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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:16 pm
by msadmin
The Raid Leader/Officers will do their best to respect each player and privately talk to them if there are issues. We expect the same treatment in return. It is possible that in the heat of a fight we may call out someone, but those instances should be rare.

Do not link damage/healing meters in any channel other than a private meter channel unless requested.

Attendance is vital to a successful progression raiding guild. It is mandatory as a raider in Machin Shin. Each rank has its own expectations that must be met to maintain your status in the guild.

Officers- 80%
Core Raiders- 80%
Raider- 70%
Applicant- 100%

~ If you do not post in the AFK forum you will receive a EP/GP penalty for not posting and missing a raid. If you cannot see the AFK forum, please post in General Discussion and an officer will move the topic as well as grant you forum access.
~ If you plan to miss multiple nights, please talk to an officer so we can make arrangements to fill your spot.

Re: Raiding

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:16 pm
by msadmin
Read up on boss strategies posted on our forum or other sites, such as before you attend a raid. It is mandatory that you are familiar with the strategy before we get to the encounter.

Have your basic consumables ready prior to raid time (reagents, potions, flasks, elixirs, etc.). Flasks, potions and banquets are provided for free to raiders, but you will need to retrieve them from the guild bank.

Be fully repaired and ready to zone in at start of raid time.

If you are waitlisted for the night be online where we can reach you and ready to join if needed. If playing an alt, they must be guilded.

Remain in voice chat during all raids, even waitlisters. Listen to the raid strategy so if you are needed you have a basic understanding of what’s expected and what strategy we are attempting.  Awareness will influence future raid invites.

Keep voice chat clear during boss fights. Chatting and having fun during trash clears is perfectly acceptable and encouraged, as we should be having fun together. When it interferes with momentum it becomes a frustrating problem. Raid Leaders/Officers have the right to request silence.

Re: Raiding

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:17 pm
by msadmin
Maintain a positive attitude; we will not tolerate belittling of other players. If you have an issue with the way someone is playing, performance, gearing, or whatever, bring it up to an officer in a private fashion. We will attempt to resolve the issue. Do not take matters into your own hands. We expect everyone to respect each other.

If you have not been asked to lead a raid please refrain from trying to take it over, even if you think you have a better way of doing things. We encourage ideas and tweaking our strategies, but please whisper the Raid Leader/Officers with any ideas or concerns and we'll discuss all our options amongst each other before moving forward. However, we do expect you to always follow our instructions even if you’d rather do it another way.

Avoid going AFK, but if you must it is required you have an acceptable reason.  Whisper an officer so we know what’s going on. There are other people depending on your presence, so please do not hold up the raid.

Applying Around: If you have an issue where you feel Machin Shin is not the best place for you anymore, by all means be upfront with an officer and we will do what we can to fix your concerns. We are always working to improve our player core, but we need to do so carefully.

To sum it up: Act like a mature respectable adult, it really is not that much to ask.

Re: Raiding

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:17 pm
by msadmin
Disciplinary Actions
If you do not follow the rules, there are certain actions we may take depending on the degree of the problem. Possible actions are as follows:
  • Verbal Warning
  • Loot system penalty
  • Demotion
  • Benched from the raid
  • Less likely to be invited to future raids
  • Possible removal from the guild

Re: Raiding

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:17 pm
by msadmin
There are times where we may be missing key roles in our progression and we are faced with a tough call of having people log in on properly geared alts, or not raiding. Obviously asking people to fill in those roles is better than not being able to raid. There are potential complications though, so we have devised the following when dealing with Alts in raids.

Playing an alt is by invitation.
Officers will ask you to log over to fill a gap, rather than you wanting to gear your scrubby alt. If you have an alt with appropriate gear that you would like to be considered, let us know! Please do not beg the officers to let you switch if they have stated you cannot.

Playing an alt is a sacrifice.
Your main misses out on hot drops and sweet badges, and often it's less fun than your main. To compensate this we will consider your sacrifice when distributing loot once you are on your main again.

Playing an Alt is optional.
You are free to decline when you are asked to log over to an alt. Declining will not be held against you, and there will be no repercussions for declining, but there will be a slim chance we won't be able to make a viable raid if we aren't able to fill the needed roles.

Alts love phat loots.
However, mains hate getting bid up by alts, or losing bids to them. Your alt will always count as offspec, no matter what your main spec is. (You are on a healer, feel free to bid on DPS or w/e)

Raid lockouts are Srsbsns!
If we ask someone to play their alt for a night, and their main isn't saved to the raid yet, it is at the players discretion as to who they want to play for the rest of the week. You can continue on the alt or go back to your main if we no longer need the role your alt provided. Keep in mind though that whichever character you choose will be what the officers consider when filling in roles for the following nights.

Permanent Switch.
It may come to a point that you no longer enjoy playing one class and you wish to raid on another. In those rare cases, a player may wish to change mains. If you wish to do this you will need to talk to the officers as well as re-apply with that character. It is not guaranteed that every switch will be granted, your alt will be treated as a brand new applicant, including the trial period and it’s possible the alt will be denied. In other words you will be starting from scratch.

This does not apply to switching at the beginning of a new expansion or if the officers ask you to permanently switch.