Re: ALmost awesome sauce (well... maybe not) player looking for kin
I see such requests often: non-level cap players wishing to join a raiding kin. It is understandable that people would like to find a group. It is also unlikely that a raiding kin would recruit non-75 characters. Unless, perhaps, the player has 5 raiding toons on another server. Perhaps.
The reasons? A raiding kin prefers to work with a stable group of people. Speaking for my group, when we recruit someone, we hope s/he will actively run with us for the foreseeable future. Loss of bodies upsets many plans, including what alts to bring, what parts of the raid we can or cannot run due to class combination, etc. When we recruit someone new to raiding, additional risks surface. Not everyone is suited to raiding. It does not mean s/he is a bad player, is slow, is stupid. More likely, we are dealing with a lack of particular reflexes, mindset, or (this happens more often than many think) connection problems. We have no way of testing the above until the recruit has (a) acquired suitable gear (there is no way of knowing whether you can heal, let's say, if you have just 1k will) and (b) participated in nontrivial content. This stuff takes time, especially as there is no nontrivial content until update 5. I think it's just too much for both parties (the kin and you) to wait for a month, only to discover they aren't a good place for you.
So for now, I'd recommend monitoring the chat channels, getting to know the main raiding groups, and start grouping as soon as the Moria instances. They are pugged a fair amount even now, and often there will be very over-levelled people joining, so they should be easy. As dps, rk and champ do essentially the same things in groups as they do solo. Champ tanking is very much an end-game only thing. Healing you learn only from groups, of course. And then, once you reach 75 and have achieved a decent (if not exactly raid-ready) build, start looking for a raiding group. You will have more leverage then. The groups that claim to raid more often than they do in order to attract players are not worth joining anyway. And the ones that are worth joining will be more likely to give favorable responses.
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