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5-20-2011 @ 2:57PM
I apologize beforehand if I come off as being nitpicky or looking for a fight."If you don't think any of that is important, you're in a casual guild that isn't pushing content anyway."My guild is a casual progression raiding guild. We raid two nights a week because that's all our RL schedules can handle; and sometimes, not even that. We have a casual raiding environment: We're not about world/server firsts, and we can laugh off our millionth wipe on LK, or, nowadays, the fiftieth wipe on Nefarian. If someone makes a mistake, we don't berate them in /raid or on Vent, or threaten to take away their raid spot. We discuss, we evolve and work as a group. And we make sure to laugh. If someone's attendance is spotty, we only ask that they communicate with us so we actually know what's going on and not think that we've been left out to dry.But we're also dead serious about people having the right enchants, gems, arcanum, inscription, etc. We require that they have the minimum appropriate gear. We urge reading up on strats, watching vids and, yes, even employing Recount to see what went wrong on a wipe. Our mage and priest both submit information to WoL so we can see what we're doing right and what we're doing wrong. Why do we require such things, even as a "casual" guild? For the same reason that we *are* a casual guild: We don't like to waste what little time we have online on stupid things like not switching targets or generating the appropriate amount of damage/dps for their role/class/spec for a specific fight. We're in no particular rush to get content down but we do actually want to get it down in a timely fashion.And even then, Recount may not always provide the right answers for solving a boss. During our first attempts on Magmaw, I kept dying because the healers didn't realize that my kiting partner and I would be taking the brunt of the damage aside from the tank. After all, I'm "just a dps," being a hunter and all; and dps usually aren't taking damage unless 1) the tank's dead or 2) they're standing in something. It's not often healers have to deal with abilities that level whoever's at range.Like we tell all of our applicants when they apply: Just because we're a casual guild who likes having fun more than obtaining imaginary things from imaginary bad guys, it doesn't mean you get to slack off and derp around when it comes to guild events like raids.Again, sorry for going off-topic (sort of) but that it bugs me when I hear, "Oh, if you don't do this, this n' this, then you must be a casual who won't amount to anything."
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