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    Guild has steadily declined each and every tier (even with less guilds raiding per tier) and our core finally had enough of it and tried a guild merger and it didn't go so hot. Most of our people quit, couple went to lesser guilds and a couple went to hardercore guilds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tumadre80 View Post
    Yeah, my first ever raiding guild back during BC. We had raided all content that expansion and then WotLK hit. We lost some people as is obvious with expansions and we lost some during leveling. We began raiding the revamped raid Naxxramas and lost a few more when we hit that brutal wall on Patchwerk. Everybody was fed up, annoyed, and the decision was made in haste. Just like that, probly 12-13 of our 25-man roster had left the guild. Stuck around for a while because I was good friends with the GM. I eventually moved on to other guilds but I always wonder if we stuck together if we could've turned into one of these top guilds, ya know?
    ALSO I REMEMBER BAD MOO RISING AND YOU TUMADRE!!!
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    Was in a pretty casual raiding guild during TBC, but over Wrath we quickly started advance, at Ulduar and ToC times we got the server second Yogg-saron kill by 4 minutes, after some time we became the server top guild and cleared pretty much of ICC first server kills until one day when our guildmaster suddenly without any warning left the guild, the guild were in shock since we've been together pretty much the whole guild for about 1.5-2 years. We had a couple of amazing officers who tried to fix things up but everything slowly went down and then we decided to disband.

    Easily one of my saddest WOW moments, espacially such a good guild. Everyone recieved a personal letter from the officer who took over the guild about our times we spent together, together with the rests of the guildbank, uncountable mats and 300 000 gold were split for the 25 members in our core 25man raid team.

    Had enchanting mats for a whileeeeee and a pretty nice amount of gold! But i would pay the double, tripple, fripple, back to reunite our guild

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    Horridon heroic broke it. Or was it Tortos. Anyway, the guild didnt break up at all, only the raid group (2/13h) but the top healer stopped raiding due to work hours + raiding hours being too much for him, he was also the raid leader, so after that our 2 top dps (boomkin and rogue) deflected to other guilds with better progression (5/13h I believe), then another 2 or 3 people were gone as well. It was a very well-knit group of friends (or so I tought), we've been raiding together since late Ulduar.

    Now I sit bored in two moons every night waiting for lfr queues in alts. Yay.
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    Sure, was in a TBC guild that was half social players and half people who really wanted to make progress in the raid content. The GM was one of the sucky players. Ambitious guys got a Kara run together one night, used the guild Vent server. GM logs on, sees people in Kara, and has a fit. Shuts down the vent server. A few weeks later, the good players /gquit, leave the socials behind, and start a new guild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavoo View Post
    Horridon heroic broke it. Or was it Tortos. Anyway, the guild didnt break up at all, only the raid group (2/13h) but the top healer stopped raiding due to work hours + raiding hours being too much for him, he was also the raid leader, so after that our 2 top dps (boomkin and rogue) deflected to other guilds with better progression (5/13h I believe), then another 2 or 3 people were gone as well. It was a very well-knit group of friends (or so I tought), we've been raiding together since late Ulduar.

    Now I sit bored in two moons every night waiting for lfr queues in alts. Yay.
    Been down that road. You find a guid that you think are all really good friends and have raided with each other for a time only to find out they are really good friends so long as they are progressing. Guilds on my server have a very high turn over rate. The only ones I have found to be shatter proof are the friend/family casual guilds but sadley they cant progress in current content.

    Sadley I think this will be my last raid teir on wow, the community isnt there to support raid guilds anymore without haveing to nearly repate all content to bring someone up to speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavoo View Post
    Now I sit bored in two moons every night waiting for lfr queues in alts. Yay.
    Don't do that to yourself man, take a break and enjoy your time in between guilds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivyr View Post
    Been down that road. You find a guid that you think are all really good friends and have raided with each other for a time only to find out they are really good friends so long as they are progressing. Guilds on my server have a very high turn over rate. The only ones I have found to be shatter proof are the friend/family casual guilds but sadley they cant progress in current content.

    Sadley I think this will be my last raid teir on wow, the community isnt there to support raid guilds anymore without haveing to nearly repate all content to bring someone up to speed.
    Had someone pug me last week and OH GOD people wiping in normal Tortos and not even being able to handle Megaera in 500+ gear annoys the hell outta me

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    I've been in a few over the years that have broken up. In each case, there are 3-4 key people that actually keep the vast majority of the guild functional. When one of those people left and nobody stepped up, the guild started going downhill. Also, when the wrong person steps up, the guild goes downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volitar View Post
    Don't do that to yourself man, take a break and enjoy your time in between guilds!
    Im also the guild master so I cant get myself to disband a 600 person guild that easily a lot of alts and casual people, guess we managed to grab quite a bunch of known people over the years.

    Also I believe that a good captain must always sink with his ship.

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    Can't really say I have... I've been in a few dying ones and one broke up partially, a group staying together on another server.
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  11. #51
    Yes. In WOTLK, I ran a guild called The Four Nobles and it was a casual style guild. We ran heroics and Nax, which I tanked. The members were mostly moderately skilled and tended to give up rather easily if we failed a raid, but our other exploits were fun. We ran the Guild Bounty Hunter addon and I had a website on guildportal that I filled to the brim with guides and events. But, after a while waiting on Cataclysm, the people got bored and lazy. They started refusing to help me recruit and just gave up joining in on runs and guild events. They refused to go to the website on top of that so everything I wrote went to waste. They just quit giving a shit but kept logging in and playing the normal amount of time they had been before they became useless.

