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2-21-2011 @ 9:47AM
Good comments as usual Scott. I'm wondering where Anonymous' guild leader is in all of this. We had a somewhat parallel situation where people felt they were "entitled" to be in certain progression raids. "I feel I have earned a spot." The comments about being "entitled to raid" were made to non-officers, then to officers and finally to me. I discussed the situation with my officers and then posted to the front page of our web site my criteria for making progression raids. I didn't single anyone out but I made it clear what was needed for someone to be included in our progression raids. I also acknowledged that, try as I might, there are "A" and "B" teams. That doesn't make you a poor raider, to be on the "B" team. It may mean, perhaps, your schedule does not lend itself to raiding on weekends. Our goal is to take anyone through content they want to see. But if we are doing progression, I do pick and choose who goes. There are some people are great in Tempest Keep but can't be counted on to follow directions in Cataclysm heroics. We rotate people through progression, giving them a chance to do what's asked. If they can't do what's asked, they don't go to progression raids. It also sounds as if some of his raiders have what we've taken to calling the "Wrath curse". Thanks to, what I see as a lack of a learning curve in Wrath, there are some raiders who refuse to put in the time to learn their characters and specs and how these interact with the encounter. It sounds like, vaguely, there are people who expect to walk into a raid and just blow things away. Blizzard has gone back to the need to know what these buttons do, not to just spam buttons "1" and "2" while reading a book. Explaining to someone why they aren't going can get really dicey. I usually don't tell people how to play their toons but if a hunter is not CC-ing or has their pet on aggressive or if someone is not waiting for the main tank to pull, I have no problem pointing that out. "I can't bring you into a raid if you're going to do this. You need to unlearn that habit." One of my officers has a comment, "The sense of entitlement is strong in this one". So, I would add to Scott's suggestions, have the GL step up and clarify what it takes to do progression raiding. Make sure the officers are ready to help those who want to do what it takes, be it with gemming or enchanting or running the heroics. Officers can also assess whether "X" or "Y" knows their toon. Plus, you'll get to know your guild members. That's not a bad thing.
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