GuildOx is pleased to announce a new service, Custom Raid Groups. Specifically designed for guilds with multiple raid groups, raid leaders can nominate their members and then each raid group’s progress will be ranked and displayed in a private ranking table and widget. Members can be from any guild and any server. The raid groups are automatically crawled and updated by GuildOx so you will always know how each of your guild groups are progressing.
“We wanted to do something special for all of those raiders that raid in a sub-group within their guild but were not part of their main raiding team.” said Polar of GuildOx. “These players missed out on seeing how their raid group was progressing with respect to other raid groups in their own guild. We developed a special system for tracking custom groups and have been testing it for several months now. The response from our test group has been overwhelming.”
Last year GuildOx performed a survey of over two thousand raiders and asked them many raiding questions including how many raid groups they had in their guild. The results showed that 66% of guilds had two or more active raid groups within their guild. Raid progress sites only rank the main raiding group so any other raid groups are subsequently forgotten.
Racknor at the Thorns of Gold on Proudmoore has been testing the new service. "We have been using GuildOx's new custom raid group feature and we love it." said Racknor. "We are a large gaming community and run over ten custom raid groups across several realms. It was exciting to see the up-to-date progress of all of our groups in one place. The new Custom Raid Group system is fully automated and has saved us hours of effort generating progress tables by hand."
How to set it up?
1. Log in to GuildOx and then click on “Options” 2. Locate the custom raid group section 3. Enter the raid group names, faction and list of raid group members for each custom group 4. Click the link to go to the raid group page and hit “update” to kick off an update request 5. Wait a few minutes and the progress for the raid group will be crawled and then shown as follows -