There was a very neat and in depth post put up on the guild boards of Aftermath, the Rexxar Alliance guild that I and a few of my friends started up a few weeks ago.
We have a news and updates area about all the awesome activities we have been up to and this post was more of a Aftermath overview posted by Officer Scary. Scary only in name of course, he wouldn’t hurt a fly he is a priest after all.
Not only have we doubled in size since starting out, we have a steady 13-21 on per night which to me was a shock. I haven’t been in a guild that active since 2005-2006 and it is a pleasure to see.
The post reads a little like this: (I won’t quote it line for line)
So, how is Aftermath doing? Let’s check out some stats to answer that. Well, way back on December 21 2008 (I know it was long time ago so let’s think real hard), the guild Aftermath was formed in Rexxar PvE server/realm. On that day we had a total if 10 members in the guild and several others knocking on the door. The idea of the name for the guild spawned from our fearless leader’s brother, Arinos <The Brave> (I made that up. It sounds like a brave title for him).
In 3 weeks and 4 days (time hack 8 Jan 09) we have grown over 600% to 69 members (yeah my math is probly way off but it looks dang awesome on paper. I will not even point out we are at 69 members). I think those numbers rock! Also, everyone of our members have been awesome helping out other without anything in return. People run people through instances, group for quests, chat in vent, and run naked through the woods to say Happy Birthday. So, what is everybody playing? I thought the same thing so I looked it up to give you the information.
13% Death Kinghts
…and the rest are below 10% with Shamans bringing up the rear with only 4 total in the guild and my alt is one of those 4.
Humans are #1 with 40% of the members and Night Elves coming in second with 25%. What is surprising is our sex choice is almost 50/50 with Male at 43% and female at 37%. (actually 65 male, 35 female...)
So how are our levels? Where is the grunt of our people? Right now the two most played level spreads are between 1-20 and 70-80. The rest is so evenly spread we could help a level 40 toon and 10 other level 30-50 could do the same thing. It is a great spread and the good part is the levels fly by so fast until we all bottleneck at 70. 70-80 takes close to the same time 1-70 takes and that is good thing for us altaholics and re-rolls.
I was surprised at how many humans we had. Here is where the faction bonus had to be coming into play that is for sure, as many of us rolled Human and just went with that whole Goldshire vibe. I have noticed myself that I rarely play any other race at least Alliance wise. Faction is such a big part of the game why not take a little bonus here and there?
Since that post was made we have kicked some alts out, added a few real life couples, and even added our third bank tab. All this went on while I was offline and through the discipline and help of the guild’s fine leadership and members. When I came back I noticed they had even run a naked Gnome race to wish me a happy birthday. Since then we have done the Stranglethorn Vale Gurubashi event, had some consistent lowbie nights where everyone pitches in to help our new players and rerolls, and generally had a blast in a no rush environment.
For once I was gone for a real life reason and came back to find no squabbles, turmoil and most of all no need for me to babysit. Now if we could only stop the ever anxious new players from putting grey items in the bank we would be set!
Elsewhere in game I have once again inherited yet another WoW account. I pried my friend’s level 70 human priest from his hands and plan to level him up once my warrior hits 80. The character was in a huge mess and really geared improperly but did have 3000 gold on him so that made it easier to re-gem, socket, enchant and gear toward a holy build. All in all I spent about 600 gold fixing that character and had to cut back some knowing I would get upgrades through questing. He is sitting on the Aftermath bench right now waiting for the coach to call him in.
For recruiting information or more 411 about the guild, drop me an email at garthas [at] gmail.com and ask whatever questions you may have. I devote most of my efforts now to running the guild and have not had many in game things to blog about since they are all covered on our guild message boards. So if the lack of posts here seem odd, that is why. I guess I am totally addicted to the game again and I think the people have a lot to do with it. I do notice it eats a lot of time from my nights once more, but it is good to know I can take a break if I have to and let the officers step up.