We’re Recruiting… maybe
<The Bronze Kettle> (the guild) is pretty weak in the numbers department right now. We took a break from the game about 6 months ago and the guild was left to deteriorate and it did just that. Our current members include Shelbi and myself, a couple of close friends, a co-worker, a legion of alts, and one random person (hi Shorty) that I ran through SM after a Headless Horseman run.
With 2.3 planned to drop tomorrow, it would seem like a perfect time to bolster our ranks. We’re not looking for the hardest of the hardcore raiders (yet) but rather fellow players that enjoy the game casually and don’t necessarily want to experience it alone. We enjoy helping other players and our guild’s previous incarnation actually employed a lowbie instance run night.
There is a slight issue: recruitment. What is the best way to go about adding new members? I think there’s a recruitment channel but does anyone ever join it? I know I could spam in the general or trade channel(s), but I really don’t want to be that guy. PUGs seem to be a good way to meet new people but we run instances so few and far between that it would take an immense amount of time to recruit people this way.
We’d love to have your feedback so I’ve added a poll to this post. I’ve enabled the option to submit your own suggestions this time as it seem to be a popular request from our last poll.
- Field of Dreams Approach: just wait for the members to come to you.
- Make a guild recruitment /yell macro and spam the Ironforge Bridge.
- Hang out in the newbie zones and hand out money.
- PUG instances until you're blue in the face.
- Give up and join a real guild.
- Put up an advert on a web page and see if people will join.1
- Post a blog entry, include your vision, and hope you don't get over run by tards.1
- look at your goals see what classes you need to fulfill those roles and selectivly recruit to fill those spots, face it 300 members is all fine and good but coordinating 12 25 man raids later on in life is going to crush you. Stix Icecrown1
- Play Horde.1
- Find another guild and suggest you work together. Then through heaps of infighting and backstabing force the former guild leader to quit the game and absorb its members.1
- Post on your realm forum, repeat your website's message (casual, don't want to play alone, not a tard). Try not to lose your soul, and give up on ever being hardcore NOW. Hardcore is sickness. SICKNESS.1
- get friends to start playing WoW and make them join your guild1
- Pay a power-leveling agency to level your toon...or if already level 70...have them earn you like 60 Justice Badges. While this is going on tell them that you want to join their guild of gold farmers and power levelers. It would be so great...no wining...no infighting...just a bunch of people talking Chinese in Vent...wondering who the hell you are...scared to boot you because you started a rumar that you are a spy from Blizzard and you threaten to report them all unless they give you 1,000 gold weekly in hush money.1
- Find your own players, randomly found, ofcourse they have to fit in your guild which you'll test by just having fun with them. If this method sucks.. Quit WoW, and start an internet cult!1
Btw, we’re totally open to any of our readers joining up. Just send us a /tell in-game. We only have one simple rule: Don’t be an Asshole. If you can meet that requirement then you’ll have no problem. Alts, mains, casuals, couples, first-timers or old-timers; everyone is welcome.