I am in a raiding guild on Bertox. The number of players on the server has been shrinking consistently for many years. Nearly every expansion one of the raiding guilds ends up folding because it can't maintain enough players to cycle raids. I would like to point out that some of our guild members are in their 60's and 70's and while they love the game their reaction time, eye sight, and other medical conditions often make the knee jerk 6 sec emotes that cripple / wipe the raid painfully hard for them and us. These members have been playing for 15-20 years and no one wants to kick them out because they can't "get good". Even if we did kick them out of the raids there are not enough players around to back fill the slots. Last winter we running nearly full raids. When summer comes around we're down to the mid 40's and we end up back filling with people trying to box healers. Each time one of the guilds folds about half of the players just stop playing. I don't think we can take another TBL style expansion. My plea to the developers: - Make some of the T1 raids 'easy' so we can get our foot in the door. - Limit the number of 'knee' jerk raid wiping emotes, when you do have them, make them VERY visible like the big red rings in poFire raid. - Don't make them all DPS checks. - Make the group gear slightly worse than the last expansion raid gear. This makes it worth while to keep farming older raid content.