I have still been browsing the recruitment forums for people that I think are "nice" or would be a good fit, and there have been a few out there that I would have liked. Two are still on my realID (though I am itching to have those spaces back) - both are tanks and looking for a heroic raiding guild, but I'm not sure if they would fit in here - I think they're looking for raiding spots specifically. (Edit: One has dropped off so I assume he has found a spot somewhere. I suspect the other will drop off soon too) There was another tank who came with a few friends from Moonguard but I'm not sure why they were advertising in oceanic forums - these guys were east coast US! If they were nice people I would have taken them all but after going over to Moonguard to talk to them I realised they hadn't quite realised the time difference. Shame - the druid I chatted to seemed nice enough.
Then there was Alca and Una - who was the GM of Scion and his partner who plays a shadow priest. They are around, and I was surprised they weren't snapped up already. Exray is quite good friends with them and he told me that they would consider coming to Frostwolves if we had a raid spot for them. Gee, now that's a tough one! I really want them to come here, they are both lovely people, great attitude and great players. but I don't have raid spots unless people sit out! And we're already trying to do that, as I have considered having Drauka, Dontmountme, Dragonray, Crooked, and Sars rotating in for early bosses. If I had Tensai and Asys regularly that would be even more people and with Una and Alca... OMG we might have 20 for 6.0! Oh and it's a long shot maybe but Zeirah may even come over - BUT her partner is with one of the top guilds on this server so she may end up going there instead. It would be fun having her with us - I did tell her that she would have some of her readers in this guild :P
There were 2 healers from Saurfang who had done early heroics - one of them hadn't responded to me, but the other is hanging out with some friends at the moment helping them in Flex. She said she would consider us later or in WoD. But I'm not holding my breath because I know that helping friends can be heaps more satisfying than progression.
I wandered over to Frostmourne to send mail to another person who was interesting sounding but I suspect unlikely to join after I chat to them - I thought there was an 80% probability that this person was arrogant and full of themselves.... but they were eloquent in their forum post.
But it's also hard when we're working on a new boss and we're just still working out our nitty gritty. Throwing in TOTALLY new people mucks up the mix! I don't want to lose that teamwork but I do want these guys to be included. It's a tough biscuit, I tell you that. Will it be me doing the sitting out? I don't want to but what's good for the guild long term? I really need to look at the big picture and think about what I want to do when 6.0 comes out - do we want to do Mythic for that short period? Or do we just take a break from heroic/mythic raiding until expansion? As I've said before, Mythic is not going to concern us, really. We're not that kind of guild.
In the meantime, I have been trying to get all our future raiders in for a taste of heroic raiding. There's so much to say on that I think I shall make a post on it all on its own.