West Kingdom is growing… we’re now at the point where we can consistently field 10 players to go into Kara. In fact we even have some wiggle room so if a player isn’t able to come we can get another player in to take his/her place. But we now can’t get -everyone- into Kara. There are 4-5 players who end up sidelined because we have enough people to go into Kara.
I was tasked to figure out a way to have two functional Kara raids (enough healers, enough tanks, enough DPS). A lot of our players have 2+ alts and have said they’re interested in having their alts help to fill out a second Kara group so that everyone can go through Kara. I got everyone’s availability.. and I made my plan.. and because we have overlap in the players between the two Kara groups I couldn’t set any of the raid times to be concurrent. This means that for the players who said they’d want to come with an alt.. they’re looking at being in Kara at least four nighs a week.
I like Kara.. and I like the idea of getting Lilac into Kara (assuming she hits 70) but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to be in Kara four night a week. I like playing my alts.. or farming.. or leveling fishing.. or really I like a little bit of solo. I like my guild.. but sometimes I want to do things that don’t involve them.
When I announced that the draft of the plan was available I got similar feedback from some of the players. None of it is official.. and we haven’t talked about it since then.. but I’m not sure that we’re going to end up fielding two Kara groups at this time. We’ll see.