It no longer surprises me to find blog posts elsewhere with sentiments so close to my own. WoW has millions of players so there is always a chance to find someone in similar circumstances.
Due to a very weak showing for our latest scheduled raid, some of us in our guild are discussing our plans for the rest of Cataclysm. When thinking about this, Keeva of Tree Bark Jacket hits on several points that resonate with me. I was going to highlight specific parts but realized most of it would be highlighted! The biggest point I agreed with her on is this:
Basically, when attrition rears its ugly head during times like this (pre next expansion) I don't think its a good idea to burden your core raiders with keeping the boat afloat.
Many guilds and guild officers act like it is a badge of honor to suffer through the rough times, re-recruiting, pugging in people, waiting for 30 minutes to see if more will show up. I've been there more than once and it sucks to be the ones standing around like you've got nothing better to do. But you have this crazy sense of loyalty to 'be there' for your guild.
I think Keeva has the better option. Stop pushing it. Let your guild have a break! If there are a few who want to keep pressing on, let them be the ones to find another guild to do so.
4 days ago