Joined: 10 Dec 2002
Location: Aurora, IL
|Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:01 pm Post subject: It's time...
|Dear friends, current and former guildmates:
In March of 2001 the Zebuxerrok server went live with the initial population made up of "refugees" from the overcrowded Rathe and E'Ci servers. 10 days later, Sony lifted the restrictions on guilds and the Spirits of Fire was re-formed. That same day I was invited to become a member.
For 5 & 1/2 years I've proudly worn the SoF tag. So it is with some reluctance and much sadness that I inform you that I will be removing myself from the guild roster the next time I log on.
This decision wasn't an easy one for me to make. In fact, I've been considering it for almost a year. But in the end it comes down to one simple thing: If I intend to continue to play EQ (and I do) and I hope to progress past where I currently am (and I do) then I am going to need the help of a strong, active guild. And sadly, SoF no longer fits that description. So I am leaving and will look for another "home". But before I do I would like to give my thanks to a few people.
Thank You! to Sigurjon and Duerana for creating SoF in the first place and inviting me to be a part of it. It was your vision that made it what it was, a true FAMILY guild.
Thank You! to Mckenna and Rayder for taking over the guild reins when the demands of real life forced Sig and Duer to leave the game. You were able to keep the "family" atmosphere and yet allowed us to strive for UBER status.
Thank You! to Charrmed for accepting the leadership role during the hectic days of the past two years as many members left for other games and servers. Your hard work in forming alliances with other guilds helped keep the spirit of SoF alive when noone thought a family guild could succeed.
Thank You! to all the officers, board members and leaders who did so much behind the scenes so that I and the other members could enjoy ourselves. And finally...
Thank You! to all the people who wore the SoF tag over the last 5 & 1/2 years. You were always there for me when I needed help, even though I couldn't always be there for you.
Although I'm leaving the guild I'm not leaving the game. So for those of you still playing on Zeb/Xeg, if you see me, give me a /wave and a /hail. And for those that have left the game, may God smile upon you and make your way smooth and straight.
also known as:
Level 70 Ranger/follower of Tunare
p.s. I'll still keep a presence in SoF, as my Barb Shammy is tagged. He goes by the name of Riverwynd.