Tucos guide to going from scratch to retired raider: 1. Pick a server with the most raiding guilds (bristlebane) 2. Find what classes they need, besides bard. 3. Create a nonterrible 3box with a bard, plate tank and whatever based on what they need. 4. Weasel into the guilds discords and talk to them like a human being, which is something surprisingly few raiding hopefuls can do. If you're obnoxious just skip this. 4bonus. Ask to listen to raids, both helping you learn and proving you'll show up. 5. Level and git gud 6. Once you're not going to screw up the basics, join a public raiding scene. 7. Gear / AA / aug up and look for an opening for a raiding guild as you perfect your skills. 8. Raid for a couple months, scoop tons of loot instead of it going to regulars 4th alt and then disappear because you only thought you wanted to do EQ raiding.