This is a conundrum (that word though) my guild has been facing since as long as I can recall. Just for general info - we are currently raiding 2x p/w for a total of 7 hrs. We ended HM at 5/7[M] and are currently 6/10[M] in BRF. But, there is something that really grinds my gears. That makes me twitch a little.It's players that point blank refuse to fulfill another role. I'm talking purely about hybrids here.
Out of our 24 man roster we can only rely on 2-3 players that are willing to change roles as the raid requires. The rest are a mix of solid players but they provide zero flexibility. The main problem is that particularly on 'farm' we have at times struggled to make the raids efficient and even had to cancel one recently as we had no one willing to go tank. This all results in stupidity such as running 5 healers on Kagraz and Beastlord. It's a real shame that within our raid at least, people seem less and less willing to put their necks on the line and genuinely help the guild. I'm wondering if this is just a localised problem or if anyone else is noticing a genuine lack of off spec viability.
It seems strange to me. Some raids have been saved from cancellation when one of our more understanding players has accepted going to tank/dps /heal but this is rare and part of the issue is the guys that show zero interest in fulfilling another role are often our 'best'. This makes me doubt that it's a skill issue and more of an immature toys out of the pram issue.
-a Boomy with resto Off-Spec that doesn't heal.
-a Fury warrior with Prot Off-spec that doesn't tank.
-a Disc priest with Shadow Off-spec that doesn't dps.
Basically, how should I go about this? Currently I'm really torn between:
+Accept that players play for themselves and have every right to play what they want
+Demand that they gear their Off-Spec and are ready to change roles if required.