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7-01-2011 @ 10:09AM
You said you were a casual guild, but having mandatory attendance for raids does not seem very casual to me. Maybe my definition of casual is wrong. Anyway, it's summer, people take vacations, go camping, have cookouts... A lot of casual guilds give up on raiding for the summer months.
7-01-2011 @ 10:39AM
Ah... the age old 'casual means inconsiderate' argument.Casual is such a weird word in WoW. I dare say most people would assume that if you're raiding, even casually, if you are scheduled to raid a certain time, you show up, or have a darned good reason for not showing up. When 9 (24) other people are waiting on you to raid, then it doesn't matter how you define the word. Not showing up and not letting anyone know in advance is violating a basic tenet of common decency.Now if they declined a calendar invite, or didn't sign up, then in a casual guild I'd expect that they're excused. But that goes back to what the stated rules are in that particular guild.'Casual' doesn't mean you get to leave people hanging with no repercussions.
7-01-2011 @ 10:43AM
+1 Caliea, "casual" does not mean "flaky."
7-01-2011 @ 11:13AM
The only real difference between "Casual" and "Hardcore" raiding guilds is the hardcore guild is competing with other guilds. You still show up on time, prepared in all aspects, and give it your all for the entire extent of the raid. A casual guild may take more time clearing bosses, but the goal is still the same. Gear up and Kill the end boss. Casual is only meant to indicate that the raiding schedule is flexible as opposed to 5 nights a week.
7-01-2011 @ 3:17PM
Casual does have several meanings but a "casual raiding guild" typically still has an expectation that you show up on time/at all for raid nights, just because, otherwise, you don't raid. If it was a Social-Casual guild that had sign-up or pick-up raids, on the other hand, there probably wouldn't be an expectation of attendance every week. The characterization of the guild as a "raiding guild" is what really defines it, the casual is a descriptor that indicates a) the mood while raid (not intensive/competitive, generally), and/or b) the number of hours spent raiding either at a time or in general.
7-01-2011 @ 7:08PM
No I came to post the same thing. Obviously the word casual means different things to different people, but 100% attendance no matter what seems a little strange for a casual guild. Accepting the calendar invite and then not showing up to me just means you don't hold a place for them, not that you get super mad or whatever. But then my guild has to figure out who is coming each week at the time of the raid anyway, so we are obviously pretty casual when it comes to attendance.
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