Jump to content
FORUMS
Sign in to follow this  
Porth

Cross-realm guilds - Any thoughts / advice?

Recommended Posts

I know there are multiple guilds out there that, since the beginning of WoW, had a presence on multiple servers and sometimes even both factions. Looking at how the new expansion is lining up, it seems that having a cross-realm guild is now a possibility. Sure you won't be able to do Mythic raids, but you can now pick from quite a huge pool of people from your faction to go take on a new raid.

 

A group of friends and myself are coming back to the game and find that our server has reduced to a failry low population, so we figured it would be a great opportunity to take advantage of this new feature in WoD and try to put together a regular raiding group that doesn't necessarily have to belong to the same server. It seems that tools like Openraid will provide a community to get recruitment started at least.

 

I would be interested in other people's thoughts on how to recruit a raid team that operates like this, as well as any thoughts or obstacles that you may think need to be overcome in order to make this successful. 

 

Currently I've just posted on several server forums, as well as in the guild recruitment areas of IcyVeins and Openraid. 

 

I'm pretty sure we're not the only ones thinking about doing this, has anyone else tried? any advice that you can offer?

 

Thanks.-

 

P.S.: To any folks in Icy-Veins that may be reading this, it could be interesting to have a cross-realm recruitment forum.

Edited by Porth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think they are definitely viable now what with the implementations that Blizzard has made.

 

It will be a lot harder to organise and maintain guild organisation but knowing what you need to do from the start should help.

 

Myself and my guild had similar problems - and tried to move server a few times (think we have a new home now) but obviously that costs ££ $$.

 

There will be a lot of players that are "stuck" on dead servers that should be interested.  I suppose you would need to encourage voice comms to try and get some sense of cohesion etc (thinking about outside of raids).

 

It will take a lot of doing and will be hard work but I wish you good luck!

 

With regards to the cross-realm recruitment forum (and I cant speak for Damien / Vlad) but I'm sure there would need to be plenty of activity before a new sub-forum was created (US and EU havent been split up even yet!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The cohesion / chat system is a good point. I know that there are a few addons out there built for moving guild chat between servers, I could probably write one myself but not too inclined to doing so at the moment. However, I was hoping that the guild web page or the chat system in openraid would cover the ability to communicate that way.

 

Thanks for your notes.

Edited by Porth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is something doable, as its basically what happened with the guild that I raid with my warlock in. There was a core 10 man, and the guild leader is someone with a good deal of experience and decided to host 25 man heroic runs with the core 10 going in, and filling the rest with experienced or qualified players from openraid. After a few weeks we're 9/14H and quite a few people are making server moves to play mythic when WoD comes out. Moving players is something that isnt required for you, and there are still more than half of our team that arent on our server with it working quite nicely. Openraid had a great pool of people to choose from to get started.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think what can begin as a team +PUGS can evolve into something greater and like you Facade the PUGs then become part of the group.

 

My main concern would be around what makes a "guild".  For me its the togetherness etc.  If you can get everyone communicating over voice comms then tbh the chat ingame almost becomes obsolete.

 

I suppose a lot depends on how you want your guild to be between raids.  Personally (and I am by no means a progression raider might I add) its the guild chat / downtime between raids that have always helped my raid teams bond and this has always helped our performance.

 

How have you found the above Facade? Or have the players that are moving grown / bonded through the raids enough to want to move server and join fully?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Regarding the guild organization issue, you could decide with your buddies to split up to different realms, each one creating the same guild in a different realm and each of your friends being a GM of their subguild as well as that guild's link to the main guild. That way, each sub guild will always have access to an officer who's actually there in the same realm with them. Having trusted alts in the subguilds would also help with guild bank management. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Athlios
      GUILD INFORMATION:
      Guild name: Gordian Knot
      Faction: Horde
      Realm: Draenor (EU)
      Realm Type: Normal - PVE
      Current progress: VOTI 6/8M | ATSC 8/9M | ATDH 6/9M
      Raid days: Wednesday, Sunday, Monday
      Raid times: 20.00-23.15 CET
      Website: https://gordian-knot.eu/
      Comms: https://gordian-knot.eu/discord
      (Full application details on website)
      RECRUITING FOR RAIDING:
      High Demand:
      Death Knight: Unholy & Frost Evoker: All specs Monk: Windwalker Paladin: Holy Shaman: Enhancement Warrior: Fury & Arms Medium Demand:
      Demon Hunter: Havoc Also, in order to be able to join our main team straight away, you need to meet the requirements for our current progress, which are around 520+ item level equipped.
      We are also open to discuss a possible merge and get a smaller group or guild that is struggling to get their raids going, or that they want to advance to the next level. Most of us are versatile people and we can possibly reroll to achieve a good composition after a merge.
      Any social and friendly person who wants to join us for kicks and giggles is welcome. Just poke any of our officers online and you will get an invite for a social spot (no raiding spot).
      ABOUT US:
      Gordian Knot is a semi-hardcore raiding guild that consists of experienced raiders with some of them having raiding experience as far back as Vanilla.
      We are a friendly group who enjoys World of Warcraft and loves raiding. We have fun and joke around but when bosses need to go down then all is serious! We wish for all our members to enjoy the game as much as we do and we expect raiders to maintain a 80% attendance per month. Our wish is for this guild to provide a place for our members to call home and enjoy all aspects of this game in a fun and relaxed environment.
      We also enjoy a variety of other activities such as running a lot of Mythic+ dungeons doing alt-runs, achievement runs etc.
      We generally aim to push Mythic+ to get +15 keys done for the weekly chests. We do this in spirit to help everyone in the guild getting their highest possible gear reward from their weekly cache (socials included).
      There are a few things we hold in high value but above else we value friendliness and politeness towards guildies and other players and skillfulness when it comes to the more serious parts of the game.
      CURRENTLY:
      We raid 2 nights a week, Wednesdays and Sundays, from 20:15 till 23:15 server time. Our raid invites always start 15 minutes prior to each raid.
      Although we are a 20-man guild, we usually run an extra group in order to get more people to experience the joys of raiding, help new raiders learn the Knot’s way to down bosses and gearing up. Usually, these runs happen on Thursdays, and also we’re on RBGs killing alliance scums every Friday or Saturday or on other in game activities if not on RBGs!
      Our current guild progress is VOTI 6/8M | ATSC 8/9M | ATDH 6/9M, and we're focusing on getting further progress in Dragonflight. Our aim is to always progress as much as possible but also to have a relaxed and fun atmosphere at the same time!
      If you're interested in joining Gordian Knot, please fill in our application form, located at https://gordian-knot.eu/apply/, or join our discord https://discord.gg/NyuK2QJY5k, alternatively please whisper one of our officers:


