or: Join Sar’s Guild NAOW!  kkthx <3

My guild is still frantically trying to recruit warm bodies.  Just so, you know, there is more than me nattering on like an idiot in guild chat while everyone else looks on bemusedly.  And, well, it might also be nice to actually run a guild raid for once!

For a long time, I was worried about over recruiting and losing the original ‘feel’ of the guild.  After all, too many new people can create a totally new feeling, and I liked the old feeling. Then I realised that this is a bloody guild, not a Tom Cruise singalong.  Bugger the feelings – there won’t be any feeling at all if there’s no one around! 

Unfortunately, it’s difficult to recruit when you aren’t currently raiding.  Turns out the average person isn’t willing to wait around for you to recruit a couple more people so you can raid.  Which is fair enough I guess, since everyone has the perception that Wrath is imminently coming to a close (which, really, it’s not… heck, there isn’t even a beta out yet!)  Then there are the people who just don’t fit… and then there’s the absolute weirdos (who probably do fit in, but really, I think one weirdo is enough for any guild!)

I really don’t think that I am that demanding and choosy, really.  Sure, it would be a bonus if you had a voice that made me swoon on vent.  Or if you would write blog posts for me.  Or volunteer to come out and give me back rubs and bring me cocktails in exchange for loot.  But none of that is really necessary.  (Seriously though, back rubs are most definitely a 50DKP bonus!)  All I want is people who like to chat in guild chat, like to do a couple of random guild activities every so often, and like to log in a bit.

Is that too much to ask?

(Also: now that I have started a trend of linking songs from dodgy movies… I think I’ll have to continue.  What next, I wonder?)

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6 Responses to “Oh, The Trials Of Recruiting!”
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  2. I suggest Heath Ledger singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You in 10 Things I Hate About You. Unlike Mr. Cruise, Heath goes the whole 9 yards and sings with band accompaniment and not only sings through a microphone, but is broadcast through the PA system to the entire athletics field, and to the love interest as a result. Quite romantic, if I do say so myself.

    And the fact that he’s Australian definitely helps, right?
    .-= krizzlybear´s last blog ..Shatter? I Hardly Knew Her! =-.

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  3. darn and my current guild is in a similar situation. recently had 3 people /gquit because we weren’t running anything.. It’s currently a group of friends, providing a chat channel only. Hoping to have 10 alts and players that could run late-night runs here soon..
    .-= Elkagorasa´s last blog ..Warlocks, you want Green Fire?? Check out this.. =-.

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  4. Pick me, pick me!!!…oh, wait…..

    Sometimes I think that everyone in BD has everyone else on ignore. Perhaps we could re-brand it as the world’s first Trappist-themed guild? Then we still get to keep the whole vow-of-silence thing, but we get to make awesome Belgian style beer as well.

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  5. You know, I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case :-) I might need to start by communicating through standing in front of people and jumping in morse code… (although that could be difficult on my druid, where people will mistake flip-jumps for long pauses)

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  6. I’ll be making my surrepticious return to WoW after a bit of a hiatus. I went to STO, realised how crap it is, played out SH5 and Red Faction: Guerilla and now I am back to level my mage to 80 before Cataclysm. So I’ll be around again Sar.

    Also for other lurkers, I am the one who made Sar GM.

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