Sanctuarý is a casual guild, focused on progression at our own pace. Our desire is to see all the game has to offer, without the pressure of being the first or necessarily the best, but certainly the most friendly; family feeling environment where folks can play their toons without drama in a PG environment. Our leadership team is compromised of long time WoW players. The GM and Officers have been playing this game since it's inception - or what many refer to as "vanilla WoW". They also have a myriad of toons so they can display a complete knowledge of ALL kinds of classes/races to empathize and understand all mechanics of running raids, instances, and obtaining achievements. All of our leadership has been on hard core raid teams. We know what it means to get to that status and STAY at that status and have decided that's not what we want this guild to look and feel like.
We don't care if you are the "best". We care that you can play your toon, understand the mechanics of your chosen spec, function as a team member, provide help to our family environment, avoid drama whenever possible, and maintain our PG environment out of respect for those of us that have children that play and each other. When we mention we are a family environment, that is no exaggeration.
The current leadership team are all family members. We consider all members of our guild our WoW family, and as such expect everyone to treat each other with respect. Most importantly though, we have FUN. We have special dates set aside for special guild events - things like "Where's Waldo" or treasure hunts, or interesting contests that involves SPEED RUNS through dungeons and instances with gold rewards. It's all part of team building...because if you don't know your team, you can't possibly raid.
COME GROW WITH US!!!
Congratulations to those that have hit 120! However, as most of you are aware now the real work begins!
I must say, while leveling through the Alliance areas Blizzard surprised me a great deal. I anticipated significant lore laying the groundwork for our alliance/horde battles to come, and was surprised by thoughtfully crafted story lines like Waycrest manor and visions of weddings and creepy manor houses perfect for guild Halloween photos, and parts of the Valley with NPC’s in their bathing suits having dance parties under the ocean. Well done Blizzard, levelling was FUN and if you were to sit in on any of our guild chat sessions – EVERYONE had a different area they liked best.
I also am delighted by the next opportunity for me now that I have levelled to check out the HORDE areas. The war campaigns will now give us the unique opportunity to quest and explore HORDE areas and discover dinosaurs and adventures we have never had the opportunity to do in any other expansion. This promises to be something unique and different, I look forward to. More to come on how that works for us as a guild!
I am appreciative of the SCRAP ability! I love being able to tailor 50 cloaks, and then scrapping them for more material to craft MORE cloaks! Simply BRILLIANT! I also find it completely advantageous for us to be able to scrap things and send mats to our guildees. Thank you so much Blizz!
Now, for the cautious side. My holy priest is traditionally the most difficult of my toons to level. A cloth healer is difficult to level – I can’t pull much, and I don’t do a lot of DPS. I can only have a MAX of 2-3 mobs at a time and survive. FOUR feels like a raid. However, I leveled through completely to 120 and only died once because I was typing too much in guild chat. Sooooo do I even count that? Probably not. I levelled in two days. That seems quickly, and it seems very easy to me. I was seldom frustrated in my levelling. Any my gear score is already quite high. Hmmmmm….. All of these things may sound GREAT, but it makes me wonder how challenging the raids are going to be. I don’t want to be through end content in two months and be twiddling my thumbs for the next six! I am hopeful that the raids will be where the challenge is!
With that said, anyone wanting to raid should be focused on a 340 gear score, ALL GEMMED AND ENCHANTED. Have food and flasks with you. There will be food in the raider tab after Ladie has bumped you up to RAIDER, you will be able to access it. Our first raid will be AUGUST 31, 8pm EST, if we have a team ready to go.
World of Warcraft has been a part of my life for 14 years. I have seen MUCH over that time. But this I am hoping to see now….SYLVANNAS IS GOING DOWN!!!! =)
See you in game!