This server transfer research is a pain. Especially since I am/was in a happy home.
I have a list of things I were I would like them to be progression wise Eg Yogg + 1 kill would be awesome. Yogg dead a must. Half hardmodes done. TOC cleared, and either working on Ulduar hardmode or HTOC.
Raiding 3 nights preferably, am happy with extended hours if it’s only 3 nights, but 4 nights a week 7.30-12 is way too much. I ain’t that hardcore.
I need to log into some of the other oceanic realms and translate the server time to my server time because I think some of them are different, or maybe I am thinking about the Aussie guilds that raid on Us servers.
Some guilds advertise on their servers/on the oceanic forums, in trade channel, on the Alliance recruitment, and people laugh at you if you post in those same forums ( level 80 TOC/Ulduar geared shadow priest LF Guild.) not that I have – or ever will – Its a taboo, but really, in the age where guilds are bleeding members, and crying out” Ooohh summer slump” you’d think that they would be a little more open to the idea of the people who are openly on the market, and genuinely want to find a good guild. I am not saying skip the application process or a trail period, A real raider isn’t going to want to keep skipping between guilds on their trial period of no loots forever. When you now have the choice of servers, and factions, raiders looking for the right home are flexible. There is no one place for me to see who is recruiting ( or who keeps their recruitment up todate)
Remember the days where better guilds wouldn’t use trade for recruitment because they were too special. Well that changed.
I know your supposed to make the effort and feel grateful that a guild even reads your application and maybe my attitude is a little jaded, I’ve had some bad experiences. Over a 2 week wait to hear back from an app. Rejected 2 weeks before wrath release for not having a ZG helm, and the rest of my gear was perfect. Enchants. Gems. Spec. Have your DPS heal while the healers take their time leveling, and not be guaranteed a raiding spot when they finally do make it to 80. One shadow priest refusing to sit out of any raids so as to share the raiding between 3 active Shadow priests. The guild I have been the most happiest took less then 10 min to invite me after an application. I think its been a good fit.
I saw one application form that wanted me to post a ss of my UI in a raid, and another that wanted you friendly with the Bloodsail. I think I would get declined if they saw my UI, I still use most of the default UI. I haven’t worked out how changing it would improve my dps, and so what if it’s ugly – well beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I will not grind bloodsail, because I remember how frustrating it was trying to hand in a quest in bootybay to find out my quest giver was dead. I will not do that to another player.
My new PC has been ordered, and I should have a lot of left over ‘power’ to do a lot more fancy things, and at least not have my PC reset during the 25 Champion fight. So I won’t embarrass myself on any trials I may have to do.
Oh – Yeah. I am still being positive about the survival of the guild, but with over a week or so left on our month ” Lets give it ago” we have lost as many geared raiders as we have gearing up raiders, and we lost 2 decent applicants apparently because we really stuffed up a Sar 3d zerg by repetitious stupidity – It was only a filler run and it was supposed to be simple, but yeah it didn’t work out, we got yelled out. We died lots. We gave up. ( not my fault – unlike a fail immortal filler run last night- where my impatience and frustration caused us to died on instructor) We are even losing our members/non raiders to better progressed guilds. ( I thought that was funny… )
So I’m being positive untill it’s an official announcement, then I give myself a couple of days after and then will be off looking for a new realm.