My guild, Dead or Alive, seems to be leaning towards the former currently. The guild leader is having one of his long breaks and he and his offsider have previously said they are looking at quiting WoW anyway. The raid leader is busy (I think) in real life and I haven’t seem him for a few weeks. A number of guildies, including many of the more ‘hardcore’ of them have already left the guild for greener pastures.
I’ve been busy also and not to worried about it, but the longer it goes on as it, and the more people leave, I start to wonder why i’m staying. The lack of raids is starting to irk me a bit and I doubt we could get much more than a Naxx 10 run up anyway. I’ve run in a few PUGS, some very good and some not quite so good. I’m not sure PUGs+Uldar are going to work for the most part.
Dying but not dead. I don’t think the guild will actually die, but it will shrink to very small. We’ve gone from often having 15-30 people online to about 5-8. 😦
So let’s go guild shopping!
I checked out the top 20 or so Horde guilds on the server to see what my options were. I wasn’t really expecting to make the top 10, but i’m happy to be a stand-by raider and just make it in every third raid or something, so I thought it was worth a look.
The most striking thing about the top guilds is how homogeneous their raid times are sun, mon, wed and thurs are the days most raid perhaps with a slight variation. DoA was raiding wed, fri and sat, which worked pretty good for me. So that rules out the top 10 or so who say they will /gkick you if you don’t attend 90% of the time or ever go AFK. Hmm, too hardcore for me. I can change my raid times, but I have a life outside WoW and can only raid a couple nights a week.
What I need is a casual raiding guild, preferable with a preference for adult players. I found the perfect guild but they were alliance. Bummer.
I am hoping on finding a guild that has at least started some Uldar raiding even if they aren’t clearing the place on a faceroll. So that leaves two guilds. I’ve raided with members from both and they seem pretty decent. Wish me luck!