Insert Latin Name Here (ILNH) is a casualcore Scarlet Crusade Alliance guild. While we are not hardcore we are still a current content raiding guild. In order to maintain this status we do have a certain degree of structure and rules to support that. We have two 10-man raiding teams who have downed the Lich King and cleared 7/12 on heroic mode. Going into Cataclysm we would like to continue to maintain two 10-man raiding teams and leave ourselves the option of running content as 25-man group.
- Obsidian Sanctum - 10/25 Cleared (+3 drakes)
- Vault of Archavon - 10/25 Cleared
- Naxxramas - 10/25 Cleared
- Eye of Eternity - 10/25 Cleared
- Ulduar - 10 In Progress (12/14 10-man reg/hard)
- Trial of the Crusader - 10/25 Cleared (4/5 10-man heroic)
- Icecrown Citadel - 10 Cleared (7/12 Heroic)
- Ruby Sanctum - 10 Cleared
Who are we? First a disclaimer We are casualcore. We will not provide the atmosphere of a larger, rigidly structured guild. We thought our name was kind of witty while making it blatantly obvious that we try not to take ourselves too seriously. While we are not hardcore we are still a current content raiding guild. In order to maintain this status we do have a certain degree of structure and rules to support that. We have two 10-man raiding teams who have downed the Lich King and cleared 7/12 on heroic mode. Going into Cataclysm we would like to continue to maintain two 10-man raiding teams and leave ourselves the option of running content as 25-man.
What do we do? We raid 2-3 nights a week, have fun, and make progress. As a raiding guild we love challenges but don't get caught up in server firsts. That said there are some of us who want to be ranked higher than everyone else anyway.
What we are looking for and expect. Guild members with some degree of social tact, an ability to learn quickly, listen to direction, contribute when you see something others don't, and know what you are doing wrong. It helps if you play your class well, but even if you don't top the charts, the aforementioned characteristics will please us greatly. Everyone is expected to roll for blame at the beginning of each raid, so don't worry if you make mistakes because it might not be your fault after all.
Next Steps If that makes sense to you then stop by our forum and submit an application. If your forum account requires authorization just ask to speak to an officer in-game and we will make sure it is promptly activated for you.
Here at Insert Latin Name Here we use a structured Need/Greed loot system, what HB likes to refer to as a 1UP system. This system is built on a few different rules. Those rules define what your main spec is, what a given spec is permitted to need role on and how loot will be evenly distributed.
What is your main main spec? Your main-spec is what you have come into the raid to perform and your off-spec is any other role you are building a gear set for. Take special note of the word "role." If you enter the raid as a pure DPS class you will not have any off spec roles to speak of. This rule is somewhat flexible for hybrid Healer/Caster DPS classes as they will be allowed to declare their main spec before the raid begins, and only if they are fulfilling a hybrid role for that raid. Exceptions can be made to this rule but you must discuss those with your Raid Leader and Master Looter prior to the raid's start time.
What gear may you need roll on? Our guidelines for what a spec is permitted to roll on are simple:
- Plate DPS may not main-spec roll on gear with dodge or parry.
- Plate Tanks may not main-spec roll on gear with crit or haste.
- Mages and Warlocks may not main spec roll on gear with Spirit.
- Healers may not main spec roll on gear with hit.
- Trinkets with Spirit procs/on-use or procs that occur from healing spells are limited to Healers only.
- Trinkets with Hit Rating or procs that occur from damaging spells are limited to DPS only.
- Main-spec gear rolls are restricted to your highest armor proficiency.
- Main-spec weapon rolls are restricted to your class' main stat (agi for leather/mail and str for plate).
To be honest those are pretty obvious restrictions. The general rule of thumb is, if the piece of gear in question is itemized for a stat that you can not utilize then you may not need-roll for it (Spirit proc/on-use trinkets are the exception, but as a DPS you shouldn't be balancing hit rating around trinket procs/on-use).
How will you ensure loot is evenly distributed? Before I begin, let me say that gear will always go to someone's main spec before someone's off spec. Some weeks it will seem like only Mage gear drops and others it may be lots of healer/spirit gear. That is just how the RNG works and we will not attempt to "fix" lopsided class/spec/role drops for a given raid lockout because we believe in the "law of large numbers" and that these things will either correct themselves over time or that eventually anyone who needs gear you are forbidden to need roll on will have it, allowing you to pick it up. So it is possible that a Mage or Warlock comes out of a raid with 3 pieces of hit gear while a healer goes home empty handed. That said, our 1UP system ensures that if two people main spec roll on a piece of gear the person with the fewest won items will receive the item. In other words, for every piece of gear you win in a category (need/greed) you incur a cumulative -100 roll penalty on all future rolls.
Other Important Notes:
- BOE items will be put to a main spec roll and off spec roll for active hybrid players. After that these items will be banked and either distributed to a guild member's main spec who is outside of the raid or sold.
- ILNH members are given first priority on a quest item should it drop and we have PUG raid members. The Raid Leader and Master Looter also reserve the right to select which ILNH member receives the item if said item is required for content progression.
Insert Latin name here? I don't get it. Being a casualcore guild we reserve the right to poke fun at those who are more 'core' or more 'casual' as we see fit. Our guild name is a poke at all the guilds who choose a Latin phrase, usually using improper grammar, as a way to appear to be hardcore. While there are some guilds with Latin names who are actually hardcore, this tends to be the exception and not the rule. Also, have you ever seen a form letter? The form fields often look something like <insert customer name here>. In-game our tag looks like such a field and then serves to be a running (or walking or riding...) joke at the expense of everyone in-game who has filled their field with a Latin name.
Why do you have a Rabbit on you tabard and why to you claim to have it on "farm status?" Our tabard is an artistic representation of the Rabbit of Caerbannog which is widely known to be the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you will ever set eyes on. It should be noted that the actual Rabbit of Caerbannog has much nastier, bigger, and pointier teeth. The bones that trim our tabard are homage to the bones of the fifty full men that lie strewn about his lair. You may have seen the Rabbit of Caerbannog in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where he lays waste to five three of King Arthur's knights. We have chosen such an epic monster to adorn our tabard because the irreverence that Monty Python's comedy represents often mirrors our own.
What do you mean by casualcore? Some parts of our guild are "casual" (need/greed loot distribution, 2-3 raid nights, loosened performance requirements) while other parts are "core" (require knowing fight mechanics ahead of time, require appropriate gearing/gemming/enchanting, calling out performance issues, performance requirements that aren't too loose). The content we are tackling dictates how "casual" and how "core" we need to be. In general our members don't get free rides and don't expect any. For many of us the most fun part of the game is overcoming a difficult encounter with equally geared players who are all giving it their best. My class isn't shown as being in high demand, should I not bother applying? If experience has taught us anything, it is that we never should and never will turn down a well qualified and versed raider. Please, apply.
I am trying to post my application on your forum but it is asking a bunch of questions I don't know the answer to. For example, why do I need to know the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know. Those questions serve two purposes: 1) Identify those who have a sense of humor as devolved as our own and 2) Test those who don't have such a devolved sense of humor to see if they are capable of using Google to find answers. Leaving those questions blank or providing otherwise nonsensical answers is a red flag. The fact that you are reading this FAQ is an indication you should do fine though.