Who we were: A group of experienced and competent mains and alts from various guilds. This included people under our own tag, as well as members from WHO CARES, Cuties Only, Spike Flail, and others. At our peak we were easily clearing TOGC 4/5 and ICC 10/12 hardmodes, and had a couple Halion kills. We built 2 Shadowmournes and had a couple BotFK’s at 5%.
As information is becoming available about the upcoming Cataclysm expansion, we realized that individual, small- medium sized guilds focusing on raiding as autonomous entities no longer made sense. The best course of action to us seems to consolidate many raiding cores under one tag, the name of which being irrelevant because of the different factions that would exist under it. It is with this idea in mind that we are starting a raiding conglomerate. (NOTE: The idea behind this is not to merge guilds to form one playerbase, this is to simply put them all under the same umbrella guild. Guilds under this umbrella will retain complete autonomy. REPEAT NOT MERGE.)
The idea behind this is to get the upgrades provided by guild leveling, as well as achievements, unlockable items and progression oriented buffs, as quickly as possible. Food and raiding buffs require large amounts of materials to make in just one guild, but with hundreds of people under the same tag it won’t be an issue. The cash flow buff coming in from the amount of people we hope to have will cover repairs for everyone entirely, all the time. We hope to be the first on Horde to have the scorpion mount, as well as several other neato things like heirlooms and pets.
As far as guild controls go, there would be several main ranks of guild member, in order to distinguish the role the individual plays within his/her own faction. Ranks would go something like:
Guild master>Raid leaders>Faction officers>Raiders>PVP/Arena partners>friends>alts>anyone else
The top 2-3 tiers would have access to the main guild bank, which in Cataclysm will be authenticator protected as of now, although the only available resources that will be kept in there will be gold for repairs and raiding supplies such as feasts and cauldrons.
Things that will not be provided are things such as websites, Ventrilo, a bank to store the valuable items that each individual faction would earn, and recruiting. Those would have to be provided by the faction’s leadership. Many guilds already have these, and the only large change to make would be to move everyone under the same tag. In addition, a specific channel will need to be made for each faction in order to communicate meaningfully. Things such as spammers or theft will be dealt with by officers, and there will be preventative measures in place augmenting the already significant loss from getting removed from the guild with the new system.
We are not asking you to farm towards a community guild bank, to provide for anyone other than your raid group. We are not forcing you to raid with people you don’t know, or to break up your existing group. We are not making you change professions, pvp during certain hours, or dictating playstyles. To a certain extent, we don’t even really care how good you are. What we want is for everyone to do what they are doing, but under the same guild tag, so that your work benefits everyone else, and everyone else’s work benefits you. That’s it.
Please note that this is a developing concept that won’t be fully realized until December 7th at the earliest, and things may be changed within reasonable bounds with consent of those involved and affected. We are striving to put together something that will be mutually beneficial to all involved, and will be able to surpass what a smaller group of people can accomplish. Inactivity will be monitored and handled according to the size if room is needed.
In order for the maximum number of benefits to be gained in the shortest amount of time, we need players! We would like to extend invitations to raiding guilds big or small, pvp guilds, arena teams, 5 man dungeon teams, chronic levelers, profession wizzes and friends and alts of anyone mentioned above. We hope to be 700 strong by the time Cataclysm hits, and hover around the guild cap after it does.
Feel free to send me an ingame mail, or whisper, on this character anytime with any questions, concerns, comments or ideas.