Team Swallows is still raiding, it was the hardcore team that decided to retire.
Hardcore don't retire they just flank left/right... You have it all backwards.
Swallows is the hardcore team...
Wow Hardcore Metamorphisis Chart:
1: Embryo (Parasitic Stage, integrates with Hosts and sucks them for all it can carry)
2: Larval Stage (This is where the insect had gone off and gotten big due to engorging themselves), this is where psycholigical manifestations of 'elitist trade troll with self-indulgent weiney by proxy syndrome') become omnipresent in character behavior. The subject often rapidly forgets who it is that helped them, and what they had taken and/or said to others.
3: Pupa stage (this is where most players who fancy themselves 'hardcore' end up, the self-attribution of that name by themselves, their adversaries and/or peers, give them that self-entitlement complex... many insects can spend years in the pupal stage... often to be picked off my another predatory insect or mammal/animal of some sort... sometimes even snacked upon by Spartacats, but they have alliance blood which is rather bland and needs more garlic)
The final stage in the metamorphosis of hardcore wow players is the final step of Ecdysis, the final molt of it's immature stage of development, and it doesn't take much imagination to imagine the Imaginal stage of existence but as such the Imago may take a period of time in itself even as long as the pupal stage.
These ... 'are the Dudes of Old... the Dudes of Renown'.
The one thing that remains... Insects... are Bear food.