04/09/2013 08:36 AMThe well known guilds and top players are very intimidating until you get to know some of the people.
Posted by Nispir
It's funny that you say that, because I experienced something very similar when I started to raid. Notion had just broken up at the beginning of Cata, and I was looking for a new guild. I am not hardcore by any means, but I was looking for a guild that was a bit more serious. At the time, Requiem was the only real option in terms of the progression I was looking for, so I applied to raid with them.
I was very nervous -- I had a Skype interview with Modhne and some of the other raiders. Ever since I had started to play in BC, I always knew the name Modhne, and Requiem was well known as the top raiding guild on the server. I had a preconception that anyone that good was surely a jerk, and I approached the interview with caution.
The fact of the matter is, attitude has nothing to do with skill. Modhne and the Requiem crew turned out to be great guys, and we are still friends to this day. Just this past January, I was in Mod's part of the country and I got to hang out with him. Although Requiem isn't together anymore, I still have almost everyone on realid and continue to talk with them.
That principle isn't limited to Requiem either. The guys in Ravenfails Finest were really awesome, too. Even though we bickered while competing, I have a lot of respect for those guys and what they did. Sure, we did our fair share of chest pounding and head butting, but at the end of the day I would say the majority of the top raiders are nice people.
As far as Ravencrest is concerned, you guys can still make a comeback. All it takes is a little leadership, some dedication, and maybe some poaching :X to get a high-caliber raiding guild back on the rails. That being said, there is a lot of merit to enjoying your guild and realm for what they are. If you have fun when you log in, there isn't much that needs to change.