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5-18-2009 @ 11:47AM
If you have 36 lvl80s who are never online at the same time, then you were not selective enough or clear enough with the applicants as to what your raiding expectations were. If your goal is to get a group of people together at the same time, then you need to know beforehand what those times will be. Say it's 7-10p server M/W/F. Now, when you're advertising your guild, state right up front that those are what your raiding times are. Put them on your website. Put them on the application and ask if they're available to raid at those times (if they aren't, reject the app). Make SURE that anyone you take in can and will be available at those times. When you're building a group of like-minded people with a similar goal, then taking anyone who comes along won't work. You *must* be selective. It's not being mean - it's simply saving yourself, that person, and all of the guildies who rely on you a lot of time, effort, and headaches. If a recruit can't raid at your times, then he's no good for you, you're no good for him, and he'd be happier with a different guild.I think at this point you have two choices:1. Talk with your guildies and come up with set days/times for raiding. The people who cannot commit to those times should be let go so they can find a guild that meets their needs. Then, stick to those times. Set up runs, put them on the calendar. If you've got open spots, spread the word a day or even a few hours early that you're going to have X run at X time and are looking for classes X, Y, and Z. (Spreading the word involves your realm forum, trade chat, general chat, LFG channel, friends lists, guildies' friends lists, etc.)2. Scrap your guild and find one that meets your raiding needs. Spend your time there watching what they do and how they do it. Running a guild is a lot more difficult than it looks, as you've learned. An excellent source of recruiting guilds is as close as the official guild recruitment forum:http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/board.html?forumId=7244843&sid=1 (for Alliance)http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/board.html?forumId=7244844&sid=1 (for Horde)Don't aim for a guild that's already most of the way through Ulduar; look for one that's at YOUR level of progression.
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