11/19/2012 10:14 AMPosted by BalkothBut if someone told you "yeah, I spend 1-2 nights a week playing a video game with some friends" would you think "Whoa, that guy is a hardcore gamer?"
My team probably raids about the same amount of time as yours or less, I wouldn't put casual anywhere near describing us, I think a better description for both our guilds is "semi hardcore" then you would have the world first guilds being classed as "extreme hardcore"
Also, no, we don't have a specified attendance percent. In fact, we have a player out of town right now for a month.
Sure and my team has had issues like that as well and its fine as long as there is good communication, that doesn't mean that we won't look at replacing someone who can't make 30% or more of the raids suddenly or are consistently very late because of other commitments, not doing so hinders progression and causes frustration and burnout especially if someone is in a core role.
I think hardcore is more of a mindset and not able to be defined by a certain amount of game time per day/week/month of course not many seem to agree which is fine, trying to mix casual and hardcore in the same description doesn't make sense to me at all.