You need to accept or decline your raid invites. If you do not accept or decline but you are waiting online at the time of the raid for an invite you are considered a pug and will only be invited if spots are available 5 minutes before raid start. This is the same time we begin pugging spots as well. Accepting and Declining allows us as officers to confirm people for the raids and know who and what type of raid makeup we are likely to have ahead of time.
Let me go ahead and tell you why it’s a good idea to reply.
- It lets the raid leaders know what type of raid composition they’re going to have.
- Raid leaders can make a go/no go decision before raid night.
- If you accept it greatly increases your chance of actually getting to raid.
- If you decline it lets the raid leaders know they won’t have the big heals or big guns for that night. They can plan accordingly.
Raiding is a team effort. This is not just about you. Your actions or in-actions impact your fellow friends and raiders.
I’ve seen people not respond to calendar invites and then get upset when we need players to fill spots and they’re not chosen because we had too many volunteers at that point.