We are a low pressure guild that strives to ensure a fun experience for all of our members, and we ask our members to represent the guild in a positive manner.
No drama in game or in the forums. Take your issues out of Guild chat. If a situation escalates; speak to an officer, the guild leader, or step away for a little while until cooler heads prevail.
Please respect all other players and treat them with decency. This extends past guild chat to all public chat channels. You are a representative of all of us. No harassment and/or derogatory comments of a sexual, racial, etc. nature. It is okay to joke around from time to time; it is not okay to harass anyone for any reason.
Absolutely NO discussions on religion, social issues, or politics in Guild Chat or public chat channels like Trade or General Chat. Also, if it counts as 'hate speech' - don't do it.
Do not break Blizzards rules about advertising the sale of accounts or in game gold for money.
Do not violate the EULA and TOS.
Loot Rules: See Raid Rules, below.
Guild Bank Rules
Do not take items for toons that are not in the guild.
Do not take items that you cannot use within 2 levels.
Do not sell items from the guild bank.
Do not put items in the wrong tabs, or items that can not be used (gray items), in the guild bank or your bank privileges will be revoked
The Guild Bank is just that, put items in there that you don't mind others using, it is not your personal storage space
Only the Guild Leader will perform periodic clean outs of the bank tabs. If you see that this needs to be done in order to make room, please let the Guild Leader know.
If you want to deposit items to the GB and there is not room for those items in the appropriate tab: wait until there is room, ask an officer or GM to make room, or mail the items to an officer or GM.
Tab: 1 Gear 10-90 Tab
Only Uncommon items or better are allowed in this tab.
All items must be for levels 10-90. Please attempt to organize the tab by level/type.
Tab: 2 Gear 91-100 Tab
Only Uncommon items or better are allowed in this tab.
All items must be for levels 91-100. Please attempt to organize the tab by level/type.
Tab: 3 Lower Mats
Only items relating to primary or secondary professions (Pre-Warlords of Draenor) are allowed in this tab, such as materials for crafting. - NO FOOD ITEMS
Tab: 4 WoD Mats 1
Only items relating to primary or secondary professions are allowed in this tab, such as materials for crafting. This tab is for Cloth, Leather, Enchanting Mats, Jewelcrafting (uncut gems), Ore, Bars, Herbs ONLY
Tab: 5 WoD Mats 2
This tab is for raw WoD Cooking materials
Tab: 6 Patterns and Misc Tab
Please attempt to organize the tab by profession. Recipes and Patterns + Misc. Items Go here. NO FOOD.
Tab: 7 Consumables
Only Item Enhancements - Glyphs, Enchants, CUT gems, flasks, elixirs, potions, leg armors, etc. here. COOKED Food items allowed if a Stats Bonus is given or if it is a raid feast.
Tab: 8 Raid/Officers
Limited Access - this tab contains BoE items that dropped in Raid that the group could not use - as well as flasks, high end crafting mats, and cooked feasts. BoE's have a trickle down, if you intend to raid with the guild in any of the core teams you have priority on those items if they are an upgrade for you. This does not mean that anyone in the guild can't have/use the mats that are in this tab, just ask for them.
Loot and Attendance Policy
In an effort to enhance our raiding experience we are continually learning from our past experiences and tweak our rules as needed. As always these are subject to change if they are not working out and will be reviewed by the guild leader and raid leader(s) as an ongoing process.
Raid Rules/Loot Rules:
There are four types of Raids in our guild.
Progression Raids with Core Teams
Raids of current expansion, not current tier content
*CORE TEAMS, SIGN-UPS and SUBSTITUTES*
Raid sign ups for Current Progression Content are for the established raid team(s) unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
These raids will be on the Guild calendar in-game and on the website - general sign-ups are allowed if you are available as a substitute. For these raids, substitutes must meet minimum requirements as established by the raid leader, be gemmed and enchanted. The class that would best meet the needs of the core group will be selected to ensure a continuation of progression. Core raiders will always have priority for the raid. Substitutes will be taken as needed; however, if there is an attendance issue where three or more core raiders are absent/late, the raid may be cancelled for that day.
You may not swap out an alt for your raiding toon.
will be on the calendar. Anyone can sign up to experience the raid content. No experience necessary. Be on-time and be prepared.
As always - we adjust our raid and guild rules as need and in this case, when policies are taken advantage of. This has been the unfortunate result recently and we're now firming up our policies in order to maintain a stable raiding environment.
Our goal for raider attendance is 90%. That means that in one month of scheduled raids - missing ONE (if any) raid night with notice. As a progression raiding guild we do not raid on a hardcore schedule. As a result, our progression is not (typically) record breaking. The trade off is that our schedule is light enough for people to enjoy a real life, or have time to level alts or play other areas of the game and not feel like you are tied to a computer all the time. This does not mean attendance is here or there. In order to actually accomplish our goals we need to show up and perform to the best of our ability.
