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2-17-2012 @ 2:09PM
"Is there such a thing as casually hardcore?"Yes there is, casually hardcore defines my guild perfectly. We have two raid teams, we raid three times a week for three hours at a time, raiders are expected be properly gemmed and enchanted and are expected to bring enough buff food and elixirs to last the evening. That's the hardcore part. The casual part is that we don't mind if someone has to drop out because something in real life cropped up, so long as you notify the raid leader beforehand, it's all cool. We don't mind if someone consistently fails on one aspect of a particular fight - rather than rotate someone else in we'll keep wiping for an evening or two until that player fully understands the fight and is able to perform (yes, it is massively frustrating, especially if the player that's failing is not you, but it's a part of being in the guild). We're not worried if a particular raid member only has one spec, we don't try to force them into doing something they might not be comfortable with (arms warrior being asked to tank if the regular tank can't make it that paricular evening, for example). And we're not particularly worried if the average dps is only in the 20-25k range. Yes, all this means that we progress very slowly (the guild completed normal Spine of Deathwing for the first time last week, but last night we one-shot our way through the first 6 bosses to give us two nights to focus on that fight again and hopefully move on to Deathwing), but we have a good time doing it and no one (hopefully) gets stressed out about things.
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