "quits", stealing half the guild vault, only to suddenly come back with a "new direction".
But I'm sure on that basis he'll make a great guild leader and you'll all have super happy fun times, so I wish you the best of luck in your raiding endeavours.
ps. Mark - no one cares but I love that you do <3
pps. Pantry I am angry that your marginal intellect upgrade is less than my marginal intellect upgrade would be
Who is this Pantry person you speak of? He sounds like one helluva' guy! Didn't he pay for the guilds ventrilo for the entire time it was running, extending it to 26 slots for the entire guild to raid together? Oh well, that doesn't matter at all because apparently everybody thought he was a rubbish guild leader who never did anything to help.
Jokes about the male anatomy, especially about members (no pun intended) whos erratic consumption of steroids and their ultimate goal to become as swole as humanly possible, but ending up having episodes of rage about a small in game item due to the imbalance of testosterone - are particularly awesome.
Apparently the only reason this 'Pantry' fellow did well in raids was due to his weapon. I was wondering how he was able to top the damage meters without really trying. But oh wait, wasn't he pretty much doing that before he got that weapon, in every raid they were doing?
Strange. Must be bugged or something.
Edited by Rawrior on 08/02/12 00:13 (GMT)
Only a Díckens quote can indirectly and abstractly describe the denial in his own ability
"It was not the wine, murmured Mr. Snodgrass, in a broken voice. It was the salmon."
Edited by Scrya on 08/02/12 14:13 (GMT)
''Somehow or other, it never is the wine, in these cases'' ;) Haha!
But ye thanks for making my kinda serious forum post a funny as feck rant xD Oh and you make it sound like i'm the officer that; ''quits, stealing half the guild vault, only to suddenly come back with a 'new direction' ''. Just for the people who don't know about all of this, that wasn't me. But the person it was has been forgiven by me at least, and most others, so it's behind us now :P
To reiterate, things happened we all regret, blah blah blah, we are all still friends (apart from maybe 3 people <3 Trololol), and hopefully Parabellum will move on to be the new Parabola, and shock people with some sick skillz. Talk with Amil or Bearclaw to apply, or any other members of the guild for a chance at an invite.
And ofc Smusk and his guild Haters made us Famous (the guild formally known as Parabola) will continue to kick butt in progression, and top the charts on Alliance Magtheridon-EU. To apply, visit http://www.hatersmadeusfamous.enjin.com/home.
So there we have it. Two guilds going two different directions - with no arguments, both successful thus far, and a hell of a lot less stress. Now we can all just PLAY THE BLOOMING GAME ;) Things went well i guess <3
ps. Nice trinket Pantry (check my Mages armory now bruh BAHA <3)
pss. Rawrior - i wanna make sweet love to your sexy beard.
psss. Juized and Smusk are having bumbabies <3.