Last week I started finding a couple of guildies (ok, one guildie) -really- annoying. I was in Karazhan standing behind their toon.. with my fingers poised over their toon on my screen muttering “I crush your head!! Crush crush crush”. I think I was PMSing.. but I was honestly to the point of screaming and slamming my keyboard. After Kara I moved myself to an empty Vent room to finish off my after-Kara work (repairs/replenish reagents/food/etc). Someone asked fiancee why I was in a vent room by myself.. and Fiancee asked me and I told him that I was finding everyone very annoying so went off to be by myself. In retrospect I find it very weird that I didn’t just log off of vent.
Then, late Friday night Ventrillo mysteriously died. I didn’t worry about it much, I was working on dailies at the time and didn’t really need to chat with guildies.
Vent was down all day Saturday. It was .. well weird. Because we use vent as a guild I really don’t pay attention to who logs in/out of the game.. so I found that often someone logged in/out and I missed it. I’m also horrible about watching guild chat. So whoever was on didn’t get much response from me.
I also found it very very quiet. I’ve never been able to listen to music while playing since I’m normally chatting with guildies.. and I can’t listen to music and chat at the same time.. I just don’t multi-task well. On Saturday it was -so- quiet I actually started thinking about listening to music.
On Saturday night we did a Heroic Auchenei Crypts. It was kind of weird to do a guild run without vent. Cryptic and quiet. I can’t heal and type at the same time.. and since pally healing is spam casting I had no way to communicate with the group (ie, tell the tank to reposition (ie, that mob is in an inconvenient spot for me to heal you, please move) or warn the hunter not to back into the next group and accidentally pull it (which he did)). I definitely didn’t like it. But at the same time.. I wasn’t annoyed at the personalities of my guildies.
Vent came back on Sunday afternoon. I’m glad it’s back.. I like the closeness of my guild.. and I think a lot of that closeness has happened because we hang out and gab in vent. That said.. I will admit that last night while logged into vent.. no one was chatting.. so I turned on a Podcast so I had something entertaining to listen to while I fished. Tatia went from 300-325 fishing in only one podcast.