IFNT is looking to absorb a small core of players (8-10) in order to stabilize, and reinforce what promises to a long few months until Mists of Pandaria. We are currently farming 8/8H 25m as of March 17, comfortably in front of the closest 10m progression at 6/8H, and 25m progression at only 1/8H.
Our current progression in Dragon Soul in the 25m environment, is as follows: (all realm first 25m)
H: Madness of Deathwing - US 171
H: Spine of Deathwing - US 188
H: Gunship - US 148
H: Ultraxion - US 135
H: Hagara - US 67
H: Warlord - US 197
H: Yor'sahj - US 91
H: Morchok - US 97
Before all the trolls come out of hiding--- Out of how many thousands of guilds there are raiding, to finish all bosses within top US 200 is something I am extremely proud of. Say what you will about Bloodscalp, but for us natives, we know how difficult it can be to flourish here. Trolls gonna troll. Haters gonna hate.
But back to recruitment.
A few things to note.
•More than 50% of our loot is getting disenchanted, loot would be the last of your worries.
•We are full clearing in 1-2 nights, or about 4 hours total, depending on if we play like crap Tuesday.
Everyone knows that the last several months before an expansion, people generally lose interest. For your guild it might be people showing up to late to raid- or later than usual. Maybe their grandma is in the hospital...for the 3rd time this month. Or maybe people just openly want to take a break before Mists of Pandaria.
Whatever the root cause is for your guild, this is an affliction that I will not let IFNT fall victim to. As a result the time to act is now, and peremptory actions will be taken to ensure this.
IFNT just saw our first hint of this effect. It slowed us down last week, but not to be underestimated, we came back strong and proceeded to one-shot Heroic Gunship, Spine, and two-shot Heroic Madness the following raid. However, upon noticing this, I came to the harsh realization that if IFNT wants to remain raiding strong and effectively until the MOP, we have to assume that "expansion effect" is going to claim some more people before all is said and done.
This presents us with a unique opportunity --- We have a number of "immediate openings" and also a number of spots that our veteran guys; guys who have been busting their !@# raiding since the start of Cataclysm, would love to volunteer so they can get some much deserved rest. The opportunity is for real, giving people a chance to experience content that may not have been seen otherwise, gear up to levels you didn't think was possible, and continue forward into MOP with a guild supporting you that has a proven track record. It's win-win as far as I'm concerned.
That being said, we are not looking to recruit for the bench. You will be effectively "starters", unless a particular boss needs a certain set-up, then of course I might have shuffle things around. Or until you give me a reason to doubt you, until then, I am your biggest fan.
While we are willing to negotiate quantity, we can probably not exceed more than 8-10 people. And you must be at least 8/8N cleared with an iLvl at least near 397, but the higher the better.
If I'm being blunt, I'm looking at you, Draconic Savant, Axionikos, Onslaught, Auxilary, Run Away Little Girl, Unrivaled, Open Source, and Devastation. I don't know what the summer months until MOP hold for you guys, but I'm afraid that historically the trend is not good, and if you haven't been hit with any losses yet, it's coming, it always does.
This is a "bigger picture" kind of deal, putting any rivalries or contests aside, I'm thinking long term. Of this, we could potentially derive something very strong, and moving forward into MOP, that prospect excites me very much.
I'm sure it seems a little self-serving, and I'd be lying if I said that my actions weren't taken for the best interests of IFNT. But deep down, everyone knows that Bloodscalp is in need of some serious aid, and it might just be in the server's best interest to keep as large of a community engaged in raiding so we don't completely keel over and die. Which is unfortunately what has happened to most guilds- especially over the summer months, and especially the closing months of any expansion. Don't be a statistic! LOL
Any GM's or Officer Councils seeking to explore or entertain this proposition further, I encourage you to drop me a line, or come find me in-game. I know some of us are already in talks, let's keep the lines of communication open.