Thank you very much for awaiting a new post. Everybody is on pins and needles across the realms, particularly those characters without a guild. Below is a transcript between our Shaman friend Wato and a blizzard reporter. The interview regarding Milk Factory’s move from their old raid Castle Nathria and taking their talents to Sanctum of Domination.
Reporter: Are you ready to go Wato? Where is the milk?
Wato: Left it at home.
Reporter: What's new? What’s been going on with you during this lull between patches?
Wato: Man, this whole waiting for new content, I’m just looking forward to it.
Reporter: What have you thought about this patch?
Wato: The patch has been everything I’ve thought and more. I put myself in a position to lead this great guild, where I can get players around me to figure out what is the best possible chance for the Factory to ultimately win, be happy.
Reporter: You weren’t recruited into a guild we won’t mention because you’ve been missing for a few expansions. Have you enjoyed this new guild creating process now?
Wato: I have enjoyed it. And I want to thank the other guild that didn’t need me. It’s been an unbelievable experience, a real humbling experience to be even in this position.
Reporter: How many people knew your decision to create the guild?
Wato: Not many, it was a very, very small number. And I could count them on my fingers.
Reporter: One hand or two hands?
Wato: Let’s say one.
Reporter: When did you decide?
Wato: I think I decided in the first week of the new expansion. I mean, I woke up one morning, it’s joining one guild. I woke up another morning, it’s another guild. And it’s a process that I felt I may feel like the best opportunity to clear content but wasn’t the best opportunity for me.
Reporter: Who in that process, Wato, have you taken advice from and who has had the biggest influences.
Wato: I took a lot of advice initially from friends and family. My assistant to the GM, Blickzy, has been great since we became established. A lot of people I look towards in a time of need or for advice, and ultimately, they looked at me and said you ultimately have to live with your decision that you’re going to make, and you have to do what’s best for you, for the Factory and for you to ultimately be happy.
Reporter: Do you have any doubts about your decision?
Wato: No. I don’t have any doubts at all.
Reporter: What was the major factor, the major reason in your decision?
Wato: I think the major factor and the major reason in my decision was the best opportunity for me to win and win now and to win into the future also. And winning is a huge thing for me. You know ever since beginning this expansion, the number one thing for me was to create a place for characters to play, help each other, and making a small family. This guild has done great things since forming in the Shadowlands, and we want to continue to do that.
Reporter: You’ve had everybody else biting their nails. So I guess it’s time for them to stop chewing. The answer to the question everybody wants to know: Wato, what’s your decision.
Wato: In this new patch, this is very tough, in this new patch The Factory will be taking their talents to the Maw to clear the Sanctum of Domination.
Reporter: How do you explain this to people in Revendreth?
Wato: I mean, it’s heartfelt for us. You know, it’s hard to explain, but at the same time in our hearts in the past 6 months we gave everything to that zone, to that raid, it was everything.
Reporter: What was the major reason for leaving Castle Nathria?
Wato: I don’t even see it as leaving Castle Nathria, it’s about new loot and new bosses that we feel like we respect more. And we feel like we have a great chance of clearing that content and clearing it faster than other guilds.
Like I said before, this is very emotional time for the Factory. I know it’s emotional for the guild and for Revendreth. And if it was a perfect world, we would have loved to stay, because we’ve done so many great things for that zone, it’s done so many great things for us. But we feel like it’s time to change.