this is a good thread, there are a lot of helpful points for those new to raiding here. I've recruited for several raid guilds and i have to say one thing that really stands out is your charisma. If your fun to raid with then its not really that hard to "shape" you into a good raider. And nowadays you can gear up extremely fast, especially with old raids like uld and toc on farm. Most of the better guilds can quickly put together a fast 10 toc with only a couple of people that need any of the gear, so its becoming more about how enjoyable it is to raid with you, and less about your gear.
But please people, please please please KNOW YOUR CLASS!!! Take half an hour to read up on elitistjerks about your class. Its not hard. its not.
There are really three things we look for in a raider,
1. Know your class - I mean know about all three specs and how to gear them and how they should be played, im not saying you should know every single thing about the spec you dont even play, but you should be able to spot a horrible player of your class no matter what spec they are.
2. Have your professions - I know it sounds dumb but there are a lot of players out there that are 80 with blacksmithing at level 78 and jewel cutting at 102. It is very beneficial to have more people with maxed trade skills. You can never have too many enchanters, jewel cutters, etc.
3. Be active - If you are on a trial period in a gulid, speak!! If there is some stupid discussion going on in guild chat join in! Dont be afraid to be yourself and dont be a loaner who never says a word, everyone likes to have another personality in the guild, not just some person to call on during raid time.
One really important thing, when your raiding, you need to be involved. Say if its 25 toc on Lord Jarraxxus and whoever is assigned to interrupt the fireballs is struggling dont be afraid to throw some interrupts at him and help out. And when you do help with something like that, speak up and let everyone know that your helping. Im not saying be a dick and say "Player A sucks I had to do all his interrupts for him," im just saying let the raid leader, or the person your helping out, know that your helping out.
Anyways good thread, happy raiding all
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