      Leleko - Leleko#2235 Narweena - Sephyra#2517 Tia - Tialha#2798  

      Leleko - Leleko Narweena - Narweena Tia - Tia_12  
      PS. We're always open to group applications or guild merging discussions.
      We are also open and welcome social applications.
    • By scotti
      🔥Guild Name: Virtuoso
      🌍Server: EU-Kazzak
      🗺️Progression: [7/9M] - TWW goal: Cutting Edge Mythic
      🛡️Focus: Mythic Raiding
      🏆About Us:
      Virtuoso stands proudly as a Cutting Edge Mythic raiding guild, having achieved the highest levels of progression in the most recent content. With a legacy of triumphs and a commitment to ongoing success, we are a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield of Azeroth. Join us as we continue our journey towards greatness!
      📜Why Virtuoso?
      Our vision is a testament to the pursuit of excellence and the spirit of camaraderie in the World of Warcraft realm. We distinguish ourselves as a premier 2-day-a-week Mythic raiding guild on the EU-Kazzak server, consistently securing our position among the top guilds. Our commitment to Mythic raiding is unwavering, demanding dedication, a thirst for learning, and punctuality from our members.
      🔮Vision for Virtuoso
      We aim to establish ourselves as a premier Mythic raiding guild on the EU-Kazzak server, consistently securing a position among the top guilds. We push the boundaries of raiding excellence while fostering a close-knit and supportive gaming community. Join us as we create unforgettable adventures, build enduring friendships, and leave a lasting legacy in the realms of Azeroth.
      📅Raiding Schedule:
      We run raids regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays at 7 PM GMT. During Mythic progression at the start of a patch, we’ll be hitting the dungeons three nights a week for one month.
      ⭐What We Offer:
      Dedicated focus on raiding, with aspirations to achieve Cutting Edge in The War Within A mature, inclusive, and respectful community (ages 17 and up) Opportunities for personal growth and regular social gatherings, including guild parties, PvP tournaments, and more! Strong leadership with clear strategies for raiding success Regular Mythic+ outings to tackle dungeons together and improve our skills An organised and lively Discord server A vision for the long-term, supported by committed members 🔍We’re Looking For:
      Players who know their spec/class well and aim for Mythic-level performance Team players who value cooperation over individual achievements Individuals who welcome constructive feedback and use it to improve Fluent English speakers who actively engage in discussions Players dedicated to achieving our shared goals Raiders who show up prepared with consumables and knowledge of upcoming encounters Those with stable internet connections and at least 2 geared characters for progression Members who have a functioning microphone and aren’t shy about using it ✨Guild Culture:
      We maintain a mature atmosphere, perfect for those seeking a balance of serious raiding and a friendly vibe.
      🤝Join Us!
      If Virtuoso sounds like the guild for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’re thrilled to welcome new members who share our passion and enthusiasm.
      Join our Discord here! (https://discord.gg/virtuosoguild
    • By ztilleto
      Progress:
      7/9 Amirdrasil
      [wowprogress .com/guild/eu/tarren-mill/Breakfast+Raiders]
      Past tiers:
      8/9 Aberrus.
      Who are we:
      Breakfast Raiders is a morning raiding guild based on the Tarren Mill EU server with 2 raid teams, first team is currently 7/9M and 2nd team is curved and looking for more stable players to build a solid 2nd Mythic team.
      This is a CE-focused guild, with both raiders and leaders with previous CE experience, Our main goal is to take on Mythic content, get CE for our raiders and to push ourselves as a collective getting it faster each tier.
      We welcome players with similar background but not only, as long as we share the same goal: spending quality time together.
      So if you are a social or a raider of HCs or just want to push M+ with people in the morning, then you are more than welcome here as well.
      If you are interested in raiding Mythic Content, then please go to our #Raid-Application Channel in our discord and /apply for the raid.
      Recruitment:
      Team 1 - DPS/Healer, (High Prio) Sub Rogue Havoc and Windwalker
      Team 2 - DPS (ideally range), Healers

