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Table of Contents (click on a section to jump to it):

 

  1. [jumpto=3060#2]Forum Usage[/jumpto]
     
  2. [jumpto=3060#3]Raid Times and Raid Calendar & Raid Info[/jumpto]
     
  3. [jumpto=3060#4]Loot Distribution & Implementation[/jumpto]
     
  4. [jumpto=3060#5]Mumble / Vent[/jumpto]
     
  5. [jumpto=3060#6]Recruitment[/jumpto]
     
  6. [jumpto=3060#7]Latency / Lag / Disconnects / Computer Issues[/jumpto]
     
  7. [jumpto=3060#8]Expectations[/jumpto]
     
  8. [jumpto=3060#9]Required Addons[/jumpto]
     
  9. [jumpto=3060#10]About Divide[/jumpto]

Note: Some links contained in the sections will only be accessible if you are a registered member with appropriate access.

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Forum Usage:

 

a. How do I get access to the member's sections of the forums?

Ask an officer to grant you access.

 

b. How can I keep to up to date with forum posts?

The best way to do that is to use the 'New Posts' link above to see new posts since your last visit. The forums are heavily used for boss videos, strategies, raid discussions, member discussions as well as other important posts for guild members and every member is expected to keep up to date with these posts.

 

c. Is it possible to make a post only myself and the officers can see?

Yes, any posts made in the 'Private' section of the forums can only be viewed by yourself and the officers. It is a very good place to get any of your questions answered.

 

d. Can I determine who made that post?

Unfortunately, a lot of the forum user names do not match one's in-game character name (or is based on an old in-game character). As such, we ask all of those members to please add a signature to each post with their current in-game character name so it is clear who is actually responding.

 

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Raid Times and Raid Calendar:

 

a. When do you Raid?

We Raid Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 7:30-11 CST (8:30-12 EST). Invites usually go out 15 minutes prior to raid start time. Alt runs, achievement runs, and GDKP runs are done on offnights and weekends (when there is interest - anything planned ahead of time is usually posted on the forums or in the GMOTD).

 

b. Do I need to use the Raid Calendar?

This feature is currently not in use, but when it is again set as a mandatory step in preparing for raids, failure to use the raid calendar may impact you getting invited to our raids and/or getting loot.

 

c. How do I use the Raid Calendar?

First thing to do is create an account on the 'Raid Calendar' and sign up for the raids (First create a character so you have an identity on the raiding calendar, then you need to click on the little pencil icon to sign up for various raids). Not signing up available or #N/A on a raid day is a bad thing. Signing up available and no showing is just as bad. Try to keep up to date with the raid calendar and make all of us happy. Thanks.

 

Link to raid calendar:
http://divideguild.net/content/118-raid-calendar

 

d. Why didn't I get into raid?

There are many considerations made when deciding who gets into raid initially. Raiders ranked 'core' (which is based largely on maintaining very high attendance and being a pro dependable raider) can be favored on invites provided everything is equal - however raid invites are usually much more influenced by other considerations detailed below. In an ideal world we would have 20 raiders and everyone would raid every night - but that is just not feasible, due to comp issues with a particular encounter, raider(s) unavailable and/or no shows (or raiders having network or computer issues), and encounter requirements. So we try to maintain a 5-6 raiders waitlist (4-5 dps and 1-2 healers) on any particular night. Everyone sits occasionally (including officers) - we try to be fair and rotate raider(s) on the waitlist in for various encounters. Before each pull, we quickly make swaps based on who needs gear, who needs more raid time, etc. As stated previously, we do not carry a big waitlist in this guild and we consider everyone a main raider - we do NOT actively recruit for the bench. With all of that said, if you find yourself sitting more often then you would like, there are several reasons why that may be the case: 1. Under performance, 2. Lack of Recent Progression, 3. Comp-specific reasons, 4. No Rhyme or Reason, everyone sits occasionally. Under performance is self-explanatory. Lack of recent progression makes the officers very annoyed and will sometimes push us into just bringing in specific raiders online to move through encounters very quickly in order to get our focus back on progression. Finally, if we are working on a progression kill that we feel has a 'learning curve', we may stick with the same raiders until we get the first kill where possible in order to push through the encounter more quickly.

