I’m pleased to report that the morale in my guild has skyrocketed over the last couple of weeks. After rebuilding our raid team at the beginning of the year we now have a strong group that has been playing together long enough to understand each others strengths and weaknesses. So while our progression took a nosedive at the beginning of Icecrown finally it’s taking off again and everyone’s spirits are high.
Our practically all new raid team has even started coming up with our very own in jokes. You know those little things that no one outside your guild would understand but all your raiders can have a laugh about?
One of these “in jokes” for Vitare has been my discovery of Azerothian religion. Religion was something I discovered while wiping pointlessly over and over again on my dear friend Professor Putricide. I got into the habit of /pray- ing before every attempt in the hope that one of the Azeroth gods would look kindly at our raiders and help that person destined to hit Malleable Ooze over and over again, actually manage to move away.
So Professor finally died and bosses later, praying became an important ritual for me before each Icecrown boss fight. Not only have I discovered my spiritual side, but I have converted the masses of my raid group and now have disciples who /pray with me before each boss attempt. We were actually giggling after raid tonight that the 10% buff was an act of the gods from all our praying night after night.
We have proclaimed it The Church of Lathology and what god does our guild worship? Well that’s a tricky one. I’m inclined to say Yogg Saron. I feel that we have a special bond with him seeing we went into his mind and saw his memories only a few patches ago. One of the tree’s in my raid covers his ears when we all start /praying because he has declared himself a diety and we’re giving him a headache with all the praying.
And like any good religion we even have comandments!
1. Thou shall not stack! (don’t get it? that’s OK its another in joke)
….and that’s pretty much all we’ve come up with so far – don’t worry more will be added in time.
I’m sure we’re not the only raiding group who has certain rituals and in jokes that are needed to keep your guild morale high and positive. What does your raid team do to get into the groove?