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9-29-2008 @ 1:17PM
I don't understand why someone "HAS" to join another guild to be a 'fill-in." If this other guild is solely going use this dude to fill-in on weekends, just stay under your current guild tag. No ones skills are going to improve just because they begin wearing a raiding guilds . Also, I have gone thru this dilemma before also. The bottom line imo is what is going to make you happy the most to feel like you getting most for your $15/mo. Hell, Vent is free and you could hang out with friends that way. We typically play this game for achievements and those achievements come in the form of loot and content progression (PvP titles also).
9-29-2008 @ 1:33PM
Actually, I'm pretty sure whoever hosts the vent server is paying for it. Thank them.
9-29-2008 @ 1:53PM
I think it is less having to do with the tabard you wear but more-so having access to all the names on the guilds roster. I was in a small but friendly guild in Quel'dorei which was great for getting to 70 because there were people to chat with while slogging through the grinds. When I got to 70, though, everything changed. As gear became important and raids were the location of the gear, the rag-tag group of 50-69's that were great allies in the beginning became a hinderance to my playing enjoyment. I would look on the guild roster and often only see two or three names. Now Im in a guild of over 120 70's (even then still small in some terms) and getting a 5-man together for Brewfest Boss or MgT Heroic daily etc is a snap- something I would have to rely on PUG's for and risk getting ninja'd. Point is, keep the old guildies on the friends list and the new guild on the guild roster obviously. Its easier to have all your old friends "friended" than it is to list all beneficial teammates in the friends list- especially when they can be guildies.
9-29-2008 @ 7:31PM
Unfortunately, it's also about epic drops... or rather who gets them. A lot of guildies can be pretty upset if a non-guildie fill-in gets that epic dagger off Moroes, but will be nonplussed if some guildie got it. A fill-in, in this case, is seen as an opportunistic ninja who uses another guild to be "run through" Kara.I want to stress again how unfortunate this is, because I personally believe that there is nothing wrong with getting a semi-permanent fill-in for raids. How else can inter-guild friendships form? And I really mean guild friendships, not alliances. Sometimes, guilds can be really xenophobic to members outside the guild.
9-29-2008 @ 7:47PM
I seriously doubt any serious raid guild he joins will demand that he do kara with them. He could continue to organize his karas for his old guild just fine. I do think you should step down from being officer in the old guild though.
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