A month or two ago, I got promoted to an officer in my guild. It’s basically the ‘has no official responsibilities’ kind of officer, but one nonetheless. I figured I had something to offer and I had a certain level headed nature that could be useful. Even though I didn’t have to, I felt I should DO something because, I didn’t just want to be an officer in name but not action. So I came up with the idea of a Fun Event(s) for the whole guild to get in on. The first officer I mentioned this too kind of dismissed the idea, or at least the notion I had to do anything to ‘earn’ my officer status, but I really felt I had a strong idea, it just needed fleshing out. So I mentioned something in /o chat later on and it was fairly well recieved. I was given the go-ahead to head up the planning on it. Unfortunately, I was just about to go on my Disney trip, and then at the same time, drama happened, and then from that drama came more drama, which left me with not much of an inclination to plan any fun events (with not even a strong inclination to play WoW). But, faced with disappointment from some that I didn’t get on top of the planning like I’d said I would, and my own desire to do some fun, guild bonding, I’m hoping to get back on track with that.
When I first conceived the whole thing, it was going to be a Weekend Extravaganza of Fun. Lots of fun events, packed into one weekend. But, it’s evolved a bit since then. It’ll be easier to focus on planning one event at a time, plus, it guarantees that more people should be able to get in on the action if it’s one event here, another event there. I have in mind things like a Fishing Tourney, to get the That’s A Lot of Bait achievement, maybe even a Mining Tourney to get the mining one, since we’re pretty close on that, an Alt-o-rama, wherein people get a chance to run their alts through instances with guildies (either with all at level toons, or having an uber 85 run them through), or a Hide & Seek game, where a guildie hides in a zone, and guildies try and seek him (clues being given of course, to pinpoint his location more and more as time goes on). But the one that I’m getting together first, since it’s fairly easy, is Ground Beef. What is Ground Beef, you ask? Of course you’re asking….I know it! It’s an idea I’m borrowing from here, and mostly keeping it intact, save the name. It’s easily done, should be fun, and will result in prizes being given!
Basically, we’ll make level 1 Taurens on a random server (since I know a few guildies at least, have little or no spaces free) and give their cows names that hopefully reflect their own, but with a cow-like twist to it. I could be “Endymoo” for instance, or “Moowyn.” We’ll then make our way to Thunder Bluff. If we can find a kind mage to make a port to Dalaran, it’d be even better, since we could jump from the Purple Parlor….waaaaaaaaay at the top of Dalaran. Either way should work. Once at TB, I’ll jump and become the ‘target.’ Everyone else will get 3 chances to jump, and land as close to my poor, mangled body as possible – and not rez when they’re happy with their position, so their corpse remains. We’ll have 2 or 3 judges to decide who is the closest to my body, and we’ll have a first, second and third place, with prizes. I just need to decide what prizes…augh!
Hopefully, this will be the first of a series of fun events we can do as a guild to bond, hang out with each other, have some fun, etc. Since 25 mans are not in our immediate future at least, it’s harder to hang out with tons of guildies at once. That’s why I always liked 25 mans. Yes, they were harder to organize and I myself prefer 10 man raids, but with the 25 mans, I got to hang and raid with tons more guildies. I kind of miss that.
So if anyone has a hordie mage that wouldn’t mind helping out, um…I could give you uhhh, err, lots of thanks on my blog and twitter? >.>