With the Easter behind us I am back in full force focusing on bringing our guild to the best shape since Cataclysm. Some of you might remember these glorious days when our guild had 3 full fledged 10-man raiding teams, each with its own raid leader and unique raiding schedule. Whilst this has been nearly 10 years since then, it is now that I feel more motivated than ever to make us the best casual gaming community on our server!
In order to achieve that however, some unconventional recruitment methods are needed. Back in Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions you could get plenty of new members by simply spamming trade chat and running pug raids. These days, trade chat is overwhelmed with boosters and other illicit services and pugging raids has become cross-realm so that it is hard to make people join your guild afterwards. For these reasons, some alternative recruitment methods are needed.
I have thought about this for a while and over the past few weeks have tried the following:
- Incognito raiding
- Running PUG raids
- Online recruitment boards: mmo-champion, icy-veins, wowhead
- Running Mythic+ groups
Some of them had decent results and might bring some good results in soon future. Running PUG raids has been a complete waste of time at this point in the patch, but we might try that again some time later. Online recruitment results are hard to judge without metrics but they take very little effort so I will just keep refreshing them.
Finally the latest idea is to keep running Mythic+ groups. For this I have refreshed my old toon Koksio: not the hero we need, but the hero we deserve. Starting today you will see me running Mythic+ almost every day, so if you feel like running some feel free to join!