These guys will try for every advantage - so even if it's only a piece every other week, they'll gun for that, and on multiple characters.
Honestly, I couldn't imagine doing that amount of raiding on top of dailies across multiple toons. I probably do 1-2 hours of farm/dailies on 2, almost 3, toons right now with around 3 hours of raiding a night, and still have to take a break from dailies. Do I personally have sympathy for them? Not necessarily - I agree that raiding 6-7 days a week on top of dailies would be more than I could handle. Plus, the idea of asking for donations to transfer... that just makes me angry. :P
To everyone that is curious on what TM/Gamble will do, I can make a very educated guess.
As an original member of the guild (Gul'dan/Pants Optional) and being the guild for all for T13 progression, knowing the GM (Sean), and leaving the guild, this are the options I have considered.
1. They stay on Mal'ganis and the guild slowly dies. The players that are serious about raiding go to Evodus.
2. They transfer. The players that are serious about raiding stay on server and join Evodus, what's left of the guild transfers and dies on a different server, or takes another 3 months to rebuild to a shittier roster than we had in Dragon Soul. We had some exceptional players in Dragon Soul that are now in guilds like Evodus (players in both vodka and Exodus), Duality, and Vigil. Many more have quit the game.
Gamble really has no options other than to leave the server. The guild will die a slow painful death if they stay on that server, and they will be incredibly weak next tier if they transfer. It's their choice.
Hmm..weren't Exodus the guys who cheated their way to world first Yogg (via a bug), and when they got "busted" the GM put out a long rant on their forums where he called Americans "superior" to Europeans or something like that? And the feel i get from vodka is that they're a bunch of ...assholes with enormous egos. That's besides the point - hardcore raiding is very competitive and i don't think any top guild is full of nice, polite people - but this guild is destined to be full of drama and eventually die out, and that'll probably be the end of both vodka and Exodus.
You guys who are saying OMG THIS WONT WORK MERGERS NEVER WORK. Ensidia anyone? SK gaming+nephalim merged and ensidia dominated the game for almost 2 years untill paragon knocked them off.
and might as well add accession to that merger looking at the list of guys currently going.
since i dont play anymore....ive also read that the # of questers in the new 5.2 zone will help progression (unlocking stuff). true/false? so all major guilds might have to move to high pop realms to compete.
Last edited by phenix; 2013-01-23 at 12:05 AM.