Good morning ladies. This is kind of an odd post, and if it's not allowed, just let me know and I'll be happy to delete it.
I am in a large endgame raiding alliance guild on Stormreaver called Righteous Might
. Recently, Stormreaver transfers were opened up on a one time basis to Korgath, and Stormreaver lost 2 big horde guilds , 3 or 4 big alliance guilds and several midsize guilds from both sides. Since then, the influx of players from midsize guilds to our guild has been minimal at best. Since we do endgame and push new content, there is a fairly constant flow of players leaving for a while because of burnout, vacations, marriage/kids, work, and various other reasons. We used to rely on a contant stream of applications from guilds that are doing MC/BWL but aren't yet doing AQ40/Naxx, as these players would breathe new life into our guild and help us push the new content. We've been called a zerg guild, but I've only been there for about 3 months and it feels like home to me, not impersonal as I would expect a "zerg" guild to feel. The members are laid back and respectful, although we do joke around quite a bit and get pretty crude sometimes (but what raiding guild doesn't?). :)
Righteous Might raids most nights (we have occasional nights off) at 7-7:30pm Eastern time and usually raid till midnight Eastern at the latest (frequently call raids early). We use CT raid and Ventrillo (we have our own vent server). We have cleared MC, BWL, ZG, AQ20 and all of AQ40's required bosses (no Ouro or Visc). We're currently working on Naxx and have killed Anub'rekhan and Instructor Razuvious and got Grand Widow Faerlina to 26% on our second night of attempts last night (will probably get her down tonight). We do weekly clears of most instances besides AQ40 (because it sucks, lol). It is very easy to rise through the ranks from Neophyte (new member) to Champion (default raiding rank).
The main incentive and the wonderful thing about RM's rank/DKP system: when you join, notes are made of all your current gear. When you reach a rank of Champion (400 DKP earned), you then receive a DKP bonus equal to half the value of the gear you came into the guild with. So if you come in with your Tier 2 chest (worth 80 points), then when you hit the rank of Champion, you will be awarded 40 points for that piece. It's quite a nice incentive if you've put in your time in another guild to get geared and don't feel like starting over (like me, hehe). The other nice thing is, if you come in fairly well geared (I'm in Tier 2 + a few AQ pieces), you're not required to run old instances
, ie: I've only run BWL once since I joined 3 months ago and haven't run MC at all (besides coming in once for Rag). We do offer standby points for people who are online and available during a raid, but for whatever reason didn't make it into the raid, so you get full DKP as long as you're online and available.
Stormreaver is a PvP server, currently a medium population one, no queue times and a solid economy. With server transfers opening up, we're hoping to do some recruitment across servers for people who are looking for a change.
Quite simply, we're looking for well geared people who love new content. We need people who will show up to raids and are communicative and active. We have very active forums and we do something almost every night (as long as your raid attendance is above 50%, you're considered active and in good standing). Our guild master Aevi is an excellent leader and a good friend to me, he encourages communication of all members to him regarding new ideas and helps foster discussion about everything from new members (we vote on incoming members) to the DKP system.
We're currently hot for priests, paladins and warlocks, but we are accepting applications from all classes. Comment here or e-mail me at joyfulgirl26 at gmail.com if you want more information or are interested in apping up. I'd be happy to discuss sponsoring anyone from this community, as I'd love to have more girls in the guild (Aevi agreed, hehe). I will be happy to arrange meetings on your server and/or in vent between you, me, your class officer(s) and our GM to talk and get to know each other before you make any kind of decision (I know a guild switch + server switch is a big decision, hehe).
Have a good week everyone, and thanks for taking the time to read my shameless guild promotion here. :)