Icrontic in Shadowlands, 2020 and beyond
It's safe to say that the guild died out after we finished Heroic Jaina in the Battle for Dazar'alor raid. The expac fatigue hit our guild like nothing before it, and effectively ended Icrontic's continual AOTC run that started back in Mists of Pandaria. It was a genuinely amazing experience raiding with you all, and reading back through some of the memories and retrospectives almost brings tears to my eyes.
While the end of BFA was bad enough, 2019 and 2020 brought lots of tragedy and life-shattering events to the Icrontic community, not to mention the first-ever cancellation of in-person events. Needless to say, it's been a really rough time for Icrontic in general, and the WoW guild could not survive the barrage.
2020 has been a shit year for a lot of people, and this long winter and spring seems to be looming ahead, with more pandemic-related lockdowns coming and an unknown future for possible vaccinations.
The thought has been brought up: WoW is not a bad way to pass the long winter months, especially with friends.
Luckily, Shadowlands—at least so far—seems promising in terms of getting people interested in the game again (and more importantly, keeping that interest). A few people have been logging in regularly and playing again, and while many of our core members have floated away to other more active guilds, there's no reason we can't rebuild the group yet again (we've done it twice before, nearly from scratch).
All that is to say, I'm thinking of dusting off the Icrontic badge and getting back to raiding and pushing content again, if there's enough interest. So far, a small group of us are discussing pushing into Torghast together, and it seems like the interest is there for some Mythic dungeons again.
Is there enough of us to start talking about tackling Castle Nathria (the first raid)? Let's open the floor to the possibility. Who's with me?
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