So, you want to raid with Mostly Harmless?
<Queue Mr. Burns>Excellent!
However, there are a few things we need to go over first. This is so you know what to expect from the guild, and raiding in general, and so you know what we, as a guild, expect from our raiders.
- Your spec should be appropriate for your chosen role within the raid. This means ready to go for PvE Raiding, not PvP spec. If you have questions, any of the officers will be glad to help you out.
- Your gear should be at a level that will allow you to be effective in the raid instance, with appropriate enchants on all gear, and properly gemmed. Again, officers will help out if you are unsure.
- Raid invites are managed using the in-game Calendar, and are sent out to raiders 15 minutes before the raid start time. Please be in game, on your raiding toon for the evening, and on Mumble, at this time.
- When you accept an invitation, please be ready to raid. Do not, for example, log in, accept the invitation, and then go away for 15 minutes. When you accept the invite, that means that you are ready to go.
- Add-ons are required. Required means not optional. See the required add-on list on the website. Please keep them up to date. Also, please make sure that they are enabled when the raid starts.
- You must be logged into Mumble when invitations go out, and listening, for the duration of the raid. This includes standby members. You are not required to speak, but listening is required.
- Show up to the raid fully repaired and with a good supply of consumables (reagents, flasks, potions, and food to go for the full 3 hours). Not having consumables means that you will not be participating, and will not earn EP.
- Keep your head in the game (aka Don't stand in the fire!).
- If you have to go AFK, say so in raid chat and/or on Mumble before you go. Make sure an officer acknowledges you needing to go AFK.
- Follow the instructions given by the raid leader and officers.
Determining who will raid will be based on the needs of the raid, using the following guidelines:
- Raid roles. We must have a minimum number of healers, tanks, and dps in order for a raid to be viable.
- For new content, the best performing players will have priority. This will be determined based on review, and Warcraft Logs data (located here). NOTE: DPS/HPS is not the sole criteria for determining who goes. Being attentive, knowing the fights, and being able to think on your feet are as important, or more so.
- Class balance. It is important to try to have as many classes as possible represented for cleansing/de-cursing/buffs, etc.
- Sign-up times and preparedness. People that sign up, and show up on time, will get preference all other things being equal.
- For content on 'farm status' the requirements will be somewhat loosened.
- All epic (purple) gear and above that drops in our scheduled raids will be distributed by Priority Rating. Priority Rating is determined by the EPGP Loot system.
- Circumventing the loot system will get you removed from the raid, and probably from the guild. Don't do it.
- If you decide you don't want the item you received, give it to the Master Looter for redistribution. We'll credit you back your GP, and redistribute the item in question.
- Main specs have priority (Your current Spec will be considered your main spec, unless the Raid leader has asked you to change spec).
- Unclaimed Bind on Pickup (BOP) epic gear will be disenchanted and deposited in the guild bank. Unclaimed Bind on Equip (BOE) epic gear will be deposited in the guild bank.
- All crafting materials will be deposited in the guild bank.
- Crafting recipes that drop in our scheduled raids will be given to the raid member that can learn the recipe immediately. Should more than one raid member be able to learn the recipe immediately, those raid members will roll for it, using the rolls generated by the EPGPLootmaster system. The highest roll wins. All patterns will be learned immediately.
- Generally, all other items obtained during scheduled raids will be deposited into the guild bank.
- If you need an item for your Main spec, please roll Main spec, using the EPGPLootmaster interface. If this is a Minor upgrade, please select the Minor Upgrade Button (Minor Upgrade would be at your discretion. Please be considerate). If you are rolling for the item for your offspec, roll Offspec. To pass, use the Pass button. If you wish to let the Master Looter know something about your choice, please use the note button. If you want to see the system in use, please ask an officer to give you a demonstration outside of raid.
- Access to the guild bank varies depending on your guild rank and having an authenticator bound to your account.
- You MUST have an authenticator on your account in order to raid. No exceptions.
- If you have access to a bank tab, then the items within that tab are free for you to use.
- Requests for items that you do not have access to withdraw can be made on this website or to any Bank officer. The cost for such items are typically 50% of the average Auction House market price, or the GP value for any BoE raiding items. The final determination of the cost will be decided by the Officers.
- Items withdrawn from the guild bank are for your use only and are not to be sold.
- Any guild member found to be selling guild bank items will be removed from the guild.
- The primary purpose of the treasury will be for funding raid repairs, however gold may be used to assist our crafters, or for equipping members.
- Donations are always welcome, and greatly appreciated. Donations will also give you EP. The notes on the EP given out for donations are posted here.
Hopefully, this gives everyone an idea of what to expect when raiding with Mostly Harmless. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any officer.