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5-07-2008 @ 3:07PM
Here is my thinking. If your guild isn't running the instance, then you aren't saved with a guild run. If it isn't a guild run, and you still make your required runs, what does it matter what you do with your free time? If the other guild is OK with it, and you are fitting it in, then what business is it of the GL? Would be be pissed if you bought crafted epics also? Is that not allowed?
5-07-2008 @ 3:52PM
It depends, there's a fair amount of pride involved in raiding, and going outside the bounds of your guild can send bad messages everywhere.Raiding with other guilds can easily send the message that your guild is weak, falling apart, inadequate or attempting to piggy back off of other guilds, particularly if this is content your guild hasn't seen. It also sends a message to your guild that you are bored, unwilling to wait, or generally superior. These perceptions are probably far from the truth, but perception is important.My guild doesn't have a problem with people raiding with guilds that are similarly progressed or perhaps a bit behind us. So long as they make their reasons clear to us and to whomever they're raiding with (usually simply a matter of helping friends outside the guild, or because they didn't make our raids that week) we're generally fine with it.
5-07-2008 @ 8:25PM
That makes absolutely no sense. Buying epics doesn't mean that you're giving your guild the finger to go raid with someone else's guild. If anything, it's paying to help your guild progress. Personal progression is guild progression, assuming that you're still raiding with your guild regularly.
5-08-2008 @ 7:40AM
@PzychotixYour right... but only up to the point that the person running with other guilds leaves the original guild because they out gear there fellow guildies and are bored with "helping" them run the content they are currently on.In our guild your free to run whatever instance/raid with whomever and in the past we've had people become geared both on guild raids and while raiding with others and then leave the guild. Its an uncomfortable feeling when someone says they are unavailable for a guild run to find them logged on and running with another guild... but it happens and ultimately I hope that people are in the guild for a social reason rather than loot, gear and personal progression.
5-08-2008 @ 2:58PM
You make it seem like it's a given that if you buy raid epics, you'll move on to other guilds.That's a very big assumption to make.
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