Currently updated for Dragonflight
If we left everything up to luck or a magic 8-ball, we’d never get anywhere. Read this information so that you aren’t left guessing about what’s expected of you, and if you have a question, ASK IT!
Raid attendants are required to be punctual. If you are going to be late or will be unable to attend, please let us know in the Raiding Attendance Discord channel as soon as you can.
Invites start going out at half an hour before the raid start time. Please show up at the half-hour pre-raid start time if possible. Raiders are required to be in raid no later than 15 min before raid start time. This means that if raid starts at 6:30PM, you should be ready for invites at 6:00PM and must be in the raid no later than 6:15PM. No “let me finish doing my world quests”, no “I’m on an alt I’ll log onto my main at 6:25PM”, no delays. You are expected to be in the raid group at the designated time. This allows for trash clear time and allows people to get gems, enchants etc. from the bank in the process. The more people who show up early, the sooner we can pull a boss at raid start time 6:30PM. Obviously if you can’t be online early because of work/school, etc., that’s understandable – but if you’re online, you’re expected to be in the raid.
Anyone who is late after raid begins may still join by in-game messaging the active Raid Lead. We will let you know if a spot opens for you after the current boss fight is over.
If you are leaving a run early, please whisper a raid lead at least one boss pull before you need to log off so we can find a replacement if necessary.
Please help us to make our guild’s raiding experience enjoyable for all and ensure you meet these requirements before attending any progression scheduled run.
It's important to know the general and personal tactics for every boss during the raid content the team is progressing or farming.
Please see the “Raid Info” channel on Discord, or the guild website for relevant information on boss mechanics.
We will be requiring someone to come to Social raid before coming to Heroic Progression Raid. Even if you have killed the boss on heroic before, you may not know how we do a boss, and we want to evaluate how you do the basics with us before moving onto more difficult bosses. Exceptions to this rule can only be made by the officer party if the person in question has raided with the individual in another setting. For example, an officer has raided on horde side with the individual on the toon they plan to bring to the raid.
Furthermore, anyone that is currently playing or planning to play as a main tank or a main healer in any raid are expected to do mythic+ keys and other content outside of raid.
Normal requires ilvl 372 or higher and a basic understanding of boss mechanics. You should have food buffs, flasks, sharpening stones or weapon oils, etc.
On the first Tuesday Raid of every month, the raid will host a ‘Member’s Choice’ night. Attending Social Raiders will have the opportunity to roll and the winner will select the night’s activity. It must be something all the raid team members can participate in (ex. Raid Achievement run, Transmog run, etc.).
Every Heroic Progression raider needs to participate in the social raid event, not only to farm for pieces of gear that they might be missing, but also to help some socials. Once your main is fully geared, an alt character can be used in this event with prior approval from the Raid leader/Officers. This is not an opportunity to play alt roulette. You must declare an alt and that will be alt main for this raid.
Becoming a Heroic Progression Raider
If you are interested in becoming a heroic raider, please whisper your intention to a Raid Lead. The officer party will be selecting the Heroic Progression Raid team who will be looking at the following list (additional factors may also apply):
Performance as a Player
Performance as a Person
Knowledge of Boss Fights
Knowledge of your Class/Roles (Main spec/Off Spec)
If you are not selected at first, do not give up. The Raid Lead will speak to you on what you can do to improve to meet the progression raiding team. The Officer Partry will meet on the first Tuesday of each month to review requests to join the heroic progression raid team. Requests must be received at by the officer's a week in advance so they have time to review your ilvl, logs, etc.
Heroic Progression Raid:
Heroic nights will require a higher item level (390 or higher) and a deeper understanding of boss mechanics. You should be using high-level gems and enchants. For end-tier heroic bosses you should be using battle potions.
Progression nights are currently invite-only and have specific requirements. We will be adding/rotating people in as best we can. All progression raiders are important for downing bosses. It is expected that you will participate for the entire raid time unless there is an emergency or you have prior approval from the Raid Lead. You should have the highest-level gems and enchants, be using potions and augment runes on all “kill attempts” and be held to a higher standard of play due to the difficulty of the content. If you’re interested in heroic progression raiding, you can read the following and THEN contact an officer:
Extra Raid Nights:
As the raid team(s) get farther into the tier, there may be opportunities for us to open additional raid nights. These are an opportunity for higher ilvl gear, experience in a heroic environment, and/or to help get early bosses out of the way for the progression team. For example, a Heroic Tuesday Social Raid event could be used to cut down time spent on time spent re-clearing as well as give an opportunity for those not able to make the usual Mythic raid times to see what it’s like.
