Well, the old site died, so here we go with a new one, It looks like Curse bought the Wowstead dowmain, so maybe this will be easier to manage.
Welcome to The Revolution guild web site! The Rev is a family oriented, raiding guild. What does that mean? Well, we raid for fun not as a job. That being said, I think members and potential recruits alike might benefit from my personal raiding and WoW philosophy. I started playing in the early days of Burning Crusade, and I was perhaps the largest n00b on the server. I found a guild I liked and noticed that people there were always talking about raiding. I started asking some questions as to how I might participate, and I received a number of vague answers. I was persistent, and started to research my class and Karazhan because I knew I could raid with the best of them. I worked hard, and ground rep, did heroics, and worked on gems and chants. You would think that I would be a shoe in to get the next slot on the raid team, but alas that was never the case. Members would come and go, and depending on friendships or other more nebulous reasons I could never make the team.
A new player joined my old guild about a month before Wrath of the Lich King came out, and he and I became fast friends. We talked about the fact that neither of us could raid in our own guild, and decided to form our own. The Revolution was born with the idea that anyone could raid, but that those that wanted to progress would not be held back. This balance between the casual and not so casual has been one of the most difficult struggles I have ever faced. I have seen good friends leave because we were not "hard core", but I have always maintained that the two styles of raiding can coexist.
Flash forward 2 years and a bunch of patches, and the guild that could not put together a 10 man Kara run now has a number of players that have downed Arthas! All of this has happened because there have been key players who have thought the same way I do, and pushed things even when it did not look like we could ever down the next boss. Blizzard has made some major changes to the way raiding works, and it truly has become more accessible to all players. That being said, I don't think that everyone can be a King Slayer (there will be a post on the forums on that topic in the near future). So how does one get to raid in The Revolution? The first step is to let an officer know that you want to go, and what your schedule is. The next step would be to make sure you are actually ready to raid the content that is being tackled by the raiders in the guild. It is unfair to experienced players to ask them to drag someone that is woefully under-geared through ICC just because they want to go. Each of those raiders has put in countless hours and expense to get where they are. I know all of our core raid team, and they would give you the cloak off their back or the helm from their head, but as a group they would only ask that each new person put in the work to be raid worthy. The bottom line is that their is no "easy button", and that applies to raids as well.
I hope this history lesson has helped, and I will gladly field any questions people have. My expectation is that any player that wants to raid will go to the same extent that I, and many others in the guild have gone to, to be capable of pushing the entire group forward. Thanks for your time, and see you in Azeroth.