We’ve accomplished a lot over the past year and a half. What started with 34 people and full clearing Emerald Nightmare is now at 15 or so people and full clearing Antorus. We may be a smaller team, but we’ve forged stronger relationships because of it. While we have had some leadership changes, I’ve been told several times that we’ve moved faster this expansion than any time prior. I am pleased to have been able to lead that effort, as I believe our skill cap has increased.
We’ve been raiding Antorus for 3 months, and have 6 months left before BfA. Farming Antorus for 6 more months sounds like a dire bore to me, as I am sure it is for everyone else. Here are our plans for the expansion:
This has been a long discussion for our guild since Nighthold. I am relieved to see that many of our raiders are interested in moving, as that tells me we have a strong community that people want to take part in.
Full transparency here: I can’t tell you for certain that this is going to resolve all of the recruitment issues, and while this move may make some things easier; we will have new struggles as we forge ahead. We are going from a small server with very few guilds to compete against, to a server where we could get “lost” in the pack.
The largest benefit Zug has is that our core values have fostered have a stronger community, with far more transparency in our decision-making than any of the guilds I’ve been a part of previously. I believe that by moving here, we will attract better raiders and be able to push through heroic content faster, which allows us to look at Mythic raiding. We will continue to start on heroic level, as we are a heroic guild and unproven at the Mythic level. Normal will still be used for FNF as a recruitment tool.
The official move date for House of Zug to Area 52 is on March 6th
We will be focusing our efforts on Area 52 and our recruitment will be done there. People are welcome to raid with us from Silvermoon, but you will need to have a toon with the same name on Area 52 so we can still award EP. EP will be continuing in BfA, but there will be a different loot system that the officers and I will be working on over the next 6 months. You should also expect that performance standards will be clearly communicated and posted onto the website as we move into BfA. Mythic Raiding will require higher standards.
This is an exciting time for Zug, and one that will stress the mettle of our guild. I ask that we stay committed to the values and principles Zug stands for as we move forward into the unknown. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ravindra, Iridin or myself.
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