Yes, the a-social guild reached the realm first in guild activity and cooperation. We have beaten our competition by a mile, the other guilds on the server are still not lvl 25. How could helpful good people who are loyal to their guild be defeated by a bunch of selfish goblins who are unable to do sacrifices and effort for the "common good"?
The answer is gold:
Nightgerbil 12341 .
Misericorde 2886 .
Everyone else: 3298
I paid 225K gold, more than the old goldcap for this feat. This is the "simple" way of goblinish motivation. You get what you pay for and if you pay well, you always find people who work for you and make your dreams come true. In the "heplfull friendly" guilds the members had little personal motivation to get XP for the guild. They may did some to not be called leeches but stopped there. Why go further than the next guy? Here the performance had direct connection to personal payment.
This even works if the person has 0 connection to the guild. Several names on the list, including #2 Oshscript are not guild members. They are mercenaries who were recruited on /trade for this day. They will get paid and removed. That was the deal.
The other thing I wanted to show is what gold is really for. People use to ask "why make gold, you can't spend it". Actually you can, I could buy sandstone drakes for 5 characters from this money, allowing them to block postboxes in SW, making myself a complete idiot. Of course you can't spend such gold on yourself in a way that makes sense. But you can fund really great feats. In WoW it's limited of course, but in the real world from cancer research to space flight or even political changes there are so many ways to make real difference if you can afford them.
I still have 400K + 100K loan to the guild bank left. So I can fund more great things (as far as things in WoW go). I'm thinking about toplists. Socials love toplists. I will prove that even their social aims are easier to get with goblinism (details in Saturday's extra post). Just like the realm first 25. Wouldn't they want a realm first, to be first on those lions (which I will never buy of course)? To link the feat of strength on /trade as "argument for their awesomeness"? Well, they can't! Because I took it from them, and not with more love, friendship or loyalty. With cold hard cash.
And what about Siamat? If you look at the list, half of the XP were gained by the top 12 characters. Including alts the top 10 players got half of the XP. Most realm first guilds are HC raiding guilds running 5-8 fixed dungeon groups farming HCs all day. We practically had 2 such groups. On peak hours more people were online than ever, we could run our first BH25 and a BH10, there were times when 5 groups were in the dungeons. Many people wanted to contribute and went out a bit from their way to get guild XP. But still we had 10 really active people. How could we beat bigger, more HC guilds with only 2 groups?
By spamming Lost City of Tol'vir normal. A HC boss gives 46500 guild XP, and a really good group can finish it in half an hour. If you have average players online, it takes more. If someone is tired and makes a mistake, it's a wipe. HCs have lockout so you must go random, getting places like the bugged ToT (no guild XP from bosses after Lady Nazjar), Vortex with only 3 bosses but lot of trash or Stonecore and Grim Batol that wipe even good players if they want to skip packs.
On the other hand a normal lvl 85 instance (Tol'vir, Halls of Origination, Grim Batol) boss gives 31000 guild XP and you need to do a huge mistake to wipe there. Tol'vir is the best because it has very little trash and can be completed in 10 minutes by a really good group but even a group with some 82-84 people can do it in 15. On average we could do 4 runs/hour including breaks, replacements, summons, "brb inventory is full", providing 31K*4*4 = 500K GXP/hour/person. When someone had Siamat-allergy, the group went to HoO normal, which is a bit slower (430K GXP/hour/person) but just as sure.
I never had it. Even after the 40th Simaticide, it felt like playing. Tol'vir is really beautiful instance. Have you noticed that there is evening, night, dusk, dawn and daylight in the instance, according to the time? This is how the temple of Siamat looks like when the Sun goes down in the desert:
If you want to see goblinism in work, providing the members raids, PvP groups without ever having to suffer beggars and lolkids, join! After reading the rules of course.