Alright guys. Taking the various feedback, poll data and other things into consideration, we’re going to give a Tuesday raid a shot. As far as times goes, it’s looking like we’ll do 6pm-8pm server.
We’re setting this first raid for Tuesday, May 23rd to give people ample time to fit it into their schedules. We’re really hoping we can have a lot of guildies there getting gear and experience, rather than mostly pugs.
We’re also going straight to Nighthold, rather than Emerald Nightmare. This is because the majority of people searching for Emerald Nightmare raids want only overgeared speed runs. While this is still true to some extent for Nighthold, it’s a little easier to find like-minded people willing to learn.
I’ll be getting some guides posted here in the coming days, so check back for that.
I’m really excited for us to finally start doing some real raiding together as a guild.
Posted on 5.12.17
Just a few things to discuss in order to get us raid ready:
- When we polled the guild recently on the best days for raiding, it pretty overwhelmingly suggested that the most people were available on Fridays and Saturdays. However, in practice, it’s not really working out so far. Weekends are generally somewhat unpredictable for people’s schedules, so we might want to revisit which days we really want to raid, because it’s not great if half our raid has something that “just came up this weekend” every weekend.
- Regardless of what days we choose, we need to know what times people want to raid. We’ve got new polls up in the guild calendar this Friday. Again, sign up for all times that will work for you, not just your preference. We need to know what works for the most people.
- Ikonik had some really stellar ideas regarding our first forays into progression content. Rather than cancel raid nights if only a couple people show, he suggested we use something like Openraid to put together a group of like minded people. Folks like us, who are just getting into the content and are willing to learn as a group. Another suggestion of his was that we could start setting up planned Mythic/Mythic+ events, as it might be easier to get 5 people together while we build up a 10+ raid roster.
If any of you have any other thoughts or suggestions, post them up in Discord. Let’s kill some things together.