 

If you feel your being sat too often and are unsure of the reasons or want to chat about it, we absolutely encourage you to talk to the officers after raids for feedback. We try to be proactive, but sometimes communication breaks down and we want our raiders to be open with us as much as possible. It is VERY important to get on the waitlist if you don't get into raid initially or get sat at any point during the raid night - we use it to coordinate swaps, track attendance, etc.
You can be on an alt while you are on waitlist; you can also give us a phone # to text to and be off the game entirely.
Posting gear/boss needs in your class forums and/or whispering raid lead is a good idea to make sure you get in for what you want. We also highly encourage all of our members to listen in on the raid whether you are in it or not - especially on progression encounters it can be very useful to know what to expect when you do get into the raid.

 

As a side note, although very unlikely, it is also possible that we are simply overlooking you - so making your concerns known to us can only improve your chances of getting into raids. Don't be afraid to grab an officer and chat with them before/after raid about any concerns you have. However, it is almost never a good idea to bitch about not getting into raid, especially during raid times - that tends to be just annoying when the officers are usually juggling so many other things. We also do not have time to deal with most issues when we are actually raiding - there is simply too much going on during raid time.

 

So, as stated previously, if you do not get in raid initially, get on waitlist (whisper 'wl add' to raid officer for that night) and if you want in for a specific boss, you can let a similar class raider know and/or whisper the raid leader or an officer (don't overdo it - if it doesn't work out, its just gear...relax). We expect all raiders to be team players and be OK sitting on occasion. No raider is certain to get in on a certain boss...sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't...

 

 

e. Can I be helpful and decide another raider can have my spot for an upcoming encounter?

You can be helpful, but it is not your role to decide the makeup of the current raid. Under no circumstances can you decide outside of officer approval that a raider can have your spot, etc. However, it is extremely helpful for raiders (especially of the same class) to talk about what encounters they'd especially like in on and make suggestions to the officers based on that desire - the officers will do their best to consider the suggestion - but bear in mind that the officers have other considerations to consider as well. Additionally, we want swaps to be efficient - discussing potential swaps ahead of time with your fellow raiders can make it much easier for us to swap raiders in quickly as we want to minimize delays caused by swapping raiders. To summarize, we strongly encourage our raiders to be pro-active on this account in terms of making suggestions to the officers, but they are only suggestions and if we do not act on them we usually have our reasons:).

 

f. How do you evaluate a raider's performance?

We use many tools and data as well as our in-game analysis for looking at whether every raider is excelling at his or her role. That includes WarcraftLogs, in-game addons, tools and data from various websites (
http://stateofdps.com/,
http://raidbots.com
), etc. to fully evaluate individual raider's performance (including our own) and the performance of our raid as a whole.

 

g. Is 12AM server time a hard stop in terms of your raid times?

Yes it is (although we have gone over a few minutes on several occasions, it is unusual).

 

H. What are our current ranks? What are the rewards? How do repairs/consumables work?

 

Ranks change over time, currently:

 

Social
: Friends of Divide. As long as you don't make an ass out of yourself in guild or trade chat, we are fairly lenient on who can be a social member of the guild.

 

Reserve
: Ex-raiders who can no longer maintain raider status of the guild but may possibly be able to fill-in if we had a need of them for a raid.

 

Recruit
: 4 week trial period, at the end of which you are made a member or asked to leave. This can be extended if you don't maintain 100% attendance (or close to it) during your trial. We want to see that our raiders can be self-efficient, so during trial you receive no repairs or potions, etc. from the guild bank. During this trial period, you will be asked to provide a self evaluation, comparing your performance to that of another raider/player of your same class. You may use logs or any other type of data analysis software to provide said comparisons, in which we want to see how you are able to critically analyze your performance and find the areas that may/may not need improvement in your game play.

 

Raider
: Solid raiders of the guild that maintain good attendance and return solid raid performance. Currently receive 300G repairs,2 stacks of pots and 1 stack of flasks (3 flasks) per raid night. Gems and enchants for gear upgrades are usually provided by the guild bank based on current availability of materials.

