Our Raiding Rules exist to bolster our Mission and support our Code of Conduct. The following Raiding Rules and requirements, in addition to our Mission and Code of Conduct, apply to raiding.
General Raiding Rules
As part of Code of Conduct "Be unselfish":
Do not PUG raid bosses in normal, heroic, or mythic mode until after our last raid night before the weekly reset
Do not get upset if you are not chosen for particular raid content, if you don't win a particular drop, or if you do not get to roll under the loot rules or an exception thereto (team before self philosophy)
As part of Code of Conduct "Be responsible":
All members are expected to know how to raid in general, study all the raid boss fights in the current raid tier and mode before our first raid night in that tier/mode, be raid aware, and have their characters performing both to the current raid tier and mode
That said, for those whose performance is not yet there but who are willing to take responsibility for themselves and put in the requisite time and effort necessary to improve their performance to the necessary level, help is available here if you seek it. However, in the end, it is up to the player to improve his performance to the point you can raid the current tier and mode. We can lead the horse to water, but we cannot make it drink
As part of Code of Conduct "Be Honest", do not:
Roll on an item you are not eligible to roll on under the loot rules
Roll for off-spec during raid spec roll
Fail to point out you already have won something that night, etc.
Be sure to know the entire Code of Conduct and act in accordance therewith.
Way to effectively cleanse (Decursive or equivalent)
Exorsus Raid Tools and Weakauras.
Before the Raid
For those who raid, please be courteous and sign up as attending; maybe; or not attending no later than two nights before each raid
After signing up, if something changes your ability to attend, update your sign up on the calendar and send a GM a message so we can adjust plans
Check the website regularly for important announcements
Study all the raid boss fights in the current raid tier and mode before your first raid night in that tier/mode
Be logged onto our voice server (with a working headset) and in game, ready to go, 15+ minutes before raid time. Ready to go means you are repaired, have proper gems and enchants on all items, have your spec ready, have prepared for the boss fights, and have done everything you may need to do away from keyboard (eat, drink, restroom, chores, feeding or walking pets, etc.) 15+ minutes before raid time. We usually invite 15+ minutes before raid time
During the Raid
If you signed up for a raid, stay on our voice server with a working headset for the entire raid
Listen to the boss strategy description. Ask in a private whisper to one of the GMs or Officers if you have questions or suggestions
Be raid aware during boss fights and focused on the fight
Don't use crucial raid-wide CDs (battle rez, heroism, etc.) without checking first so we do not waste these crucial CDs
Optional: those on standby can watch our raid's stream
Below are the guild's loot rules. Exceptions may be made/granted by the GMs/Officers
BOP Gear (excluding Loot Council items described below):
Need/Main Spec Roll: roll Need for an item if it is an upgrade for your main's Main Spec (MS). To spread loot around, if there are multiple MS rollers and the highest roller already has won a MS item that night, we will go down the list to the next highest MS roller who has not yet won a MS upgrade (if applicable)
Greed/Off Spec roll: unless exception per above, roll Greed for an item either if: (i) it is a MS upgrade for your main, but you don't want to roll Need because it is only a slight MS upgrade; or (ii) if the item is an upgrade for your main's current Off Spec, or it's a MS upgrade for a raiding alt.
If no one rolls Need or Greed, then the GMs and Officers likely will ask if anyone can use it before going to vendor or DE for guild bank repair fund or mats
Tier gear & Trinkets. We go to a loot council for tier gear and trinkets in which the loot council will award the item to the character with whom the item will most benefit the guild as a whole (team before self philosophy). If the loot council determines there is a tie as to which character the item will most benefit the guild, the loot council will have the tying characters roll.
Relics. Leave a damn note.
Non-boss BOE drops (if any). Non-boss BOE drops during guild runs go to a member who will equip it as an upgrade. MS upgrade would take first priority and if the item would be an upgrade for more than one member, they will roll off.
BOE Profession Recipes (if any). BOE profession recipes will go to the character in the guild who has the profession maxed, does not yet have the recipe, and with whom the recipe will most benefit the guild as a whole as determined by the officers (factors include length of time in guild, play time to craft items for guild mates, attendance when recipe is needed, etc.). This is to ensure the recipe will remain in the guild with someone who will make the item for guild mates for the long-term (team before self philosophy).