What would be freakin awesome is to allow the option to either lead a raid based on certain criteria or be able to browse raids who are looking for my class, ilvl, achievements, etc.
For example, I decide to start a Firelands raid for my alt and grab six guildies on their alts to run 7/7 normal, but we can't find anymore. We plan on taking two ranged and on more melee dps to come along but want certain criteria to be met.
With the raid finder we can perhaps set the following criteria before a person can request to join your raid. Modifiers would include type (tank, healer, ranged, and melee), class, previous achievements, and ilvl. So I could set the finder to look for melee dps and ranged dps with a minimum ilvl of 365 and at least 4/7 normal mode experience. Or maybe we want rogues and hunters in particular.
When the queue is set, two things happen.
1. We get a list of individuals queued for the raid finder who meet our criteria. Meanwhile,
2. Individuals looking for a raid who meet our criteria will be able to see us on a list of raids currently in queue.
As the raid leader, I can then request to speak with an individual I am interested in bringing along based on the criteria. When they accept the conversation, it it gives me the option to inspect their current gear, stats, talents, and achievements. Likewise, the player interested in joining is able to do the same with all members currently in the party.
An individual looking for a raid is able to browse available raids and request to whisper raid leaders if they meet the raid leaders criteria. Let's say a rogue goes on the browser and finds our raid in queue. The rogue could then send a request to speak with me, allowing the both of us to inspect each other's gear and achievements in game. The rogue also has the option of simply queueing up and will show up on the browser for raid leaders if the rogue meets criteria.
This feature could also apply with the raid lock system as well. Let's say I missed a raid night on my rogue that got Majordomo and Rag down. It's late Monday night before raid reset and I want to try and scrounge up a group for those two bosses. I can use the browser feature to find a group currently on one of those bosses or looking to do those bosses in particular. I could also create a raid and mention that we will only be doing Domo and Rag.
Honestly, if a feature like this were to be implemented I would pay premium service for it.
Edited by Nerdslayer on 8/17/2011 5:29 AM PDT