so back when rift launched, i raided with aigis and got world 2-3rd progression through greenscale. after that i had to withdraw from raiding because a close family member became terminally ill. i stopped raiding hard core and only recently returned to the game to try TL.
so to my questions:
Im playing a cleric now (glutton for punishment). will ranged clerics be viable dps come SL? i keep reading mixed reports, but the consensus seems to be that warriors are still going to be vastly ahead of other classes.
if i want to play dps in a competitive raid team, will i basically be forced to play warrior?
what are the barriers to entry in hardcore raiding in rift? as i've been away for a while the etiquette has obviously changed. i have raided hardcore in both wow (top 50) and rift (top 2-3) but have been casual for the last year and thus dont have current demonstration of my ability as a player.
how is rift's raid content? when my guild stopped playing after greenscale, most of them complained about bugged/oversimplified mechanics (having trouble with a mechanic, bring more warriors and dps past it)
these are the ones that come to mind right now, and i would really appreciate some insight from people who might know the answers.