Bump - Members and Crimson Guard, please copy and paste this message and hit it whenever you are in a major city. Don't worry too much about overkill right now since very few are recruiting at the moment.
Casual/Member Recruitment Ad:
< Crimson Blood Clan >7/7H Now recruiting! Casual weekend raids open to all members. Easy guild dungeon runs (all difficulties). Join for world questing, farming, pvp, profession/achievement grinds and more. Apply at Crimsonbloodclanswc.com
Raider Recruitment Ad:
< Crimson Blood Clan > 7/7H Recruiting Ranged DPS and Priest/Monk Heal for Mythic EN Progression and Heroic ToV. Raid Runs M-W 6:30-9:30pm ST. Please fill out our application at CrimsonBloodClanSWC.com
Anything similar will do. Thanks for the help! :)
I alternate the casual and the raider recruitment posts to offset CBC fatigue in trade chat. Also, more people are good to have for small groups (tanks and heals especially!).
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General Recruitment Ad (Written by Tibola) Please update to reflect current recruitment needs if you're using this particular ad in trade.
Fun, friendly, raiding guild with results. 10 year history of excellence. Guild raids Mon-Wed nights. Recruiting range DPS and one heal for Legion. PST for info
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Old Recruitment Ads (examples)
August, 8.11.16 - 8.20.16
< Crimson Blood Clan > 13/13 [H] HFC now recruiting ranged dps for progression raids in Legion. Raid nights are M,T,W 6:30-9:30 pm ST. Join us now to claim your progression spot. PST for invite.
August, 8.17.16 - 9.1.16
< Crimson Blood Clan > 13/13 HHFC Now recruiting! Family friendly progression raiding guild now recruiting all players! All levels, playstyles and classes are welcome. LF 2-3 ranged dps and 1 heal for raid. Join us today! PST for invite.
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Recruitment in Legion
yellow text = key notes of interest
1. The most obvious is the traditional trade chat recruitment advertisement. We create an advertisement and while in a major city (where trade chat is available) you post the ad once every 10 minutes or so while you are there. I do not recommend posting the ad more frequently than once every 10 minutes. If you do, people might view CBC as obnoxious spammers, which isn't what we're going for. The advertisement can vary quite a bit, depending on what we're looking for at the time. I will post current trade ads for CBC as they change throughout the expansion on this post. But, to start, here is generic example that I used when the raid first switched to alts in hfc.
ex: < Crimson Blood Clan > 13/13[H] hfc - A fun and friendly casual raiding guild now recruiting players of all levels, classes and play styles. PST for invite or further raid info. See you in Legion! http://crimsonbloodclanswc.
and this next one is the same with a few more specifics from when we were low on dps awhile back.
ex: < Crimson Blood Clan > 13/13[H] HFC. A fun and friendly active raiding guild. Lf dps (ilvl 710+) now and for Legion. Raid days Mon-Wed 6:30-9:30pm ST. All welcome to join as members. PST for invite http://crimsonbloodclanswc.
- Of course, when legion hits, I believe we'll be taking a less "casual" route and going for more of a "raiding guild" vibe. But, again, this is just an example that I used to use.
- Also, shortened links don't work with most link add ons, so you should always put the full link. It also allows people to see the address, so they're more likely to click on it.
2. The most successful recruits often come from people you know in real life. Invite friends, family, coworkers, etc. Real life breaks the anonymity and usually leads to raiders being more reliable than the random trade recruits.
3. You may also use gamer community forums and websites for the purpose of recruitment. It's hard to track if these are successful or not. Generally, if someone whispers me out of the blue, it's because they found us on an external ad link. Nobody is required to recruit with this method, it's just supplemental. If you're interested in recruiting this way, you will need to release your battletag (or you can use mine if you're a more private person) for contact purposes. Sapphyre#1542. Some examples of gamer community sites are wow progress, battle.net realm forums, wowhead recruitment forum, MMO-Champ among others.
Note: if you've found a community site that works well that isn't listed here, please let me know and I will add it.
4. Running pugs works for recruitment. Pug raids are a great way to find raiders. If you pug and you find someone talented, try to create a contact. Casually let them know we're recruiting. It just might work. It's worked in the past and since you've run with them already, you know what they're capable of doing.
4. Casuals can be found "looking for guild" in trade chat. When doing nothing in my garrison, I run trade chat and see that there's usually at least one person looking for guild per hour and that increases when new content hits. Casuals are valuable to the guild community especially if they're looking to expand their game play. Quite a few of our current progression raiders were once "just casuals". Don't count them out. Also, it's nice just to have people to talk to in guild chat and do guild events. Even if they never become raiders, we still want people in the guild.
5. Dungeons - So, you're an avid fan of dungeons and you happen to pick up an amazing group one night. If you notice that one person in particular is really good at what they do (whatever the role), go ahead and create a contact. You never know who might be late one night, or unavailable for a night due to an emergency. That's when the extra body from someone's friends list pays off. Once you make the contact, you can create an announcement on your battle.net app looking for X for raid - one night only. I have a ton of people on my friends list for this reason. It can't possibly hurt to have options.
6. Guild chat can also be a means of recruitment. Raider discussion on guild chat generates interest and allows casuals to know what's going on (what roles are needed for the raid). If you let them know the requirements of raid, they might just be geared enough in a couple of weeks to run with us. Plus, they're already in guild, which is a bonus.
Recruitment Requirements (How to recruit)
1. If the person wants to be a raider, let them know what we're in need of at the time and inform them on our current ilvl requirements. If you do not know what roles and gear level we're in need of, ask a raid leader or myself.
2. If you recruit a raider, they must create a website account before being accepted to the raid. The guild launch code is CBC123. This allows quick acceptance on the website (they don't require approval). Inform the raid leaders of new raiding recruits so they can talk to them about expectations. You can inform the raid leaders of wanna-be-raiders in game, or write a post on the website. You may also put a "wants to raid" note in the officer note section to remind you and other officers.
3. Don't recruit under-geared people that want to raid without specifying the requirements because it will cause issues. Also, make sure that the role you're recruiting is needed for raid (if the person wants to raid). Recruiting too many of one role can cause serious imbalance and people get upset when they were told they could raid and then they get benched. It's an unnecessary hassle.
3. Once you find a recruit that meets the requirements, go ahead and invite them. Crimson guard, you can do this as well as officers. We encourage you to do so.
4. Create a player note stating the date on which the player joined the guild (including the year). After one month of joining from that date, they get promoted to Crimson Blood.
5. In the officer note section, write your name. That way we can trace back how the player was invited if there's ever an issue in the future.
ex: Player note: 8.11.16
Officer note: wants to raid, inv by sapphy
6. And, last but not least, please point them to the guild rules. Explain that we keep language squeaky clean over vent and in guild chat. I don't always harp on this to new recruits because I think it might turn them off, but I do point them to the guild rules where it's apparent.
Who Will Recruit
1. All officers should do their best to recruit. Of course, some may not feel comfortable being so sociable, but we encourage all officers to at least try to recruit, especially when the raid needs bodies.
2. Crimson Guard. You have the power to recruit. We encourage you to do so by checking this thread or discussing with me (Sapphyre/Onyx) what roles are needed at that particular time. Casuals can always be recruited without question.
3. If you are not yet a Crimson Guard, but have been in the guild for over a year and you are interested in recruiting, please let me know.
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