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11-10-2009 @ 7:52AM
I got the double whammy of being both a parent and a night shift worker. The kids get to bed at 9pm and I have to get ready for Work at 10pm. I haven't raided much for that reason. I run instances on weekend nights only because that's then only time I have log periods of free time when people are playing. Trying to get into a morning PUG on Eitrigg-US - the LFG channel is eight hunters. I'm in a very nice casual guild, though.Blizz has worked wonders though - shorter instances are wonderful for me! No four-hour wipe fests in PUGs! And the short raids like VOA and Onyxia - bless Blizz!I'm looking forward to the new LFG system. It's going to be fried gold for us people who want to run an instance in the morning after the kids go to school.
11-10-2009 @ 8:50AM
@Pem There are a handful of day raiding guilds. I found one of them (Epic on ET-A). Google day raiding guild list and there is a list out there. That may be your best bet if you want to do stuff during the day. There are also post-night shift guilds that raid at like 8am.
11-10-2009 @ 12:49PM
I'm on Eitrigg as well and work from home (own my own business). I will often log on around lunch time or sometimes in the morning if work is slow. A few of my guildmates log on then as well, but not enough to get a full group together and sometimes they're at work and just checking on AH stuff anyway. I also like to play on weekend mornings around 7 server and it's hard to pug something then too. I'm Zalsonna--look me up sometime if you want to get a pug going.Re: raiding time as a parent. I raid twice a week. I see guildies raiding more often with pugs. I'm not a fan of pugging a raid. My gear is good, but I've had enough experiences of being made fun of just because I'm not running 25s regularly that I avoid pugs for larger raids. My kids are older and so I don't have to tend to them the way I did when they were little, but we still have some family activities that I don't want to miss out on. So, twice a week raiding is probably going to be it for me.
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