Hi achaea. So I have been away, since about november due to a financial snafu that left me shrubbed. It was a totally reasonable shrubbing that had nothing to do with in game stuff. I am not sure how to handle my return. I have been thinking and planning certain kinds of things while ive been away. been kept abreast of situations throughout the world, by an IRL friend who also plays.
My main concern is, do i acknowledge being shrubbed? is that the protocol? or can i have a non-shrubbed reason for my absence (my plan was a long meditation at the foot of the dreamspear). at least three people came and saw my shrub, and when other people are shrubbed it is often referenced in character, in game and people have IC emotional reactions and such. How have/would you handle this kind of undesired, though uncontrollable time gap in your characters life, or at least your absense in the lives of others?
im aware we arent really supposed to discuss shrubbing, and i hope this doesnt qualify, even though shrubbing is part of what i'm asking about