For general guild information, please read this.
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, and Monday.
7:30pm – 10:30pm (AEDT) in Melbourne
4:30pm – 7:30pm (WST) in Western Australia
4:30pm – 7:30pm (HKT) in Hong Kong / Singapore
3:30am – 7:30am (EDT) In New York
12:30am – 4:30am (PST) in California
The schedule is designed to allow for flexibility as there will be, on occasion, people who will be unavailable on any given day. This allows us to continue progressing with the most optimal raid composition. All raiders are to be prepared 15 mins prior to raid start (invites will go out 5-15 mins prior to the raid commencing) with full consumables, the necessary items, and spec(s) to be ready by the raid’s official start time.
I do not expect 100% attendance. However, I do expect you to play with a high level of regularity. Given that we are a 10-man core focused on progression, we will not always have an available reserve of people to sub in. I understand people have RL responsibilities with home life, work, school, etc. However, as a core raiding member, you have made a commitment to the raid and should look out for your fellow raiders and the raid’s best interests. I will not tolerate core members missing scheduled raids without word or allowing us sufficient time to replace you should you be unavailable (exceptions will be made for emergency situations, of course). I will simply replace you with someone else for the remainder of that lockout period.
The Raid’s Goals
The goal for this 10-man is to defeat available content in a stable, efficient, and enjoyable environment. We will be competing for server firsts, so the raid’s standards will be very high. That said, my personal goal is to provide an enjoyable yet rewarding raiding experience for each of the raid’s members.
The Raid’s Rules
1. Play exceptionally well.
People make mistakes, we all do. However, to be successful at a competitive level of gaming, a certain level of skill is required. If you cannot quickly learn from those mistakes, then hardcore raiding is not for you. People continually failing to perform in their role(s) will not find a permanent spot in the raid’s core.
2. Itemize, spec, and gem appropriately.
I expect our core raiders to be researching, theorycrafting, and using class discussion boards to maximize their character’s specs and performance potential. This includes researching specific encounters which may require a certain spec or itemization, a spec which would provide Replenishment for the healers, or a spec which would provide a caster rDPS buff like Demonic Pact. Synergy and composition are very important to a raid’s ability to progress. As a team we are here to help one another. The guild’s forums are also a great place for discussions and/or questions about such topics.
3. Research and familiarize yourself with new encounters.
Knowledge is key to progression. Having ten people who know what to expect from an encounter significantly increases the chance of a kill. People who show up to a progression raid that have not adequately researched the encounter(s) are going to delay attempts as a result. Thus, slowing the rate at which the raid can progress. So do your research. Come prepared. The guild’s forum should be your first stop for information on new dungeon/raid encounters. The information will be posted in advance to enable the raid to discuss it and work on tactics. There are also some great sites like Tankspot which do encounter guides extremely well.
4. Communicate on vent, the forums, and in-game.
Vent is vital for a raid to communicate efficiently during a raid. I understand some people do not like to use it, however, it’s the most efficient way to communicate important tactics or information during a raid. The forums are a hub for all important information concerning the raid. This includes, but is not limited to: raiding schedule/signup, tactical discussion, and general discussion. In-game there is a dedicated chat channel for the 10-man raid. This enables us to discuss raid related information without impacting the other subgroups of the guild by filling guild chat with said discussions.
5. Respect your fellow raiders and guild mates.
Conflicts and arguments happen in any competitive environment. However, if it’s one thing I will not tolerate, it’s unreasonable people. If you have a conflict with someone, try discussing it with them privately to find a resolution. If you are unable to resolve it together, intervention may be required on my part to help resolve the issue. I do not mind arguments, providing they are educated and informed. Sometimes they are apart of a raid’s success. That said, do not be a jerk. Noone likes a jerk, and I will not hesitate in removing people from the raid and/or guild should that type of behavior be evident and persistent. People like this will impact the enjoyment of a raid, be disruptive to the guild, and will not be welcome.
6. Have fun.
Dedicated Member – Highest priority
Recruit – Priority if passed by a dedicated member
App – Lowest priority
We will not be using a DKP system for loot. Rather, people will use common sense. However, loot council may be used to decide the recipient of an item where a group of members are interested. The decision will take into consideration attendance, performance, and size of the upgrade.
How to Apply For the 10-Man
We are currently accepting applications. Please read this thread concerning our needs and how to apply. Please make sure you also read the section below.
The 10-Man Recruitment Process
Recruitment is a three-stage process: Applicant > Recruit > Dedicated Member. If you are looking to join a guild in the first week of applying, we are not the guild for you.
1. If your application is accepted, your permissions will be updated allowing you to signup for scheduled raids.
As an app, we will be assessing your punctuality, performance, situational awareness, raid contribution, and ability to listen, follow, and contribute to vent discussions. If we are happy with our first look, you will be encouraged to continue signing up for scheduled raids. This process will typically last 3-4 weeks. Apps have the lowest priority over loot.
2. If we are happy with your overall performance and feel that you will make a good addition to the 10-man, you will then be invited to join us as a recruit.
As a recruit, we will continue to assess your performance and suitability for the 10-man. It will also allow us to get to know you on a more social level outside of scheduled raids. This process will typically last 4 weeks. Recruits have priority on loot over apps, but not over dedicated members.
3. At this point, if we feel you have demonstrated to us your consistent ability and skill as a player, your dedication to the 10-man, and that you are socially a good fit for the guild, you will be considered core and your rank will be updated to dedicated member.