Anyone who has read my earlier posts may know that my guild blew up about a month ago. I haven’t mentioned anything since then. Here’s an update. Those who have found themselves in similar situations might commiserate.
A large raiding guild (not going to use their name) made off with a whole bunch of our guild members. We currently have seven of our Kara team remaining – all wearing full Kara and Badge gear. But we don’t have enough to make a team. None of us are really fond of PuGs. So we haven’t run Kara in about a month.
Even worse – I haven’t run any instance in about a month. The players who are left are generally spending time leveling alts right now (me too, actually). We have a couple of good tanks, but only one level 70 healer, so were are limited in our ability to run anything.
Our main tank is actually running Karazhan weekly with the “other guild” where our defectors went. He swears that he is not going to leave my guild (The Dragons) but he really wants to raid so he goes with them. He feels like its no big deal since we are not able to run Kara right now.
So things seem pretty grim.
Here’s the positive side – there is a 70 ret pally in our guild who has never raided at any level, but has offered to respec holy to heal and raid with us. She has never healed anything, so there will be a steep learning curve. But its something to look forward to.
Now we just need to add a couple more people – another healer or two and maybe another dps. Then we can jump back into Kara. Most of us are so well geared that we can easily pull the new players through and get them gear so that we can maybe move on to ZA before the expansion.
Here’s my question – How do you recruit? I’ve never had to recruit players before. Do you spam recruiting messages in the Trade channel? Do you use your server’s online forums? Do you send whispers to unguilded players? What is the best way to attract quality players?
Incidentally, if anyone has a level 70 toon on the Sen’Jin server, we have an opening for you!