My guild is pretty casual and raids 2 or 3 nights a week. The first night is flex for anybody and the other two is our progression run for the core raiders. We are fairly deep into the raid after a breakthrough (stuck on Nuroshon for 2 1/2 weeks then downed him and 6 other bosses in a week) and now we are a bit divided on how to resume. Some want to extend the lockout and others want to keep resetting since is reasonably early for better gear.
I think the ideal situation would be progression night 1 we start fresh and get as deep as we can into it and night 2 we pick up where we left off.
Is there any way to do this without a basic "dummy" character there to get carried through our latest encounter and keep using them to extend the lockout?