Ask WoW Insider: Minimum raiding requirements

Mike Schramm
M. Schramm|10.27.08

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Ask WoW Insider: Minimum raiding requirements

Every Monday, we put a question back to you readers, and see what you have to say about a current issue in the World of Warcraft. This week's question actually comes from our Guildwatch column -- Lugbruz is an officer in Reforged on Runetotem (they just downed M'uru -- grats!), and he has a question about how much you need to raid to be successful:

Are there other guilds who have a 3 night/week raid schedule (or less) who have enjoyed success in high-end raiding? We killed Mu'ru before the nerf and don't know of any other crew has gone so far with so little time. Our primary competition of the server was at equal progression with us pre-nerf and they're a 5 night/week crew.

We assume that 3 nights (4 hours per raid) is the minimum, but can endgame be done with less?


Raiding up to Sunwell on 3 nights a week seems fairly exceptional to me, though I also have an issue with guilds who require raiding three nights a week and then claim they're "casual" -- if your guild is raiding for hours a day almost half the days of the week, you're not casual by my definition. But the question is: how much should you expect to raid per week to be successful?

This question assumes, of course, that you need to be raiding every week to get to the top, and you never know, maybe there's a guild out there that could topple Sunwell if only they just tried, without spending weeks working their way up. So there are obviously exceptions to every generalization. But assuming that you raid regularly, and assuming that you're having some success (getting up into BT and/or Sunwell), can your guild do it with just one actual raid night a week? Can you be a Sunwell guild without requiring your members to spend the weekend in front of a computer?

What say you, dear readers? Answer in the comments below, and as usual, if you have questions for Ask WoW Insider, send them along to ask at wowinsider dot com.

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