Check in with the raid leads for what the specific requirements are, as these will change as we progress through both the raids and the expansion. Extra Raid Nights for raids on Heroic Progression difficulty are still subject to invite-only and specific requirements.
For examples of the extra heroic raid night may look like you need an item level of x and basic understanding of boss mechanics.
The Discord channels will be our primary source of notification for all the following. You are expected to read all the Discord messages and be up to date on the information throughout the week, not just on raid nights (this doesn’t mean every day, but 3 times a week is a good number to start).
Raiding Announcements: General updates such as raid cancellations, time changes, current progression boss encounter videos and special events being offered to Raiders.
Raiding Discussion: Discussion on any of the mentioned notes in Raiding Announcements. Mythic & Heroic raiders should keep an eye out.
Raiding Attendance: If you’re going to be late or absent, please let us know. This is especially important for Mythic nights, as we need at least 20 mythic raiders ready and in-game.
Raiding Logs: Warcraft Logs posts for the night
Raids and other events will still be posted on the in-game calendar with a summary, but please see the aforementioned channels for the most detailed information. Any immediate in game questions may be whispered to one of the officers and we will do our best to help you, provided it is not during raid times.
Discord, DBM, Details, and Weakauras are required for all raiders. Raiders do not have to speak on voice but will be asked to join in on the voice the raid channel. Please limit conversation before and during encounters so the boss strategy may be clearly explained. One five-minute break will be issued during the raid event.
Tanks and healers are strongly encouraged to have microphones and be communicative. Role priority will be given to those who are able to communicate on microphones, to make callouts for healing cooldowns, tank swaps, etc. more effective.
Important raid features (i.e., Battle Rezzes and Heroism/Bloodlust) will be directed by the Raid Leads. If you are not included in any special direction, please allow the designated person to do so. Please pull heroism/bloodlust off your bar or move it to a location you will not hit it accidentally.
Feedback from you, while valuable and important to the overall performance of the team, should always be used in an orderly fashion: by whispering the raid leader with proper data feedback/reporting positioning and only when it’s extremely important/vital (no spam chat with swearing or insulting people).
As a team player, you can have logs to improve your own rotation and adaptability to the encounter by using sites such as WarcraftLogs. Although it’s strictly forbidden to use them to humiliate/harshly correct a raider without the raid leader’s authorization.
It’s strictly forbidden to link any damage/interrupt/healing/focused damage add without the raid leader’s permission.
Raiders will be required to donate some sort of material to the guild. This will be a once per month donation and the options change each time (see the Guild Bank tab on the guild website . You can view the available options on the Raid Donations Sheet. These donations go towards the enchants, gems. potions, feasts and cauldrons that we provide; monetary donations go towards the guild repairs that everybody enjoys.
Abuse of the guild bank tabs may result in raid suspension or removal from DAUNTLESS.
Raid attendees are required to utilize all the following buffs as directed (many of which we provide):
Buff Potions (e.g., Potion of Prolonged Power)
Weapon Oils/Sharpening Stones
Raid attendants can track their gems, enchants, and more on the WoW Audit Sheets. There is also one for Social Raiders and one for Heroic Raiders. If you’re not on the sheet, let Rush know to add you.
Many of these items will be available in the guild bank. Feasts will be provided only after full wipes; individual character deaths will be expected to utilize personal items. Contributions are always welcome!
Congratulations on making it this far in the rules. In order to attend raids, make sure that you private message to Vasilia (via Discord, NOT in-game whisper or in-game mail) a confirmation that you’ve read them. Be sure to include the phrase ‘Oxfords, not brogues’ alongside your comment so that we know you’ve read the rules and aren’t just saying you’ve read them. If you send us a message saying you’ve read them, but haven’t sent us ‘Oxfords, not brogues’, you will not be attending. Please don’t discuss the secret phrase with others – it is ridiculous on purpose. Signing up on the in-game calendar isn’t enough to receive an invite! You must confirm the rules one day prior to the start of Dragonflight raid release. Confirmations the day of a raid or after the raid has started for the week will count towards the next week.
