Raiding Rules and Regulations

(Updated 4/6: clarification of loot rolls / priority in the face of Mythic raids and Alt nights)

For more information about what we’re roles we’re looking for, check out the Raid Teams or Raiding Home pages.

Basic Rules:

  • Be on time
  • Don’t stand in fire
  • Use the Discord
  • Be kind

Attendance:

Raid attendants are required to be punctual. If you are going to be late or will be unable to attend, please let us know in the Raiding Attendance Discord channel as soon as you can.

Invites start going out at half an hour before the raid start time. Mythic and Heroic nights last 3 hours; Alt / Farm nights last 2 hours.

Anyone who has previously confirmed the rules with us who is interested in joining after raid begins may still join by in game messaging the active Warlord your role. We will let you know if a spot opens up for you after the current boss fight is over.

If you are leaving a run early, please whisper Quetzie at least one boss pull before you need to log off so we can find a replacement if necessary.

Attendees who are late or leave early will only be given ½ credit towards the day’s attendance logging.

Qualification:

Please help us to make our guild’s raiding experience enjoyable for all and ensure you meet these requirements before attending any progression scheduled run.

Once a boss has been 1-shot more than three (3) times it will be considered a Farm Boss will have more lenient participation rules. Regardless of boss farm status, poor performance resulting in 3 raid wipes may result in you being benched for the remainder of the boss or the raid night.

Please see the “RAID ANNOUNCEMENTS” channel on Discord, or the Raider Homework and Player Performance categories on the website, for relevant information on boss mechanics.

Alt Night:

To participate in alt night, you need an item level of 370 and basic understanding of boss mechanics. Alt Nights may include some early heroic bosses, but they will still only have an ilvl requirement of 370. You may use low-level gems or enchants, but it is not required.

We will be requiring someone to come to Normal /Alt raids before coming to Heroics…coming to Heroics before Mythic…etc. Even if you come in with a full clear, you may not know how we do a boss, and we want to evaluate how you do the basics with us before moving onto more difficult bosses. 

Heroics:

Heroic nights will require ilvl 380 and a deeper understanding of boss mechanics. You should be using high-level gems and enchants. For end-tier heroic bosses (Blockade, Jaina) you should be using battle potions.

Mythic:

Mythic nights are currently invite-only and have specific requirements. We will be rotating people in as best we can. Mythic raiders are specifically required to have Weakauras installed; it is highly encouraged but not currently required for Heroics. You should have the highest level gems and enchants, and be using potions and augment runes on all “kill attempts”.

Communication:

The Discord channels will be our primary source of notification for all of the following.

  • Raiding Announcements: General updates such as raid cancellations, time changes, current progression boss encounter videos and special events being offered to Vanguards
  • Raiding Discussion: Discussion on any of the mentioned notes in Raiding Announcements. If you cannot attend a raid, will be late, etc, post it here.
  • Raiding Attendance: If you’re going to be late or absent, please let us know. This is especially important for Mythic nights, as we have only 20 slots available.
  • Raiding Logs: Warcraft Logs posts for the night

Raids and other events will still be posted on the in-game calendar with a brief summary, but please see the aforementioned channels for the most information. We do not pay attention to whether or not someone has signed up on the in-game calendar. Any immediate in game questions may be whispered to one of the Warlords and we will do our best to help you.

Discord and DBM or Big Wigs is required, and Weakauras are highly encouraged. Raiders do not have to speak on voice but will be asked to join in on the voice “RAIDING CHANNEL”. Please limit conversation before and during encounters so the boss strategy may be clearly explained. One five minute break will be issued after approximately each hour.

Tanks and healers are strongly encouraged to have microphones and be communicative. Role priority will be given to those who are able to communicate on microphones, to make callouts for healing cooldowns, tank swaps, etc more effective.

Important raid features (ie. Battle Rezzes and Bloodlusts) will be directed by the Warlord. If you are not included in any special direction, please allow the designated person to do so.

Vanguard status:

After a guild member has attended a total of five (5) individual Raid events in one month they will be promoted to “Vanguard” in the guild. This feature will grant you access to the Raiding Equipment tabs in the guild bank, a higher guild bank repair bill, a spot featured on the Raiding Team page, and qualify you for special events such as progression boss raffles and celebrations. In order to keep this status, the Vanguard is asked to make at least 66% of raids per month. Attending a raid for 2 of 3 hours will net you partial attendance for the day. You can track this on the Raid Attendance page.

Vanguards will also be required to donate some sort of material to the guild. This will be a once per month donation and the options change each time. You can view the available options on the Raid Donations Sheet. These donations go towards the feasts and cauldrons that we provide; monetary donations go towards the guild repairs that everybody enjoys.

Abuse of the guild bank tabs may result in raid suspension or removal from Ministry of Defense. Vanguards missing two weeks’ worth of runs without any prior notice to a Warlord will have their Vanguard status removed and will need to repeat the original steps to restore it (please let us know of any vacations, leaves of absences, operations, etc. and we will do our best to pardon the situation).

Consumables:

Raid attendees are required to utilize all of the following buffs as directed:

  • Food
  • Flasks
  • Augment Runes (if available)
  • Buff Potions (e.g. Battle potions if available)
  • Enchantments
  • Gems

Raid attendants can track their gems, enchants, and more on the Ministry of Defense WoW Audit Sheet. There is also an Audit Sheet for Raid Alts. If you’re not on the sheet, let Quetzie know to add you.

Many of these items will be available in the guild bank and distributed on raid nights. Feasts will be provided only after full wipes; individual character deaths will be expected to utilize personal items. Contributions are always welcome!

Congratulations on making it this far in the rules. In order to attend raids, make sure that you private message a Warlord (via Discord, NOT in-game whisper or in-game mail) a confirmation that you’ve read them. Be sure to include the phrase “marshmallow tonic” alongside your comment so that we know you’ve actually read the rules and aren’t just saying you’ve read them. If you send us a message saying you’ve read them, but haven’t sent us “marshmallow tonic”, you will not be attending. Please don’t discuss the secret phrase with others – it is ridiculous on purpose. Signing up on the in-game calendar isn’t enough to receive an invite!

Loot system:

Once loot has been received, players who wish to offer up an item for roll will whisper the item to Telann. You are not required to offer any item up for trade. Telann will then call for rolls in order of roll priority (below). If you win the roll and find you don’t need/want the loot, it then goes to the next runner up.

Roll Priority:
Main spec upgrade, Azerite or Trinket side grade *
Side grade for main spec
Off-spec
Transmog
Disenchants

* If a raid night is an “alt night”, alts / newbies are given main-spec priority rolls over those characters who are in main progression runs, as higher-geared characters have more opportunities to get the pieces they need. During alt nights, progression characters are considered “off spec” in the loot priority listing.

Note: BoE items belong to whoever receives them, but may also be offered to others for roll at that players discretion.

Infractions

Depending on the severity and frequency of an attendee’s infractions, Warlords may decide to temporarily or permanently bench a player from attending raid nights. Certain circumstances at Warlords discretion will be considered.

Thanks, all

Our goal is to progress through current content while still offering a fun experience for everyone attending. Please refrain from any disrespectful comments, either written or spoken to one another, and the obligatory bragging posting of recounted data. This is a learning group and mistakes are expected, but will certainly be worked to be corrected. For any additional questions, feel free to ask a Legati or Warlord.

~Zextol