First off this is not an April Fools Joke! I’m not that clever.
I wanted to start a post and kind of give a short update on where we are with guild events where I am leaning and get some feedback from folks and see how you all feel about what has been taking shape over the last month.
Recognition and Thanks
Technowiz has been doing a great job coming up with ideas and taking over and organizing the Sunday Coffee Runs! I know this is a staple event for many of our members and she has been doing a wonderful job taking that over. It’s been a a blessing having that handled each Sunday Morning (my time) and seeing that tradition continue and seeing the continued guild support for it.
Awdum has been trying to get a new Sunday Afternoon program off the ground that focuses on helping members get some of the main story expeditions done that require a group. She had her first event this past weekend and it went swell. We were able to get two groups through Dynasty! If you have needs for this sort of stuff or have ideas please contact awduum. I know she’d love the feedback.
Both Muuhut, Cottontail and ManuelB have been helpful as well with the two OPR events we had this month. We had a very large turn out the first week that dwindled a little the second week we had it but overall I think we had some fun and there is definatly some potential for that to be part of our regular events if we see enough people continue to be interested in it.
I also want to thank everyone who has continued to help and donate various things for event prizes there are a few of you and for fear of leaving people out I won’t mention you by name - just know its appreciated!
I want to thank @Lynatrix, @manuelb , @techknowiz, @Muuhut and @Neyland who have all been very flexible in their ability to be swiss army knives when it comes to building expedition groups for our events. Without these guys being willing to do different things, sometimes these groups wouldn’t happen. Please join me in thanking them!
Lastly, the folks doing PUGs learning new tricks and sharing with the rest of us. We appreciate you too!
Expertise runs continue to be a staple and popular event that suprised me every day we do one. I always feel like ten minutes before the events this is it, this is going to be the one no one shows up for. Then by five minutes till we have 40 people in channel ready to go destroy some point of interests and trample some random pugs. I’m planning to continue to run these at least 2 nights a week in the coming weeks. I may shift around the third night each week and continue to do OPR and extra expedition nights. The times I think are working for everyone so the weekday stuff will continue on the same schedule everyone is starting to get used to.
Expedtions and Mutations
This is an area I could use some help on. We’ve been successful with these for awhile now and I am hoping we start to see our expertise runs pay off and get more new folks involved with the expeditions and mutations. Right now we do have a regular theme regarding personnel though and that is we have too many healers! OMG what a great problem to have. 20 years of leading raids and running events and I don’t think I’ve ever had to say that before.
I’m working to address this in two ways. I am actively recruiting new people, while I am not specifically targetting expedition ready DPS, I’m hoping that the general recruitment I am running will attract people who can fill those roles. If we can get more active DPS signing up and we can continue to see our tanks signup as they have been, then we should be able to field 3 and hopefully 4 groups in the future. Bullvyyn are you almost ready to tank with the big boys in expeditions? =D I know Manual has been wroking on it.
The other thing that everyone can do to help is continue to be flexible and understanding. I know it sucks not getting to play a role you prefer but sometimes the roster tetris dictates we need the flexible people with multiple roles in those other roles. It would also be nice to see more people make some proactive headway on functional and serviceable off-specs tanks and healers both. It would be nice to do a little more rotating of people into those roles for more practice and also so everyone can have a chance to play exactly what they want to play and not continually be stuck doing a different role just because they are a team player.
I’m not saying sit out I’m asking you to work on trying to fulfill secondary roles on an as needed basis, who knows you might enjoy it!
Honestly, I do all this stuff for you guys. I enjoy being able to provide the service and organize this stuff and if it isn’t meeting your needs or desires then my goals aren’t being met. So please if you have any feedback at all no matter how pick you think it may be I encourage you to post here or dm me! I want to hear what you have to say!