As we are a new guild, specific raid nights/times have not yet been set up. Once we do start raiding, the general rules we adopt will be similar to those in our sister-guild, Dark Wolves.
These are as follows:
Setting up and Managing Raids
Some raids can only be entered in the calendar and organised by raid organisers, these are classed as "restricted raids".
The restricted raids are currently: none
The raid organisers are currently designated as being the guild leader and the officers, and in certain circumstances any other member of the guild previously given permission by an officer/guild leader. Should anyone other than these designated organisers make an entry for a restricted raid, they will be requested to remove it.
Members of the guild may pug, or semi-pug ANY raid, but if they wish to enter the raid on an organised guild run, they must ensure to keep the character they intend to sign up with reserved for that purpose. Please try to be aware of what classes/specs are likely to be doing the same as you! (You may still run a "Looking for Raid" during a week where you wish to attend a guild raid as this does not "lock you out" of a guild raid).
Raid Organisers do not have to attend, or be raid leaders, but they do select who attends, in which role. The Raid Organisers choice of attendees is final (subject to discussion with the Raid Leader if necessary), and is always made for the good of the raid group. Should you disagree with the Raid Organiser, please feel free to put forward your reasons, however, "because I went last time", or "because I put my name down before X" aren't good reasons. A raid group has to be balanced carefully taking into account classes and specs attending, the balance between melee and ranged, any specific fight and/or buff requirements, knowledge of fights, ability of members to quickly learn and adjust to new fights and new situations, ability of members to work as a team and, most importantly, the ability of a member to know how to stay alive.
Raid Leaders can be anyone selected by the Raid Organiser, and doesn't necessarily need to also be the Loot Master. The Raid Leader or Raid Organiser may choose a Loot Master. A Raid Leader should have all relevant addons necessary in order to track the raid progress (or ensure a member of the raid group has them). A Raid Leader should be prepared to give direction, explanation of tactics, take advice when necessary and calmly assess any progress or lack thereof.
A Loot Master should be someone who is aware of the differences between DPS, healer and tank loot, and be fully aware of our loot distribution rules. When loot drops, the Loot Master should ask in raid for "need" rolls first and then, if no rolls are made, ask for "greed". The Loot Master should be aware of who has rolled, who should and shouldn't be rolling for specific loot and give warning when a loot decision is about to be made (ie, by stating something like "closing in 5...").
Raid Members should come to raids well prepared with all flasks, foods, potions, etc. They should have researched or already know the tactics for the versions of the raid/boss(es) planned (either by using the links on this website to the various guides and/or looking up strategy guides/videos on the many available resources available such as youtube, icy veins, tankspot, etc). At relevant times during a raid (during breaks, prior to fights, after a wipe, etc), the Raid Leader may ask for input to help the raid's approach to the fight. If a raid member wishes to contribute, they should do so in a calm, well structured manner and be prepared to back up their information with website links. If a Raid Member is finding it difficult to gain the attention of the Raid Leader over Vent (as occasionally at these times it is difficult to know when a break in conversation may occur), they should type in raid chat that they have something to contribute. The Raid Leader will then ensure that Member has time to put their opinion to the group over Vent.
Complaints: should there be a complaint regarding the raid, or raid group, or member of the raid group, the raid leader should be informed via /w. If the complaint is regarding a raid member, the complainant should also speak to the offending member. If the complainant does not feel that the matter has been resolved, they should (a) ensure they have explained fully the problem, (b) confirm what action, if any, the Raid Leader has undertaken, (c) explain to the Raid Leader that the complainant does not feel a resolution has been reached, and then (d) approach the Guild Leader. If necessary, please be ready to provide screenshots of any offending behaviour.
Some addons are a must in our raid environment. These generally include a Boss Mods addon, but some additional addons may be required depending on your class - such as Decursive. Please ask in guild for further advice.
In addition to these addons, voice chat will be required during guild raids. At a minimum raid members are expected to load up and listen to chat, but ideally we would expect members to be able to speak as well. As there is currently no need for this, a seperate server has not been paid for .. once Light Wolves members are raiding, we will look into either organising a seperate Vent/voice chat server, or organise to increase the size of the current Dark Wolves server in order to accommodate two raid groups at once, should this be needed.
Preference will be given to players who have signed up.
All sign-ups will be manually accepted/put on standby. Please check the Calendar for updates as to your raid status. If you can, please sign up with the character you wish to take, however, please only sign with one character (some of us get confused and accidentally sign up people on several alts!). If you are happy to help with another character, just let the raid organiser know. Alternatively, if you have several raid ready characters but only wish to raid on specific ones, or in specific roles, please let the organiser know.
If you would like to attend a raid, but are unsure if you will be able to be present at the raid start time, please sign up as "tentative". Members who sign up as available will have priority to be picked over those signed up as tentative. If your circumstances change and you know you will be able to attend, please change your status from tentative to available.
Inclusion in one raid does not guarantee you a place in any follow-up raids, although preference may be given, assuming your gear/dps/abilities are viable.
If you are dual-specced and wish to only be considered for one role, please let the Raid Organiser know - otherwise please be prepared to attend as whatever is needed. As we are a casual guild, we will try to accommodate any role/class preferences, however this will depend on who else is available to raid, and what bosses we are intending to raid.
Please note .. it is NOT acceptable to complain that you never get picked, if you never put your name down/always put your name down last minute! It is also NOT acceptable to complain that you never get to fulfil a particular role, if you haven't specifically indicated a preference!
Please ensure you are not "locked" out of the instance/encounter prior to putting you name down.
If you need/want to leave at a particular time please let the raid leader know before start.
Please ensure you know the start time and be online by that time at the very latest (unless otherwise arranged with the raid leader). If absent during raid setup you will probably lose your place, and could possibly cause the entire raid to be cancelled. Guild members who regularly fail to attend raids they have signed up for are much less likely to get picked for future raids.
Make sure that you have necessary buff foods, potions, flasks and reagents prior to raid start time. If you find yourself "short" of something and another raid/party member provides extras (flasks, potions, etc), please ensure you return these to the lender as soon as possible after the instance run.
Always come fully repaired.