I used to have a theory about pugging. I imagined it a little like those examples you got given in High School about probability, with the bag of different colour things but instead of the bag, it's a server and instead of colour things, there's the people you can find in a pug.
I thought that the bigger the server, the more chance of finding a terrible pugs were. As there was more people to "pick" but after moving to Darkmoon Faire this isn't true. It's the same probability in both servers. I never was any good at maths.
However, this little, admittible pretty shit theory, doesn't really fit Argent Dawn. For some reason, I haven't had a bad pug on there for months. I'm not even kidding, killing 7+ bosses everytime I'm going in on 10 man and up to 5-6 bosses on 25 man. This is both Horde and Alliance side.
Darkmoon Faire however, hasn't yielded a good pug since the one I led which did 8/12 in ICC and that was back when the buff was only at 15%. This is quite sad actually because the motivation required for me to put a group together, empty that metaphorical bag onto the metaphorical table and seperate the noobs from the not-so-noobs is a lot and quite frankly, with my alliegence firmly in Argent Dawn, Darkmoon Faire has completely taken a back seat and I'm truely not enjoying my characters on there anymore. Jath gets logged in to do his daily transmute, Nads gets log in to queue for a random, get bored about 10 minutes before logging back to Argent Dawn.
I keep thinking, what keeps drawing me back? I mean, I have a tonne of characters on there so that's definitly a plus, right? But then again, I have two lvl 80 toons on Darkmoon Faire, one which needs gearing. I then started thinking along the lines of guilds? Nope, both are fantastic. The general level of guild chat is good, many jokes flying around, little stories, sometimes some srs biznizz but always fun, even if Absolution is much more active during the day.
I have to say, it's the pugs that are actually swinging it. I really have started to like it, especially as I keep 2 characters unsaved for guild runs (Horde, working on Lich King and Alliance, starting heroics and getting me Kingslayer) but the rest I pug. More than often with guildies which usually involves myself and a few good friends getting on Mumble (srsly, better than Vent by a country mile), having a cracking laugh and it's a little bit like a surrogate raid. Plus, there's always people willing to log on and chat while I'm playing pug-roulette, which is always a plus.
Quite funny really, I'm sure if I took a gander through my previous posts, I'd find many of them bitching about how annoying a PuG was. Oh well, times change. It's either that, or I'm getting stupidly lucky and that luck is about to run out. Let's not hope for that, eh?