Shadow is the oldest running guild on Firetree. Formed in February 2005, on the first day Firetree was opened, Shadow has always been an active part of the Firetree community. We started raiding in vanilla and have kept the same raiding and guild philosophies.
Shadow aims at the less hardcore players from NZ and Aus (we are the only Oceanic raiding guild on Firetree). Our goal is to provide a home, not just a raid. Most players who join Shadow stay with Shadow (they tend to quit WoW rather than leave). We are a diverse bunch, parents with kids to teenagers in school, from all walks of life.
I am a married father of two and have been running Shadow for the long-haul. I helped found Shadow on Firetree and took over the reins of the guild a few months later when the guild leader quit and have been greasing the wheels ever since. I am also the main tank and raid leader for our NZ/Aus raid team (we also have a US raid team).
Shadow focuses on ten man content, our US team went 6/7 heroic Firelands and our NZ team went 3/7. Our NZ raid team (named ABD; Angry, Bad, Drunk) currently raids Wednesday and Friday nights starting at 8:30 NZ time. Wed raid is 2 hours, Friday is till end (usually 12/1am). We crushed through the first 4 bosses of Dragon Soul in under 2 hours this week. We aim to make raiding as easy as possible for our team so we currently provide flasks and food for our players as well as funding repairs.
We are a very social guild, we try to throw some RL bbqs and parties now and then. Many of our players are RL friends and family. Socialising and getting on with your raid mates is important to us.
We're not looking to fill out any raids or for anything specific (though if you want to raid we can work something out). We're mostly looking for like-minded players who might be looking for a new home or a fresh start when Mists of Pandaria releases. If you're tired of guild hopping, if you're feeling at a loose end then you can almost guarantee we'll be a good fit.
Guild philosophy: Social, focussed, family
Raiding status: 2 ten mans, one US, one NZ
Guild status: Lots of active players, heroic 5 mans, approachable crafters etc
NZ Wed 8:30-10:30
NZ friday 8:30-Finish
Flasks, food and repairs provided. Bring own alcohol.
All applications must be through our website/forums, http://shadowscourge.guildportal.com
Be thorough ;)
If you'd prefer to just have a chat then i'm available ingame (look for characters starting with "slo") or you can jump on vent with me for a chat if that's easier.