After the slaughter at the gates of Warsong Hold in the Borean Tundra I grew bored or frustrated with Gnasch. Wrath was coming to an end and I knew I was not going to ding 80 any time soon. So I made a decision. I parked Gnasch in Warsong Hold and rolled an Alliance toon on another server. Maxymo the Human Warrior was born on December 7, 2010.
I had two reasons for rolling him. About this time I became an avid reader of WOWInsider. Certain contributors talked about playing both sides of the fence. I wanted to see the alliance side. Unfortunately I would only see the post-cataclysm version but I wanted to see it even with the changes. The other reason was much more selfish and loathsome. I had become a frequent talker in guild chat on the Horde side. I thought, ‘If I leave will I be missed?’. Ugh! Sad but true. I have issues with needing to be missed I guess.
So there I was in a new human warrior at Northshire Abbey. I was just heading out of the abbey to pick up my first quest when I got a whisper. She wanted to know if I would mind signing a guild charter. I had done this in the past to earn gold but this did not come with an offer of gold. She was just a person asking if I would sign her guild charter. All the other requests came with gold and then an instant /gkick when the guild was formed. This time there was a surprise. When she got the 10 guild signatures I was promoted to officer! What? I had never been anything but at best a member. Now here I was holding officer power.
Turns out it was a brother and sister who formed the guild. She was really nice and we got along smashingly. He was one of those that was too good for the game. All the mechanics to him were clunky and the game too easy. He was leveling a worgen warrior and did it mostly through battlegrounds. He was learning to speak Korean because he wanted to get in on the closed beta for Tera which was developed by a South Korean video game company. Evidently you had to speak Korean to get into the beta.
I do remember why I named him Maxymo. I was reading The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1 at the time. I was in the era of Diocletian. He was co-Ruler with Maximim. And it seemed that even pretenders to the throne were name Maxi-something. So I named him Maxymo.
So there I was an officer. I got to play the bad cop and disciplinarian. I love this role. We hummed along for awhile with no problems. I leveled as I am wont to do. The GM recruited and we got more and more people. The Worgen bitched constantly on how easy the game was and how there seemed to be an imbalance in battlegrounds. Horde was destroying Alliance.
Then one day I got a whisper from a guild member. He was trying to recruit me to come with him to form another guild. After some inquiry it was found that he was about 8.. He thought I was ‘cool’ and wanted me to come be his second in charge of his new guild. We officers talked and finally we /gkicked him because he would not stop trying to steal our members. He wanted better access to the guild bank and the money in it. He ‘needed’ money to buy a mount and to by riding. This is common theme in guilds I have been in. We told him he would have to earn it like the rest of us.
After kicking him out he started harassing me. I put him on ignore. I logged in one day and I had left Maxy in Stormwind. The kid’s toon was standing right next to me. I went to go about my business. He tries talking to me via the /say command. I ignore him. He then proceeds to follow me everywhere while babbling apologies. I should have reported him but I did not know how. I logged out. After an hour I log back in and mercifully he is gone. Yeah!
I leveled Maxy till I got to about level 60 and was in Tanaris. The guild was falling apart. The Worgen had gotten to 85 and quit. We did not do anything as a guild and I am slow leveler. When were down to about 10 members I quit the guild and faction and realm transferred Maxy.
It was back to the old server and guild. I was now an Orc Warrior.