Every World of Warcraft raider should read these guides and check out these tools.
They are more important than any class guide, and they apply to every class. Class guides teach how to play a specific class; that will change from patch to patch. These guides and tools teach how to raid, and that knowledge will endure for your entire raiding career.
If you know of a good guide, suggest it!
Table of Contents
(http://iam.yellingontheinternet.com/2014/01/29/raid-awareness-is-a-learned-and-practiced-skill/): Staying alive is the most important skill a raider can have. If you are going to read one link on this website, read this one.
(http://www.paragon.fi/blogs/rng-not-excuse): There is little randomness in wow that can’t be dealt with.
http://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/4392-warcraftlogs-a-comprehensive-guide/ How to take logs and upload to warcraftlogs.
http://www.checkmywow.com/ This site will analyze your WarcraftLogs log and attempt to tell you how well you are playing. Still in beta as of April 2016.
https://www.reddit.com/r/CompetitiveWoW/comments/3sqix0/resource_compiled_class_metrics_for_log_analysis/ – How to analyze specific classes in patch 6.2
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15538506318 – how to take logs and analyze Warlocks in 7.0
https://sacredshielding.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/hpal-log-analysis-101/ – This guide is specific to holy paladin for patch 6.2, but you can apply the concepts used here to your own healing, dpsing, or tanking.
https://github.com/simulationcraft/simc/wiki/StartersGuide: Simulationcraft is a program that simulates combat to generate stat weights and trinket rankings that guide gearing choices. The above link is their introductory guide.
(https://www.reddit.com/r/maximumcharactercoun/wiki/wow_curated_addons_list) Curated addons list compiled by redditor http://www.reddit.com/u/maximumcharactercoun.
(http://www.mistyteahouse.com/weakaura-hub/weakaura-school/) A guide to weakauras, a powerful addon that allows you to monitor most events in the game, including your abilities’ cooldowns and charges.
Getting in a Guild
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uieU0KOIoPw) This video guide by Mike Preach explains how to get into a (better) guild. He speaks a bit loudly.
(http://www.peakofserenity.com/finding-a-guild/) This written guide by Babylonius explains how to find the right guild for you and how to go about the search.