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9-13-2010 @ 2:30PM
If you're not able to get in on the raids, its a good time to question if you should even be in that raiding guild in the first place. Raiding guilds tend to be hard nosed about showing up to raids and only letting those that they know they can rely on to attend (which is the crux of your problem). If you can't make their raid schedules, they aren't going to change just for you, so it may be time to find a new guild.In the short term, try sitting around in Trade on the weekends and see how much raid pugging is going on. If there is a good amount, you may not even need a guild to raid with in the first place. Stay in the one you're in now if you like the people, and just pug your raids on the side. I know the pugging is good on my server, and I have passed a 6k gearscore and gotten up to the Lich King while being in a guild that only just recently managed to reliably do the weekly raid quests (most of the time).In the long run, once Cataclysm hits, you won't need a raiding guild at all. 10 man raids will be available through the dungeon finder, and 10 mans will share loot tables with 25 mans (only difference is that 25 will drop more per kill). Raids will also be much shorter than ICC (more like VoA), so hopefully we will be able to queue up for a raid as easily as we do now for heroics. At that point, raiding guilds will only be for the highly dedicated few that simply must have realm firsts, and to make getting guild xp easier by doing guild raid runs. Everyone else will likely fall off into lower pressure social guilds.
9-13-2010 @ 4:00PM
just wondering how long dps will have to wait in the looking for raid-queue to find one ....
9-13-2010 @ 4:15PM
Another option is to become the "go-to guy" that is willing to join a raid in progress whenever you can. In my guild, I can't make every scheduled raiding event, so I accept that I am not at the top of the list, and am always ready to go when I can be online and am called on. Most days that I raid I get to be there for the whole thing, but other times I join in partway through when someone else has to drop for whatever reason. I find that my officers like having a solid raider on standby, and I've still gotten to see all the content I wanted.
9-13-2010 @ 4:16PM
For my 25, that is.
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