Puggernaut Growing Fast

Draenor's Puggernaut on Fire

The group was only coping with 500 members last time this blog reported on Puggernaut . This week, Draenor’s own announced its 700th pugger.

Not bad for a group that started as project amongst WoW friends, and with an all-purpose vision.

“I’ve started a new project with a few friends and wanted to spread the word,” one of its founding ‘fathers’ wrote. “We are building a raiding community called Puggernaut that facilitates pickup group raid sign-ups and raid management. Everyone is welcome to join and you don’t have to leave your guild to be a member.” (April 2009, Midnight Eclipse)

Congratulations!

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Top 8: Best WoW Guild Websites

Top Eight Guild Websites… IMO

(In random order)

Premonition Sen’jin US http://www.premoguild.com

vBulletin is the website programming of choice for many top guilds of Warcraft. This website should be the point-of-reference for guild web admins on how best to manage your website using vBulletin.  Simple yet classy.

Knights of Malta Ragnaros, EU http://www.knightsofmalta.info/

Knights of Malta

This RP guild website successfully managed to thread all of the basic web functions and its guild philosophies into something unique. Nice job piecing together Maltese folklores into WoW lore as well. (Updated)

Puggernaut Draenor US http://www.puggernaut.com/

Not a guild website but a platform for pugs. So far the most successful group to incorporate the pugging system, and no doubt copycats will follow suit. The site uses guildlaunch for web hosting.

Gentlemen’s Club Korgath US http://www.gcguild.net/

Pacifism Ravencrest EU http://www.pacifismguild.com/

Conservative in its design (and even messages), Gentlemen’s Club website is consistent with the guild’s name. The design is almost controlled and minimalistic. Pacifism is its total opposite and I love how it screams ‘different’ without being faux or vulgar. It’s personable!

Katipunero Trollbane US http://www.wowkatipunero.com/

The original Katipuneros

What’s inviting about this guild website is the focus on members rather than what raiders do in raids. Whilst the templates and design are pretty much basic (they use guildomatic), the site remains steadfast with the guild’s name. Katipunero is a 19th century Masonic order in the Philippines and the guild effectively weaved the group’s philosophy onto their site

Seraphim Earthen Ring US http://www.seraphim-guild.net/

It’s all about the forum. Your guild forum is what makes your website so effective and cohesive, and Seraphim knew exactly that. The site’s general forum alone has 12400 posts, which is phenomenal.

vodka Alterac Mountain US http://www.vodka-guild.net

(c) vodka-guild.net

In considering the eight top guild websites of WoW I didn’t mull over the basics. The basics being an effective recruitment tool, screenshots of raid accomplishments, website templates and programs used. I was neither blinded by the cost of running guild websites (and websites can cost a guild heftily these days). Ensidia’s website is not on the list since it’s more a fansite nowadays. (So is Elitist Jerks)

But vodka is. Vodka’s guild website is the most innovative of them all. The website is staggering and the people behind it as dedicated as the guild’s core raiders. The investment and hard work of its online team is so apparent the moment your computer screen opens to the page. Recently famous for their own patch 3.3 trailer which of course outshined Blizzard’s own trailer.

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