I am currently in a guild that raids 2 nights a week, generally around 5 hours total and is sitting at 1/14H [25 man]. There are many differing views in the guild as to how good this is. Some think that this great, "For the time we put in this is pretty damn good!". Others think that this is quite poor, "At this point in the tier we should be at least 8/14H since the 1st 8 bosses on heroic are push overs.". I think the truth lies somewhere between those statements and I would like to get some more opinions from people out there, and 'real data' as to what people should expect at this point in the tier with this time investment.
So, obviously this is a casual raiding guild at 5 hours a week. I have always thought that casual != bad and that people can be quite successful with this time investment. Being casual though, I do think this structure lends itself to being less focused and skill levels all over the board. However, I don't think it's unreasonable, because it happens, for people to be clearing normal SoO in 3-3.5 hours and 1/2 of the heroic bosses + half norm should be doable in 5 hours.
So what I would like to find out is:
How much time does your guild raid a week and how far are you? If you went 14/14H 3 months ago this discussion probably doesn't apply to you as your time investment was probably more significant and front loaded at the start of the tier. But, that could just be me being ignorant and you did it in 5 hours a week...
My main goal here is to help gather some information to help our guild become a bit more focused as we approach and enter WoD. I want us to have as much success as possible and gather information to help us make informed decisions. I realize there are many more options this poll could have but please detail in the discussion anything you would like to add.