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» Lariel » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:48 am

Hello folks!

Long post, bear with me!

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Amarh in bearform.

A bit of background first:

In the recent weeks we dared to venture on an experiment. In an effort to bolster our numbers sufficiently to improve a couple of issues like having enough people on standby, having a definite three stable raids a week and as a result have better, steadier progress, we gave a merger with another guild on Emerald Dream a go.

The idea was quite good, glorious indeed. Both guilds were in similar situations when it came to numbers, we had similar progress in mythic Blackrock Foundry and the first impressions of each other were rather good. A couple of joint raids in Blackrock Foundry, which were quite entertaining, made us come to the decision we would like to give it a proper try. Of course, the decision who would go where was a tough one, in the end they made the sacrifice and joined Exiles.

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I'm not sure what this is, but we can pretend it's Lynaria?

However, at this point, things took a turn for the worse. For reasons beyond this post, a great many people were unhappy with this and that, some of them venting their grievances and causing a lot of negative vibes during raids. This in turn upset others, making them realise that they would not be interested in raiding under these circumstances. That in turn, upset the previously mentioned people even more and as such causing them to proceed in their behaviour, slowly but steadily deteriorating the raid atmosphere over time.

While both sides had valid arguments from their respective points of view, the main problem was simply: there were two sides, it was stuck in people's heads and nothing seemed to be able to change that.

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If you don't get this reference, please educate yourself!

Now, as of today, the merger has been called off, and it's safe to say everyone is in the guild they factually belong to. You'd think that's a disaster, us lacking the numbers to do anything, not even a normal raid being possible.

You're wrong. The opposite happened. Many of the old Exiles people who left because of the worse atmosphere came back in an instant. As a matter of fact, we had a fantastic raid last night, with a lot of friendly banter, lots of laughter, a very focused team and most of all: no negativity at all. Any and all criticism was constructive, helping each other understand the fights, tackeling obstacles as we go.

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Totally our raid tonight (inb4 penis edit)

So to everyone that was here last night: Thank you! You made my day. Nay, my month!

To everyone out there that would like to truly enjoy raiding again, be you former Exiles raiders or possibly interested applicants: let us know, we will sort it out.

"But Lari, the subject says we learned a lesson, what is it?"
I'll let my sidekicks explain:

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» Mith » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:49 am

Lesson learned: It's better to sleep in an Amazon box and have people think you're lazy, than wear a Big Mac box on your head and have people think you're stupid.

Thanks for this post Lariel, it's cleared up a lot.
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» Lariel » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:43 pm

You're most welcome!
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» Amar » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:07 pm

Lariel wrote:Image
If you don't get this reference, please educate yourself!


I'm not educated!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ugeek:


Lesson learned: "The arrow on your favorite sleeping box will always point towards the burger-kitties following the helicopter-dick happening in the background of your life"
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» zpike » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:56 pm

Lesson learned

Never socialise with people outside your own race, because then you will end up serving burgers at mcdonalds.
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» zpike » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:57 pm

Sorry!!

Wrong forum :(
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» zpike » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:58 pm

And side boob :D
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» Amar » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:11 pm

zpike wrote:And side boob :D


Underboob
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» Bairn » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:23 pm

boob
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» Odysseus » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:23 pm

All I needed was to see the pictures to understand!! and Zpike... Racism is bad, M'kay~ even if it's a Goblin!
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» KasperG » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:29 am

I didnt know i had boobs

- Lynaria
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» Synamon » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:59 am

Hey guys,

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To everyone out there that would like to truly enjoy raiding again, be you former Exiles raiders or possibly interested applicants: let us know, we will sort it out.

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» Lariel » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:02 pm

You pooped your pants?
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» Synamon » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:29 pm

I did, and then i contemplated about my actions.

I guess it is always difficult to complete a merger because it sounds good on paper but there are always going to be differences, especially when two established guilds are attempting it. Glad you guys are still going strong after the drama.

I don't mind helping out if you need a holy priest or some dps, that's if i am online and you need some assistance. My gear is still decent, but i have not stepped foot into HFC yet.
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» Lariel » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:46 pm

That would be great, I'll try and keep an eye out for when you're online!
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» Lariel » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:18 pm

Amar wrote:
Lariel wrote:Image
If you don't get this reference, please educate yourself!


I'm not educated!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ugeek:


Lesson learned: "The arrow on your favorite sleeping box will always point towards the burger-kitties following the helicopter-dick happening in the background of your life"

It's from Westside Story! I admit I would not have recognised the picture either :P But you could've simply checked the image link...

Also, helicopter dicks are for impressing chicks, not cats.
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» Amar » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:55 pm

Lariel wrote:Also, helicopter dicks are for impressing chicks, not cats.


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» Amika » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:05 pm

Hey guys - Can't really say I know many of you because I only just joined in shortly before this stuff happened, but I'm happy to see the guild is going to continue on and you guys are having more fun than ever, despite the setbacks.

I think this may indeed be for the best, from what I can tell you fine folks are enjoying raiding a lot more now, and I hope things continue this way!

Sadly though I've eventually decided I will be moving elsewhere - even as much as I like your goals and your friendly atmosphere. Right now, I'm just looking for something a little more progression orientated, being why I moved from my previous guild in the first place.

Wish you all the best with things though, you seem like a great bunch <3

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