Apr 18th 2011 6:24PM I was a guild officer of one of the most... colorful guilds on our server. It was a guild that had server transferred specifically to escape it's bad reputation- which followed it.
What you have to look at very, very carefully is one thing: Does your guild deserve -any- of what is being said? Are you cliquish? Have you had trouble with being nasty to members in the past? Was a previous officer or GM corrupt or did they have the appearance of being corrupt? Does your guild have known Trade trolls or ninjas in it because 'they're really nice to us!!'? Really examine your guild. Examine your place as officer in it. If the harassment is completely unfounded and entirely based on sour grapes, or (the more probable option) it's based on some policy that your guild has looked at and changed for the better - like clarified raiding requirements, loot rules, or maybe a new RL- then advertise that your guild is 'improved'. Acknowledge that there are bad rumors about your guild- and make a point to show how your group has risen above them or has done what they could to make those rumors moot.
And -don't- advertise in Trade. Use your realm forums, the WoW recruitment forum, GuildRecruitment Channel or word-of-mouth. Trade chat is -useless-. If the guys keep following you, keep bashing you, absolutely report them- do it on both the forums and in the game if they try to bash you on both.
The key is: don't ever, ever rise to the bait. Show how far above those people you are. It'll help you recruit members that may have been drawn by the drama but stay for the maturity level.
Oh, and from experience- make sure your GM or other officers AREN'T actually doing all the things that the trade trolls accuse them of. If they are- RUN!
Mar 21st 2011 12:21PM Waaaaay back, I was healing a Durnholde Keep CoT run on my lovely Draenei priest. We're kicking butt, taking names, we get to the courtyard where you set the bombs. The rogue goes in stealthed to CC one of the mobs... and I walk my happy priest butt right after them! Aggroed the entire building. >.<
My only defenses are 1) I had been playing my rogue alt not long before that and 2) we didn't wipe! I managed to heal through it. Thanks to the amazing tank.
Luckily it was a guild run, but I got teased pretty badly for my 'stealthy' draenei.
Mar 18th 2011 12:02PM "SHIT! Tornado just turned our way!"
Was during a 5 man. >.< Husband and I had to round up our cat into a carrier and run into the basement. I stayed logged in on my laptop- the tornado took out a couple trees but no major damage. Was interesting for our guildies in CA and canada!
Feb 25th 2011 6:02PM I agree with this. It's often difficult to find a roleplaying guild with the level of RP that you're looking for (light/medium/heavy/full-immersion) and something like this would be great for guilds looking for niche people that want to raid and RP or pvp and RP or whatever.
Dunno, great idea, will be nice if they put support for multiple guild types on it.
Dec 31st 2010 4:19PM ...Is there really a memorial to Mankrik's wife?
Old Blanchy made me sniffle, and I agree- Volcor should have gotten a special mention, he holds a special place in old-timer NElf hunter players like me.
Good video, really enjoyed this one.
Dec 28th 2010 1:09PM *runs in, jumps up and down, then begs*
Dec 27th 2010 1:15PM *hops up and down and hopes* ...Hope this isn't double posted, if so, sorry!
Dec 27th 2010 1:15PM *hops up and down and hopes!*
Dec 27th 2010 9:37AM /roll
Please Please Please!
Dec 25th 2010 5:48PM Oh pretty please!