 

Lead
: Solid raiders of the guild who have a leadership role in the guild. Focus on recruitment, member evaluation and satisfaction, and help provide direction and support to the guild. Have the ability to invite/promote/demote guild members. Usually have additional specific responsibilities dependent on their role. Currently receive 500G repairs and 4 stacks of pots a raid night. Can additionally take out flasks for cauldrons, etc. Gems and enchants for gear upgrades are usually provided by the guild bank.

 

Officer/GM
: Solid raiders of the guild who have a leadership role in the guild. Focus on recruitment, member evaluation and satisfaction, and help provide direction and support to the guild. Usually have additional specific responsibilities dependent on their role. Most importantly, provide overall focus, expectations, consistency, and guild management.

 

NOTE
: All rewards for ranks from the guild bank are only to be used for raiding in Divide. Any unused pots, etc. should be returned to the guild bank at the end of the night. Taking advantage of the guild is frowned upon, to say the least. Additionally, the higher your rank in guild the more likely you'll receive additional rewards, i.e. BOEs, patterns, etc.

With the above said, you as a raider should always have extra flasks on you (especially if you get subbed in and no one has an extra flask, should have extra food in case you miss the feast, should have your own pots in case you run out. We expect all raiders to min/max for an encounter (which usually means pre-potting and poting during the encounter).
You should not be using guild repairs outside of guild raids
.

 

I. What about enchants and gems?

We provide gems for upgrades received during raids to higher ranks. In any event, it is your responsibility to make sure all of your gear is gem'd properly when raiding with us. Enchantments work the same way as epic gems. The guild bank will provide enchantment mats depending on availability of materials (for main spec upgrade pieces only). Again, it is your responsibility to make sure your gem'd/enchanted properly when raiding with us.

 

 

j. How are legendaries handled?

Similar to how mount drops are handled, we do try to reward those who have contributed (and continue to contribute) a lot to the guild but there is no set rule and each legendary can be handled somewhat differently in terms of how they are handed out. It should be noted that we definitely want to give these types of drops to where the entire guild will benefit through help in furthering our progression.

 

 

 

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Loot Distribution & Implementation:

 

a. How do you distribute loot?

We use Loot Council (in the past, we did use a DKP-based system, this is no longer the case).

More specifically, we use a loot council addon for quick distribution of loot as well as another addon which tracks raid attendance, waitlist, and loot received that is uploaded to our stats website to create a quick snapshot for us.

 

b. How does loot council work?

The officers vote on whom they think most deserves each piece of loot as well as (and most importantly) what most advances the objective of making future progression easier. The aim of our loot distribution system is to make sure loot is distributed fairly and unbiased with the sole objective of furthering our progression - all votes are publicly displayed for each item and we track raiders attendance, number of days since last received loot, average loot per raid, and performance of the raider. We want raiders who will always take a progression kill over getting loot for themselves and look to loot as a means to furthering our progression as a guild.

 

Specifically, we have a single score which is made up the following (not equal-weighted):

i. 10-day attendance, 30-day attendance, 60-day attendance, and 90-day attendance. More weight is given to more recent attendance numbers.

ii. average loot per raid

iii. # of days since you last received loot

iv. # of loot in last 2 weeks

 

We also take into account the degree of upgrade and how useful it may be to our success given upcoming progression encounter(s). When it comes down to it, we always heavily favor handing loot out in way that most helps the upcoming progression encounters. This may mean favoring loot to tanks/healers early on, etc.

 

Finally, we take into account several other more subjective items:

i. Use (or misuse) of the Raid Calendar.

ii. Performance of the raider.

iii. Signs that the raider is 'trying' to improve.

iv. Ability of the raider to think of the raid as a whole before him or herself. That means doing things that improves our chances of success in an encounter even if its detrimental to your DPS/HPS. Battle Rezing, Tranqing/Hymning, using health stones, offspec healing, moving appropriately, using your damage reducing cooldowns, dying for the team when its called for, etc. are all things that we expect of you.

v. Ability of the raider to perform his or her role. If your priority is interrupts - then make it a priority.

vi. Maximizing your contribution - that means pre-potting and potting during the encounter, using all of your class abilities to win.

vii. Coming prepared with having watched the videos and read the strategies and looked up any class-specific tips.

viii. Not constantly going AFK or being AFK for ready checks and wasting our raid time.