      We offer:
      A team of passionate raiders that work together towards a common goal. A home where we are playing together both in and outside raids. A place where you can grow if you don’t cut it right away. Our expectations:
      English speaking, with microphone and willing to use it. High attendance. Strive to be as good as you can, and help others achieve it. Able to take constructive criticism. Be prepared on tactics, requirements and personal consumables. Schedule (server time):
      Team 1 - Thursday: 09:30 - 12:30 (3 Hours), Friday: 09:30 - 12:30 (3 Hours)
      Team 2 - Monday: 10:00 - 13:00 (3 Hours), Friday: 10:00-13:00(3 Hours)
      Loot system:
      We use loot council addon to help with distribution to those where the items does the most for progression. We believe in team play, and we are all pushing for progression.
       
      If you are interested to start on our journey towards CE in the future updates, or if you just want a home with people that are online in the early mornings then please contact us on our Discord server.
      Discord tags:
      ztilleto
      Max#4523
      Guild Discord: [discord.gg/Nx5YFRJZ95]
    • By Sparse
      Scepter is a guild with a semi-hardcore mindset, We aim to clear all content on Heroic difficulty. When we can, on top of that we try getting some Mythic kills too. (if enough people)
      Scepter is based on the Horde side of Draenor, there is no obligation to be on the server to raid with us, you can be Alliance or Horde and play on what ever server you feel like and still be able to play with us, you only need to join our Discord and our Community in game.
      About Us
      We’re a group of friends who have been playing together since Legion and picked up new members along the way, and these days we’re more a community of people who play mainly wow raids and push m+ - but also a ton of other games to have fun together outside of wow as well, especially with those of us that no longer play wow but still want to stick around due to the friends made along the way. We generally put IRL as a priority over the game, but that doesn’t mean we don’t take it seriously when neccesary. But we do aim to keep a chill, fun, banter-esque atmosphere since games are meant to be fun.
      Raiding times
      (Progression times may be extended)
      ☩ Thursday 19:30 - 22:30 ST
      ☩ Monday 19:30 - 22:30 ST
      What we are currently looking for
      ☩ RDPS ( Mage,Shaman,Spriest,Boomkin )
      ☩ Healer ( Priest,Druid )
      ☩ All other classes will be considered if you prove to be exceptionally good at the class.
      What to expect?
      ☩ Two organized raids a week
      ☩ Dedicated team of officers who will support the guild as much as possible.
      ☩ A semi-hardcore raiding guild whose aim is to use our limited hours in the best way that we can, maintaining progress with a decent atmosphere.
      ☩ Helpful environment.
      What do we expect?
      ☩ To be on Discord during raids,working mic isn’t a necessity but it will be of great help in the future.
      ☩ Being humble enough to accept that you can always improve and accept criticism if it’s meant well.
      ☩ Able to attend most of the scheduled raids
      ☩ You have to perform to the best of your abilities and know how to optimize your gear.
      ☩ Research the class/spec you play and keeping it up to date.
      ☩ Punctuality - Showing up for raids in good time and being well prepared with Phials, Enchants, gems, etc
      Where to Contact us
      Sarodra#2778
      Sparse#21541
      https://discord.gg/3dagRP2Saz
    • By Tomseno
      Raid/Class Spots Are Open To Any Applicant If The Player Is The Right Fit
      A guild formed with an ambition for progression and a love for M+ we decided to make the move from Silvermoon Alliance and form a guild to take our focus to the next level, Cutting Edge in 10.1 being the next step.
      We believe in building a guild by recruit players of a similar goal and mentality whether it be for raiding or for push score in Mythic plus. We value loyalty, honesty and a positive attitude towards setbacks. Communication skills are an absolute must.
      Raid Schedule
      Wednesday 20:30-23:00 Sunday 20:30-23:00
      Current Progression
      9/9HC 5/9M
      What are we looking for recruitment wise?
      We're currently open to recruiting DPS classes listed above, as we aim to solidify a stable 25-player roster. We're looking to provide competition to existing members and choose the best 25 players to proceed with for next tier.
      Contact Information:
      Discord; tomsen and lora1506
      Think you'd be a good fit?
      If you believe that you are a player that is looking to achieve the same goals as us then why not contact us and see if we can achieve our goals together!
×
×
  • Create New...