As you all probably know, recently I have decided to no longer attend our 25 man alt runs. I was confronted on the issue many times by many people and I would tell them that I did not like the way looting was being handled. The looting has been discussed in the forums recently and you are all aware that most issues have occured because we have been unable to fill our alt runs with Simple Math members only. I want to be clear that Peril attending these alt runs had nothing to do with me wanting to go to. Since Perils departure, many people assumed that I would continue going to these alt runs. However, since he was not the issue that I had in my head, this was not true. Today I was asked if I was going to the alt run and I responded with a no. Grouch asked me, in both Ventrilo and in game via guild chat, why I did not want to attend. I told him that we had already discussed this in the past. I left the channel, turning my back to Grouch. He pulled me back into the channel and warned me not to do that again. I hesitated for about 5 seconds, then closed Ventrilo.
Knowing what was probably going to happen next I saw the yellow message, "Wookiness has been kicked form the guild."
I logged off and got off the computer, and went for a walk to think about things. During which, I looked at the whole situation from everyone elses perspective. I have had a poor attitude towards the alt run, making it not fun for my friends in the guild, as well as everyone else in the guild and especially the people who put the group together every single week. I have also been very selfish with my reasons behind not attending. I have had a few things go unfavorably for myself in the run, but that is no reason for me to remove myself from the group. Especially when me not being there goes right back to where a lot of the problems with the run a said to begin, not having enoush guild members to fill the run regularly. With that said, I would like to apologize to my friends, who had to listen to me on a daily basis about not going. I would like to apologize to everyone who makes an effort every week to attend this run, including all of the officers. And I would also like to apologize to Grouch for insubordinate behaviour in Ventrilo today.