Core guilds vs others... own experiences and opinions.
What's you guys opinion on raiding guilds that has a solid raiding core of like 25 ppl and outside of the core; a network of other players, let's call them socials, vs other more casual guilds that still may be hardcore or semi hard core but still let their socials in for their raids.
It's my experience that core guilds usually can have lots of progress, but as a follow up - never ever ever ever (this goes on for a long time) ever let anyone in the social network accually enter the guilds raiding party, even if they don't fill on raiders.
"Hey mate, you guys only got 20 ppl in naxx. Can I come along?" "no sry, we're full on tanks." "np, I have a neat healing gear" "full on healers too dude", "ok let me respec and i'll go retri." "Full on dps too" "..."
As you might have guessed by now, yes I was once a social of a core raiding guild - I was in the guild for a f***ing long time, hell - a lot longer then most of the raiders were. From around the middle parts of tbc I guess to up to around Wotkl and the ulduar patch. They didn't let me raid anything with them in tbc, and I thought - well, kinda understandable, I don't have as good gear as they do. However, even when Wotkl came out and I accually got to the point when I got equal or better gear then the others and tried to get into the raiding core, they didn't accept me. Apparently, they were all full on, and get this, both tanks, healers and dps, while they were recruiting others, worse geared then me.
Now, unless you really, really like the social network in the guild, hell if you've been there a forth of the time I was you will have pals there (and most of them will still like you though you leave), I'd recon that you leave and find a guild that lets you DO stuff with them. Hell I would have left sooner if I had known what I do today.
So. Do you guys have any of these heartwarming stories? Nah, just joking, but seriosly. I'd love to hear your experiences with core guilds vs non-core guilds.
P.s: I'm new here and have no idea if this has been up before but I'll post it anyway.