Sunday was raid night and true to form, 16 people turned up for what should have been a night of finishing the clear of Elisande and Gul’dan and then onto mythic progression. So the mythic bit obviously didn’t happen. I’m so glad we at least did Mythic Skorpyron on Wednesday.
Needless to say I was rather disappointed in the turnout.We obviously have a relatively strong core of raiders but we really need to bump the roster up. I’ve been talking to a few guilds on my server the last day or so and most of them are having similar issues of a roster too large to merge with another guild but small enough that covering people being away is not easy.
So, if you’re interested in raiding 2 nights a week on Barthilas (horde side obviously), let me know. We’re recruiting! We’re looking mostly for reliable, mythic minded ranged dps who will turn up 2 nights a week. Social members are welcome to join the guild too.
Cinder put a great post up here (I’ve been meaning to reblog it but haven’t) about the troubles our raid team has been having in our Mythic progress. Basically the issues boils down to we haven’t been able to field a constant 20, sometimes far from it and despite some very dedicated recruiting efforts, we just haven’t been able to find enough constant raiders to ensure we have a mythic team. From the roots as a close knit 10man guild, the jump to a full 20 just hasn’t happened.
So for most of BRF we have been doing heroic farm and recruiting slowly to build up to the 20 but too slowly for some, and we’ve lost a few good raiders along the way who wanted to be progressing faster. It came to a calm guild announcement tonight that the raid team will be changing direction. From now on, heading into 6.2 and beyond the raid team will be a heroic only raid team and once heroic is cleared, a break will be taken until the next patch/expac.
I’m torn and frustrated about this change, not so much at the guild leadership itself as I can understand their difficulty. Mostly I feel like shouting at the fundamental changes that were made to raiding sizes in order to do mythic in this expac. Logically I can understand how it makes it easier to have 1 size raid for tuning purposes but our entire problem is getting built up to 20. I know this is late in this expac to be having a rant about it, but quite frankly trying to build up to 20 for mythic from a close knit team of 10 has been a pain in the arse from when it came in and now finally the difficulty in adjusting has taken its toll. I wonder if there are stats out there somewhere about how the change is operating; are there more people raiding mythic than there were raiding heroic in previous expacs, less, the same?
I really don’t know what I will do at this point, I really like my raid team; I’ve been a part of it since July last year and some of my RL friends are in here but I do want to raid mythically and if our raid team goes it’s seperate ways it won’t feel the same. Some thinking will be done I’m sure over the coming few weeks over what I want to do in WoW.
To finish on a slightly more positive note: I have a lovely new pet. Cinder mentioned a few of the Timeless Isle pets she was missing and I happened to have a duplicate of one of them, so I popped it in the post yesterday. I logged on today to find she had really kindly sent me a pet I was missing as a thank you. Presenting Crazy Cinder the Crazy Carrot.