Monday, January 4, 2010

Shared Topic - Warcraft Year in Review Meme

As usual, these questions are being answered from the perspective of an Altoholic, guild leader and raid leader, witholding many personal details.

What did you do in the World of Warcraft in 2009 that you'd never done before?
Social network something hardcore. I spent a lot of time pugging and getting to know people in other guilds, making connections.

What was your favorite new place that you visited?
Mimiron's train has got to be my favorite place in all of WOW. I love it.

What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Enough raiders to clear 25 man content internally. My players are wonderful, they really deserve the recognition and reward for being wonderful.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Our Yogg kill, it was our team working together, working hard, and wiping until we got it right.

What was your biggest failure?
This is a hard question, I have two major failures in the past year:
  • I joined another guild instead of starting my own. This means that my guild got started even later in the game, we'd have been a lot more successful if we had an earlier start. I wouldn't have made awesome friends which I brought with me to my guild now, so I guess it's not that big of a failure.
  • Lack of publicity: I don't make enough positive noise about my guild and to a lesser extent my blog. It's been hard recruiting because I don't try to sell my group with tall tales and promises of glory.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I got really excited about the new LFG system. This was shattered when I started playing my new baby tank DK and having a horrible time.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Worrying. I worry way too much.

What was your favorite WoW blog or podcast?
Greedy Goblin, Gevlon gets the wheels in my head turning, sometimes I agree with them and sometimes I don't, this is what makes it interesting.

Tell us a valuable WoW lesson you learned in 2009.
Your server is a pond and WOW is a great sea.
There are 241 US wow servers at the time of this post.
There may not be enough fish in your pond to join your like-minded school that swims at X time.
There may be fish in your pool who would fit but just don't know or aren't looking.
There are plenty of fish in the sea.
Fish both in the pond and in the sea.
Don't be afraid to recruit off server!
Don't be afraid to pug and don't be afraid to give players a chance!

I believe there's a handful of players on each server that would find what my guild does relevant to their interests, if only we could find and reach them. Even if there's only 2-3 per realm, that's still 482-723 people to recruit. That's more than enough.

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