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The Casual Gamer

An infrequent blog about the trials and tribulations of running a casual raiding guild in WoW. And anything else that I feel the need to talk about to random strangers on the internet.

Author: thrakin

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Posted by thrakin Sunday May 17 2009 at 7:07PM
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So. casual raiding.


There have been a few blogs or forums posts on the problems us casual raiders face. Low guild populations, low attendance, high turnovers. And my next topic has been discussed quite abit, too, the topic of guild alliances.

Now, I do my homework when it comes to who I play with. I tend to by pretty picky. I don't like leet peeps. I don't like braggards. I sure as hell don't like asshats. So when people want to ally with my guild, I don't exactly jump up and salute.

My fiance, however...

She asked if I would mine allying with another guild, and no, I don't mind. I really don't. Depending. Sometimes. So she took the reins, and off she went. Now we're allied with two other guilds.

In all fairness, I met on vent with the leaders of one of the guilds, and they seemed to be pretty cool cats (did I just date myself?). They just wanted to see end game content, and not have to deal with raiding being a second job.

The other guild, however, I did not meet with. My fiance told me they were just like the first guild, so I didn't worry too much.

Then our first 25 man Naxx run with the new guys. Argh.

Now, maybe it's me. I know I'm a control freak. I've been leading raids since I hit 70. Granted, not all of them, I have done a few where I was not the raid leader. But I was the main tank in most of those. So I tend to want to make sure people are positioned where I want them, when I want them, killing what I mark.

So here goes our first alliance run.

Are 5 raid leaders too many for Naxx? Are you sure?

Talk about chaos.

And don't even get my started talking about attempting Ulduar with guild number 3. (Dude, why are you trying to melee those giants? You know you have a catapult, right?) No, we did not get Flame Leviathan.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't HAVE to be the raid leader. Hell, I prefer NOT being the RL. When I'm not tanking. Or healing.

So we'll be sitting down with the leaders of these three guilds again very soon. I know it's too early to say whether or not this is a failure, but it sure didn't tickle my innards the first run.

I also know this is not the worst nightmare that an alliance has ever caused. ANyone else wanna share one? writes:
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