Guild Recruitment Question
Good afternoon everyone! This is a great site and I've used it in the past for the videos on specific encounters. I recently registered and this is my first post. I have a question regarding guild recruitment.
Basically, a friend and I just started a new guild and it is mainly comprised of our small social circle of various players. Namely, my wife, his girlfriend and a few other coworkers, etc. We have spent a lot of time getting bank tabs and setting up a website and forums, but we have not been able to recruit folks very well.
We tend to be a tight knit group at various levels, different schedules and ability. Some of us just hit 80 right before Cataclysm and others, such as myself, have had max level characters for a while. We want to get 5 to 10 solid people to 85 and begin heroic dungeon and 10 man raid encounters.
The question being: How did you as newbie guilds get new members to join and stay? What strategies did you use and what social activities really enabled you to "bond" well enough to evolve into a "real" guild.
I realize that the Guild Recruitment forum is for established guilds and therefore not for upstarts such as us, so I didn't go there with this. Please, feel free to visit our website if you'd like, but the main goal of this post is for feedback.
Thanks in advance!