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3-12-2012 @ 9:45AM
Is your server active, or dying? Because if its declining, if not already dead, don't start a new guild. You wont get anywhere. The existing guilds will be fighting tooth and claw over any decent players, and they have something you don't. Guild levels. Yep, you cant compete without them, that extra mount speed, extra profession bonus, bonus mats, pets, mounts, experience, JP, Honor, mass ress, travel spell.....all of that is what you, as a lowly level 1 guild has to compete with nowadays. At a time of poor raiding content, and neverbeforeseen competition for wow in the MMO market, its doubtful whether a new guild has much chance of sucess on any server, let alone one not in tip top conditon.My main server is down to 3 raiding guilds on my faction, and ours is the longest running, most sucessful and can barely scrap raids together nowadays, and has to bring in pugs from our friends list to make raids sometimes. There is literally no one to recruit. All decent players have left the server or the game, and the applicants, those very rare ones we get, are of such poor quality its just not worth it. (un-gemmed, unenchanted, no class knowledge, and with a massively entitled attitude).Be careful of counting on MOP to create an upsurge. Yes it will, but those people are likely to be gone in 2-3months too. And there are some great games comming out soon. ToR had an impact yes, but not too much. GW2, TSW and others are likely to make ToR look insignificant in terms on impact on WoW.Just my opinion. I'm enjoying WoW right now, but then again, I've spent time in Rift and ToR and others...there is viable competition out there, and when GW2 comes out, I dont know if I'll stick it with WoW, its mainly the people that keep me here, and they are gradually leaving one by one.I dont want to go all negative, but you really need to sit down and think about starting a guild in the current wow climate, you will have to work exceptionally hard to make it work. And the chances of success are low. If you can hack that reality, then best of luck to you. But I'd suggest it may be better to join a guild you like for now, esp as you've only recently come back, and see if you really want to make that kind of committment.
3-12-2012 @ 11:27AM
Enough with the "Doom and Gloom!" Some Servers are declining but not everyones. If it is that bad in your realm then move to a higher populated one and stop with the negative advice. All your trying to do is bum this guy out and convince him or her to give up. There is still opportunity out there to raid. People come and go with every type of game. I am sure the decline will plateau in the months leading up to MoP. I have seen my fair share of people leave WoW over the years. Most of them loved WoW, but left because their lives took on new responsibilities and they made the choice to leave. It is a fact of life. There are a lot of new players too. My guild is growing and most of the new level 85s show great interest in raiding. Grant it, the raid are just 10 mans but we have even join with other guilds to do 25 mans. People will adapt and enjoy the games as they want. Please do not discourage people because you are someone looking for the "Next Best Thing."
3-12-2012 @ 1:01PM
"Doom and Gloom" or not, there are some IMO valid points in there that should be taken into account. It /will/ be hard to compete in a shrinking marketplace, especially as a new guild; and the flush of a new expansion will quickly fade, leaving you high and dry if you've been relying only on that.
3-12-2012 @ 3:39PM
You're not on Hakkar are you?Sharlatan isn't going "doom and gloom", he (or she) paints an accurate picture of what raiding is like on a dead server. Assembling your own raid group is all about finding a "diamond in the rough", the rare player who is competent, civil and respectful. Finding multiple diamonds on a largely empty server is extremely unlikely as most good players will be taken, and you'll find yourself vulnerable to having your members poached by more-progressed guilds.
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