Tonight during Bloody Coin Farming we had a brainstorming session regarding the future of raiding in the guild. Several of us ran a quick LFR, too, and it was really nice to do this as a guild group. It turns out we have interest in raiding, and flex is the natural direction we would take, at least for now. As part of the brainstorming we had the opportunity to discuss obstacles and identify solutions. Here is a brief summary of what we discussed:
Problem: We have varied schedules.
Solution: Please post a reply here if you are interested in raiding AT ALL (try to be as open as reasonable, this is tentative for now). For instance, I would like to try to form a group for Saturday morning (maybe every other Sat.) or Saturday evening. I will make a spreadsheet for all the times people post and see what we can work out.
Problem: Some of us are "serious" raiders, others have not really even run 5 person heroics.
Solution: Some of the more experience people volunteered to lead their class, providing guidance to newer players regarding gems/enchants/rotation, etc. For instance Fu is willing to help Warriors and Monks. BTW guidance means kind help, not that LFR judgmental meanness. Our goal is to bring the guild together through more group content, not drive us apart.
Problem: Some of us have surpassed the gear available in Flex.
Solution(s): Try something different, like bringing an alt or trying a different spec. Also, this person (with the right attitude, see above!) could be well suited for a leadership role.
Problem: Many don't know the fights, at all.
Solution: When doing LFR, ask in guild chat if anyone would like to join you. Encourage everyone to try LFR! It is a good way to learn more about raiding in general and to get some feel for the fights (yes, the mechanics change for Flex, but LFR is a solid start). Share tips, like "stand in the blue light, then run to the yellow light." Brief, concise descriptions really can help!
Lets have a great time doing group activities! Also, there are pets in there, and you know you want them
Again, please post your available times here, or if you don't want your schedule made public email me through this website. I would like to finish the spreadsheet by the 21st.
Looking forward to more group activities in 2014! I love this guild!