May 202011
 

As some of you know there has been a lot happening with the site lately. With the release of the FluidDruidVids Channel on YouTube there are now even more ways to appreciate everything this community has to offer one another.

The YouTube channel has been going strong and has turned into one video with a very shaky narrator. To videos up in the double digits, while the narrator is still a bit shaky you can’t but help realize how quickly the channel is improving both in terms of content and quality.  The feedback from it has been pretty positive; however, one comment in particular left me at a loss for words. Basically the commenter loves the videos but feels sad that this main site has fallen on the back burner.   I couldn’t help but see his point even if I didn’t want to agree with it. Alaron was a master at finding out just what direction the class needed to move in, in terms of adjustments to the spec with nerfs or buffs. He would sit down with pages of pages of loot lists and be able to mathematically prove this is our BiS list. Heck I grew up reading this blog. When I was asked to help keep it’s pulse up while he was away on deployment I was excited but knew I could never continue down the path he set in for everything he did here.

This is a community though. The fact is the front page hasn’t been update with new content due to the fact that, well… there isn’t any. For those wishing to be involved in the community and all it has to offer really need to be checking out the forums. FluidDruid Forums is the hot spot where we discuss changes to our spec and patch notes; so that I can wait for you all to come up with the best possible answers, have me steal those ideas as my own, and then post them here and take credit. The YouTube commenter made me realize though, that not all the discussion needs to happen behind the scenes and from his comment blooms the birth of Predatory Perceptions (catchy huh?).

Basically if nothing gets posted on the front page for the week then be sure to check Friday night as you return from the clubs. Predatory Perceptions will be me doing nothing more then bringing up a topic in regards to anything PVE. I’ll do my best to inspire thought within the community and then ask for comments on how you feel about the theme of the week. As for this week? Maintaining your raid guild through what has become known as “Summer Time Chaos.”

For those new to raiding what happens is during the winter months raiding is at its prime. New applications are flooding the guild site on a weekly bases and moral is high. As the summer months draw near, most guilds will start to see attendance issues even some guild hoppers emerge  as they feel the heat (haha!) for getting content done before the next tier is released. Then as you get into the full sunshine swing of summer progression becomes a nightmare, as guild members become shot of sitting down and raiding and just want to enjoy the good weather.

My question for the community:

Does your guild experience the Summer Time Chaos? If not expect my application by Sunday.

If you know exactly what I’m talking about then how do you deal, as a guild member, as a raid leader?

I hope you guys enjoy this segment, as I stated earlier it will only be released on weeks where nothing else is available.  As always feel free to PM me or comment with any questions, suggestions, or just overall feedback.

Until Next Time

Qbear

 Posted by at 7:46 pm