If there's anything <Infusion> can do to help we can. Just let me know.
There are plenty of things that Infusion can do to help on the Alliance side. The question is, are you and your raiders willing to do them? From my recently-ended experience as a spry little Dwarf on Azjol-Nerub, I'd be inclined to say that the answer is probably no
To put it succinctly, the problem with Azjol-Nerub is that the lower-end guilds are too reluctant to replace underperforming players, and the higher-end guilds are too reluctant to accept exceptional ones. The result is a bleak field of hopelessness on either end of the spectrum, as great raiders in poor guilds feel like they'll never be good enough to reach the top, and great raiders in great guilds feel like nobody besides them will ever be good enough to reach their caliber. If you care enough to read on, allow me to recite my own story in explanation.
At the start of Cataclysm, I came to this server at the behest of a few real-life friends. Naturally, those friends weren't hotshot raiders, and naturally, they all eventually buggered off. Myself being a significant bit more hardcore in that regard, I went on to search for a guild to call home. Azjol-Nerub being what it is, that was easier said than done.
Since Infusion was top dog, I decided to see if they'd take me during Tier 11. Admittedly, my DPS was crap, and my raiding experience was practically nonexistent, so I don't blame them for passing me off as an overeager hopeful at that point in time. Instead, I shopped around, stuck with the best team that would take me, and eventually got 6/7 Heroic Firelands under my belt.
Now that I was actually a heroic raider, I decided to try at Infusion again; so went in my second application during Tier 12. There was no reply for a while, so I met up with Decix in-game to follow up regarding my app. Because he was apparently too busy pretending to be AFK, I got tossed to a very super
officer instead, who proceeded to chide me on the aesthetics of my raid UI, the semantics of my application wording, and the audacity of having actually listed my raiding accomplishments in detail. There was also something about my DPS being too low, although when I tried determine what kind of numbers I should be pulling, he danced around the issue and refused to give me a straight answer.
I took what little criticism was constructive, and expanded my skillset to include both of my DPS specs. After a a few weekly wipe-fests on Zon'ozz and Ultraxion, I'd had enough. I was consistently thousands of DPS ahead of my team's average. I took a look at some parses, crunched a few numbers, and determined that I truly was of Infusion's caliber. That's when I sent in my third application, during Tier 13.
I got no reply for a while, just like before. This time, when I went to follow up, I was actually invited to join a trial run on Madness of Deathwing since they were short a member that night. I went in, I pulled my weight, and I beat
some of their
members, despite repeatedly being targeted and harried by Life Grip and Hand of Protection. I figured that would be sufficient, but no. No advice, no stipulations; just an unceremonious boot from the raid and another vague "DPS is too low" statement.