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7-22-2009 @ 1:15AM
This question may have already been answered some time ago and I have not yet stumbled on it yet.Why are there not more weekend raiding guilds? I look on the wow forums and other raiding forums for raid guilds that don't start on the day of the reset. I understand the want to hit the content asap, but in all fairness if you are only dedicating 3 days to raid (Usually Tuesdays-Thursdays) why are there not more Friday-Sunday(or "off nights") Raid guilds?I would think as a week/weekend cyclonic society that revolves around school and work schedules that more people would be available during the weekend to spend the time and dedicate it to such endeavors. I've seen a few guilds crumble because people can't always make raid schedules during particular low tides in attendance (Due to over time at work, school projects, the ever popular "Not getting enough sleep in the week" etc.) and one thing leads to another and people get frustrated tempers flare and so forth. And with that I don't see why people are not looking for and forming guilds that raid during the weekend or off raid days to allow the week to happen and have a better chance at a good raider turnout during the weekend...
7-22-2009 @ 2:23PM
I can only answer from my own experience.I have been in a Raiding Guild since middle Vanilla Wow. And every time we had this exact question come up, we would try it out either via a Poll or by changing the schedule. And every time it failed. After doing this enough times, I think it boils down to the fact that folks want their weekends free for other things. Even the most hardcore players I ever ran with would rather run late on a work night than schedule Raids for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.Everyone's Mileage will vary of course, but as you noted it seems to be a trend that has pretty much held true for many years. It just seems to be the way it is.
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