In preparation for the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion, Primeval’s leadership sought feedback from its active members in order to ensure that the guild was fulfilling the needs of its members, while holding true to the principles upon which the guild was founded. Please refer to the changes below and direct any questions or concerns at an officer. Thanks!
Projected Ready to Raid Check: November 1, 2012
To address this concern, we have rearranged the officer structure, assigned various duties to different officers, and designated specific channels through which to communicate.
- The guild leader is Biggerblight; the guild officers are Krystol and Nephrolepis.
- Gundari and Fahzhina will continue to have bank and invite priveleges in order to increase availability of those items and invites to our members, but will not be involved in decision making.
- Gundari and Fahzhina will be responsible for guild bank organization and dealing with those items, such as selling them on the auction house or retrieving any items for members.
- Calendar invites will remain as a standard way of seeing who is coming to raid/wants to raid, but this will be revisited when we review our raiding situation after Pandaria is out.
- Krystol will be in charge of raids and raid leadership, involving the duties of inviting, leading, and guiding our guild through the raiding process.
- Nephrolepis will be in charge of guild curation, communication, and the website. Her duties will include gathering information marking guild and member achievements, managing the guild website for information and news, and contacting members of the guild about changes regarding guild events and policies.
- Biggerblight will remain as the guild leader. His duties will be to assist Nephrolepis and Krystol in any manner they need, as well as guide the guild through Mists of Pandaria while holding true to our ideals of being a casual, social raiding guild. Krystol and Nephrolepis will approve items with Biggerblight before presenting them to the guild or raid.
To address this concern, we have assigned specific communicative duties to a specific officer and identified various means of communication that do and do not work.
- Nephrolepis will be in charge of guild communications, including but not limited to:
- Guild policies and procedures
- Guild website and news
- Guild Message of the Day
- Broadcast messages about cancellations, changes, and decisions
- Google’s Chatroom will no longer be used to disseminate information as not everyone uses it and it is unreliable about updating.
- If raids or events are cancelled, that information will be posted in the Guild Message of the Day by either in-game or remote guild chat access through the WoW Armory app. If feasible, a cancellation notice will also be posted on the website.
- The website will gain a tab for comments and concerns, where raid members can fill out a form to submit a question, comment, or idea to the officer team for consideration.
Several people have called for more pushing towards heroics and progression. As an officer team, this has been considered and we are willing to try to appease this desire, but we are also committed to Primeval remaining as a casual raiding guild. Many of these provisions are subject to adjustment as we see what the atmosphere in Pandaria is like and whether the raids are hard or easy.
- We are currently looking at possibly changing our system of looting. No decisions have been made yet, but several options are being considered and any ideas would be appreciated.
- A part of the website will be dedicated to strategy videos and, if anything changes, Primeval-specific strategy write ups. Raiders will be required to view those videos (or the video strategy of their choosing) before coming to raid so that they will know what to expect on the fight and explaining will not have to start from the ground up.
- Class strategies and resources will also be posted to the website, with the help of the members. If you play a certain class and have a resource you use that helps you immensely, be it a thread or a blog, please let Nephrolepis know so that she can share it with the guild.
- Our intent in Pandaria is to first work on progression through the raid, then focus on heroics as we gain bosses on farm status. Skill and gear permitting, we will attempt to push at the heroic bosses harder than we have in the past.
- We are considering adding a third raid clean up day, possibly on Mondays for 1 hour, to finish off raids if we can’t get a heroic boss down we were working on or for the beginning of the expansion so we can have more time to work on bosses. This is not set in stone.
We recognize the fact that many classes have changed dramatically and that a whole new class is available. In light of this, the officer team wishes to provide a few considerations to our members.
- By all means, play the class that you want to play. However, when changing and doing so please remember raid composition and raiding success. Especially if we are to be focusing on more progression and heroic modes, the makeup of the raid is important.
- When invites go out, we will pay attention to the makeup of the raid for most success. For example, if there are three monks and other classes are wanting a raid spot that would provide more diversity, we will try to invite those classes that will bring most benefit to the raid.
- If you are switching classes as your main, please let everyone know so that we can plan accordingly.
What the officer team requests of the members:
- Give feedback.
- If there are any issues, ideas, concerns, or comments, please use the officer team to get those things sorted out.
- Be vocal.
- Changing classes? Let us know.
- Want to push for more heroics? Let the raid know.
- Want to start doing runs through old content? Let an officer and the raid know.
- Basically, get those ideas out there to someone who can present it to members.
Decisions still to be made:
- Loot design
- Raid attendance and the potential return of raiders at the beginning of Pandaria
- Possible social recruitment – getting players that are interested in old content and achievements, while not necessarily wanting to raid