• Symbiosis and raid balance

    The point of this blog post is to reflect on the consequences of Symbiosis in the 25-man raiding scene, not to whine about Blizzard's not yet finished decisions. As said, a lot of this probably will be changed when MoP hits live servers, but it's important to recognize the problems (and advantages) of the situation already.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 14:27
  • Goodbye, For the Horde

    For the Horde is one of the oldest high end raiding guilds that we've had the pleasure of being competitors and good friends with. They have always strived to be the best without losing their motivation and soul. We respect the dedication they have put into the raiding scene the past few years we have been competing with them. They have had their ups and downs, but their kills speak for their skill: world second Lich King and world first Cho'gall have earned our respect for the German guild.

    Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 19:21
  • What's in a name?

    We've got the epic guild names and we've got the goofy ones. We've got ones that make no sense at all.

    But does it even matter? If Paragon was called "FluffyBunnyPatrol" or if Inner Sanctum was called "MOARQQPLX" would that impact their success or how we viewed them?

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 10:37
    by Ladan
  • From the researcher desk: How do we define 'elite' raiding guilds?

    What is an elite raiding guild?

    If you've ever spoken to me about my research, you know that I’ve been speaking with raiders from all sorts of backgrounds and rankings. This is helping me document the most complete picture of what we are doing in the raiding community and how we like to pursue our love of raiding. In addition to casual, social, hard core, and high-level raiding guilds, I’ve also had a chance to speak to quite a few of what I call the ‘elite raiding guilds’ about their experiences.

    Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:10
    by Ladan
  • How the other half lives..... :)

    As I continue my work with guilds across the spectrum of raiding, I thought you'd all be interested in reading my blog post (on my research blog) about my interview with Method. :)

    I'm also trying something new... might see how it looks here instead.. "raid-themed musical medleys"! See, researchers can be exciting too... seriously.

    Anyway, enjoy. :)

    Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 12:29
    by Ladan
  • Dungeon Journals: What's the big fuss?

    So the Public Test Realm is back. Yay! It's like getting to pre-open our Christmas presents! Or get a sneak peek at the final exam questions from our "Intro to Quantum Mechanics" course. Or like finding out what you're going to look like in 20 years.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 08:40
    by Ladan
  • Lying and the Raid

    Please visit my research blog to participate in my latest poll:

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:01
    by Ladan