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Category Archives: Guilds

Too Many Cooks

My guild raids, especially when you listen to vent, are starting to suffer from a case of too many cooks spoil the broth. After every single wipe – on bosses we’ve been working on for weeks, or bosses we’ve been working on for just one night – vent explodes with heated debate and “suggestions”. We stand, all buffed and ready to pull again, while we argue amongst ourselves on Vent.

Self Censored

Since Christmas Lathere has spent more time administering the guild than actually playing the game. And the topics she wants to blog about include all the bad stuff that comes with being part of the running of a guild.

The Asshat Clause

I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and chances are your guild has one:

We don’t care how good a player you are, if you’re an asshole we’ll boot you.

I have to admit I’m a bit of a softy and take pity on people with poor social skills. I prefer to work around their ineptness by ignoring them as much as humanly possible. For the first time since I started raiding I was tempted to /gkick a raider in the middle of raid even though we were already short a member and really needed him.

10 Tips to Successfully Apply
to a Raiding Guild

This post is going address the common things I look for when going over an application in the hope that this information can help some great players find quality guilds to join. My own experience has been applying and reviewing applications for raiding guilds who almost always require applicants to submit a written application.

We Interupt this Program

At the time when my guild officers announced that we were taking a break from scheduled raiding over the holidays I was relieved. During the last week of scheduled raids (mid December) I think I only was able to make one of the four raiding nights that week. There was no way I was going to skip parties but I felt a bit guilty at how quickly I abandoned my raid commitments at a time when it’s particularly difficult to fill 25 raid spots.

Patch 3.3 & I’m Not Ready

This week has seen a number of posts pop up around the blogosphere about all the upcoming changes and the preparation bloggers have put into making sure they are ready for patch 3.3′s release. I am so woefully unprepared for this new tier of raiding that I’m actually sitting here in front of my computer a bit mopey about it all. I’ve decided to stop avoiding it and instead outline for your entertainment all those things I have managed not to do in time for 3.3.

Everyone Take a Deep Breath

It’s bound to happen eventually. Drama. Usually I hold myself back a little bit from most World of Warcraft related drama. Put it in the light of day, say it out loud and suddenly it seems pretty ridiculous.

Why is Hardcore Such a Dirty Word?

The term “hardcore” has become a dirty word. No one wants to be labeled as a hard core player; in fact everyone will do what they can to twist the meaning of casual just to make sure that they seem to fit into this category and no one could ever accuse them of being a hardcore player. Forgive me if I stop to roll my eyes.

Sliding Doors

The night we first stepped foot in Ulduar I /gquit. I’ll admit, it was a spur of the moment type thing. Not raiding at all seemed preferable to sticking around (yes, it was that bad). Lathere and 2 raiding friends of ours quit too. Do you have your own World of Warcraft sliding doors moment? One decision, or a twist of fate that lead you in a completely new direction?

Why I Love 25s

Lathere wrote a post a while back comparing the two raiding formats available in Wrath these days: 10 mans or 25 mans. She can see all the advantages of running 10s (small group of good players, more personal contribution to success) and is forgetting all the great things about 25s – and it’s not just the gear.