 

If we see signs that suggest you are doing all of the above, it will make the officers more inclined to vote for you. If we see signs that suggest you are not doing all of the above, it will make the officers less inclined to vote for you. These things will likely have a larger impact than you may have seen so far as we are now much more comfortable with how loot council is working.

 

Finally, for offspec pieces, we usually go with the raider who is most likely going to use those offspec pieces in an actual raid encounter. For various offspecs, we usually have firsts and seconds in mind when it comes to the loot as to its potential usefulness to our raid success, which is all we really care about.

 

If you have any further questions about our how our loot distribution system works, please ask an officer.

 

c. A piece of loot dropped that I want to be considered for, how do I let the officers know to consider me?

We use an addon for handling the loot distribution and voting mechanism. Each loot drop is linked in raid chat for consideration. Quickly whisper the loot officer (or you can also put it in raid chat, the addon will pick it up) the following:

 

main/off bis/side

 

i.e.

main bis

off side

main

off

 

MAIN = MAIN SPEC

OFF = OFF SPEC

(you must always specify whether the item is for your main or off spec)

 

BIS = BEST IN SLOT

SIDE = SIDEGRADE

(Nothing means it is an upgrade but not BIS)

 

 

If you don't vote correctly, you will be very unlikely to win the loot. We attempt to distribute loot very quickly so we can move on to the next encounter - so paying attention and voting quickly and correctly are both very important.

 

Side and Offspec loot pieces are not 'charged' as an item against you in terms of loot - however, it is the LOOT COUNCILS decision on whether it truly is a side-grade or off-spec item, regardless of what you bid. We would rather even tiny upgrades go to raiders over being sharded, but we will also not allow the system to be gamed by bidding side or off when it is actually a main spec upgrade. When there is any doubt or the item is wanted for itemization reasons allowing you to put on some other upgraded piece of loot, it will usually be considered a 'mainspec' upgrade - these bid types are only here to avoid sharding loot that may have even a limited use (or marginal gain) to a raider at the point in time and as such we do not expect to see these types of bids 'that' often. So take advantage of this where appropriate, but please do not abuse the side-grade and/or off-spec bids.

 

d. I'm unhappy with how an item went to a particular raider over another, who can I talk to?

Unless you think there was a major oversight or problem, please wait until the end of the raid and ask the officer(s) to hop up in officer chat with you to discuss. You can also make a post on the private forums. You can also whisper an officer with your thoughts (although again, it is always best to wait until after raid if possible).

 

e. What if two raiders 'tie' for votes?

That can result in a roll off for the loot item between the two individuals (although we don't like roll offs in general and can usually find a reason for rewarding the loot to an individual over another in most of these cases).

 

e. What are the weights for the overall factor scores?

Although we show all stats for our raiders, we do not show overall factor scores because it is not set in stone, other things are taken into account when rewarding loot than just your factor score based on stats (i.e. the degree of upgrade, etc.). However, the weights are basically: 55% attendance with more weight given to more recent attendance percentages, 23% average loot per raid, 14% # of loot last 2 weeks, and 9% # of days since last received loot. All stats (including the last item you received main spec) for every raider in guild, including yourself, is available on the website once you have member access.

 

f. How are special mounts handled?

There is no set method for the handling of mounts or other special drops - however, we usually do try to reward our dedicated core raiders with these types of rewards (rather than to someone brand new) as a reward for the help they have given the guild and a reminder that we definitely appreciate it!

 

 

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Mumble / Vent:

 

a. What is Mumble?

Mumble is very similar to Vent - it is a program we can all talk to each other over. We switched from Vent to Mumble for several reasons: 1. Less delay in Mumble - when you say something everyone hears it faster than vent, 2. Most voices are more natural, and 3. It's free and open source and being actively developed. Since everyone now uses Mumble, our vent server is a ghost town nowadays.

