Raiding Rules and Regulations

(Updated 4/1)

Raid schedule (EST):

Wednesday 7 – 9 (6:30 – 6:50 invites) Farm Bosses or Progression
Saturday 5 – 8 (4:30 – 4:50 invites) Progression
Monday 7 – 9 (6:30 – 6:50 invites) Farm bosses/Alt Runs before reset

Raid schedule (Server Time):

Wednesday 4 – 6 (3:30 – 3:50 invites) Farm bosses or Progression
Saturday 2 – 5 (1:30 – 1:50 invites) Progression
Monday 4- 6 (3:30 – 3:50 invites) Farm bosses/Alt Runs before reset
(All raiding events will be posted in-game as server time as of 3/3/2018)

Attendance:

Raid attendants are required to be punctual.

Invites start going out a half-hour before raid start. If you are not signed in during the half hour to ten minute before raid mark, you chance having your role taken by someone else (ie. all tank spots will be filled by people on time). Raids will begin promptly at 7pm (Mon/Weds) 5pm (Sat). If you are going to be late, please notify us in the “RAID ATTENDANCE” channel found on Discord, and we will attempt to accommodate a slight lateness. Please note that frequent lateness, however, will be noted by the Raid Leader and may result in consequences.

Anyone interested in joining after raid begins may still join by in game messaging Ganelon. You will then be placed in a 20 minute “queue”, during which you must be available to join at any time. You will be notified if a spot opens up. Please note that this is not a guarantee to be invited in; we will have to consider if the role you are queuing in for is going to affect the current raid comp and our progress with the active boss. This is also to rectify repetitive late attendance issues.

If you are leaving a run early, please whisper Zextol at least one boss pull before you need to log off so we can find a replacement if necessary. Raid attendees leaving without any prior notice (with the exception of an emergency situation) will be asked to sit the following week’s scheduled runs out.

Heroic Qualification:

Current heroic / progression runs will have an item level requirement of 940 and prior research of the boss in progression (ie. viewing videos, having some understanding of it’s mechanics, or LFR equivalent experience). Please see the “RAID DISCUSSION” channel on Discord or the “Raider Homework” category on the website for relevant gameplay walkthroughs on encounters for your aid.

Failure to consistently perform mechanics may result in consequence such as temporary suspension of raid participation until an understanding has been established. 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 and will be included on Monday’s runs which all may attend regardless of ilvl. When working on a farm boss, if you can’t perform the mechanics and it results in 3 raid wipes you will be asked to sit for that boss. Continued failure to complete the required mechanics will result in sitting for the remainder of the raid.

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 Raiders
  • Raiding Discussion: Discussion on any of the mentioned notes in Raiding Announcements.
  • Raid Attendance: Lateness/unable to make a raid
  • Raid Mats Deposit Log: Tracks donations of gold and materials to the Guild for buffs

Raids and other events will still be posted on the guild calendar with a brief summary, but please see the aforementioned channels for more information. Any immediate in game questions may be whispered to Zextol, Urostek, Telanlan or Ganelon and we will do our best to help you.

Discord and DBM add-on is required; guild members do not have to speak on voice but will be asked to join in on the voice “RAIDING CHANNEL” in order to streamline communication during each encounter. Please limit conversation before and during encounters so the boss strategy may be clearly explained. One (1) five minute break will be issued around the halfway point for any guild members that would like to take a short break.

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

Raider status:

After a guild member has attended a total of five (5) individual Raid events they will be promoted to “Raider” in the guild. This feature will grant you access to the Raiding Equipment tabs in the guild bank, a higher guild bank repair bill, and qualify you for special events such as progression boss raffles and celebrations. Additionally, although enchantments and gems will be provided to all guild members attending, only Raiders will be given epic gems/greater enchantments. In order to keep this status, the Raider is asked to make at least one (1) scheduled raid per week; if you have a specific availability, please communicate this to a Raid Leader, and an exception or extension may be offered. Abuse of the guild bank tabs may result in raid suspension or removal from Ministry of Defense. Raiders missing two weeks’ worth of runs without any prior notice to a Raid Leader will have their Raider 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:

  • Food
  • Flasks
  • Defiled Augment Runes
  • Pre-potions
  • Enchantments
  • Gems

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 their own purchased items. Assistance in farming material is strongly encouraged; every other week, each raider will be asked to contribute at least any single stack (200) of a raw material or equivalent in gold to continue guild production of raid equipment. Please send you contribution to Pewpewbeast via ingame mail (please only send mail from 1 character at a time) so we can note your contribution in the “RAID MATS DEPOSIT LOG” Discord channel. If you are unclear on what materials are needed you can whisper an officer. Additional contributions are always welcome!

Loot system:

We will be using the personal loot system to give each individual a chance to receive something of their set specialization. Once loot has been received, players wishing to offer up an item for roll will whisper the item to Zextol. All loot rolls will be posted and closed by the Raid Leader (highest roll from 1-100 wins). Main spec rolls will be offered first, followed by off spec, and lastly character alts. BoE items belong to whoever receives them and may also be offered to others for roll at that players discretion.

Infractions

We are implementing a new system to track opportunities with raiders to make the raids as fair and organized as possible. Effective 3/31 ONE warning of any infraction against the previously noted rules will be issued. Upon your SECOND infraction you will be asked to sit out for the remainder of the run. Lastly, if you have been benched a total of THREE times you will be permanently asked to sit from raiding events. Certain circumstances at raid leader 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 an Officer or Raid Leader.

~Zextol