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|Tips for Successful Guild Recruitment||2 years ago|
|Our new Looking For Guild (LFG) function has kicked off with a bang. Anyone can set up their guild's recruitment listing via the Options page.|
Here are some tips for how to get more people to apply to your guild:
- Choose a punchy, well-written Recruitment Message to summarize your recruitment effort. State your raid times, your guild's mentality (hardcore, casual, mature, etc) and something unique about your raiding experience
- Be sure to include a link (Guild Recruitment URL) to your guild web site and ensure the URL is set to go straight to your recruitment page to allow people to get straight to the info they need
- Only check the boxes of classes that you are primarily looking for - avoid selecting all classes since it dilutes your message
- Increase your guild popularity score by asking your existing guild members to go to your GuildOx guild page and click 5/5 stars - this will attract a higher click rate
- Ensure your GuildOx guild page URL is set and is accurate (note that this is different to the recruitment link that you set on your options page
- Be sure to hit "Update" on your options page for guild recruitment regularly - this will move your recruitment listing to the top of the LFG list
|Update Your Guild Recruitment Profile for a Chance to Win a Companion||2 years ago|
|Thanks to a donation and the continued support from our friends at WoWTCGLoot.com, we have a pool of prizes which will be given away over the coming weeks.|
To kick things off, we have 2x Landro's Lil XT companion pets to give away.
How to win? Simply log in to GuildOx, go to your options page and update your guild's recruitment needs - you don't need to be a guild officer to do this. Anyone that updates their recruitment profile will be eligible to win one of these two companions. The prizes will be drawn on the 11th May so don't delay.
Your guild will then be listed on our new Looking For Guild (LFG) page.
|Dragon Soul Buff moving to 20%||2 years ago|
|The next round of Dragon Soul buffing/nerfing is coming next reset.|
At the completion of scheduled server maintenance during the week of April 30, the "Power of the Aspects" spell will grow more powerful, reducing the health and damage dealt of all enemies in the Dragon Soul raid by 20%. This spell will grow progressively stronger over time to reduce the difficulty and make the encounters more accessible. The spell will affect both normal and Heroic difficulties, but it will not affect the Raid Finder difficulty.
Don't need the help of the Dragon Aspects? The spell can be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul.
We hope you continue to enjoy Dragon Soul, and that these changes encourage you to attempt a higher difficulty, or just keep pushing to down that next boss.
|New Recruitment Function Coming||2 years ago|
|We are working on a new recruitment function for GuildOx to help people find new guilds and we need your help. Log in, go to the Options Page and fill out your guild's recruitment requirements. Anyone can do this to start with, but we are likely to restrict it to guild officers in the near future.|
Help us with some real recruitment data and we will have the feature launched asap.
|GuildOx Guild Ranking Benefits||2 years ago|
|As we begin to see a lot of Heroic: Madness kills happen, I am getting quite a few positive comments on the topic as to why our final realm rankings are different to those on sites such as wowprogress. So I thought I would take a moment to explain the main differences in our guild ranking schemes.|
In the middle of 2011, we did a survey and asked people what type of progress system they would prefer in the rankings. The overwhelming response was that people wanted a system that rewarded guilds for consistent performance, rather than ranking them on the last boss that they killed. So we listened and changed our ranking method to a simple points system. This system assigns points based on the speed of a boss kill and sums these points to rank guilds. We improved on this commonly used system by calculating points to the second (rather than the day) and adjusting heroic kill dates based on delayed start to heroic content. It has been running this way for 12 months now and we are very pleased with the results.
Wowprogress, on the other hand, awards points up to the final boss of a tier but then ranks guilds solely based on the date on which Heroic: Madness was killed, discarding all points gained for previous boss kills.
Consequently, our guild rankings are showing quite a difference now that more and more guilds are clearing the final heroic modes of the expansion. You will see GuildOx ranking guilds higher where they have been consistently strong throughout the whole heroic Dragon Soul tier. We believe this is a much fairer system - but I will leave that for you to decide.
Variation in ranking sites is positive thing and we are gathering quite a following as a result. Please be sure to continue to let your fellow raiders know about us. We continue to innovate and have some great new and very original features coming soon.
|Zarhym Vows to Keep 25 Man Raiding||2 years ago|
|Zarhym, Blizzard Community Manager, posted that Blizzard will continue to support 25 man raiding as long as there are enough guilds to continue with the raid format:|
We'll continue making adjustments as necessary to keep 10- and 25-player raids within a relative alignment, in terms of time investment, difficulty and rewards. It may never be perfect, but we still see interest in both raid sizes for different reasons. And ultimately we'll continue designing 25-player raids as long as there are a decent number of guilds interested in the format. We've seen no evidence as of yet that such interest is waning to any degree that should cause us great concern.
We tend to begin raid design around 25 players anyway before tuning for the various sizes and difficulties. That, when combined with our intent to carry on with 25-player Raid Finder group sizes, makes it very much worth our time to continue designing 25-player raids.
Regardless of what players' personal preferences or opinions are regarding the varied raid formats in World of Warcraft, we don't see removing options as a smart choice in the foreseeable future. source
Very interesting comment, "We've seen no evidence as of yet that such interest is waning to any degree that should cause us great concern."
Do you agree? Please post your comment via the link below.
|GuildOx In-game Addon||2 years ago|
|The GuildOx in-game addon has been revised and now shows the raid progression of each guild in the player's tooltip. Download it today via Curse.|
|WoW Guild Stats|
|Ranked Raiding Guilds||45553|
|Active Raiding Guilds||16503|