Raid Team Names

In guilds with multiple raid teams you need a way to tell them apart. Rather than number the teams, which denotes hierarchy, I think it’s better (and more fun) to give the teams proper names.

My Horde guild started the expansion with five 10man raid teams. Three of the teams were named after Top Gun characters: Maverick, Iceman and Goose.

My team was Goose.

I gave the GM a lot of grief over this. Not only were we named after a character who wasn’t even a pilot, but he died halfway through the movie in a freak accident. True to our name, Goose seemed to be cursed. Three players bowed out of raiding before our first raid had even taken place, one of whom was supposed to be our second tank. Our DK stepped up and switched his main spec to tank, so we were able to field raids but it was really rough going. It’s rather amusing actually – In Top Gun Goose died because of a faulty ejection. In team Goose our eject button worked very well – we lost 7 raiders in 3 months.

This week we compressed down to 4 raid teams and decided that Goose was officially cooked. We have been  reborn Team Viper.


I hope we have better luck with our new name. The other team is also adopting a Top Gun name and will likely be Team Jester by the end of the week.

In my Alliance guild, we’ve got a couple 10man teams and a 25 team. My 10 man team was recently dubbed Blood Shrimp raid, as our MT has a habit of gently placing Blood Shrimp in people’s pockets. The other team is called ThundercoungarFalconBird… I have no idea why. Our 25man raid is currently nameless, and I think that should be remedied.

Does your raid team have a fun name?

7 responses to “Raid Team Names

  1. We’re the Wrecking Crew. The other teams at the time were the “Happy Fun Crew” and “Furbutt Force” and we were just “the Friday team” for a long time.

    Well one week we got to joking about Arthas needing home improvement and how we were going to give him some like it or not. And thus, the Wrecking Crew was born 😀
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  2. Back in Burning Crusade, our Kara teams had different names. They were self-named.

    There was Team Money (I don’t even know) and Team Melee DPS because we had one warlock and all the rest of the DPS were melee. I also liked to call us “Team What’s a Mage?” or “Team Who Needs Mages?”. 😉
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  3. Nothin’ makes you feel more like a man than a Thundercougarfalconbird.

    (It’s from Futurama. :p)

  4. Oh gosh…blood shrimp….

  5. Our raid leads tried to tag us with raid teams Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie

    The raiders rebelled, we are now teams Fabulous, Angry Birds, and Cowgirl.

    Despite the implicit numbering, it really wasn’t the A, B, and C raiders – they did try to keep us fairly balanced, and we’ve been neck and neck on progression since we started.

  6. My guild has 7 10 man teams, so of course we all have names! The group I lead is “Hordeland Security” (not very original, I know, but I think it’s cute). Our most progressed group is “Cosby Sweaters”, and my favorite group name is “Moar Dots!”.
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  7. Our guild is Cold Fusion and our raid teams are named after the 2 isotopes that make up the Cold Fusion reaction: Team Proton and Team Deuterium

    /flex for the geekiness 🙂