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11-30-2009 @ 1:56PM
This is pretty golden. As a RL/coGM i am always trying to accomidate both the progression oriented and the very casual 'lets raid' people. I would say start with one night a week for two hours. Do OS10 at first. Its the easier raid and quick. Success breeds success. One other issue is that of doing advanced raids. Well, we have many people come in with blues and so forth even now, and not really a good grasp of PVE raiding. And these people by and large just aren't willing to put in the time commitment to do TOC/ony. So we have started using wow-heroes, you need to be at least yellow to get into the instance. This rewards people who gear up with heroics and other PUG raids, and it provides a bar for people to progress towards. It is a very hard thing for a social guild to have raid rules, but this is the only way to progress. Remember its not you setting these requirements, the content demands it. And you will have a learning curve regardless of gear. You can wipe on any raid with any gear level of people if they dont know what they are doing. By and large I see serious issues w the lack of active membership. Keep your post bumped in the official forum, keep doing PUG raids/heroics, be as good of a citizen as you can, and you will eventually have a name. Our guild is probably one of the largest on the server (over 100 accounts and typically 10-20 people on at any one time); it took years to get to that point, and much of it was outside our (GL/coGL) control except letting in quality people and removing people who fit poorly.
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