So we ended up making one of the toughest decisions we've had to make as a guild the other day. The cause of this was running into a few issues, namely having roughly half our raid roster disappear or not be able to play WoW consistently anymore as well as the steady decline of our home server, Eonar. The fact that Eonar was steadily not becoming a habitable server for guilds in general, much less our unique late night raiding guild while adding in a few other factors has been incredibly unfortunate. These issues forced us into a situation where we had to decide if we just wanted to quit the game completely, or transfer servers and take advantage of a more thriving server community to help better serve our recruitment needs as well as the needs for the players that wanted to actively play outside of our short raid times and so forth.
Fortunately we were met with an opportunity shortly after having to face choosing one of these decisions where if we transferred to Sargeras, we could absorb another late night guild called <Inactive> with similar progress and in our same situation to continue our raiding endeavors and push to clear content on a light schedule while still obtaining high ranked kills. With the other choices in hand, and the fact that if we transferred to another server, we'd still have to recruit a good amount before continuing raiding, we chose the most obvious and healthiest decision we could make, thus leaving our home server of 10 years for Sargeras.
Initially myself and our leadership core were under the assumption we wouldn't raid Wednesday, because we would have to facilitate getting everything in order, i.e getting people switched over to <Second Attempt> whether it be through server transfer or a guild switch, as well as organizing other things such as the guild bank and other more guild structured adjustments. Because of this, I as well as a handful of others were surprised to find that as we logged on later in the evening around what is our normal raid time, a majority of people wanted to jump right in and raid as <Second Attempt> and down a few Mythic bosses which in turn got a guild first Mythic Gruul kill!
We definitely turned a huge negative into a huge positive, as well as being faced with many positive surprises, and I can't wait to see what else is in store for Second Attempt! As always we're looking to progress at a high US competitive level on our extremely light schedule while also doing this during our late night raid times. We have made a slight adjustment and are raiding from 12:30am EST to 3:30am EST Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday now instead of our former 12am-3am EST times also.
If you think you have what it takes to be a part of us and want to help be part of a cohesive group that looks to be a competitor yet again on the US level, especially on a late night schedule, we might be the place for you! Feel free to toss in an application! As for the Sargeras community, thank you for warmly welcoming us to your server and we look forward to being another positive contributor to the community!