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12-22-2009 @ 4:15PM
I wish more guilds took this approach.I was in a Hardcore vanilla WoW raiding guild and I just got sick to death of it. It was so bad I had to create a new, anonymous alt just so I could log in and play without being harassed by my guildies to raid or help them do stuff. Now, I don't mind helping peeps once in a while. But when my playing time is limited, I would like to do some stuff on my own.What annoys me is that some guilds advertise as a "casual guild", and then all of a sudden there's a schedule and DKP and people can't join scheduled raids anymore unless they sign up a week in advance. And then if you have a lot of people in your guild, you're stuck competing for a spot.THEN, the guild get's too big and you wind up with a A-Team and a B-Team, where the best players form a little cliche and raid together and don't invite anyone else unless one of the A-Team doesn't' show up one night. So basically, the B-Team is simply a pool of alternates.I could go on for hours about how stupid hardcore raiding guilds can be. All I will say now is that being unguilded and PuG-raiding has been more rewarding for me the past 2 years then any guild raid I ever ran in.I never geared up anywhere near as fast as I do now just by PuGing. It's fun, I love it, I do it on my own time and it seems PuGing is the way to go now since my trade channel is always filled with people looking for PuGgers.Aidos raiding guilds - I'll never miss you.
12-22-2009 @ 4:26PM
I too have had some good and bad experiences with hardcore raiding guilds. While it's nice to push the envelope and conquer new raids, it's taking more as a second job than as a means of entertainment. While I love to have some 'me' time once in a while, having guildies with a similar outlook is pretty great. Last night we did a drunken 3-man Kara run for kicks, and often find ourselves doing two-man speed-runs through ZG with prizes handed out afterwards.
12-23-2009 @ 8:21AM
You're missing the main point of this post.The key thing to take away from this entire post is how tragic EQ looks in hindsight.
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