Raiding Rules and Regulations

(Updated 6/11)

Basic Rules:

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

Attendance:

Raid attendants are required to be punctual.

Invites start going out a half-hour before raid start. Roles are generally assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Raids will begin promptly at 7pm (Mon/Weds) 5pm (Sat) EST (4pm and 2pm Server Time). If you are going to be late, please notify us in the “RAID ATTENDANCE” channel found on Discord.

Anyone interested in joining after raid begins may still join by in game messaging the active Raid Leader. 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.

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

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

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 its mechanics, or LFR equivalent experience). Please see the “RAID DISCUSSION” channel on Discord, or the Raider Homework and Player Performance categories on the website for relevant gameplay walkthroughs on encounters for your aid.

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.

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

Raids and other events will still be posted on the in-game calendar with a brief summary, but please see the aforementioned channels for more information. Any immediate in game questions may be whispered to one of the Raid Leaders and we will do our best to help you.

Discord and DBM or Big Wigs 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 after approximately each hour 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 in one month 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, 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 Raider is asked to make at least 66% of raids per month (averages to 2 raids per week). You can track this on the Raider Attendance page. 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:

Raiders can track their gems, enchants, and more on the Ministry of Defense WoW Audit Sheet.

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!

Loot system:

Non-Tier Bosses:

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 the main Raid Leader. 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.

Tier Bosses:

Starting 6/11/2018, we will be implementing Master Loot on Tier Bosses only. This is to help ensure that we have raiders getting their much needed 2 and 4 set bonuses. Tier Tokens and other loot will be rolled as normal. There will be no playing favorites, no “reserving” drops, and no bonuses to rolls or barring people from rolling. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Infractions

Depending on the severity and frequency of an attendee’s infractions, Raid Leaders may decide to temporarily or permanently bench a player from attending raid nights. 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