My mates joined a guild to raid. When they did so, they clearly stated in their application that they couldn’t raid Friday nights, as this night was already taken to play with other mates (like me). However, they would offer up any spare places in our 10 man raids to their guildies that were at a loose end.
Turns out two of my mates are 2/3 of the best dps in the guild and knowing my mates, the rest of them would be in the top of their fields.
This is sort of beside the point though.
The problem they are facing has been accentuated over the last 2 weeks with me doing 25 man Naxx.
You see, their guild doesn’t have enough to field a 25 man group, and they refuse to pug the extra numbers.
They can field about 16 on any given night, so too many for a 10 man, yet too few for a 25.
They won’t pug the extra 9 for one reason.
Competition for loot.
Now my mates and I have a fairly long history of pugging to fill our raids. During TBC the best we could ever field was 8, but for most of the time it was 6-7, when it was 6 you could bet it was a different person missing on any given week. The pughera themselves normally changed every week. Occasionally we would get one to stay for 2-3 weeks, but we were casual, offering casual pug places.
Thing was, as frustrating as it could be breaking in new raid members (often 1st time raiders) and watching dreamed of loot going to someone we would never see again…
We got to see Kara!
Now my mate’s guild don’t want to loose the loot to puggers, but does that mean they don’t want to see 25 man Naxx, or any of the 25 man loot?
I’m not sure what’s worse. In fact I would assume that they would be more likely to at the very least pick up regular puggers, if not new guild members.
Surely they could introduce a roll modifier. ie: guildies roll 20-100 and puggers roll 1-100.
- Increase the chances of keeping loot in-house, and
- Increase the likelihood that the puggers join the guild to increase their chance at loot.
Anyway, what do you think…
- Better to raid with a 2/5 chance the loot goes outside the guild?, or
- Better to forget about the content?
Gnomer and Out!
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