Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How does one find a new guild?

I want to raid.

I want to see content.

My guild of friends doesn't raid.

So what I want to know is what do I need to do to find a guild that is at my level of progression. I am at the point where I would like to start working on Ulduar and ToC on a consistent basis. The problem is you can't get into and Uld group without having done it already. I am stuck in the vortex of I can't get experience because I haven't been there, I can;t go there cause I don't have any experience. I don't even have a preference on 10 or 25, I just want to find a good group of folks who is just starting or still working on Ulduar so I won't be holding them back. I would like to be a contributing member of the group. I have 3 toons who are basically ready for Ulduar level content and I can Tank/dps with my pally, Range dps with my boomkin, or heal with my holy/disc priest. It has just been a hard thing to come to this decision since I am friends in RL with everyone in my guild and I really hoped when everyone got to 80 we would be able to push through some real raiding. Well, it didn't really work out that way It took some of or folks a while to get to 80 and some got to 80 really quickly so they started pugging and when the others finally caught up they didn't want to go through the same stuff again and some of our folks are just not really that into raiding so its not fair to push them into something they don't want to do. So here I am ready to raid, even if I am behind the curve a little bit.

So, any ideas?


Shy said...

Start pugging the content. Do vault to get your gearlevel up, and I know, pugging can suck, but it can also turn out amazing.

The other option is to simply apply to a guild. Check out the guild recruitment on your realm forums for example.

I hope you'll soon find a good spot, with new friends. And oh...don't forget to leave a character in your current guild ;)

Smashie said...

Shy hit it on the head. Pugging is the best way to get acquainted with others who are on the same progression level as you. Many pugs are lead by guild officers, guild masters, and recruitment officers usually on their alts.

If you have no luck there, a lot of guilds will post threads on the WoW realm forums looking for more members to clear content with. Although you haven't experienced the content yet, many guilds will gladly accept someone who is a skilled player, comes prepared to raids, and is dependable, regardless of their experience as a raider. Good luck!