...I'd like to talk about raid selling and the effect it has on the raiding community. As stated on a previous thread (now deleted - thanks mods), I believe that although raid selling isn't technically against the ToS, it does harm the raiding community, by making it harder to tell at a glance who is competent and who is going to be dead weight. The result of this is that PUG raid leaders have to increase their requirements to ridiculous levels in order to be guaranteed to get half decent players. This has the knock-on effect that a lot of players who are competent can't join the raids because they don't meet the extremely high requirements, and the raid leaders have fewer and fewer people they can bring in for their raids.
Now a lot of you will probably say something along the lines of "just join a raiding guild" etc, but the problem with that is that a lot of newer players want to try out raiding first, to see if it takes their fancy before joining a guild, and a lot of guilds require previous raiding experience before they let you join. In this scenario, the only option is to join a PUG, but they can't do that because they lack the requirements for it. This again has the effect of reducing the number of able raiders for raiding guilds to recruit. Really, I can't see anyone who benefits in the long run to selling raids.
So, my question to you is, do you think that Raid Selling is a good thing for the community, or a bad thing?
P.S. To any mods that read this, please for the love of Kormir if you believe this thread is unacceptable, just lock it and give us a reason rather than deleting it without notice and pretending like it never existed. Thanks.