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9-26-2011 @ 6:14PM
The only thing I have to say about recruiting PuGs is don't be a jerk. If you're going to restrict certain loot items to guildies only, say it up front. Not after it drops. If Bill from your guild decides to log in an hour late and wants a raid spot, don't just kick the PuG. Either make sure the PuG knows up front that you might be replacing them with Bill (if he ever bothers to show up) or apologize to Bill and tell him he should have shown up on time. At the very least, explain the situation. And remember, even if you do get the PuG to join your guild, it might not be a good idea to tell them that you're transitioning them to loot council. YMMV, but my experience in joining a guild after being a regular PuG didn't end well. It was at the end of Wrath. They didn't ninja loot, they didn't kick me, didn't insult me. They were actually quite nice to me. But, in the end, they were a group of RL friends who knew each other from before Vanilla, and I was just the PuG from trade chat. I logged out one day, logged in the next, and discovered that we were now being led by the guy we carried to his epics (I still don't know how he ended up the leader). We did well either way-finishing ICC normal and starting on Heroic. By Halion's release they'd started heavily recruiting for Cataclysm. I still liked them ok, and they were probably a good guild, but they were not the casual raiding guild I thought I had joined. The problem is, I think that's what they wanted to be from the start. I just didn't know it.If it really is your intention to rebuild into a hardcore progression guild with DKP and a big bench, it might be a good idea to advertise that up front. Recruiting may go slower, but in the long run, It'll save everybody time.
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