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7-20-2009 @ 11:43AM
>We can never field full raids for 3 days a week and often have to go with offspec healers and 22-23 people one night of the week. Recruit more people. Simple as that. Give preference for signups to those who most recently came. If people can't show, their spots will be rarer.> Some other nights are just bad nights; we go from one shotting Thorim one week to spending 3 hours on him the next.This is true for everyone>There is little guild cohesion and people view the original members of the guild as an exclusive clique who have priorty on loot council (which they don't). Then don't use loot council. This is ALWAYS a problem with loot council. Fair, but somewhat random distribution for 25 mans (but puggers/fillin's are happy to join your raids): http://www.wowwiki.com/Dual_Token_Loot_SystemFair, but shards small upgrades (and scares away fill ins): http://code.google.com/p/epgp/Fair, but lots of math (and scares away fill ins): http://www.wowwiki.com/Ni_Karma>There are also some key problem members or just bad playersEveryone has them. Deal with them well, you win the hearts of everyone though. Deal with them poorly, bye bye guild.>recruiting hard on the forums and in game but the few apps we get are people in mostly 5-man gear which we can't take to Ulduar with us.How are you recruiting? Sounds like you're doing it wrong.If you want geared raiders, recruit by raiding. Run ulduar 10's and keep 3-4 slots for raiders to evaluate for coming into the guild. People who are geared enough to raid ulduar 10 will succeed, get in, and accentuate your 25 man team. People who are not geared well enough, will either shine enough you want them anyways, or will not get in. Don't spam trade, raid raid raid, heroic heroics heroics. Get a few people working on glory of the hero, and glory of the raider, spam THOSE in trade. Those will get geared people capable of doing hard content.>To me it feels like a guild on the brink and I hold my breath every time before we raid regardless of the amazing progress we have made. Do you have any suggestions on how to address these problems or at least make people feel more at home with the guild so they will stick with it?You're not on the brink. A couple people may be on the brink (yet another reason you need a lot more recruitment), but once you get up to 28-29 raiders, your 25 man team will be solid every week.Additionally REALLY get away from that loot scheme. You are shooting yourself in the foot with it.
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