Anyone who has ever done recruiting or been an officer in a guild may actually cringe at what I’m about to say…
We’re going to add a group of four friends into our guild and try to integrate them into our raid team.
I know it brought up a lot of reservations in the officer core of our guild – namely me and another… and someone who was formerly an officer but stepped down however still has his hands in things because he’s the web admin.
Others voiced some concerns through tells – and I did get those – which were a good number of things which we already thought of. Maybe I’m being overly optimistic but I think it could work. I’ve made it clear that they won’t always be raiding together and that their number puts us into overlap state which means we’ll need to rotate people in and out.
They seem friendly and willing to socialize which is a big thing. If they were a little more reserved I would have had second thoughts with the concerns about a closed-clique forming.
The were part of an officer core previously, just on a really bad server for recruiting/raiding. They have made it clear they know it’s a scary thing to do and that a lot of guilds wouldn’t take them all, just wanting one or two of them.
But I’m going to be more positive (but keep an eye open for other concerns).
These folk should add enough people to the raid team that we won’t need to PUG spots and people can have a break here or there (like the tanks or healers). They’ve got a good sense of humor (hey, they survived all the mom jokes Tim and others were putting down) and appear to be mature.
It’s an opportunity to increase the activity of the guild and make sure we’re not scrambling for people come raid time.
Better still, I’m hoping we won’t have to train people through the first bosses again. Seems like every week we’re training a PUG (or more) how to do a fight. It’ll be nice to retain that information. 🙂
I’m staying positive.