As we come to the end of another expansion and the birth of a new one, the officers and I would like to first welcome you all home to our website and to once again welcome you back to the the world of Soulbound.
We had a difficult time with RL during the last expansion, and many of us (including myself) took a long break from the raiding scene for much of the second half of the expansion. As a result, it was the first expansion of WOW we did not clear all current content prior to the launch of the newest expansion. Am I dejected by this...a bit. However, I feel for many of us, 10 years of raiding had gotten to a point where it felt like a second job to us. Difficult as it was, the officers decided to suspend scheduled raiding for many reasons, most of which were personal for so many members.
There was some incredible things happening in the Real World however:
Dog and Icing had another munchkin! Congrats!
Aribella and Torson got MARRIED! Congrats!
Asuran had a little tankette! Congrats!
Diz got Married! Congrats!
Onlyfoxy had another little one! Congrats!
Grissom and Bellavita are planning their wedding! Congrats!
Our family is growing quite nicely with all thsee little Soulbounders soon to join our ranks (we already know that Ellie (Dogbert and Icing's youngest) likes to heal)
So where does that leave us for Legion you may ask? Right where we started WoD, but with a stronger core of potential raiders.
GOALS FOR RAIDING IN LEGION
We will be a Heroic Raiding guild in Legion. Mythic may be beyond what we are currently capable of raid size wise at the start of the expansion, but we have the tanks/healers/and dps fully capable of Heroic raiding on a consistent basis and should have no problems fielding a raid with the current format for raiding. As you know, Normal and Heroic raid sizes are variable (you can have from 10 - 30 members in a group) and we are able to invite "friends of Soulbound" to join us to fill in any missing roles. This will lead to changes to the raiding rules for Soulbound.
The officers and I have also come up with some changes to the way we do things here in Soulbound:
1. NO MORE EPGP - we will be utilizing the personal loot system moving forward, allowing for loot to drop randomly for folks in the raid. This led to much less DE'ing at the end of the last expansion and with the new changes (i.e. personal loot being able to be traded within the raid) there is a much higher chance of getting usable loot throughout the expansion and having alts that are geared to fill in for roles that are missing without penalizing anyone for not being on their mains.
2. Guild Notes - We are going to once again open up the guild notes for people to change their own notes on their mains. I would ask that no one change alt notes so that everyone will know who you are when you are not on your main toon. Also, do not change anyone elses guild notes, if this is abused....it will go away again.
3 Ranks will continue to be based on attendance in raids and done monthly as posted here on the website
4. Recruitment: we know this is a touchy subject and has been really difficult to predict who will fit in well with the Soulbound way of life. It's difficult to be in a guild that has lasted for 11 years on the same server to not have "cliques" of people, and folks that are set in their ways of how it is (yes, I know you are all pointing at me right now). We will continue to recruit very carefully for the right people to fit Soulbound. If you come across players in groups while leveling, or have friends you know are our kind of PG-13/R personalities...direct them to the website to fill out an application or mention them to an officer and get them in mumble to chat. Talking to someone we have learned is better than just reading an application...but the time someone takes in filling out that application also tells us quite a bit about that person.
Overall, very little has changed with the Soulbound way of life. I have one major goal for Soulbound this expansion....and I know I lost sight of that in the past...Let's have fun and enjoy each others company as we fight off the Legion Invasion!!!!
Tensen / Aug 28, 2016