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1-25-2010 @ 2:12PM
Great article. I had similar issues when I started raiding. I think it is much better now for warriors since we are so gear dependant, so there is something to be thankful about. Right? My opinion is to find a guild that like you. We are all playing this game to have fun, and it sounds like you are not. I get into raids for a few reasons, most of which have nothing to do with my 1337ness. This is not the way to be apart a progression guild, but I am having loads of fun.Pro tip. Fish feast. Everyone loves the guy that drops the fish feast.
1-25-2010 @ 3:08PM
I try to be the fish feast guy. Also, keep a few Scroll of Fortification on hand for those times when you find your raid sans priest. Sure, it's not as good at making an impression cause people will take it for granted, but it's definitely another nice thing to do.
1-25-2010 @ 4:28PM
I say find a new guild. Chances are you will continue to sit out until ICC becomes old news and the "starters" or the "A" team get all the gear they want, start to lose interest, and finally decide to take a break from WoW until Cata comes out. If you're not fortunate enough to be one of the senior members of most guilds then chances are you won't be able to play much until the lull periods that generally precede major patches or expansions. I've also noticed these lull periods seem to be when a lot of guilds are recruiting, too. New recruits come in, get to raid right away and think "this is great" but then a new raid patch drops and suddenly all the senior members come out of the woodwork and take their spots back leaving the new guys to ride the bench, once again. It sucks but nothing you can really do about it i guess, other than start your own guild or hope one of the senior members leaves or quits WoW for good.
1-26-2010 @ 6:12AM
Lamentably I'm in a similar situation :/In my guild there's a dozen healers, which I'm one. Out of them, I'm generally one of the best performing; but am also one of the newest. So I get sat out of many fights, so the more senior members can gear up and get badges. Mostly I'm not a first choice unless more senior healers aren't on. I feel like the main reason they let me hang around, is because they know I'm good, and don't want to lose access "just in case". But definitely, I'm not getting that they really have my interests in mind.While I understand why. They want to be loyal to people who have demonstrated their willingness to stick with the guild. In the end the practice is unfair to new members; and not even based on merit. I've not left because I actually like the membership. But don't think I haven't wondered if I'd be happier somewhere else. The main thing I'd recommend is make sure to PUG 10 man ICC, and VOA when it comes out. Keep your gear current. Maybe don't even show up for raid nights while the "senior" members have their fun. Then in a month or so when everyone gets bored, they'll be begging you to run if you can wait. If you can't, then take your time and look around for a guild that will appreciate your efforts better. It is a game, and if you're not having fun, then what's the point.
1-26-2010 @ 11:33AM
"Pro tip. Fish feast. Everyone loves the guy that drops the fish feast."I am that guy. 4th tank my suggestion start your own 10 man grp get whatever gear that way include any of the leaderships alts if possible and build a decent dps set so u can at least sub a dps slot if possible.
1-26-2010 @ 8:03PM
^^ This. If OP's guild has 35-40 people showing up for a 25man raid, take the initiative to start and lead a 10man group. Better yet, work w/ someone else capable of raid leading to start 2x 10man groups, which can then be merged into a 2nd 25man group. That is, if you think the guild is worthy of such efforts on your part.
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