My friends and family and I formed this guild with the vision that Cairne was not "failing" (as some previous so-called elite guilds had asserted) because the "players sucked," but because the guilds' leadership could not balance highly organized skill with decent inter-guild and intra-guild relations; in other words, they were either really skilled but pissed everyone else off, or they were nice but not very organized. Cairne has many fantastic players on both factions, and the more organized they are and able to have constructive relations with other guilds, the better the entire server progresses.
My congratulations to the guilds who completed the content as we did: specifically, VALOROUS and KA; and it appears that Ctrl Alt Elites will achieve that soon. Also, I congratulate those who are close and still grappling with the heroic Spine encounter: Final Resistance, Banished, and Censored - best wishes to all of you with that difficult fight. I also hope the best for all who are trying to move forward as the content comes to a close.
I look forward to competing with as well as working with all of you as well as the new guilds that will no doubt arise in and from the Mists. There are still many very skilled players on the server that will benefit the raiding environment as well as new players that will develop some amazing levels of skill. I anticipate and indeed hope that the server as a whole will continue to move up in the PVE ranks in spite of having fewer players and being a newer server, and continue to defy the short-sighted, self-aggrandizing players who thought that they held the monopoly on skill, and moved off the server only to dwindle into nothing while we continue to enjoy the game and still clear content in the top 2% to 10% in the world! Best regards to all!