After a very brief stint guild-less, Abryn and I joined up with a newly formed raid guild, comprised of some old friends, and individuals representing most of the uber guilds of our server’s history. Focus was formed with two objectives; to have fun, and push the bleeding edge of progression raid content.
The question is, is it really possible to accomplish both?
The answer lies with the players and leaders of the guild, and how they approach the raid game. While I find the 50 DKP MINUS, guy to be quite amusing, I just don’t have any interest in coming home after a long day at work, to get screamed at by a tyrannical raid leader on vent. Players may perform just well enough to not get yelled at, but they are unlikely to rise up and give it their all night after night because they want to be the best and they are loving every minute of the journey to the top.
So how should a raid leader keep their team focused on the big picture wipe after wipe, night after night, yet not lose sight of the game and that elusive objective of actually having fun while playing?