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3-14-2011 @ 11:00AM
Its not surprising posters are commenting about Rift, a new MMO that's greatly influenced the OP's decisions in the first place.Rift is coming in a time where lots of people are bored with Cata. Honestly, that's how I feel about WoW, and I miss the casual friendly days of Wrath. Anyone with 10 people/pugs can make a guild, get geared fast with either gold or few heroics, and jump into a raid. Got a new 80 that want's to main/off tank? No problem! Carry his noob butt through Nax and he goes from Zero to Hero in 2 hours. Now you got so much commitment. Guilds have unlockables to consider, you can't aoe plow through heroics, tanking and healing isnt near as user-friendly, rep grinds before you can even enter the heroic, and 40 minute queues. There's less people that know about how to work a raid, and with guild commitments, there's very little incentive to just pick up and raid. (This is mute if you do have an active raiding guild) I too fell into the routine of Log on, do dailies while waiting for a heroic, and bg til I get my CC points.Sorry about the rant, I just empathize with the guild leader. The wrath guild I was in had very active members and we raided casually all left when the cata patch hit, and most have no interest in returning. The GM left and the guild died. I then joined a very large guild that raided 25 mans regularly. The GM there decided to start the guild over on another server. Their new guild is doing very well, but they left the old guild with alts for GMs, and that too died. Of the 5 large guilds my alts are in, none have active GMs or Officers, and they are pretty much ghost towns.Guilds now have to have dedicated leaders and members with a definite sense of direction in order to progressively work. Gone are the days when you can log on and say "Im bored. I feel like raiding TOC. Lets see who's running what in Trade!"
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