Well simple: if they are not willing to make an effort, you do not make an effort to make a raid. Why? They have to understand that raids do not happen, like suprise birthday parties - everyone knows it is going to happen and they have to make an effort for it be smooth and fun. If they are not willing to work - they do not get to raid.
I remember when we first bumped into gear check boss: Guys, This fight just drains us out, need more dps.
Got plenty of reactions: when we do heroics tomorrow? I promise to get another <xmount>AP!
Simply point out: We are not ready for this: dps too low, not going to work. If they actually are interested - they will make an effort. If not - depends on your relations in guild.
We had one warrior, who was really superb, but our relaxed attitude and slow pace did not suit him. He left for a more raid-focused guild, but we do keep in touch with him (Azeroth is not that big! Come to think of Dalaran) and if we need a hand in raid sometimes he joins us on his other characters.
He got what he wanted from game - we still got relations with him. No regrets.
Last edited by Millet; 01-09-2009 at 06:50 PM.