After a lot of deliberation, Natural Order is to be one of the final major guilds to bid this server farewell and head off to greener pastures. We're moving to Stormrage, unlike Midwinter, who went to Sargeras. We very nearly went to join the server they're on simply because Midwinter is such an incredible guild and I've come to know a lot of the people there-- they're great and are doing very well on Sargeras.
We're moving to Stormrage though, because unlike Ysera, it is likely to be the last server standing in this giant attrition that CRZ will never fix, no matter how much Ghostcrawler keeps insisting it will. It isn't even in the category of possible solutions that I see for the problems created by unbalanced racials, easy transfers, the queue system, and other things about which I'll try to restrain further QQ.
What we would like to do, however, is offer something unprecedented:
Natural Order will invite any players on Ysera to join us in our move. This isn't some principled crusade against the realm-- it's a blanket offer to those left on this server that wish to jump start their raiding career but are unsure how, which server to go to, or possibly are apprehensive because they don't know if they would ever be able to have a home if they moved to a new server.
Now, this doesn't mean you're going to suddenly get a free pass on the coat tails of our heroic progression. Raiders are always determined by skill, availability, class/spec, and so forth first. What it does mean is that you have a low-stress outlet off Ysera and on to the #1 PvE realm in the US. It also means in the giant shuffle and reformation of a 25-man raid team, there may be the opportunity for someone undergeared yet incredibly skilled to show that fact and become part of the raid core.
So at the most? You became the raider you always wanted to be.
So the worst? You're either just a member of our guild who partakes in alt runs or you decide to leave Natural Order and join any one of the other 74 active heroic raiding guilds.
I, the officers, and the members of Natural Order wish Ysera all the best and hope that people do what is right for them and their guilds-- even the tough decisions. Ysera's simply not a good fit for a heroic raiding guild anymore and it means I had to make that call.
We will be leaving sometime within 1-3 weeks. I'll make another post here (probably amongst the troll responses), once we're moving. I'm Akraen over there as well, and the guild name is not changing.
Happy Adventures All!
GM of Natural Order since 2006
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