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Raid Policies

Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:22 pm

Below are SI's raiding policies. If there are concerns or suggestions for these, please post them in the QQ forum.

1. Raiding will never be required!

2. 100% attendance will never be required!! Life happens to all of us. Requiring a 100% attendance to raids is ludicrous and has no place in our guild. To maintain Vindicator raider rank we do have attendance policies with exception of vacations, etc. Notice must be given for an exception to the attendance policy. Emergencies and/or last minute events will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

3. Use the in game calendar to sign up for raids. Sign up on the calendar at least 2 hours before 6:00 on raid day. (If you are not sure if you are coming, that's what the tentative button is for) Members are highly encouraged to check the calendar often. If you are a core Team Raider and do not sign up on the calendar without prior notice to one of the officers as to why you were unable to sign up then you will sit out of that nights raid. If this happens 3 times, you will no longer be allowed to raid for one month and after a month goes by if you are still interested in raiding we will try again. You will have to work very hard to gain Raid Leader trust back and if you incur 3 more infractions after your initial 3 then you are off the raid team permanently. Anyone can sign up for the Leviathan/Jasper Raids, however if you are not a Core Raider then whether you raid or not will be at the Raid Leader's discretion. As Normal Raiding scales to 30, we will invite people on a first come first serve fashion based on calendar sign-ups. It is important that you meet the minimum I-level of the current raiding content. Minimum I-levels for each tier of content will be posted in the Raiding Info section of the site.

As always there are exceptions to this rule. If you are signed up and an emergency comes up, then of course you are excused. Acceptable emergencies are death of a friend/family member, any and all family (I include pets as family btw) emergencies, (such as hospitalization, kid is sick and you need to take care of them, your kid did something bad and you have to go down to the school to talk to the principal, things of this nature) and anything out of your control (such as your car breaking down, your computer died on you, boss made you stay late to work and you had no way to notify an officer of your absence).


If there is ever too many to take on Normal Team raid, here is the priority of who raids:
  1. Signed-up/Confirmed
    1. Normal Team Member
    2. Non-Raider Guild Member
    3. Non-Guild Member and Cross Realm Invitee
  2. Tentative
    1. Normal Team Member
    2. Non-Raider Guild Member
    3. Non-Guild Member and Cross Realm Invitee
  3. Not signed up/Fill-ins
    1. Normal Team Member
    2. Non-Raider Guild Member
    3. Non-Guild Member and Cross Realm Invitee
    Exceptions to 3:
    • If someone is asked to sub or fill in because of a no show, this person will get priority on any further days for that raid for that week. This will allow fill-ins to complete their raids instead of getting booted, because someone didn't show up without giving previous notice. Whenever possible a fill in will be notified whether they will be filling in for one or both nights of the raid. If you can't show up or aren't signed up for both raid days, notify Raid Leader or KR as soon as possible so we can arrange a fill in. If you sign up and do not show up, then you are will not be eligible to raid the following raid night. (If you miss Tuesday you will not be able to raid on Thursday, and if you miss Thursday you will not be able to raid on the following Tuesday) Three infractions and you are out for a month.

4. All raids have an expected length of time (usually 2 to 2 1/2 hours). If you cannot stay for the entire time, you must sign up as tentative for the raid. It becomes a huge distraction and can hurt progression if we are constantly replacing people mid-raid.

5. Come prepared. Don't come missing chants or gems. Don't come having not watched and/or read about the encounters we will be hitting for that raid. Links will be posted in the Raid Forum for people to watch/read. Strats are discussed on the forums as well, so it's a must to check the forums as a raider. Always come prepared with flasks and food, at the start of raid the RL will say whether the guild will be providing them or not. All Gear must have a perfect common gem or better gem in it (perfect commons and rares have the same stats). We are not responsible for reminding you to get/keep your gear up to snuff. Please make sure you are raid ready. Core Raiders need to shows signs of improvement upon your gear (Raid Leader will check I-levels and if there is no improvement as days/weeks go by, that is a problem) If you do not show signs of improvement on your gear then it will be up to the raid leaders discretion to suspend your raiding privileges until your gear improves.

6. There are two things required to raid:
A. Deadly boss mods and/or BigWigs
B. Ventrilo (mic is REQUIRED for tanks and raid leaders)
While there are other addons we would definitely suggest, these are the only things we require.


7. ABSOLUTELY NO BERATING! When someone makes a mistake, everyone is to bite their tongue unless it is constructive criticism to help them overcome the mistake. A teamwork attitude is a must when raiding. We live and die as a team. People consistently making mistakes without a willingness to listen and improve, will be handled by the Senior Officers/Community Leaders. No one else is ever allowed to boot a guild mate from a raid.

8. NO TALKING WHEN FIGHTS ARE BEING EXPLAINED OR DURING FIGHTS. If you do you will be muted. All you are doing is extending the raid time. During fights you are only to talk if it is related to the fight. For example, tanks needing to switch. There are very time sensitive things that happen during fights, if you are chattering while someone says something important, odds are no one heard them and it will probably cause a wipe. Absolutely no WHISPERING TO OTHER RAIDERS telling them what to do or not to do. This is a distraction and everyone is to follow the directions of the Raid Leader.

9. No QQing for dieing. Death happens in raids. You learn about each other and become a close knit family when you learn things together. QQing solves nothing, besides the guild is normally footing your repair bill for raids.

10. If you sign up for raids, please show up ready to go at least 15 minutes early. Invites will go out at 5:45 pm so it gives time to pick up casual members when needed. If you are unable to make it, please let the Raid Leader know either by whisper, in game mail, or post on forums. If you are not there 15 minutes before raid time without prior notice to one of the officers as to why you would be late then you will sit out of that nights raid. If this happens 3 times, you will no longer be allowed to raid for one month and after a month goes by if you are still interested in raiding we will try again. You will have to work very hard to gain Raid Leader trust back and if you incur 3 more infractions after your initial 3 then you are off the raid team permanently. As always if you know you will not be able to come to the raid then tell a raid leader prior to your absence. If we know ahead of time that you will not be able to make it, then nothing counts against you and no action will be taken. This isn't very hard and you can just send us an in game mail.

11. ALL raid members need to be there at raid start in vent and ready to go at 6:00pm. No one should be waiting for or expecting a summons any more. If you typically log in right at start time, park your toon outside the instance the night before.

12. We are not slave drivers and understand that some things may come up in which you will not be able to attend, and if I know ahead of time then everything is fine. Everyone of our raiders made a commitment to the team and we would be doing a disservice to the rest of the raiders who are following the rules by allowing a few "too casual raiders" to ruin it for everyone. Please post on the Raid Attendance thread for known raid absences, so that Raid Leaders can plan for those events accordingly. Normally Raid's are not held on Holidays but it is up to the raid leaders what days they choose to not raid in the normal schedule. Rose will update the Raid Attendance Spreadsheet as often as she can.

13.The most important rule is to have fun! This is a game, and downing bosses in raids is supposed to be fun!! Sometimes it takes a while to get everything in place to down a boss, so that means some nights we will wipe - a lot! If you can not handle wiping - then you might consider not raiding:)

Re: Raid Policies

Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:35 pm

Edited on 12-20-2014
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