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1-19-2009 @ 9:24AM
Well, my experience is that if your guild is struggling to fill raid slots, then asking people to join you in pugs is necessary. Even advertising that you are recruiting (although having some soft of reputation is probably good, or else you'll just get mocked in trade, which is counterproductive). This would be active recruitment.If you fill raid slots, and just need more members or want to grow a guild, I've found the best way is to put people on your friends list that you pug with, and try to pug with them more often. Bring your guildies along. Some of our best raiders asked us if we were recruiting after running a few heroics with us. You don't need to actually ASK them to join, if they are interested, they will ask.Also, try and make a name for your guild by performing well is some PuG raids. If you guild runs 25 mans, PuG some 10 mans on the off days. People do pay attention to guilds that consistently play well. I've gotten more then a few whispers about recruitment after myself and two other guildies ran a few 10 man PuGs. It is especially helpful if you show you have good people in all slots (tanking, healing, and dps). And for the love of god, be selective. The worst thing you can do is have a lax recruiting procedure. One bad recruit won't matter much, so long as you deal with it quickly. But if you recruit three or four in a row, people will wonder if you are just letting any idiot that whispers you in. It demoralizes the guild, and also makes potential recruits seem so much more risky.
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