Our guild is working on the Lich King encounter in 25. Our 10 player group has drakes and has finished every hard mode available, so we have a good group of players. Our issue is getting them all to show up. I’m excited that having a soul-numbing and challenging encounter will give us all something new to play with, but I’m concerned about attendance preventing us from getting this kill.
There is a movement in our guild to extend the lockout and give him a week’s effort. I held off doing this last night to see how far we could get with a dedicated push. We made it to him with 30 minutes left in our 3 hour long raid. That’s a lot better than I expected, but a few of the folk in there last night are alts from another guild. We won’t have them tonight.
We cut back raiding significantly to give everyone a break for the summer. We’re raiding 25s 2 nights a week, 3 hours a night. This was a manageable commitment for ICC, but with the hopes of a focused push for the Lich King and still farming the Ruby Sanctum for that hot new loot, I feel like we might need a third night.
I put it to a vote on our forums. We’ll decide by consensus. The challenge of any kind of leadership role is your accountability to your team. As a raid leader and an officer, I’m here to make this game more enjoyable for 24 other people. When they’re happy, I’m happy.