The leadership of Paragon has been working on the roster changes in the guild for some time now. We have had some players leaving, which means for example that Fragi plays the second main tank nowadays. We have also had a lot of new faces coming into the guild, for instance Paradar, Tombolo, and Daewyn joined shortly after t13 progress.
Now we have also secured 5 new players from Finland's arguably second best 25-man raiding guild, Draama (rank 34 worldwide after Ragnaros), which went on a raid break after Dragon Soul. Ironi (Death Knight), Robinboy (Mage), Morttu (Feral Druid), Veslash (Rogue), and Thasilian (healer Priest) joined the guild this week.
The reason we had so many players from one guild joining in, is because Draama quit raiding a little while ago. I asked Morttu (Llilja), a former officer of Draama, about what lead to the end of one of the oldest succesful raiding guilds in Finnish raiding scene. Morttu tells us that their main tank went on a few months vacation (which the guild knew about in advance)
in the middle of right after Dragon Soul progress. The guild struggled to find a decent tank for Spine of Deathwing, so the GM put the guild on a 2 weeks raid break. "During the break people started leaving the guild, so we just said: thanks for the five years and good luck, and that was that."
Morttu told that later he was contacted by Ironi, a long term officer of Draama, about joining Paragon with a group of players from Draama. He agreed and they'll be joining the raid next reset.
When asking Ironi about motivation for joining Paragon, he says that he didn't think joining any other Finnish speaking guild would have really made sense for him. He also knows many of Paragon's members and doesn't think there will be any problems for the new guys to become a part of the guild. Morttu and Veslash also agreed that they were interested in a Finnish guild, and that Paragon was the obvious choice for both. In Paragon they are looking for a high quality raiding and IRL meetings, as well as a shot at getting world first kills.
"I want to play in a high end raiding guild, maybe even on the highest possible level. These kind of opportunities don't happen that many times in one's wow career, so this was a chance I couldn't pass", says Veslash about joining.
Both Morttu and Ironi have faith in the players that came from Draama. When asked, Ironi promised that the new members are in the guild to top the older ones on meters. "To be honest, the first resets are about learning about how the encounters are done in Paragon. So I doubt there will be any topping anything immediately", he added.
We welcome our new members from Draama to Paragon. With them and other new players our roster is getting stronger and stronger for Mists of Pandaria.