Raid Changes vol 2.0

WoW Alliance Raiding Goals
Since the start of the guild in MoP, our goal has always been heroic raiding. We started in normal and continued through heroic - as far as we could go. With Legion, and with the growth of our guild, our raid size grew from 1 full group to 2. And our new goal became completing normal and then going into heroic and completing AoTC. Through thick and thin, through many hours, many deaths, many arguments among the officer core, as well as among the raiders along the way - we have always accomplished our goals through teamwork and dedication.

But the sad truth of accomplishing our raid goals, is that this sometimes comes at the cost of having to sit raiders during progression. This is something we don’t like doing and don’t like to see, but it happens. Getting a boss down means more gear for the raid, which increases the power of the raid team. By doing this, we get the remaining raiders more face time, a better understanding of the fight mechanics, and more opportunities for gear.

With all of this being said, we are going to be changing our raiding style of how we do things. The current one is not working.

New Raiding Method
Effective for next raid tier, Crucible of Storms, we will be making the following changes.

Grumps / Slime Ride
Tues, Fri, & Sat (Optional Extra Hour on Fri/Sat)

Both groups will raid Normal for the first week of the raid tier, then we will turn our focus to heroic for the next 3 weeks. If heroic is becoming a problem, we will switch back to normal for the remainder of the week.

Description of Groups
Both groups will be balanced at the beginning of each raid tier. We aim to have 0-2 raid balances over the duration of the tier. The goal is for both teams to progress at the same rate - if this is not happening we will have to re-balance. If you don’t like the team you are on, remember that we are all one team. We will attempt to keep Family together, but you will need to branch out to play with others for the betterment of both raid groups.

If raid leaders want to make adjustments along the way, (instead of a full re-balance) then they may trade players among the 2 raid groups to even them out on dps or healing.

Optional Monday Raid (1 Group)
For the Raiders on the raid roster that wish to do an optional raid day, we will be looking into setting up Monday at 6 pm to 8 pm server time. This raid can be a continuation through only normal / heroic based on majority of what raid group wants 15 min prior to starting.

Switching Focus
Our main focus / goal will always be at getting Heroic completion. Once 4 weeks is up, or both groups have completed heroic content, we will then switch our focus to the following method for the remainder of the raid tier:

Tue & Fri (2 Groups) (Balanced)
Both groups will still continue to do heroic content. They may also save lockouts from the previous week, as long as both raid leaders agree to do so.

Saturday (2 Groups)
Both groups will be raiding on Saturday, but in the following method:

Swim’s Group - Will be starting to do Mythic content on Saturday with the raiders that were interested in attempting Mythic.

Cox’s Group - Will be taking all the raiders interested in running a continuation of Heroic of the lowest boss killed between both groups, so that raiders do not miss out on loot from a boss if one group is ahead of the other, or they can start over fresh with alt toons in normal or heroic (whichever is appropriate for ilvl/comp).

Optional Monday Raid (1 Group)
For the Raiders on the raid roster that wish to do an optional raid day, we will be looking into setting up Monday at 6 pm to 8 pm server time. This raid can be a continue through heroic / mythic only based on majority of what raid group wants 15 min prior to starting.

Overall Goal
The Overall goal of this change is too keep people engaged for the whole raid tier. To keep things as fair as possible when it comes to the completion of Normal / Heroic Content. To also keep people engaged to get into Mythic raiding. We play for Evolved.

Note: The Open raid on Sunday will still be active for us as a raiding group for helping out and training the members of our guild to see Normal / Heroic content.

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