I realize that since a lot of us here are either:
A. New to raiding
B. New to the game
It may be beneficial if I were to establish some ground rules considering raiding itself.
1. Always follow the RAT (Raid Assist Target). Make sure that you have the assist window enabled (Options -> Combat Options ->Enable Assist Window AND Social Panel -> Raid Panel -> Assist Window). The purpose of the RAT is to basically focus all of our DPS down onto one target, in order to be more efficient. You must always stay on this target, even if you disagree with the target; it just solves a lot of our problems.
2. Pay attention the leader. Not many people realize just how hard it is at times to organize a raid, and then lead it. It requires 100% dedication to the kin, and to the people attending the event. That means that, in turn, you all have to make sure you are actually listening to the raid leader, and are well aware of what you have to do during the fight, and what other people have to do as well. If you aren't sure of something, ask; we won't bite your head off.
3. Be aware of your situation. If something goes wrong, and someone dies announce if you are going to rez someone, or if you are going to pop hope for them. In the same way, don't pop hope/scrolls before the raid leader says that we are about to do the fight. If someone is afk or something, then that is a loss of a few minutes right there. In the same light, as a hunter, for example, always keep an eye out on poisons and such. Don't be in your own world.
4. Don't give up. This is, to me, the most important rule. The basis of this kin is camaraderie, in order to ensure our success. That means, when things get tough, we stick it out. Three wipes? No problem, let's do seven more. My point is; wipes are part of raiding. You are going to wipe when you try something new, but you will also (hopefully!) learn what you did wrong when you wipe. So you go again, and again, until you are successful. It took us 11 times to get the Watcher down, and we didn't quit. The same applies to everyone. Even if you think it is hopeless...You could be surprised as to what the outcome is like.
Our Loot System:
We use Suicide Kings. Basically, it utilizes a list system. So, to create this list, we have the raiders ./roll 100. So, lets say the scenario is like this:
Gwarth rolls 100 (100)
Jarvis rolls 1 (100)
Gorbulas rolls 2 (100)
Emoni rolls 57 (100)
Now, the list would look like:
That means, that if an item drops in a raid, and I want it, I win it. Lets say Emoni also wins something afterwards. The list would then look like this:
Basically, if you win something, you go back to the bottom of the list. This list is permanent; but your position isn't! Each time you participate in a raid, you have the opportunity to advance on the list, if someone were to choose a loot piece. So, let's say Gorb takes an item:
Jarvis was able to advance all the way to the top by not utilizing his SK rights, and having others take items. Its that simple.