Furthermore, it is required for raid attendees to purchase a Gateway Control Shard from any of the 40 vendors that sell it. It’s a reusable item that allows the user to activate the nearest warlock gateway and is extremely useful for handling certain boss mechanics.
Loot Rules and Rolls:
Once a boss has been killed and loot has been received, players who wish to offer up an item for roll will whisper the Loot Master, designated at the start of the raid. Typically, this is Malibubarbie for weeknight raids. You are not required to offer any item up for trade.
The Loot Master will link the unwanted loot being put up for in a raid warning and will announce what is being put up for roll in voice. They will say what armor class, stats, any special stats, and if there is more than one being put up for roll. If there is more than one of the same item up for roll the winner will get first pick at which variety they get, if applicable. With less overall loot being given in Dragonflight, it’s important that folks roll for more permanent upgrades.
Loot Roll Priority:
/roll – If the loot is an actual upgrade to the main character’s main spec (i.e. gear that will be used 100% of the time on that character for raids)
/roll 100-200 – Off-spec (ex. main character’s off spec, off role & alts, alt off spec, alt off role, trial alts. This promotes mains in the raid getting gear
/roll 200-300 – for transmog
Discretions and Restrictions:
The loot priority will be mentioned in a raid warning or in raid chat several times throughout the night. Failure to roll correctly/honestly will result in your roll being ignored, so don’t get cheeky and /roll 100 if you’re on an alt or if it’s not an item your main spec can use, otherwise you might miss your chance at getting it entirely.
After everyone has the chance to roll, the Loot Master will announce the winner and ensure the loot is distributed. Please reach out to the Master Looter or a Raid Lead if you feel like something was overlooked.
If you link the designated Raid Lead an item but might still like to keep it for one reason or another, be sure to include details in your whisper on how you want it to be rolled off.
“If the weapon moves to a tmog roll I would like to keep it”
“This is for Mains, Main Spec/Main Role”
“If __ is BiS for anyone I’m okay with trading it, otherwise I will keep it”
Note: BoE items belong to whoever receives them but may also be offered to others for roll at that players discretion.
Changing mains and returning raiders:
Any active raider that wishes to change between main characters or roles needs to have the approval of the raid leader/co-raid leader. Typically, this is mainly a like for like role change (ex. dps to dps, etc.). If it’s approved, they will enter a 3-week trial period. This change can only happen once per patch and will always depend on the needs of the raiding team.
If the player is a returning raider, they may be allowed to return to the raiding team if they meet the raiding qualifications and if it’s approved by the Officer Party. In very exceptional cases, a Raid Council may be called upon to decide on such matters. The returning raider will be asked to participate in the Social Raid before returning to Heroic Progression raid.
Conduct and Infractions:
It is a given that raids require a lot of folks to run smoothly. The Raid Leads expect everyone in raid to follow the guild rules and raid rules established.
The DAUNTLESS Discord voice channels, text channels, and in-game chat are not a venue to spout out racist, homophobic, sexist, or vile epithets. That rule goes for everyone in this guild. If you have infraction(s) of this policy, you can be server-muted to start and penalties go up from there; to removal from the guild, if necessary. Any form of harassment/unwanted sexual advances or topics is not allowed. As a rule, there is no yelling in the guild voice channels EVER. If you feel the need to yell at someone, mute yourself, or REMOVE yourself from Discord.
DAUNTLESS’s goal is to attract good people to play World of Warcraft. We prefer to attract members with a good gaming and life attitude. All of us work together as a team in the guild; assholery will not be tolerated. The guild is also not into drama or toxic behavior. We are a positive attitude focused guild.
Lastly, if you are bringing along a friend or acquaintance from outside the guild for raiding activities, please be aware that you are responsible for their actions during the event and on discord.
Depending on the severity and frequency of an attendee’s infractions, the Officer Party may decide to bench a player temporarily or permanently from attending raid nights. Certain circumstances at Raid Lead’s discretion will be considered.
Our goal is to progress through current content while still offering a fun experience for everyone attending. Please refrain from any disrespectful comments, either written or spoken to one another, and the obligatory bragging posting of recounted data. This is a learning group and mistakes are expected but will certainly be worked to be corrected. For any additional questions, feel free to ask an Officer.
~Vasilia, Pawsome, Lyda, Malibubarbie, Rush & Verityrose