Needing advice for starting guild discussion :2 10mans or a 25man
Hi, I am a newly promoted elite member of a casual raiding guild that has been around since Burning Crusade. The guild kind of disappeared after the gm stopped playing wow due to real life occurrences. Now that the gm is back, all of the old members have flocked back bringing their friends with them. I followed my boyfriend (who raided with the guild back in bc) to the guild sometime in the middle of tier 11. I've only played wow since the release of cata and I would first like to say that I really enjoy dk/bear tanking. Our guild currently has 2 10m groups, both of which are progressing in Firelands. I would say that 90%+ of our players are very good in both groups. Both 10man groups progress, while still having a lot of fun.
The problem began shortly after the release of Firelands, when the pally tank/healer in the main group stopped raiding suddenly without really telling anyone in the group. Additionally, it seems clear that he has no intention of coming back.This has left raid spots empty in the main group. Previously, my dk was MT of the other group, only filing in for the main group when it didn't conflict with the second group's progression. When both groups were now in need of a tank, I began gearing my druid for raid tanking and learning my rotation (I'd leveled my druid as resto) because I didn't want the second group to miss out on Firelands because my main was saved to a 2/7 or 3/7. To fill the healing spot my boyfriend has been healing on his holy pally with the first group and raid leading on his warlock in the 2nd group. Additionally, we recently recruited a new tank/dps for our second group and he is raiding on his hunter for the main group to fill a dps spot, and on his dk to tank for us in the second group. So we really have 3 people raiding 5 nights a week between both raid groups. This is ok for a short while, but cannot continue for that long.
Our current raid comps:
2 dk tanks (one of which is my main)
2 hunters (one of which is an alt from a tank in the 2nd group)
holy pally (alt of 2nd raid group's raid leader)
bear tank (my alt)
2 warlocks (one of which is raid leader)
We really only have 4 characters capable of tanking Firelands content among 3 people. At least 2 of us raiding for both groups are quickly getting tired of raiding 5 nights a week. We are a casual raiding guild that would like for each group to raid 3 nights a week. This is impossible at this time because both groups are dependent on me for a tank and my boyfriend to heal/dps. Our gm seems to be leaning toward forming a 25m. I personally don't mind raiding in a 25m, we just need to decide soon so that we can decide what we need to recruit. After finding everyone that wants/ can raid Firelands content within the guild already, I've found that we'll need 1 tank, a good dps, and a pally/shaman healer for 2 10m groups. If we go to 25 m we'll need to recruit 3-4 good dps. No one really wants to talk about recruiting a new tank and healer for the guild or talk about how long the 3 of us can raid for both groups. I really enjoy raiding with both groups and have gotten close to the people in both , I just can't continue tanking for both groups indefinitely. Are there any suggestions for the best way to discuss this problem with the guild?