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8-22-2011 @ 3:41PM
No, you don't need heroic T11. My guild's never touched heroics and we're doing fine with Valor gear, Troll gear, and what we still have from normal T11 raids. It sounds like people aren't getting the strategies down/paying attention/doing necessary jobs in favor of Moar Deepz/etc. Some guild forum posts about strategies and videos may be useful. Also, if you're rotating people in and out a lot, that can slow you down--it's happened to us, to the point where the raid leader has restricted "raid mains" versus "alts who have good enough gear only if necessary."We've started running a Valor-farming night for people who can't cap during the week normally so they can get gear upgrades. This usually happens on our non-progression raid night (we raid 2 nights a week, one Firelands, one T11 and/or Valor farming).There should have been more warning than a few minutes on what content was being run that night, but blowing up in channel and logging off in a snit wasn't the way to respond to it. That makes it more about YOURSELF and less about THE GUILD. Not to mention, the rest of the guild's likely getting frustrated beating their heads on content they should be able to get down, but can't, and only racking up more repair bills rather than new loot and boss kills. It could be that taking on a Heroic T11 could be both a new challenge and give people back the raid confidence they need to continue progression--if you've not done Heroic content, that doesn't mean it's a walk in the park because you've seen those bosses in Normal, after all. But it may be enough to get people back on their feet and some extra gear to boot.Frankly, if I were your raid lead I'd sit you for a couple weeks if possible, until there was an honest apology and a desire to help the guild rather than throw fits because you'd rather farm a repair bill than help guildmates that are obviously struggling. Or find out what YOU may be doing wrong that's holding the team back--sometimes it takes swallowing pride and self-analyzing to make sure it's not you standing in the fire or DPSing the wrong target to boost meter counts.
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