If you can not commit to regularly attending our VERY light progression raiding schedule there is a possibility that you do not have the ability to raid with us.
Communication: Between our Website, Remote Guild Chat and the fact that most of our officers and raid leaders and some team members have provided cell phone numbers for calls and texts, or email addresses for contact - there are very few acceptable excuses for not being able to inform us of an absence.
"No Call/No Show" - If you do not show up to raid and have given no prior notice or have not contacted the team at all to inform them of your absence in advance (barring a true real life emergency) - do not expect to remain on the raid team or in the guild.
Last minute emergencies and frequent absences - Real Life does happen. Do what you can to inform your team with as much notice as possible if you can not make it to raid or will be running late. If you are expected to be out for a period of time - do inform them when you are returning. There are nine other people waiting on you. If you can't be relied upon - we can't keep nine other people disappointed in their raiding experience. If you are frequently calling out because of one (perfectly legitimate) reason or another, your raid leader and another officer will have a discussion with you about your ability to commit to a raid team. Your absences will be considered on a case-by-case basis and tracked by your raid leader.
Planned absences - Birthdays, Holidays, Work Travel, Vacations - These are not surprises. You know they are coming up. Inform your team if there are conflicts with your raiding schedule. Most teams can work out alternative raid days around holidays. Some will opt to postpone. Communication is key. We have no problem with informed absences.
Use of Mumble is required for raiders. There are no exceptions to this. Even if you do not have a microphone, you must listen. Be prepared for raids. Wipes happen. Bring flasks and other consumables that you will need. Bring a good attitude. This is fun what we do for fun!
All Progression Raids will be Master Loot.
Core Raiders will have priority to roll for Main Spec gear and Tier pieces. If the core group does not need that gear for Main Spec, Subs may roll for Main Spec.
If still no one needs, it will be Off Spec rolls for Core and Subs. If no one can use the gear, it will be disenchanted and the shard will be placed into the guild bank.
BoE Epic gear that drops will be handled the same, but will be equipped right away if it is an upgrade. If no one can use the item, it will be placed in the Guild Bank for distribution by the Guild/Raid Leader discretion.
BoE Epic Patterns will be rolled by Core Group who has a toon IN THE RAID that can use the pattern. If no one can use it, Subs may roll if their toon can use the pattern.
If no one can use the pattern it will be placed in the Guild Bank and distributed by Guild Leader and Raid Leader discretion.
If a BoE Crafting Materials drop in current raiding tiers they are to be placed in the guild bank for raider use.
If you want loot for Transmogrification and no one needs the item for an upgrade for either main or off spec - you may roll on the item. The price is one current enchanting shard to be placed in the guild bank for general guild use.
There will be only ONE epic and ONE tier item awarded per person/per run - UNLESS no one else can use the item, or everyone that qualifies for the item has already won something. - The "Bonus Roll" items do NOT count against this.
Your Main Spec will be the role that you have in that raid (ex: You are Priest. You’re running Disc for the raid, but have Shadow Spec too, your main spec is Heals, your offspec is DPS). If you find that you perform more than one raid roll - the role you primarly signed up for (on your raid team roster) is your main spec.
Loot masters must be aware that some items are "hybrid" and can be best in slot upgrades for multiple players.
Hybrid classes are not eligible to obtain loot for specs that they do not currently have.
ALL OTHER RAIDS
Raid Sign-ups will be done through the in-game calendar. A sign-up does not guarantee a spot in the raid, but indicates your availability. If you are logged-in and ready at the designated start time, you will be given preference for the raid. Raid leaders have the discretion to form a group that will provide a likely outcome of success for the raid group; however, raid leaders will not discriminate based on gear or experience. We will always take the time to explain the fights and strategies for raids, but it will help immensely if everyone researches the expectations on their own. Use our forums for questions, to watch the videos and get familiar with unknown aspects.
There are no "holds" called on loot. Legitimate upgrades will roll as the core raid group: Main Spec Need, Off Spec Need and then Free Rolls.
Transmogrification Runs will roll Greed all items unless it is a useable piece for your class.
Promotions may be discussed in the Officer’s Forums, as needed.
The following lists are guidelines and are subject to officer and guild leader discretion.
Ways to be promoted:
Taking an active part in the Guild - including guild chat, forums posting, active use of Mumble
Joining in Guild events like contests, mog runs
Helping others with quests, especially lower level toons.
Attending instance runs, raids, pvp groups
Doing what you can to help the Guild as a whole - such as contributing to the guild bank, organizing achievement groups, crafting items for guild mates
We can't promote you if we don't know you. Please don't expect a promotion within a few days of joining.
