Oh, I mind.
We all have our preferences Murzealous, I tried though!
Why strive for mediocrity? If you plan on raiding, you should know that a steady turnover is most likely going to kill you in the long run.
I believe I see where we diverge in how we view things Lynaerie and that is centered around the definition of mediocre and the criteria for ascertaining quality.
Mediocre: of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate.
<The Way of the Fist> is not < Fatum Imperium> which understandably is your defintion of the best guild possible. At one point in my 11 years of MMO gaming I would have agreed since <Fatum Imperium> rocks when it comes to server firsts.
We are looking for people that want to work together for the mere purpose of working together and enjoying the company. We are not worried about being the first or for that matter the tenth to accomplish various tasks.
There are 10,001 guilds out there that are recruiting for the sole purpose of raiding end game content. If they don't down said content quickly and efficiently many players will leave to the next greener pasture. I don't mean any offense to these players or these guilds as I have played this game and 'enjoyed' (used for a lack of a better term, the sense of satisfaction seemed so short lived) it for a short period of time, I don't now.
We want to be (or maybe already are?) that community for people to enjoy the company of other players for an extended amount of time, without having to down more content to avoid player loss. In short, what MMO gaming used to be.
We realize many players that join our guild at 20th level are alts and we may only get to enjoy that guildie's company while they are on their alt and not raiding to down some boss. We also realize and appreciate the fact that player may decide to change mains later resulting in them leaving the guild as they want to get the same shineys on the toon that was in our guild. If they enjoyed their time with us, and us with them, then we still mutually benefitted. Sure the other guild will have shinier pixels than us, but we will still have enjoyed eachother's company prior to them leaving. That to me is high quality. We want to bring the multiplayer back to MMO gaming.
All said, if you feel like logging on to 20-35 guildies of various levels at nearly any hour or day of the week shoot us a tell on your alt or your main. Will we beat <Fatum Imperium> in downing a boss tomorrow? Nope, it is more likely Deathwing will become the next President. However, I'd assert that people who work together and actually like being around eachother past the numbers they push in an instance have a greater chance for success and enjoyment of the game (please note this is NOT an attack of Fatum, they quite possibly are the best o' buddies; but I have been in guilds were the only glue holding the team together was made with epic quality loot).
Will we raid? Sure. Will we be first to down a boss? Nah, I think I'd rather enjoy the game as a member of a cohesive team. Who knows what the future will hold though.
And one last thing in this overly long post: your alt is still more than welcome to the team Lynaerie. Come actually enjoy the game with us.