So, give me the summary!
In short, were going to use a Raid Roster Role to auto fill the signup groups for that raid. We'll let anyone signup, but only people in the approved group will be automatically moved into an Approved Raiders signup group.
Sounds Neat. How's it done?
Many guilds call this sort of raid group a "Core Raider" group or something similar, so I'm using that terminology.
On the Raid Roster create a Group called "Raiders", then create a Role under it called "Core Raiders". Assign your Core Raide characters to that Role in that group.
Then on your raid in the signup area create a signup group called "Approved Raiders" with the maximum number of members (probably 25) and set it to Auto Fill based on Role from Raiders - Core Raiders group and Role.
With this setup *anyone* can signup, but only the people you've setup as Core Raiders in the raid roster will auto fill into that Approved Raiders group. The nice thing about this is that you can have your tier 2 or standby raiders signup and if they are needed an Admin can assign them to the Approved Raiders group.
The other nice thing is that the Approved Raiders signup group will stop auto filling when it's maximum is met, but the signup will still show if you have someone drop out or end up not being able to attend.
This will require a bit of communication with your guild to inform them of *why* it is working this way, but once you are all on the same page you should be set and your administration for this type of setup is greatly reduced.
1. DK (Blood) (Max. 1) Auto-Fill: DK Blood
2. DK (Unholy) (Max. 2) Auto-Fill: DK Unholy
Using this you can do multi-spec auto assignments also. On the Raid Roster you can put the same person in a DK Blood role *and* in a DK Unholy role and sort the DK Blood role higher and it will fill first for them. If that group fills up they will auto-fill into the DK unholy group and will now to show up with that spec and gear.
Not every guild manages their signups in that granular of a manner, but it is fertile ground to tune it to your own needs.
Melee DPS4 - or Healer8
Power Regen3 or Support1
Power Regen4 or Support2
Example I have Group Called "Raiders" then have each role ie "Main Tanks,Healers,Bards,Scouts,etc"
What I can't figure out is how to setup a group called Group 1 and then have only one of the qualified Main tanks assigned to that group it seems to just auto fill all of the tanks to group1. I think I am just missing where I can limit how many of a role to each group.
Auto fill this way works for me however it doesn't define the groups just the roles.
Bards (0/4 Raiders - Bards)
Brigand (0/1 Raiders - Brigand)
Coercers (0/2 Raiders - Coercers)
Healers (0/7 Raiders - Healers)
Illisionist (0/2 Raiders - Illusionist)
Mage (0/2 Raiders - Mages)
Melee master (0/1 Raiders - Scouts)
Swashbuckler (0/1 Raiders - Swashbuckler)
Tanks (0/4 Raiders - Main Tank)
i think what im missing is i want to make it so that group 1 combines the main tank, healers, support, and dps together into the same group.
setting up the auto-fill like i did in my last post makes it so that each section is seperated on the rapid-raid sign-up page. is there any way to merge then together while still keeping the same class limits?
Any thoughts or suggestions on how this can be done will be greatly appreciated. My thoughts rather than having Raid Eligible dates is to have Gear Score option instead meaning they have to have a certain number of Gear score for certain raids otherwise they cannot sign up.
To do what you suggest requires us to go through each persons gear score which changes regularly to figure out who is eligible for each raid and who is not. Can we say tedious! Just have a program that allows rapid raid to automatically update each persons gear score and if they are not eligible for that particular raid via the gear score set for the read they cannot sign up.
I will definitely look into doing this automatically. It's something that is doable, and I bet that a lot of users would like it.
The thing I wanted to get across was that it can be done right now with the system as it is. And, I think in practice gear score is less fluid than you might think since for an individual in a guild it tends to climb and not yo yo. The great thing is that the system can also help you manage all sorts of this like gem sets, resists, experience, and a ton of other things that might pop up.
Many guilds call this sort of raid group a "Core Raider" group or something similar, so I'm using that terminology. On the Raid Roster create a Group called "Raiders", then create a Role under it called "Core Raiders". Assign your Core Raide characters to that Role in that group.