Ways to be demoted:
including, but not limited to:
Improper use of website forums, such as advertising or defaming members or Officers
Showing disrespect towards other players
Removal from Guild
Ninja Looting in raids/instances
Repeated Insubordination and Disrespect, including griefing in public chat
Theft from the Guild Bank (which includes withdrawing items to sell in the auction house)
Personality Conflicts that are severe and ongoing.
More than 4 no-shows for events that you have signed up for will result in the removal of your main and alts.
Long term AFK with no notice. Please read about our very generous parking policy.
WoD Raiders - Expectations
We are an inclusive guild that will take the time to give you an opportunity to raid and give you the tools you need in order to improve your performance regardless of experience if you desire to do so. Trust us to be able to give you what you need - but understand that we can't always do that right away. Be patient with us, talk to us - and we will bend over backwards to be the best guild and raid experience you have ever had.
Casual Raid Guild - does not mean here-and-there attendance. It means that we schedule raids with short enough hours, infrequent days that allow you to not feel that this video game is a part time job with shitty pay - yet we have enough time to accomplish goals, kill dragons and have a good time hanging out together. If you can NOT commit to the schedule as set, then please let us know now so that we don't hold up nine other people in your team.
improve the guild's raid rank/progression
Maintain better team integrity over long periods - meaning no burnout - and keeping a core group for the duration.
Expectations for ALL raiders:
Know the fight mechanics before the raid time. Our forums will have videos, text breakdowns of every fight. Use these resources that we took the time to provide. Less time explaining every detail = more time killing things.
Bring all required gold, mats, reagents, flasks, and food to the raid. Be prepared.
Be on at the instance door and ready 5 minutes before the raid. If your team is supposed to start at 9PM, that means you should start your first trash pull at 9PM.
Notify the raid leader of absences, at least 24 hours before the raid in the forums thread for your team - you MUST attempt to find a replacement for yourself if you will be absent.
Focus on raid - too much kid aggro, wife aggro, other distractions - perhaps it's time to reassess whether you have the time to take on raiding.
Break Time - 1 hour in to a raid has been suggested. Unscheduled Bio breaks hold everyone up. Try to be a grown up and go to the bathroom before the raid starts. I'm embarrassed that I even have to mention this.
Two minute wipe recall and buffs. This means a raid wipe is NOT the time to take a break, get a drink, have a smoke, take a bio. You do not wait for a rez. You do not hearth out to Org in order to check out your auctions. The time during the recall after a wipe is used for discussion on what went wrong and how to improve. Regroup, rebuff and start again within two minutes.
Maintain updated required add-ons and learn to use them. Please be open to suggestions if there is an addon out there which can help you in an encounter.
Know how patches affect their class, spec, role, and boss fights before they hit by reading patch notes. Especially with a new expansion, the first few months are full of patches that sometimes dramatically change a class, encounter or spec.
Meet performance expectations for your class, spec, role. If you are not pulling the DPS, HPS that is expected - ask for help. Sometimes very small changes can create very large improvements.
Communication - The guild leader, the raid leader(s) are always available to talk if you have a problem. If your raid team is not meeting your expectations as far as attendance, starting on time, maintaining a schedule, progression, etc. - come talk to us. We can't correct a problem if we don't know that you have a problem.
Collaboration - with multiple raid teams and multiple skills we have the unique opportunity to collaborate with each other and find out how someone else is handling a sticky part of a raid encounter. Talk to each other!
Loot Rules / Guild Rules / Raid Rules - Please read these over again. Understand how the rules work. Understand loot distribution.
Guild Bank - Raider Tab- If there are BoE Epic items that can not be used in your raid team - they go into the Raider Tab of the guild bank for use by another team. If you DO take a piece of gear, enchant or other item from this tab, put in a stack of materials or donate some gold. It's not a market price transaction, just give some if you take some. If you take a pattern from the raider tab - make an item for yourself and at least one to put into the tab for someone else to use. If you need materials to craft - contact the guild leader or the raid leader - the guild funds will bankroll this.
Raider Rank - All "Dire Wolf" Raider ranks take approximately four to six raid nights for new raiders to be promoted. This is to ensure that those promoted are dedicated to the teams. This rank requires an authenticator. If you do not have one, get one.
Replacing Raiders - Our Raid Leads understand that we will only replace raiders under specific conditions: excessive absences, frequent tardiness, violation of guild/raid rules and VERY poor performance. The latter will only be an issue if the under-performance is not corrected after a discussion and help has been provided.
Warcraft Logs - ALL raid teams MUST upload logs of each raid night. We can't help people improve a raid encounter, improve performance or provide people with comparisons if the logs are not there. If you need help interpreting the logs, ask the guild leader and raid leads for assistance.
Use our Website - The guild leadership is pretty great about letting teams run rather autonomously; however part of the bargain in raiding with the guild is following our rule sets and methods. Use our website. Post strategy threads, read the threads posted, use the late/absent threads to keep people informed. We can't assist with issues if we don't know there are issues. Communication is our number one resource here and it must be utilized.