- Updated August 2017
Current raid Tier
Legion - Tomb of Sargeras
Entry Requirements: 900 Average iLevel and full enchants/gems (we're focused on Heroic mode now)
1. Raid System
Anyone who attends an official raid will be expected to have read and agreed to this Raid Codex. People will be able to have their own impromptu runs held to whatever rules they fancy, but all 'proper' raids would be under these rules. In this way, the rules are all optional - if you do not like them, you don't have to come on any of the official raids. However signing up to the official raids will mean that you agree to these rules.
2. The PotS raiding philosophy – Every little helps!
To raid with pots we don't ask that you are a perfect player (none of us are!) but there is a lot you can do to help the raid succeed. Raiding requires a lot of attention, the less you have to think about what buttons you're bashing the better, so learn your class! This really helps, if your characters rotations and cooldowns are second nature to you, learning the boss will be a lot easier. There will be someone in the guild who knows your class and spec so just ask on the forums or in guild chat for help. Make sure you are gemmed and enchanted correctly. Again, ask a guildie if you need help. Do some research on the fight, go to youtube, or check on our forum, normally we have a video up of bosses we are currently working on.
Each raid requires a certain average item level (as seen above). If you're not there yet you could ask them for help getting more gear! We have a lot of crafters and plenty of guild dungeon runs going on most of the time, so gearing up should not be a problem.
3. Raid Nights
We will have regular raids every week, two if enough people sign up, again depending on number of sign ups:
Thursday 20:00 to 23:00 (server time)
Sunday 20:00 to 23:00 (server time)
Invites will start 15 minutes beforehand. We want to actually start at the times mentioned so please don't treat them as login times. If you are going to be late, post in the forum so we are aware of it (The mini-chat works really well for this). Take into account any time you might need before the raid to get consumables. If you are not online 5 minutes before start the raid leader may replace you.If you wish to leave before the end please say so to an officer/raid lead as we would obviously prefer people who can attend the whole raid. If you leave early we may have to finish the raid which is less fun for everyone else.
With the flexible raiding system introduced in Mists of Pandaria
, we can afford to have some people jump in and out of the raid as we go along, so some people can potentially start late/end earlier. Bear in mind that we can not guarantee your spot if you want to join later than starting time and that we want people to keep to the ending time as much as possible, since leaving earlier can affect the healer/tank/dps ratio and potentially cause the raid to end early.
PotS does not do hardcore raiding but that does not mean we should not make the most from the time we have available to raid. We have comfort breaks during the raid at the raid leader's discretion (mostly right before or after a boss) and we would like people to keep to these breaks as their only AFK times. You might think it is ok to AFK during trash packs, since "It's only trash, right?", but trash does actually die faster as the number of people killing it increases! Each time someone is late, AFK for trash, a ready check before a boss, that is time that we are wasting. We all have busy lives and some of us have to plan around RL to attend raids. Be respectful of other people's time.
4. Signing up for raids
We use the in game calendar for signing up. You will need to pick a main for raiding, it is likely you will be playing this character for a long time so make a wise choice. We are not here to level Alts, so swapping Mains is not encouraged. You must also make sure you have Discord and our essential add-ons installed. Add-ons are listed below.
4a. Raiding with alts
We understand that some people like to play Alt characters and this is something that can be advantageous for the guild, since we can sometimes draw from this pool of characters to fill necessary roles in the raid.
Towards the end of patch content, when the vast majority of mains is geared up, the guild will occasionally do alt runs to help gear up alts.
Minimum ilvl restrictions also apply to alts joining any guild raid, as a collection of low ilvl, green-geared alts will not only have a much lower likelihood of clearing bosses but is also unfairly preventing other people who took the time to gear up their characters from progressing. Our item level requirements are not unreasonable or unattainable, even for alt characters.
Guild raids, be them main or alt runs, are not the place where you learn to play your alts. We expect that if you want to raid on an alt you already have invested some time on it and learned how to play the class.
5. Loot rules
The raid leader will ask everyone who needs an item to /roll in raid chat, loot will be handed out in the following priority:
1. Main characters that have not won an item.
2. Main characters that have won an item.
3. Alt characters that have not won an item.
4. Alt characters that have won an item.
The exception to these rules is if there is an alt character being played at the raid leader’s request for group balance reasons. In this case, the alt character can roll on items as if it was a main character.
At times, tier set items may be prioritised to those for whom the item would complete a set bonus.
Have your flasks and food ready before the invite time so we don't waste any raid time with handing them out. Exception to this rule will apply when group consumables are available, such as cauldrons, feasts or temporary food vendors, in which case they will be deployed inside the raid instance as needed. The guild can provide flasks and food when possible but please bring some with you in case we don't have the mats for them. Donations of these mats to the Guild Bank are welcome!
We would like members to make sure they have the following add-ons, or equivalent compatible ones, installed and updated when we raid. There are handy links for you to download from.
Deadly Boss Mods
This will help you decurse, cleanse, cure etc.. You can set it up so that it is transparent in the middle of your screen then when anyone gets cursed you can just click the square to decurse.
This screams at you if you stand in bad stuff!
A threat meter
Please DO NOT spam Damage-meters in raid chat. It is not here for you to brag how good you are! It is to encourage people to look at their own performance and try to improve next time, or talk to a more experienced guildie about it.