Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:48 pm
Hello - As a raid leader for another guild I would appreciate it if H&E would post your raid rules and etiquette in a way that would be accessible to anyone Google-ing your guild. Although there are already lots of results under Googled "raid rules", being a known (amd very successful) raiding guild gives you a moral authority on these issues that is uncontestable. Many raid teams struggle not only with strategy and performance, but with the inevitable social issues that arise whenever ten individuals come together to do anything incorporating both intense cooperation and hierarchies of authority. Thank you for your willingness to help your server. It's appreciated!
Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 5:52 pm
Re: Raid Expectations
Whisper me in game! I enjoy intelligent conversations.
Our rules are simple...
"Its a game, don't be an ass!"
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:37 pm
Re: Raid Expectations
There was a point in time when we fostered a guild charter - a poorly written and bloated document trying to lay out exactly what was and wasn't expected of every conceivable sort of person in the guild, in every conceivable situation, and which tried to provide a clear and transparent layout of how we would respond to almost any kind of problem you can imagine.
We don't do that any more. Putting aside the nightmare that was maintaining it and the frequency with which it scared off potential applicants, it also became much less necessary over time. The core of our raid team has been a relatively consistent group of people for several years running now, we have to some extent all grown up together, and we all generally know what to expect of one another. We also tend to look for, for lack of a better term, "adaptive intelligence," when it comes to new members of the raid team. By this I mean people who don't necessarily need to ask so much as once about certain things, but who instead can look at a situation and infer the answer, based on what the possible answers are, which of those are reasonable, and which of those reasonable ones are consistent with our practice in other areas. This is a trait that makes for smart friends, and even smarter raiders, when you translate the same principles of reasoning to game mechanics.
Our only formal ruleset at this point really does boil down to:
1) Try not to be a dick.
2) Try not to be seen as a dick.
3) Show up to raids, know something about the boss before we pull it, and tell us when you can't do those things.
4) Know some jokes.
5) Laura's usually in charge.
6) Mal is in charge when Laura is absent or wrong.
7) Be very, very good at what you do.
That said, if there's a specific issue or point(s) that you're having or contemplating trouble with, or you're looking for some general external discourse on laying out raid practices and expectations, I'm sure a few of us would be delighted to help, whether here or in-game. So, hit us up. Just... give us something a little more specific to ramble about?
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