Welcome to our World of Warcraft blog!
This blog is based on the (mis)adventures experienced in the World of Warcraft. We haven’t quite determined our niche yet – well actually, with a name like “Wayward Initiative” it’s rather clear that we don’t have a specific niche. One of the best things about WoW is the fact that there are so many different things to enjoy: PVE, casual PVP or arena PVP, leveling, professions, achievements, instances or raids! Not the mention the variety of classes, each with a variety of talents, to experience! We do it all and that’s what we’ll share with you! Our observations about our experiences with WoW (both within and out of Azeroth). This blog is mostly an outlet for ourselves, but if we manage to gain some readers, provoke some discussion, or provide (and receive) any deeper insights to the game; then all the better!
And there is no one-man show here! We have a variety of authors who will share their thoughts with you here. The more, the merrier!
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The Zug Initiative – A Little History*
It was an uneasy end to the month of March, 2007. Tensions and frustrations were high, while objectives were lost and morale was low. Despite the recent release of the World of Warcraft expansion “The Burning Crusade”, the members and officers of the guild “Zug Zug Auxiliary” were filled with uncertainty. With the guild grown to a reasonable size, the lines between a fun guild and serious guild were becoming increasingly blurred. All the while, the divisions between the “casuals” and the “hardcore” grew larger and larger. So, come the beginning of April, the chief officers and guild leader unceremoniously disbanded ZZA.
This, of course, left the remaining members to fend for themselves. The more serious went into bigger guilds, such as The Impish Ones, some switched servers, and the less serious were without a “home”. A particular few of us that were a part of ZZA were actually friends in real life. So, knowing that we didn’t want to be part of a bigger guild again with all the associated drama and such, we went forth with the intention of forming our own. So, Neksahn, Lustig, and Darthregis put the pieces together and formed up “The Zug Initiatve” with a couple of other real life friends that didn’t play quite as frequently. Some old members from ZZA joined up with us (mostly their alts) as well. It was just a place to play the game casually and progress with friends as time went on.
Over the past few years, TZI has had a few people leave the guild for a plethora of reasons, but the best progress has probably happened around six months prior to the “Wrath of the Lich King” expansion. The guild’s numbers were growing again, mostly from new real life friends and significant others taking part in the game. And before long, TZI had enough members at max level to do guild-only runs into Karazhan. This success continued into WotLK, of course, as raiding has certainly become much more accessable.
Though the guild has been able to see more content than ever before, truly the greatest success is maintaining the friendships. “The Zug Initiative” is a great guild with a casual disposition, but willing to have some fun and sneak into a raid or two when possible. The focus has always been friendship (ie: switching players out so they can finally get their Naxx achievement) and having the most fun while doing so.
Just as it has always been done, “The Zug Initiative” will proceed at their own pace and have one hell of a time doing it.
*Disclaimer – This history may not actually be that accurate, but the general jist of it is spot on.
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