Skip to Content
9-03-2007 @ 4:24PM
Here's a better idea: You're not MIT, You're not Stanford. You're not NASA, you're not Google. Stop treating everyone like they're getting in on the ground floor of something special just because they want in your average progression guild with nothing significant to offer beyond the vast majority of guilds in existence. Why do most guilds say they don't progress at content? They don't have enough good players. They don't have enough people on at the right time. People in the raids slack. All of these are incorrectly "solved" by guild leaders making even more restrictive application and filtering processes. There are tons and tons of "and they finally let me raid with the main group this week and we one-shot all the bosses and I got 4 purples!" stories out there. There are plenty of people out there who are good at the game, interested in the content and would otherwise kick your raid's ass into gear, but you don't let them because you're more interested in attempting to cherry pick the people you think are going to be awesome, rather than just letting everyone join up and if they're good they raid, if they're not they sit. Being able to fill out an application, only means you have to be good at filling out applications. Here's what you really need to know:1: Will you study the content, and be ready to raid without needing the boss encounters explained to you?2: Will you install the addons that will enable things to run more smoothly and everyone to avoid making stupid mistakes?3: Are you available at xx times on xx days and will at least show up xx times per week even if you don't end up raiding?After that, everything else is mostly useless information at best, and something people are more than willing to lie about at worst or just something you'll reject an otherwise good player for, when in reality they could probably help you out.I know everyone likes to believe that their guild is the best guild out there, but really you're only hurting yourselves by being so restrictive.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.