So I started a raid team.
I didn't mean to. I wanted to be on a team, but I certainly hadn't intended on starting one. I've never been on one before. I have very casually run old raids with my guild on Nagrand, but never progression. (except for the Sinestra thing when they finally sat me out, brought in a pug mage and killed the dragon like 7 minutes later.... but we don't talk about that.) I'm pretty good at gearing a toon, but I know nothing at all about raid composition or logs or loot systems or even how to "give assist" to a raid member. I am pretty good at group diplomacy, that's gotta be worth something.
It all started after I joined the Convert to Raid guild on Aerie Peak. I was number 500 or something, and hadn't at all understood that we would be up to 2,500 guild members within three weeks. I was browsing the Team Pages forum and came across a post by this guy Odoyle about a casual raid team. There was a bunch of people interested, so I put my name on the list. Thing is, Odoyle went MIA for over a week and didn't show up at the appointed time. We chatted in Mumble for a while and the group, assuming nothing would happen, started to disperse. "Wait!" I said, "You guys don't understand, this team is going to happen." We decided it was going to start there and then.
And it did. It turns out that someone there was a CTR officer. Suxian and I got together and made a forum post. The Salad Senate (long story) was born! She even made our logo. We don't have a full 25 members just yet, but for now it will be pretty easy to pug from our server. We start Wednesday with Mogu'shan Vaults. It will be hard, as I am one of the few that will out gear the raid, and I ain't that great. Most of us have never been on a raid team before, and that's a good thing. We're in this together.
Bring on the wipes.
See you soon,