Teza, who set up worldofraids, with his colleague Csulok, have a new site. Teza told me WoR was founded back when Naxx40 was on PTR. Makes me feel old in a wierd way. WoR was my daily news source for a long time, but this week I removed its bookmark and replaced it with wowraid.com. I always liked how Teza was available, just like another raider who did wowjournalism, and this new site is his too rather than part of a corporation. Somehow that feels more personal.
What’s really innovative about wowraid.com though is its recruitment tool.
Leaders can advertise their guild’s recruitment status and raiders can search for a new guild to join.
Wowraid has changed guild recruitment like wowhead one-shotted thottbot; it’s a database-driven search.
Here’s an example: I searched for a 25-man Alliance guild, who raids 3 nights a week, in English EU realms. This is so much easier than trawling through forums. It has filters like wowhead’s search.
wowraid will also search for guilds who need you based on your website profile; just sign up. It has an intelligent blue-tracker too, which can be used for quotes without any wowraid branding on your site.