I've just been tinkering a bit with the website - the most visible being that now everyone, not just those who aren't logged in, can see the "carousel" widget that has links to our application, our Armories page, our Guild Rules and our new Guild Raiding wiki page.
The latter has come about because we're trying to explain to people, as best we can, the type of raiding we do here - hopefully this page makes it much more clear.
If anyone has any feedback on that page - typos, clarifications, suggestions - please let me know.
There is a concern that, although not currently a problem due to the point in time we are in the expansion, once things get busy again, there will be excessive competition for raiding spots in our Wednesday raid nights. Primarily because Wednesday is a favourite for a lot of members/potential members, and sometimes people have lives outside of WoW on a Friday. While I'm not concerned about that competition for regular guild members, I am a little concerned that we might have a situation at some point where people are vying for a spot, who do not, the rest of the week, generally contribute to the guild in some way (ie, they don't log in). This should not be a problem with who we have in the guild at the moment, hopefully, however, a lot of people applying, or considering applying to the guild, are also "Wednesday-only" raiders or, worse, have "main" characters elsewhere. Which feels potentially a little unfair to our long-standing members, if newer people join, log in only for one night, then disappear until the next week.
So I'm currently considering changing our guild adverts a little to try and combat that. I may well also try to filter out those applicants as and when they come through.
I'd like to ask that, if anyone has a friend or acquaintance that they think might be a good fit for Dark Wolves, they also bear that in mind. I'm not looking to max out the number of guild members - I'm after quality, not quantity. So, without trying to put people off, I'd suggest that before recommending us to anyone, you try to establish if they would be an asset to the guild. If they're a raider, would they be able to raid on a Friday. Irrespective of whether or not they're a raider - are they looking for a "home" for their main characters, or just a shed to keep a few characters out of the cold - visited only occasionally?
Happy to answer any questions