Our Second Group Kills Bosses Too
The Sun/Mon group hasn’t been taking screenshots of their group first kills, but they made the mistake of bringing my alt Kaylira with them this week, so I posed them and took pictures. Muahahaha! They got two new bosses down, putting them at 6/7. Congratulations, everyone!
Alysrazor dropped her mount, (a fact that is sure to inspire jealousy in the Wed/Thurs raiders), and we were so excited about it that we forgot to take the screenshot before the boss de-spawned. But the mount is in the picture, so that counts, right? Also, Hysan won the roll, so we all hate him now. (Just kidding. Mostly…)
If you look closely you can see Kirima sobbing over Staghelm’s corpse. Not because she’s mourning his demise, but because he refused to drop his Flamescythe. Two feral druids in the raid and not a single Flamescythe drop? Figures. He must have known.
They also made some solid progress on Ragnaros, managing to get him to the second transition phase!
A Note on how EM Views the Second Group, for Those of You That Have Read This Far
We do not like having a “A Team” and “B Team” mentality. Sure, the Sun/Mon group is less progressed than the Wed/Thurs group, but that doesn’t make them second class citizens. They haven’t progressed as far because they were founded later and have therefore not worked together as long; they haven’t developed a stable roster yet, so they’ve had to have people fill in on alts and off-specs fairly frequently; and some of their members have not had much raid experience in Cataclysm, so they haven’t had much time to gear up yet. Does this make them “bad” players? Does this mean they aren’t as important as the first group? Of course not!
Now, it is true that the second group has a bit of a mixed bag of skill levels at the moment, I’m not denying that. There are people in the second group that would fit seamlessly into the first group. There are also people that need to improve their skills, but that’s true of people in the first group too. (Myself definitely included.) As people practice they get better, that’s just how these things work. No one starts off as a highly skilled raider.
My point is that we, the EM officers, think that the success of the second group is just as important as the success of the first group. Success doesn’t necessarily mean obtaining guild firsts — it means progressing and having fun. We don’t want people to feel that joining the second group means they are somehow less prestigious than people in the first group. We would also love to see the second group catch up to the first in terms of progression and give us some healthy competition for guild firsts!
Oh Heck, I Might as Well Recruit While I’m at it…
Speaking of the second group, we are still looking for some key members. In particular, we need two healers that can raid consistently — Paladin, Priest or Shaman preferred. (We’ve been filling healer slots with alts and off-specs, and it would be nice to no longer have to.)
We are Electric Mayhem of Kargath (US). We are Horde, not Alliance scum! Our second group raids Sun/Mon from 8 PM – Midnight (EST). You can find out more about us or apply on our website at http://electricmayhem.guildlaunch.com