Surviving the Pre-TBC Guild Depression
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:29 PM
As a raiding guild people are becoming less and less active... and its fairly mixed between very old/well geared and newer people without the top end gear.
So it becomes a 'recruit or die' situation which never seems to end... and it feels that the guild is dieing slowly each day as even raiding in itself becomes more difficult each week.
Progress really seems pointless atm due to new people coming and old people going... but even farm raids are sometimes struggling and I dont see it getting better anytime soon....
The worst part is now that TBC is out 1-2 months later than intended that you cant even blag it untill then because if we stop before then, we will most likely collapse.
I don't know anything
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:33 PM
I've fulfilled my 'profound' quota for the day.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:38 PM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:55 PM
Take this opportunity now to cull the ranks and start recruiting people rather than gear or classes, because the gear really doesn't matter when Bliz pushes the hard reset. This is your chance to correct once untouchable issues within the guild and emerge better then before.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 11:18 PM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 01:29 AM
It's happening all over I guess ... the guild I'm in are facing some of this as well. The core people are still with us but it's sad seeing people who has been with us for almost a year now just fade away.
Aren't there several threads about this sort of thing?
Posted 01 November 2006 - 01:31 AM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 02:09 AM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 02:18 AM
Hardcore raiders are in it for the challenge. If you have everything on farm I can see how you might have a problem, but if not people should still be showing up for the fun of that next first boss kill. If the impending expansion is enough to make them lose interest in the current game then you are better off without them.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 02:40 AM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 03:14 AM
That being said, it does seem like guilds that don't have a chance at getting KT down pre-expansion are taking it easy until the expansion. This isn't necessarily a bad thing for every guild, especially given how much burnout AQ40 caused. There's less loot drama too, since nobody cares about this level 60 Tier 3 junk anymore. ;)
I see it as a time to kick back, relax, progress a bit... and I'm eagerly awaiting the expansion... or at least a freakin' beta invite!
Posted 01 November 2006 - 03:16 AM
Posted 01 November 2006 - 03:19 AM
this is what i was thinking. hell, you could even make the merge temporary, (or not a full merge but just a raiding merge) then part ways again when the expansion comes out, leaving you with a smaller raiding pool more appropriate to 25 man raids.
If you still have a solid core of people still showing up for raids because they want to experience new content, then you might want to look at trying to find another like-minded guild to merge with.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 04:31 AM
Our guild leader has stopped the attrition by declaring openly, that those that "fade" out now, will certainly be the first to fall prey to the 25 man downsizing later on. Certainly not the nicest way to go about this issue, but undoubtley effective. Those who will stay through pre TBC depression will form a stable core for future TBC content.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 04:54 AM
This got us through January-May when our server crashed every single day at raid time.That reminds me, for activities to improve guild cohesion, I highly recommend:
we have daily group hugs.
with the WoW word list and a Vent channel.
For current guild cohesion, we just make fun of each other nonstop, and nobody is in beta so we have nothing else to do.
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