So over the last few weeks a lot of us have been raiding with demonic kings to kill time on our off days like Wednesday and Sunday and Monday. The reason we have been raiding with them is their lack of raiders. Long story short, a lot of guild drama caused them to lose a tank and a healer a few weeks ago, then these last couple of weeks their guild leader has been out sick, and his friend quit showing to raids as well... So they continuously have to fill spots with our alts and our fillers as it is. One thing to note is that their guild leader still may come back, however from what I understand he is not really someone who Is driving their raid team to do better all of the time necessarily...
I had suggested to two members of their raid team who seem to be co-leaders of the team for the most part that they might be able to apply to SDM as a group and maybe put together a second team with a lot of the people we have right now who don't always get to raid things they want to. From what I understand citrus already raids with them, I know there are weeks that hana and ilfurion don't always get to raid with the main team, and this could be a good way to continue to ensure their participation in raids.
I am NOT suggesting that we make the "good" team and the "bad" team that these guilds always turn the raid teams into. I am suggesting that rather than have them be the team we raid with outside of the guild, to have them be the team we raid with inside of the guild.
Now their healer and their tank that they lost were either removed or left demonic kings due to the guild drama... which would be irrelevant to them in SDM. I did suggest this to them as an idea to get back to raiding with those two people so that they could continue raiding with less issue, and continue using fillers who don't get to raid with the main team.
I think the main raid team of SDM fully understand the necessity of consistency in any progression group. Since TOT we have become significantly more consistent in filling raids on time with capable raiders as well as becoming more punctual about our raiding. I think it would be a big help to them if they could bring their raid team and possible fillers into our guild even if it were temporarily on a trial basis to see how it went and if everyone enjoys the experience of being in SDM. This opens room for our current progression team to add possibly sunday to our raid schedule again as a possible raid clearing day or progression day depending on their raid schedule, and also opens up a lot of options for us as far as maybe even getting back to larger raid content. I know that 25 man offers more loot than 10 man does, and I think that if we decided to make sunday or Monday a clear day that we could most definitely try to clear with a much larger group effort in 25 man for more opportunities at loot.
Another point that I would like to note relates to the new expansion due to be released soon™ is that mythic raids are supposedly 20 man only raids. which means we will need 20 people to raid them. I think this would be a large step in the right direction for getting those 20 raiders.
This is an idea that I came up with on the fly about an hour ago that I wanted to throw in the air and see what the raiders and even what the casual players in SDM think of this idea. any positive or negative feedback is greatly appreciated.
After talking to Cym all he really wants is a consistently raiding team that progresses