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10-17-2011 @ 8:00PM
Sometimes it's hard enough getting that one person to step up to be raid leader in the first place, let alone finding someone else.I'm one of two primary raid leaders in my guild, we each run our own Firelands 10 raid, and not many other people want to step up, at all. For example, I'm out visitng family next weekend, so the raid is cancelled since I can't be there. It kinda sucks knowing that my external activities are preventing people from running in-game, but really, I'm not because no one else wants to step up (even though I've put out feelers for co-leads in the recent past), but on the other hand I know how much of a chore raid leading can be to someone who's heart is only half in.Attendance, boss strategies, understanding people's strengths and weaknesses, having a general understanding of specs, as well as gauging the mood, knowing when to push and to relax, and being able to mediate disputes. It's no wonder that many people have no want to take that kind of responsibility on. Ultimately, I find it often rewarding to see my team down new bosses, get loot they're excited about and see new locales, but not everyone can (or wants) to take the extra effort to herd the cats to get there, not to mention that not all officers are created equal. Depending on the officer's role, they may only be raiding as a member, with their duties having little to no overlap with raid leading.
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