I wanted to post something serious today about being accountable (Rhiily already did that), about how in the old days (Vanilla) we would know each other on the servers and how asses would be grouped together in some sort of guild for the “unguildables”.
Instead I am seething with rage at Sacred Plague. A guild lead obviously by a bunch of (if not a single) asses. When they attack Rhii, they attack me and I want to inflict on them all sorts of evils. I was raised at the WoW school of guild guerilla warfare and there will be payback.
First of, let’s study the enemy. Going over wow-rankings, wow armory, arena junkies a few things jumps out:
-Level 23 guild with a high membership. Lots of people in there.
-The average members stays guilded for 2 days…
-No notable progression in raid, 3 bosses down and all in the space of two weeks in march and then nothing.
-No guild pvp worthy of notice. Their biggest pvpers are doing it solo and most of them have left the guild already.
From this we can already get a good idea of what Sacred Plague is about. It’s a zerg guild, plain and simple. Zerg guild operates on the principle that the more people you are, the better you will do. They recruit everyone they can recruit and don’t care much for who they get.
Zerg guilds comes in two flavour. The first, the newbie guild, is simply someone who started a guild without any real plan or without any real idea of what he was doing. He saw the guild vendors and thought it would be cool to join up. They are usually pretty fun things as they tend to gather new players together and they get to explore and learn.
The second type is a lot darker and more evil. Some zerg guilds are built with a very specific goal in mind, benefitting the leaders. They’re the WoW version of pyramid schemes or gold theft on a grand scale. Most of the time these guilds are used to build up resources for a few key members. Members are simply tools to be used. And with that kind of goal, you can guess what kind of individuals these guilds attract.
I also believe Sacred Plague falls into the second category. The lead members are definitively not newbie judging from their actions. Also, looking at armory profiles of leaders and alts, I notice they are all decked out with the best enchants and gear for their levels. I suspect Sacred Plague might be only a mean to finance a few characters but I’ll know more soon enough…
War is on!