    I tried to keep things going myself but that wasn't enough. The members just quit caring about the guild despite all the fun we used to have. Turns out some of them were freaks. One guy was addicted to clown porn and sexually harassed some of the female officers.

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    Endless wipes on M'uru caused the only guild collapse I've been apart. Weeks of bashing your head against a wall because you didn't have the right class setup just made everyone angry and it just wasn't pleasant.

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    During ICC heroic progression the guild master and raid leaders kept on grandfathering in the officers to the raid group, even though they sucked. We benched good players and wiped for hours. Eventually I got invited into an inner circle of players who were planning to leave the guild as start their own once they had enough for a 10 man.

    We all left the night one of our guys destined for the 10 man got his Shadowmourne. To add insult to injury we transferred to the Alliance on the same server (PvP) and ganked our old guildies.

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    Raid guild breakup drama is boring. RP guild breakup drama is where the real juicy stuff is at.
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    No exciting drama for me My vanilla launch day guild broke up a couple months after Naxx came out, we'd been stuck on Twins in AQ for what seemed like forever and just couldn't progress anywhere. Frustration ended up breaking us apart.

    I took a few months off then joined my current guild at the start of TBC and running strong ever since.

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    Eonar EU killed my last guild.

    Finding the required people to bother to turn up to raid was a nightmare, No one turning up meant canceled raids, meaning we dropped down the progression ladder meaning people didn't bother applying. Glad I Moved off that hell hole.


    Aw Sigma you lefted us... I'm on Horde there, and the main raiding guild there has onlyust started heroic progressiion... luckily for us, most people who actually want to raid are getting a share in our guild

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volitar View Post
    Guild has steadily declined each and every tier (even with less guilds raiding per tier) and our core finally had enough of it and tried a guild merger and it didn't go so hot. Most of our people quit, couple went to lesser guilds and a couple went to hardercore guilds.



    ALSO I REMEMBER BAD MOO RISING AND YOU TUMADRE!!!
    SAY WHAT NOW? You were in Get Me Two?! I love finding old raiders from the guild!

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    This was back in patch 4.2 "Rage of the Firelands" during Catafail. I had quit towards the end of WOTLK and then returned to the game during patch 4.2. My guild, originally a Dutch 25 man guild formed in 2006, was reduced to 10 man size, and 80% of my guildies had quit the game. My server had become a dead server, and only my former GM, his wife and the guild's former officers were still playing.

    The guild finally disbanded for good towards the end of Catafail and now every single one of my friends have quit the game. Like many others, they did not return for MoP.
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    4 times in my years in WoW has a guild I was in exploded. And it seems I was always the last to know.
    The first time was in molten core, when we blew up a guild by leaving. We had the raid leader, the main tank, two of the best dps (hunters in molten core, it wasn't very hard) a paladin and a druid who didn't know wtf he was doing. We left to join another guild with whom we had had a raiding alliance and that was it for our old guild, they never recovered.

    The second time was when we were just starting tempest keep. Our 40-man guild miraculously only had about 12 people left when tbc launched (still have no idea how that happened) and we merged into another guild with the same problem. I switched to my warrior there and I was tanking and everything was great (scored guild first kara clear on my second week as a tank). We did gruul and were going for void reaver when I went on holiday for a week in the summer. When I got back I was guildless. Turns out the guildmaster (who hadn't even raided in months) kicked everyone who came from my old guild for no apparent reason as well as a number of new recruits and nobody seemed able to reform the guild. Such a shame, cause we were doing really well.

    The guild was, like 8 months later, reformed by the one person who could actually have kept everyone together, but wasn't really playing at the time. We did SSC and TK and tried some hyjal, but we were constantly short one or two people every raid. Until someone from one of the best guilds on the server told our GM "Hey, you have good gear, go apply to us and you'll get in" so he did and he did. We tried to fill the void with me and a rogue nominated in an election, but while that happened we were bleeding our best members and nothing ever came of it.

    Last one was in WotLK, a couple friends of mine started a new guild with the intention of running mostly 10-mans and they approached me. I was in a guild at the time where I despised the guild master and one of the other tanks so I was fine doing that and I joined them as an officer. In the week we started doing 10-mans a pug group also ran 10-man naxx and did slightly better than we did. So we recruited most of that group and we did really well in that tier. We were 4th alliance guild on the server after the 3 guilds that cleared sunwell and just ahead of a guild that got really far in sunwell. and only a few of us had ever done sunwell at all. But then 6 months of naxx happened, months of trying but failing sarth3d and when ulduar came out we weren't 4th alliance but more like 14th. and after killing deconstructor the guild fell apart and that was that.
    I don't think this matters nearly as much as you think it does.

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    An All-friends-guild (12 people, all IRL's) collapsed, for two reasons:
    1. As we were all friends, we couldn't kick the scrubs and hence the skill gap got so big our best players accounted for 2-3 of our worst. Hence progression...died.
    2. Wiping 4 or 5 times = good night for several people...hence no progression...died.
    WoD looked too good to not come back for.

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