Aegis (aegis-galakrond.guildlaunch.com) is a social guild that supports raiding, rather than a pure raiding guild, so our primary goal has always been to create a stepping-off point for whatever adventures our members dream up. For us, playing wow is about the relationships we build with other players (in some cases literally, our GM married one of our raid leaders about five years ago and guildies came from as far afield as Ireland to NYC to celebrate.) Aegis has been home to some of us since 2009 but we also have and value many newer members, so it’s not just an insular group of old hats… Galakhand is a central time server, but the guild has significant numbers of active players from Eastern to Pacific (with outliers further afield) so there’s usually folks on during the daytime hours and evenings tend to be active well into Pacific evening.
We have been fielding current-yet-casual raid teams since Wrath of the Lich King. Heading in to Shadowlands, we have two established set-roster teams, and anticipate the return of our more free-wheeling drunk raid shortly after raids start as well. Raidball is a 2-day AotC group that has been playing together in one form or another for nearly as long as we've had a guild, currently in a very conventional timeslot, T Th, 7-10 server. Our more niche schedule raid team runs at 7 am server on Sundays and is particularly interested in meeting focused one-day raiders. For the more casual member or alcoholic, Saturday night is home to an informal Drunk/Fun run around 8 server with liberal invites. All of our raids prefer to take the player, rather than the class, and encourage you to play what you enjoy, but specifics are always up to each individual leader!
We also have plenty of non-raiding members who are active in guild chat and Discord and will enthusiastically join you on a mythic key, old content farm, fishing party or whatever you dream up. It's a nice mix of people who like to talk shop about class mechanics and people who can't stop drinking the altohol with a few achievement obsessives thrown in. We are an adult guild, average age somewhere in the 30s (based on the totally unscientific guild chat approach to polling…) and we all have real lives and other interests, which we like sharing those with our guild family as well. (Back when people Went Places in the Real World, we've had guild members meet up for Vegas weekends, Spartan races and more….)
If any of this sounds appealing, our website can give you an idea of our guild culture, or reach out to Simsarah#1655 (btag) or Simsarah#2087 (disc) with questions, comments, or cutting remarks!