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11-30-2009 @ 1:21PM
I come from a casual guild as well and while we are a happy family and I would never leave them, I have found myself yearning for the Kara days of old. So I have started pugging raids on my server and I can tell you from experience that it can be done!What I really wanted to comment about, however, was a suggestion. One thing that has really worked on my server was to have a channel that you can use to communicate with people that you pug with and want to pug with again. Then when you are ready to run a pug, you can pull from that channel first. The channel may start small, but it will grow if you are consistant. As a pug-raider, I have two channels that I'm a part of, and it allows me to connect with other people outside my guild who are looking for fellow raiders.Good luck!
11-30-2009 @ 1:27PM
Yes, we do the same. Create a channel with an easy to remember name, but unique. They can /join channelname and it stays joined unless they leave it.As raid leader, I also keep a friends list of PuGs we like and I use add-on Notes-U-Need to keep notes on who does what and how good they are and if they are wipe-tolerant as we learn new content.If they are wipe tolerant and we wipe a lot on new content, I will send them gold in the mail and a thank you note after the raid (never before).Always send them thank you notes.
11-30-2009 @ 1:35PM
Ooh, good ideas! I've never had a guild send me thank you notes, but that's okay. :)The other thing (just occured to me), is that if you don't have a vent or TS channel, you should get one. And it should probably be the one that most people have on your server (on my server, it's Vent).The reason I say this is that in the past couple weeks since I started really put-raiding, I've noticed that there are two types of pug-raids.The first is the group that gets together, the leader types out, "Everyone know their jobs? Okay, go!" And then we falter and people drop out and it'll generally be bad.The second type is the group where you are invited onto their vent server and the leader starts by asking anyone who hasn't done the raid to whisper them so he/she knows how much to explain, then goes over loot rules and is talkative (but calm) throughout the raid. I mean, like explaining what went right and what went wrong and stuff. Like Scott says - treating the raid like a serious raid. What I'm trying to say is that as a raid-pugger, I can tell immediately what kind of raid it will be by how the leader starts out - and if they are serious enough to set up a vent server for communication, the odds are in their favor. Just another suggestion. ;)
11-30-2009 @ 2:03PM
On Proudmoore, we have the Proudmoore Guild Alliance that has attracted many smaller guilds. We share a common channel and have several raiding groups from 10 man easy modes to progressing on 25 man heroics. Its like PuGgging with less chance of a crappy experience (and we all get to know each other).
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