 

b. How do I get Mumble?

Download the latest client from the link below:

 

 

 

c. Ok, how do I setup and use Mumble?

First, put in the correct server information (and do not specify your username as the mumble server password). Elderbrock has made two threads with lots of screenshots on setting up Mumble, setting up your push-to-talk key, and creating binds:

 

 

 

 

d. I still have questions, who can I ask?

Elderbrock/Freebaser is the best one to talk to about dealing with any Mumble issues or answering your questions.

 

e. What is your Vent and Mumble Info?

MUMBLE

Server: mumble.divideguild.net

Port: 64738

 

Vent (not used that much anymore)

Server: divideguild.net

Port: 3784

 

Just an FYI, we switched to Mumble (vent-like program) a while back and have not looked back since, so our vent server is a ghost town at this time.

 

(Note: Mumble and Vent passwords can be obtained by a member or officer of the guild)

 

 

f. I'm having trouble with Mumble, help?

Please check out the following link:

 

 

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Recruitment:

 

a. Does Divide recruit for the bench?

Absolutely not. Although we do try to carry a small waitlist every night, every member is considered a raider in Divide and will see plenty of raid time.

 

b. Where can I apply?

Click on the Apply button at the top of the page - or just click on this link:
http://divideguild.net/index.php?pageid=apply

 

c. How does the process work?

Your application will be responded to as quickly as possible (usually within a day or two max) and we will let you know if we want to chat with you, if you are accepted, waitlisted, or denied. If you are accepted, there is up to a four week period while you are a recruit - after which we may extend your recruitment period, promote you to member, or ask you to leave the guild.

 

d. Where can I learn more about the guild?

By following this link: [jumpto=3060#10]About Divide[/jumpto]

 

e. Does Divide offer any rewards for helping with recruitment? What about a recruit-a-raider program?

Yes to both questions - contact an officer for more info on this.

 

f. Does Divide offer any reimbursement for server xfering?

For some exceptional applicants, we will offer to reimburse you the cost of your server transfer upon making member in the guild (via our PayPal account).

 

g. Does Divide maintain a current recruitment post?

Yes, link to post:
http://www.divideguild.net/threads/4761-All-Members-Help-Recruit-for-Divide!

 

 

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Latency / Lag / Disconnects / Computer Issues:

 

a. I'm experiencing latency issues / lag issues / DCing - that ok?

No, we can't have raiders who have these issues. It is important for you to be proactive about any potential issues as you have 24 other raiders counting on you. This area of the FAQ will offer suggestions to all of our raiders on how to minimize the chance of these issues affecting you as well as tips on resolving these issues when you do experience them. If you are the cause of us wasting raid time while you are rebooting, restarting, installing addons that you should have installed prior to raid, constantly DCing - all of that is very bad stuff and hurts our progression - we need to maximize our limited raid time per week and be as efficient as possible in regards to use of that time. Consider adding up all the time the raid sits inactive because of these issues for a whole raiding week and you will likely see it as a significant waste of time. Sometimes its unavoidable - but if you did not do ALL the steps below to prevent issues like this from occurring, you only have yourself to blame - and the officers WILL blame you. Frequent use of ./reloud ui during the raid night can work wonders for memory issues and your framerate/latency issues however, so definitely do that.

 

b. What if it's my computer?

Several tips I'd recommend:

1. Reboot your machine at least once a day.

2. Use a Game Boost Program & switch to Gaming Mode when your raiding, you can download it here:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/GBoost_d6725.html

If for some reason you have any issues with GBoost - you can also try 'Game Booster' - similar program, but it has additional features for a paid version that it tries to push on you. You can download that here:

 

Additionally, some raiders recommend Smart Defrag and SmartRAM as well:

 

 

3. Make sure all of your drivers are up to date.

4. Make sure your not running a virus scan during raids or doing any heavy downloading.

5. When all else fails, get a new computer.

 

c. What if it's my game?

