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8-28-2011 @ 8:35AM
I think it'll be a godsend. My casual guild had, for weeks, had the problem of having to pug the last 1-3 spots. I myself was a pugger who on a whim decided to help out a friend of mine and then subsequently after several weeks of raiding with the guild, decided to join.Being a casual guild who'se "core" team of about 13-14 players comprising mostly of married couples with children, working adults and college students, attendance can range wildly from "we need to scramble to fill those last 3 spots, and all with ranged because we have no ranged" to "we have 5 people extra online and ready but only 2 spots left open".This will lead to conflict in the future as either there is almost enough people to form a 2nd 10man (but not enough tanks or healers for it. Unless some of the "first" team goes on an alt, which is impossible because the runs would have to happen at the same time) to "we have 2 stubborn spots which need filling and since its our second day in Firelands, no one from trade/friends of friends wants to come.Thats why I thnk it'll be a godsend. The people left out in the cold (some of whom have the gear and experience) can form a 2nd 10man and fill stubborn spots with the raid finder. If more than half of them are guildies, they can fill spots and still feel like it is a "guild run". If there are less than half, perhaps some people in the "first" team such as myself can volunteer to heal/tank/dps the 2nd group to even out the guild vs pug numbers and my GM will feel comfortable (despite not liking trade pugs) taking in a couple of pugs so we essentially have 2 "mostly" guild runs going simultaneously on weekends where suddenly "almost everyone" shows up without leaving the newer but Firelands ready people feeling consistently left out of raids.
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