To all of my family here in Exiled From Hell,
Here we are, wrapping up another expansion, enjoying the rewards of our hard fought battles through three long and challenging tiers. This final run was a long and difficult one for all of us. We have literally been to hell and back, surpassing hurdle after hurdle to reach our moment of victory. I want to take a moment and share some thoughts and memories with all of you and anyone considering Exiled From Hell as a future home for WOD. In addition some of my initial thoughts on where we go from here, into the new undiscovered world of Draenor.
I remember when we first set out on this journey, the doubt and disbelief that we could continue to charge ahead from so many. Much of this uneasiness was founded in the perception of truth, as neither I as a leader, nor many of you had proven what we were made of. This was truly an emotional and difficult time for EFH, one in which anything could have happened. I am so proud to say we took these odds in stride and forged ahead to heights this guild has never seen. We have shown the world what Daytime raiders can do. There is not one of you that hasn't had an impact on what we've accomplished. Every one of you has touched my life in ways I never imagined possible in a game. You have become my family, and one I could not imagine being without.
We face some very different challenges in the months ahead. A new raid format, a 10 level grind, class changes, and a completely new gearing paradigm. We have much to prepare ourselves for. As I embark on this journey as your GM on my second expansion, I do so with confidence that we will endure and thrive. You have proven your mettle. When we're stressed, struggling, frustrated, and hot tempered, never forget what we have done with so much class these last three tiers. We have the advantage of the closeness of the family and community we have built over so many hard fought months.
To any of you looking at morning raiding as a possibility in your journeys into Draenor. I encourage you to take a look at what we have to offer. A unique time slot, incredibly diverse group of amazing friends, and the confidence knowing that we as a guild and I as a GM are 100% dedicated to ensuring that this guild continues to prosper until Blizzard shuts the servers down. The friends I have made here could be yours as well. Many of us including myself came from humble beginnings. If someone had not taken a chance on me years ago I would not be where I am today. I vow to continue this mindset and philosophy into Draenor and beyond. Developing talent from within and nurturing bonds that transcend a computer screen. This is what we are truly all about.
I hope to see you in Draenor, and to my family and friends here in EFH. Thank you for creating such incredible life-long lasting memories for me. If it were not for these experiences I assure you I would not be half the man I am in game or in my real life. I can't wait to see what we do next.
Sincerely, your GM and friend,