Yet again another new wow expansion is almost on our doorstep and yet again we find ourselves reflecting on the good and the bad of the previous.
For our guild Warlords of Draenor was a game changer, after almost 7 years of raiding we moved from our foundation of casual 10 man raiding to a larger 20 man mythic guild. We had many plans and expectations in place for WoD some of which we achieved and others we were pretty far off the mark from. Finally after what we will all agree was a very testing xpac we can now focus on the future.
In Legion our intention is to steer our guild back to our values of our 10 man days, dont panic tho! this doesnt mean we will be leaving 20 man raiding behind us. We will not be setting raiding goals and what we 'should' be achieving, instead we will get back to building a raid team to progress as far as we can, we want to be able to say each tier that we gave it 100% regardless of what we achieved, if we can do that then we can finish a tier happy just like in xpacs gone by.
Our mythic raid team will continue its focus of recruiting high attendance/loyal/patient members, players who make a raid team enjoyable for the majority, players who are willing to step in and help others out, the type of people that make you want to log on in the evening and spend 3 hours playing games with!
We want to target our social memberbase again just like we did successfully in MoP. We are aiming to establish a social raid team once again allowing a mixture of social members and raiders alike to have a chance to get together and enjoy the raiding content legion has to offer, along with other things too, achievements are never going away!
I personally have found the last 12 months the hardest and most stressful of the almost 8 years I have ran this guild and I would be lying if I hadnt questioned my place in the game anymore. The one thing that has kept me going as it has in the past is our guild and the members in it, they are the reason that made me want to log on every evening. I now intend to use the new content as a way of strengthening our guild and finding the love I had for the game before warlords of draenor.
Legion gives us all a chance to reshape not just our guild but our own enjoyment in wow and I encourage everyone to take it!
See you in game soon!