Skip to Content
8-04-2008 @ 12:42PM
I'm an officer in a medium-sized casual raiding guild that consist mainly of friends or friend's friends. We've been on the loosing side of this guildswitch-mania for about two-three weeks now. It has really burnt out all chances we ever had of getting a guild 25-man raid going (one of the leavers even mentioned in his recruitment post to another guild that we never stood a chance, which insulted us quite a bit).We've gotten back to our feet somehow, despite everything that has happened. We are starting anew, now abandoning the idea of ourselves as raiders and focusing on being friends and helping eachother. All the loot-whores we thought as friends can go and do whatever they please.What I'm trying to say by telling you this: Don't give up, and think of why you started your guild in the first place: if you started it thinking you'll be the number 1 guild on your server, you probably are screwed, but if you started like we did, to have good company and some casual raiding/instancing fun, just try to get back to your roots. Live your own dreams, not someone else's. Easy epax is any fun only until you find out it's no use (and that no use -phase will be here in only few short months anyway).
8-04-2008 @ 1:28PM
I understand your frustration, but please don't bash people who like to raid as "loot whores" whose efforts are in vain because their gear will be replaced in WotLK. That's not why I raid - I raid to see content, and I want to do it before the xpac. Just because your guild is struggling to do that doesn't mean that all other successful raiding guilds are all a bunch of arseholes.
8-04-2008 @ 4:09PM
I sympathize with the people leaving "non-progressing" guilds. They are not acting like loot whores, they just cant stand to beat their heads against the same content with no progression. If people are leaving your guild because your not progressing, take a step back and figure out why your not moving. Is it your leadership, your raider core? determine the problem and fix it, don't bash those that made the decision to move on, it only makes you the worse person.
8-08-2008 @ 4:03AM
You see, these people were perfectly happy with what we were doing before. One of the people leaving was actually our raid leader. I am frustrated, yes. But what else is that? I feel justified to feel the way I do. Sorry, if you feel guilted by my comment. You see, the problem was never us officers, never the gm. I took part in 90% of the raids, as did most of our core raiding group. All of these people who left belonged to the core group. The problem was, that we weren't big enough name... that we didn't attract people who wanted fast progress. Our server is old, so there's lots of those "good old guilds" with steady progression and lots of applicants... who never want a smaller, but eager guild.(That first post, and this too... they're MY pre-Wrath rant. Don't spoil it for me :p)And by the way... We only became a non-progressing guild AFTER they left... Before that we'd been progressing (slowly but) steadily.
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.