Officers’ Quarters: The plight of 25-man raiding guilds

Every Monday, Scott Andrews contributes Officers’ Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. He is the author of The Guild Leader’s Handbook, available from No Starch Press.

With today’s column, I’d like to illustrate a point by getting personal. Normally I don’t like to do that very often, but my guild’s own experience is dovetailing too neatly with an overall trend.

In reviewing the guild experience in Cataclysm and in looking forward to improvements we might see in Mists of Pandaria, I’ve mentioned how hard it’s been for 25-man raiding guilds to survive in the current environment. I’ve noticed people voicing the opinion that if you like 25-man raiding, you can go find 24 other people who do and make it happen. I can understand how someone might believe that — and in an ideal world, it should be that easy. Finding those players isn’t easy these days, but that is in fact the easy part.

The hard part is finding people who want to lead said group.

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