Feb 1st 2012 3:34PM I still avoid the earlier heroics in cata because even with high level epics equipped they still turn into a wipefest. They aren't worth the crappy blues they give anymore.
Jan 3rd 2012 7:10PM A lot of people are in social guilds because they don't want to raid. So many pressures come along with raiding and it's not their idea of fun. For that reason I have NEVER seen a social guild successfully turned into a raiding guild. The raiders who want to be serious simply leave and make their own guild.
Dec 18th 2011 6:05PM Time differences makes it so difficult to tell whether I've got comments in on the right day :( I hope so
Dec 7th 2011 7:00PM I don't think the guild finder provides enough specialised questions to be very useful. It would be so much better if you could filter out the guilds that aren't active during your time zone's peak hours.
Dec 1st 2011 6:22PM I'm currently trying to lose weight and I view my week days as my "serious" days where I place work and exercise as number 1 and my weekends as my fun relaxing wow time. I get wow time during the week but it's only long enough to get dailies done or do an instance. I can't stress either how important moderation is rather than depriving yourself. There are some things I simply don't buy...like chocolate...because they don't last longer than two hours on my desk, but there are other treat foods (like pizza) that I do buy and ration out. I find if I try to deprive myself too much that's when I break out and eat really really bad food at 6 pm driving home from work.
Sep 15th 2011 9:13PM People commonly say "Anyone can be a huntard but it takes skill to be a hunter" and I would have to say the learning curve is very steep for hunters wanting to learn how to pvp effectively.
Aug 25th 2011 5:58AM Thank you for giving me (Ashlova) a mention, I totally wasn't expecting anything to result from the email :)
Aug 1st 2011 8:40PM When I first started raiding in BC I raided as a BM hunter. I practised CC on a regular basis in N BF and kept myself up to date on shot rotations (as well as using the macro). I was consistantly near the top of the DPS meters (sometimes even first). One of the officers' friends started up ZA runs when it came out and he decided I was the worst hunter to ever exist and he never let me go on a ZA run. In reality he was only favouring his RL mate who also happened to be a hunter. Interestingly though as the gear gap became wider and wider (as he started gearing up in ZA gear and I was remaining at T4 level) the DPS meters remained the same. I never managed to convince the guy I was a good hunter and when I joined the next guild he was in (and raid leader in) I joined as a holy priest instead. That raid leader defended me against all the ******* who tried to say I was a bad priest. As much as I appreciated the support later I could never understand why he refused to recognise my efforts as a hunter.
Jul 25th 2011 8:48PM I'm not sure if it's already been said, I'm at work and don't have time to read all the comments.
Something Guild Leaders I've known have found helpful is to promote one of your non active characters to Guild Leader and demote your active characters that you use to the officer rank. That way the members will have an easier time of perceiving you as an officer (and hopefully approaching one of the others) when their issue is one that can easily be sorted by one of the officers. Your guild is large enough that most members won't necessarily remember your GL when they're going through who's online.
Jul 17th 2011 11:39PM There is nothing worse than a GM who spends half his time recruiting "anyone" to his casual guild and then the rest of his time policing the guild bank and asking everyone who took stuff out what it was for. I've been in a guild like that and I avoid it now like the plague. As long as members are given reasonable expectations of what is an acceptable withdrawal from the bank things are all good. People have pointed out before and I would like to reinforce the fact that most members deposit things but don't withdraw things from the guild bank. Spineless now knows for next time that you only withdraw stuff your going to use yourself (and in moderation).