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Today we’re bringing you a list of nine tips to help anyone starting out with raids become successful and avoid quitting midway. Our goal is to usher in a new wave of glory hounds who know exactly what they are doing, and we’ll show you exactly how.

1.    Using a Boost Service

This is an obvious thing to consider. If all you want is to have a maxed-out monster of a character, built to crit raid bosses one after another, you should look into a WoW Raid Boost Service. Using this, you can get the build of your dreams delivered to you, made and playtested by a professional.

At a cost, you will have all the power you could have hoped and dreamed of to lay the smackdown on any boss of your choosing. A fair trade-off, if you don’t have the time to grind.

2.    Find the Right Guild

World of Warcraft has always been about loyalty and belonging, and this extends to the guild system. Your guild is your team. It’s the people you go on raids with. As such, you should be careful about which guild you choose to go with.

Your guild is going to guide you about skills, builds, and gear needed for the raid. So choose one that is near your level. If you pick one that is higher level just to power level yourself, you won’t be able to do anything where it counts. Being peers level-wise will give you a better shot.

3.    Grab the Best Gear

There should be no compromise on this front. Yes, the best gear takes time and a lot of grinding to find. Yes, you will probably miss a few raids because of it. However, it’s worth it. Aim for the best gear for your class and specialization. This makes sure you will be select for future raids.

At the same time, the better your equipment, the better you’ll do on the raid. The harder you hit and the higher your defense and other stats, the more useful you are on the field. Which is what you want,

4.    Study Your Class

One of the most important things you can do is knowing what it is you can do. You should know your class features and skills like the back of your hand. Sure, you should engage in theory-crafting strategies with your build, but as long as you don’t start experimenting in the middle of a boss fight, you’ll be okay.

Knowing what you can do beforehand will help you make snap decisions when you’re in the thick of things. You can always approach your guild leaders or other experienced players or advice afterward.

5.    Punctuality Pays

As in life, so in raids. Aim to show up at least half an hour before you’re scheduled to start your raid. You don’t want your guild to fail because you didn’t show up, right? Your absence or tardiness can be overlooked once or twice – at least if you let them know beforehand – but continual lateness will drastically reduce the number of invites you get to go-a-raiding.

Showing that you’re there and ready to fight for your cause will lift your reputation and mark you as a dependable and necessary part of the raid.

6.    Embody the Guild’s Ideals

Simply put, don’t go into business for yourself. If the only thing you care about is what you will get out of this raid, what loot and what gear you will find, and you keep mentioning this in chat, you might end up getting a stern talking-to from the officers and raid leaders.

A raid is a team event. You are working together to achieve something. As such, know that the team comes first. Stand for what the build believes in, and you’ll have the entire team backing you. It will increase your chances of success.

7.    Less Talk, More Action

There will be voice channels available for venting, but don’t use them. These are best used by the raid leaders to coordinate their attacks and moves, not for you to curse and moan. Stay silent and do your best. Opening your mouth outside of responding to questions and orders will only serve as a distraction for those who are concentrating.

You don’t have to let your team know that you’re lagging. They know. They’ve been through it, and there will be plenty of opportunities to tell them so afterward. Just focus on killing whatever comes at you.

8.    Consumables Are Key

This is it. This is where the entire item hoarding pays off. Food, scrolls, elixirs, stones, mana oil – everything goes in if you’re planning on flattening the boss. Using items will drastically increase your effectiveness in your chosen role and help your team out all the more. You can always grind later to build up your stock, but a boss raid is the place to go all out.

9.    Have Fun

At the end of the day, World of Warcraft is only a game. Don’t let it interfere with your work or family life, and don’t let it take over other aspects of your life either. Never forget that this is something you do for fun, to relax and kill some time. That’s all.

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