I agree with Dan that we need to start setting some days and times for guild/group activity and I'd love to start doing the 3.0 ops. I also think it would be nice if we could start grouping up our level 60s and just fill it up with some people from the fleet, just to get a feel for the Op, even if we don't get through it right away... BUT... I will not limit ourselves to 3.0 ops only.
Since there are only 2 new Ops, I think it's a bit limiting to just do those alone. There is no reason why we can't have additional team-building runs on DP/DF Hardmodes or even NiM. There is still enough exercise value in those and plenty of challenge in the 55 NiM ops.
That said, I do want to do the new Ops on one scheduled night a week, preferably with a progression approach, starting with Ravagers
. And once we beat all bosses, move on to Temple of Sacrifice
. Additionally I want a second night to be scheduled for a 55 hardmodes, eventually followed by nightmare modes.
The days I currently have in mind would be:
- Sunday (19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET) - 3.0 Operations
- Wednesday (19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET) - 55 Hardmode/Nightmare-mode Operations
These days/times are still open for discussion, but in my mind they make good sense and I'd like to keep them that way.Group/Guild Activities
Additionally I'd like to suggest that we start dedicating some after-dinner time for guild/group activities, such as hard-mode flash-points or other random group activities. That's not to say that we shouldn't do the same during the day, but knowing that there should be people online at a certain time-frame might help getting things started.Topic TeamSpeak
Although I disagree with your opinion on TS, I do see the point you're making. Sure, it's important to get used to onscreen messages as well, but being able to communicate responsibilities to others via voice or explain a mechanic or change in approach, is much easier done with voice communication. It also makes it much easier when there is need to adopt to a situation when something can be called out. All that is of great benefit, but it does not mean that Dan's point about learning visual queues and text messages is to be disregarded. Everyone needs to learn that as well.
Additionally, it's also more fun to be able to hang-out with guildies on teamspeak and point out (probably to me) that I didn't see the in-game chat
Over the next few days I'll rewrite this post and make something more official out of it, as well as some other topics. Thanks for expressing your concerns Dan. There may be things not everyone agrees with, but your opinion is highly valued and I promise you that I do take it to heart.
I'll catch you guys soon