OK, so here’s the scoop. My 10 man raid team has been together since Ulduar, with 8 original members since then. We are by no means hardcore (6/12 currently, 16/16N last tier), but we still want to kill bosses in a reasonable amount of time. Our real focus is to make sure that raiding is fun, and we really do enjoy each others’ company.
I have 1 raider who has been on the team since the beginning who is struggling very hard with her DPS. She has always been adequate (within ~10% of the top), but this tier has been very different. We’ve identified that she really cannot maintain her DPS while moving at all, and it is becoming VERY noticeable this tier with all of the heavy movement fights. Last night I had an unusual raid comp for our group, and we had 3 melee DPS. The two ranged were myself (spriest) and her (destro ‘lock). When we got to Tortos, her lack of DPS actually prevented us from getting the kill. I was averaging about 110Kish (I know, not top parse material), and she was down around 60K. As far as I’m concerned, this is not acceptable.
So here comes my question… I’m really torn between replacing her to progress faster or trying to work with her and getting the rest of the group frustrated. I received whispers from 4 people last night pointing out the fact that her DPS was shit, and I know that if I don’t do anything about it I’m going to have to start answering for her and potentially losing other raiders. The predicament is that she’s been a strong raider for years with amazing attendance and an awesome attitude, and I feel like she deserves more than a boot in the ass and a “have a nice day”.
If you put yourself in my shoes, how would you handle the situation?