Guild mergers and acquisitions

It’s finally happened! I found the Goldilocks guild that compliments my guild perfectly. This last couple weeks have been exhausting both, looking for that merger candidate and recruiting players at the same time. After all this hard work and long hours spent on the non-game part of the game, we finally get to actually PLAY!

I found these guys by chance. After all the work I went through sorting through guilds on and looking through logs and tracking down the guild leaders, I happened to see a guy shouting in game that they were looking for players. What stuck out to me was that their play times were very close to when we play.  By chance, we also had another long time player that joined these guys earlier in the expansion, so we had that mutual tie.

Within 10 minutes of taking to these guys I decided that I liked them and that they run their group similar to how we run ours. In under an hour we had all the leadership in agreement that we were going to give this a go.

We both decided that we had to go into this with a clear plan. We took our combined people and created our first raid group with basically an even split of players from each guild. Everyone involved in leadership worked fast to get this first group in place. Then we were off to the races!

Our first raid was on a Tuesday and I tried my best to take a step back and let the other guild leadership lead the group through the fight.   I talked less than normal and focused on my own performance as a player.  I felt a renewed vigor in myself and felt great.  I had more fun this night than any other night in the past 6 months in game.  I think we all felt this way.  Remember how I said that guild recruitment is like dating?  I think we found a keeper.

7 thoughts on “Guild mergers and acquisitions

  1. I experienced one guild merger back when I was playing SWTOR, basically also with raiding as the main motivator for doing so.
    It went quite ok, but not without bringing some new problems that sometimes made me wonder if it had been worth it. I wish you the best of luck.

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  2. Ah man, what a big hurdle! I really hope all goes well.
    Did the two guilds merge into one or is it one raid team from two guilds? What will help, I think, is when you get a whisper to help on a mythic key or an achievement and the goodwill flows (a little) beyond the two guild’s partnership.
    Good luck!

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