December 8, 2014 at 11:39 am #178
Hail again my fellow heroes!
I know a lot of you have run raids with us before, but for those of you who haven’t, or need a reminder, here are a few guidelines which we follow. Some may differ from what you are used to but a lot are common in raiding guilds. If you see something you don’t like, give it a try. We have been very successful in the past with some of our unorthodox methods 🙂
First, please be on time. If you sign up try to be on for the raids around that time. I understand real life and we will wait a reasonable amount of time for you. But in the event we have to start without you. No tears.
Communication is important. In order to keep cost down, and for ease of access. We generaly use Skype during raids and events. It is free and easy to register, plus it has low system impact so it wont slow older comps down. You don’t have to talk but if you can at least listen it makes my life 10000% easier when it comes to explaining and calling fights.
While it is not required, we like to maximize out chances whenever we raid. So anything you can make/buy like pots, elixirs, raid food etc is always helpful. We have won and lost some fights in the past over a mere potion 🙂
Also, it helps to know the fights! Try to read what you can to get recent info on the fights we will encounter. Either on the web from a variety of sources or from the in game dungeon guide. We will also go over fights before we start them, but it’s still best to know what we are talking about.
A word on etiquette. We love to have fun during our raids. The com is usualy full of chatter and people laughing, but during boss fights we like to keep it clear so directions can be given without confusion. Even in new content, I would like mine or my appointed raid leader’s voice to be the only one heard. In view of tactics, we know there are usaully many different ways to do fight mechanics, and we find whats best for us. So no back seat raid leading if you think we should be doing it differently. If you feel strongly about it send a whisper to me or another officer and we will take it into consideration – if we are still struggling in the future.
Also, if someone makes a mistake or is underperforming, we will not publicly humiliate them. Myself or another officer will coach them if needed, but there is no need to be cruel if Garwulf wanders into a Patrol and we wipe or Vissana can’t heal today.
In the past we have used a DKP system, but with the new flex system I don’t see it as being needed, at this time. In the future it may be a possibility, but for now we will use a roll system.
Above all…guys have fun! I love this guild and the best times we have had were raiding, even when we wipe. I cant wait to get back in there with you guys! See you at the loot sack!December 14, 2014 at 1:02 am #192
Just a comment about knowing the fights. If you youtube fatboss, you will find an extensive amount of videos explaining everything in wow, not just boss fights. Caslir has also posted the videos in the highmaul section. Check em out, they only take a few minutes to watch. Knowing the fights and your role for each encounter will help out towards the first few kills, and to overall progression.
If you need flasks, I have a meth lab in my garrison. Just let me know what you need, and I will cook it up.
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