/waves, nice too see this still up here!
Moving too the topic at hand!.
I think the idea has a lot of potential, however, I don't personally see many guilds and individuals doing this :'(.
Renerock may come off as an elitist, but he has a valid point.
A standard would need too be set in place for raiding amongst the guilds that would do this. I'm not saying every single guild needs to have the HIGHEST, top notch standards, but we need more than what we have at the moment.
I'll give an example of a" Standard ".
I'll take it from Renerock.
A standard for raiding has to be met, it should not be acceptable if someone !@#$s up a mechanic over and over again, it should not be acceptable for a mage to wear strength gems, it should not be acceptable for someone to be missing enchants. The root of the problem is that these mistakes go either unnoticed or glazed over.
I personally am missing my shoulder enchant, and if DS was fresh I would go get exalted with Therazane, but it's not fresh so I am not going too bother with it.
I'm a prime example of "Glazed over", only reason why my missing enchant is glazed over, is because I can pull my weight and I'm amazing at healing, but that is besides the point.
The point is, if we set standards for raiding it'd mean no more glazing over,or unnoticed mistakes of the player, and with their class. I know a lot of people aren't going to be willing too grind rep, for all those spify enchants, or gather the perfect gear you can during the time of fresh raiding content, but if you do!
The realm would be better as a whole, and get more noticed by the majority of the player base, it'd hopefully bring fresh people too the realm so we could get more potentially amazing raiders.
Coming together to talk about strategies, about certain boss fights too help the guilds progress would be amazing, however. I can potentially see trouble brewing amongst everyone if we share TOO much information.
The ~Friendly Competition~ that you mentioned before, could be ruined if we give away all our secrets ;-].
As for offering up spots that are available too people from other guilds...
I kinda see that being a good and bad thing. >_>.
It can cause problems within the guild offering the spot, the guildie's would play the card of " You pugged from another guild, even though you could of picked me! ". Which, if said person was under-geared I can understand, however, if they have the gear there is nothing wrong with bringing them into the group. So that they can get the experience they need, and everyone can give pointers too that person on what they need to focus on for improvement.
Thus giving the guild another good raider.
The good part about this is that, people can go into the spot from another guild that is maybe doing heroics, and hopefully down some H-bosses! So they can share the experience with their guild, and perhaps bring more insight to the guild from the boss fight, which only first hand experience can offer ;-D.
This is my thoughts on the whole matter.
/Hugs! Need more tea, all this typing jeeish!