Interesting amount of publicity this is getting.
Hi, I am the GM of the guild Nebula and yes this is our rule.
And just to clarify some of the posts I was browsing:
- All of are members are former graduates or are former military.
- Our youngest member is 24 yrs old
- Most of us are Engaged or already married
- We all have careers
We are not a hardcore guild. We are hardcore-casual. That means we put in 3 raid nights a week consisting of 4 hrs of extremely efficient time put in. We pride ourselves in a no favortism policy. Our guild has been established for 3 years and many of our members were former hardcore players in guilds like Impervious, Duality, DV etc.
Many of you are right that there are good female raiders out there and that they are the minority. That is pretty much the consensus of the thread. I've been raid leading, managing, and playing the game since vanilla to understand the pros and cons of female wow gamers.
I too have a career, and a life so I'm not willing to devote the majority of my time recruiting. I recruit for stability, efficiency and environment. It is no mystery that the best GMs are the ones that are able to devote all their time into the management/recruiting aspect of this game. I do not have this luxury. If I was able to spend that much time on it, then it is possible that Nebula could be open to female recruiting.
Our environment is extremely efficient. No bull shit chatter, no talking about what happened on the previous dexter/breaking bad). We're here to kill bosses and progress. We all have the same mindset going into progression raids.
The arguments of i know lots of 8/8HM females. Lets be real, when we killed shit it was pre nerf and 5% nerf. 30% nerf recruits are not the ones we're looking for. 8/8HM doesnt hold any real merit in my books anymore.
TLDR Version: There are such a few minority of females that would fit in our guild's environment, that I'm not willing to take the risk of drama. Its a simple pros vs cons. Not a blatant statement of ALL females are bad/drama queens. That would be a ludicrous statement.
I've been playing with female gamers for 5 years in wow. It wasn't until this past expac that we instituted this no female rule. And that was just to save time on the management end.
Our environment is competitive, militaristic, with NO favoritism. Ask any of my members, and that is what they will tell you. I DO NOT PLAY favorites. It has been in history where many females expected special treatment. I found myself having to spend more time other than raiding/strategizing getting so I could get females to mesh with our environment. That is time I simply do not have for anymore.
If you want to be a part of a hardcore-casual guild please feel free to toss in an app at nebula.enjin.com.
PS: The people that are in this guild have a mutual respect for one another. We all understand IRL issues, thats why communications is paramount (ie. cell phone rule). We're not interested in people wanting to waste other people's time.
Authenticator rule: Pretty simple. we're a progression oriented guild. You getting ur account hacked during progression is obviously not convenient in a tight knit 10 man guild. Its pretty much a no bull shit excuse guild. Not having an authenticator is pure laziness. $5 or free if you have a smartphone to secure your ability to log on and show up night in and night out.
Think I covered it for the most part.
3 days a week, 4 hrs a night. Put in 110% effort in those times. Drama free, competitive, with ZERO favoritism. If this is something you're interested in. Please feel free to drop an app at nebule.enjin.com. Thanks