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6-23-2008 @ 12:10PM
Setup a guild alliance. I'm sure there are other casual guilds like yours.We had the exact same problem as you. Although we had no rigid rules on who can and cannot help. I think its great that you want members to learn to play their class. however remember that most classes dont get their main specs etc. down till they hit 70. You are really better off helping everyone level and then once they hit 69,70 start doing instances for their tier 3.5 gear. If you have tanks or healers who are getting to 70, make sure you get your experienced members in dps spots. That way the tanks and healers learn to work together and realize what end-game stuff feels like(dont flame me for this). Remind them that wipes are common in the beginning and your there to help them correct their mistakes. Eventually you can stop doing instances altogether and just let your new 70's do it themselves. And I really am serious about a guild alliance. Don't go for any of the big guilds. Try to find a guild that is similar in size to yours. Hopefully you can find the right mix of people. And eventually your guilds will merge if everything goes like it should. Another thing to remember is not to burn out your own members. Yes, a raid schedule is required but make sure to not to make it too rigid. For example our guild asks at the beginning of the week, who can and can't make it. If you commit to making it we want you to come at a certain time with every prepared. However if you have a problem in the middle of the week or have a last minute problem, no worries. We try to keep things as casual as we can. And for the most part it works. We occasionally have to pug an extra DPS or healer(when one of our raid members had a last minute cancellation etc) but we are still progressing very fast and doing well. Also get an addon called GuildAlliance(GA) it helps if you do end up getting one together. The most important thing to remember is DON'T GET BURNED OUT. If you are constantly wiping on certain bosses in Kara either skip them or leave kara for the week. Don't keep wiping, members will get burned out and not have fun anymore. If your wiping on Curator for example, your not geared enough. If its on morose, look at why?Anyways good luck and i hope everything goes well.
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