At Pertento we encourage players to play what they like. That said we simply can’t accommodate everyone’s choice if there is no space available in the raiding roster. Generally speaking however rolling a healer (primarily Paladin or Priest) or a DPS Warrior is most likely to grant you a spot in the core raiding team. Sub-optimal class/spec (i.e. Retribution Paladin or Feral Druid) have the least chance of making it on the team as they are limited to one or two spots at most (more only if it’s farm content).
Similar to the class/spec question, you are free to take whatever you like. If you wish to take something that will actually benefit the guild however we will always strongly encourage you to take two of the following: Herbalism/Alchemy/Engineering. Engineering, while costly, allows you to maximize your DPS and wreak havoc in PvP. Through alchemy you are able to provide the guild with transmutes (i.e. making valuable arcanite bars every 3 days), and through herbalism you can acquire rare black lotuses in the open world that are needed in the creation of raiding flasks. While every guild needs a good blacksmith/leatherworker/enchanter or two, the valuable recipes/formulas will go to the dedicated guild crafters first; without these you will be hard-pressed to utilise your profession to its maximum.
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