I have made several attempts to recruit into what will eventually become my guild (I’m still the successor at this point). At one point I thought about leaving my current guild and joining a higher end guild. But my wife just bought our current guild the level 55 airship, so I’d hate to waste that money on a guild I’m leaving.
So far, all of my recruiting attempts have been utterly unsuccessful. Based on that, I thought I would get some feedback from the forums to improve my success rate. Please look at what I am asking through the eyes of a new-ish players. My guild is certainly not for the level of awesome-sauce that generally hangs out on the forums.
I have previously put up lfm’s when I’m on between about 8-11 (GMT -10) saying that a level 55 guild is recruiting. When people inquire/join, I explain that our guild is small and that it is important that new guildies mesh well with us. So, I asked them if they would be willing to run a few missions over a couple of evenings to see how we fit together. I also explain that being available to play during our hours at least a couple of times a week is necessary. Out of the 30 or so interests, I got two people that seemed to be cool, but both lived on the east coast and so would rarely be on when we were. The rest were generally “invite me now or I leave”. I invited them to take their 2nd option.
Now, I should explain that I would like to keep our guild small-ish and that we do not raid much at this time. If I could get enough members, I suppose we could start to raid and fill out with PUG-ers. Due to the hours we’re on and our experience level, we generally only run the PUG raids (Shroud, Reaver’s, a few TOD, HOX, VOD).
I am interested in finding players that have the same concerns that we do:
- Have a family, playing time is occasionally interrupted.
- Play during our time frame.
- Just want to have a good time, not as interested in XP/minute as the end all.
Since most existing players that have this mindset are generally already in a good guild, how have you all been able to identify new players that are promising? Should I just frequent Korthos more often, run with PUG’s and see who I like? Any suggestions are appreciated.