It is inevitable as a raiding guild that once you stop taking recruits that still need there khara gear recruitment becomes harder. Now im fortunate, in that i still have many options availible to me as we have never opened our recruitment to the public. But how do other raiding guilds deal with the people who say they can’t raid for 3 weeks, do you grab someone to fill that spot or do you over recruit and always juggle people in and out of your runs? We tend to have about 4 people sitting out every night. Any more than that and i feel guilty that we’ve got too many people. ideally, this is a healer, a tank, and 1 melee and 1 caster dps. This is the balance i strive for as a GM. Recently i’ve had alot of people who have had to stop raiding for a portion of time. There not gquiting, and they will be back but how do you fill those temp positions? Is it really fair to recruit new people knowing full well in a month your going to be struggling to get them into a raid? Or do you struggle along knowing these people will be back, hoping nothing else comes up. Currently im skirting the line inbetween. If there going to be gone for more than a couple weeks im bringing someone in for there spot. If there not then i usually hold there raiding spot for them. I’m curious how other raiding guilds deal with this.