If you have returned from the wilderness of real life after a lengthy lay-off from playing WoW, things will seem very very different. If you’ve never been a member of the Dambusters and you’ve never played during Mists of Pandaria then your return to the game is surely full of apprehension and excitement to learn about all the ‘new’ stuff.
You could just crack on into levelling up your old 85 (or even 80!) and learn along the way about all the changes to your talents, the stat and rotation differences, the additions to the game like the new Darkmoon Faire, the pet battles, mana pools, the fact that BM is actually the top hunter spec (don’t even make me argue with you lil SV noobs)….
….the farm, the zones, world bosses, extra loot chance bonus rolls and how to get them, cross-realm zones, connected realms, the peoples’ legendary, the monk class, real PPM trinkets, linear progression, the changes to professions, the simplified raid buffs, flexible raiding, Raid Finder, scenarios and heroic scenarios, changes to PvP (*cough* I mean ‘the chain CC game’ *cough*), the Timeless Isle and getting ganked by your own faction!, valor of the ancients buff, alt char gearing, button bloat, mana burn being gone!…..and the list goes on and on and on……
Needless to say, if you don’t have an advisor then you’re gonna be doing a lot of reading on Icy-veins, WoW Insider, MMO Champion and Wowhead. Noxxic is decent but not as good as it was. Ask Mr Robot is good but since hit and expertise will be gone in the next expansion, no point in learning all about that now. There are simpler ways of optimizing your gear and at this stage, you’re unlikely to be doing too much taxing progression raiding. You could form an overly hasty and wrong opinion that too much has changed, you’re all alone and it’s all just too much to take in without all your old friends to guide you through.
Well my dear, that’s where the famous Dambusters come in. If you’ve never been a member of this guild then your opinion of how guilds operate is very different from how we do things around here.
In The Dambusters you have a solid support structure and an active, friendly membership who are famous for their welcoming committee and helpful nature while also being a relaxed environment for people who just want to get on with their own game without being forced to sign up to doing stuff every other day. You have the freedom of being able to play the game at any time you desire while having the opportunity to call out for assistance from a lively crowd any time you need. We have an organised structure of officers who all have specific jobs to do and who must focus on being there to aid the guild members rather than acting like they are there to dictate everything to their guildies as if they hold some sort of sheriff’s badge. That doesn’t happen here and if it ever might, it gets stamped out immediately by a multi-functioning communications system which helps keep the guild running smoothly behind the scenes precisely so that the players who just want to play their own game may do so without fuss.
Guys who might have been in raiding guilds before will no doubt recognise a lot of the raid talk around the guild but unless you are in contention for or are considered part of either of the two progression raid teams then there is absolutely zero onus on you to push towards a raid spot. Unlike a raid guild where likely most members are considered as potential raiders and are often pushed into raiding mentality, this guild has it’s roots firmly in the social/levelling side of the game and will never really change in overall mentality. You may find we have plenty good raiders around but they will never be elitist towards non-raiders and actually I have had to make sure that the very opposite doesn’t happen.
I take every aspect of guild leadership seriously unlike so many guild leaders around so any unguilded player out there who may be apprehensive about what being in a guild means (from an obligation standpoint) is wrong about what a guild should be. Here, I work my sodding ass off and take it seriously just so that my members get their money’s worth because they are part of a WoW community who does care about our members.
Who needs to play a game where your supposed friends in the guild only care about themselves or only want to use you?
Who needs a guild where everything is focused on an aspect of the game that you are not interested in currently?
What’s the point in having a community that pretends to be together as a group yet always try to outdo each other in order to fulfil some unwarranted personal ego issues which really have no place in a like-minded community?
When smart people make a new character, they often take time to consider the character’s name because they know the likelihood is that that character might reach end game and you will have to live with that name for a long time to come. It’s the same with a guild, smart WoW players carefully search out the right guild to join in order to ensure immediate and long term fulfilment of their gaming aspirations. The guild works the same way, we often headhunt people who we know will suit the community and any newcomer must apply to join by visiting our website, clicking the link and filling out a quick bunch of simple questions that introduce the guild and the new member. Even Pocahunter had to apply to join before she returned from the desert of splinter guilds, half-assed raid guilds only held together by the stringy elastic 10-man team that runs within and half-committed guild leaders who could quit game on a moment’s notice.
The Dambusters™ are built on solid rock foundations with transparency and communication at the heart of our community success. We have admirers from around the EU and even in the US, EU players spot us on the forums and pay their own realm transfers to join up with us. That is testament to the way we parade ourselves against the other guilds out there. We are able to strike a balance between different playstyles and activities while maintaining a constant force for good on our server.
If you have returned from a lengthy absence from WoW and are afraid of getting too deeply involved, make a new toon on our server, click the application link on the home page here and show us your personality fits us. Your next move could make or break your attempts to actually get back into the game so don’t lie to yourself that you just wanna go it alone. That’s only because your past has made it hard for you to start afresh with something new. If you’re back, you need to give the game a chance. Surround yourself with the right friends who want to help you back onto your feet and build you up strong again.