Why alts shouldn’t be a part of your raids

If you spend enough time raiding as a guild, there will eventually come a point where one of your raiders wants to bring an alt out on raid night. Maybe the perception is that the alt would be filling an important gap in terms of class and/or role. Perhaps people don’t need any more loot on their . . . → Read More: Why alts shouldn’t be a part of your raids

Using your guild bank to facilitate raiding

If your guild is even semi-serious about raiding, then you probably have a policy in place that states that raiders must show up prepared for raiding sessions. Generally, being “prepared” includes arriving with gear at 100% durability, and having enough consumables on hand to last the entire raiding session. Depending on how good your raiders . . . → Read More: Using your guild bank to facilitate raiding

How do you handle loot in your raids?

Shiny purples!

Few things in the World of Warcraft have more potential to cause drama than loot. There is something about the potential to acquire a piece of shiny new virtual gear that causes otherwise reasonable people to quickly morph into selfish jerks. If you’ve been raiding for awhile, then you’ve undoubtedly experienced this phenomenon . . . → Read More: How do you handle loot in your raids?

Raiding in Cataclysm: too easy, right?

If you frequent any kind of WoW forum (especially MMO-Champion), you’re probably used to seeing posts where somebody states that their guild is stuck on a particular boss and asks for help. Invariably, many responders in these types of threads belittle the original poster for having trouble with “an easy boss” – regardless of which boss is actually . . . → Read More: Raiding in Cataclysm: too easy, right?

Raiding addons: the bare minimum

By now most of you have had a taste of the entry-tier raiding in Cataclysm, and I’m sure many of you will agree that difficulty-wise, the bar is set quite a bit higher than it was in Wrath of the Lich King (and in this dwarf’s opinion, that is a welcome change!).  If you’re leading . . . → Read More: Raiding addons: the bare minimum

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