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

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 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

Voice chat: necessary for successful raiding?

The usage of voice chat in the World of Warcraft is widespread, especially in the raiding community.  The majority use external programs such as Ventrilo, Teamspeak, or Mumble to converse with their friends and guildmates, but if you’re not comfortable installing a 3rd-party client, you can always opt to use Blizzard’s own built-in support for voice communication (although . . . → Read More: Voice chat: necessary for successful raiding?

Capturing your raiding sessions in detail with World of Logs

One of the most powerful tools available to raid leaders in the World of Warcraft is the excellent World of Logs client.  Ever wanted to replay your raiding session at your leisure, while getting a detailed look at what each of your members did?  World of Logs will let you do that, and much more.  . . . → Read More: Capturing your raiding sessions in detail with World of Logs