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and thats pretty much the same for mages as far as recruitment stataus and promotion, etc.
but honestly, if you do not sign up for raids, either going or not going, it shows a lack of respect for everyone in the guild. personally, im a big fan of respect, and if you don't have any for the guild, then there is a problem.
if you can't commit to signing up for raid, and are unable to perform this simple task, how are we to believe you are a competent reliable person to raid with?