Several tips I'd recommend:

1. Make sure you run a hard drive disk defrag on a weekly basis.

2. Perform the following steps:

1. Navigate to your World of Warcraft install directory, ( USUALLY "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft" )

 

2. You will find in this folder all the patches that have been downloaded and ALREADY installed into the game, so you will NO LONGER need them.

 

3. The files you are looking for are not only the PATCHES themselves, but ALSO the downloaded .exe for the respective patch.

 

4. You are looking for files with names similar to this "WoW-2.3.0.7561-to-2.3.2.7741-enUS-patch.exe" that is the patch and "WoW-2.3.0.7561-to-2.3.2.7741-enUS-downloader.exe" is the downloader for THAT patch. The files have icons as follows....The Downloader icon looks like a Tornado and the patch icon looks like stars falling.

 

5. Highlight BOTH MATCHING files, and either RIGHT click and select DELETE or simply hit the DELETE key on your keyboard.

 

6. Now all you need to do is simply browse that folder for ANY and ALL files that meet that criteria. For every patch.exe there will be a downloader.exe file. Again, highlight them BOTH and delete.

 

7. You MAY find that you have a few extra DOWNLOADER files, but no patch to go with them, you can go ahead and delete them as well. As well as any files named something similar to this "WoW-2.3.0-enUS-patch.exe.PART" that is simply a patch that isnt finished downloading for whatever reason, such as you may have downloaded a specific patch from fileplanet and installed it, therefore the game detected you no longer NEED that patch and stopped downloading.

 

**IMPORTANT**

You may notice there IS a folder in that directory named "PATCHES", this is the folder used by the blizzard downloader to download CURRENT patches such as 3.0.9-to-3.1.0, so I would suggest you leave that folder alone unless you want to redownload the entire patch again.

 

3. Stop the game from doing background downloads while playing by:

 

This one is simple but will bypass the NEWS SCREEN application and in the process NOT download patches while you play, just do the following:

1. Simply navigate to your World of Warcraft install directory.

3. One is named "LAUNCHER.exe" and the other is named "Wow.exe"

4. Simply right click on the one named "Wow.exe" and drag it out to your desktop and let go, choose "CREATE SHORTCUT HERE"

4. Increase the speed in which WOW actually launches by:

 

 

By default, Microsoft includes the /prefetch:1 switch to speed up it's Windows Media Player application start time. This switch can be used for other Windows applications and also many third party programs.

 

To use it for World of Warcraft, simply do this...

 

1. Right click on the World of Warcraft shortcut you just made from previous step and select PROPERTIES from the menu.

 

2. In the Target: Field add the /prefetch:1 switch to the very end of the path, like this: "C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe" /prefetch:1 and then click APPLY, then click OK.

(DONT FORGET THE SPACE just before /prefetch:1)

 

3. Now start World of Warcraft. It will load faster than it ever has before.

 

5. Check your drivers at:
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=21137&parentCategoryId&pageNumber=1&categoryId=2677

6. Flush your DNS:
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=21226&parentCategoryId&pageNumber=1&categoryId=2677

7. Run a Tracert:
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=21230

8. Run a speedtest to Chicago:
http://speedtest.net/

9. When all else fails, get a new computer.

 

 

 

d. What if it's my latency/network?

Several tips I'd recommend:

1. Apply the Leatrix Latency Fix (you must follow instructions in link, its not really an addon - but is 100% safe):

http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/fileinfo.php?id=13581&so=&page=2#info

2. If your playing over a wireless connection, I'd highly recommend you switch to a wired connection.

3. With your speed test and tracert information, call your ISP.

 

e. What if it's my addons?

 

Several tips I'd recommend:

1. Download the addon control panel and setup a RAIDING only set of addons (which will be the only one's you should have enabled when actually raiding - get rid of all the auction house and other fluff addons) and this also allows you to switch different addons on and off without restarting the game:

http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/acp.aspx

2. Make sure your not using any addons that are taking an enormous amount of memory or constantly causing LUA erorrs.

3. Only use addons you need.

 

f. Anything else about my addons or anything else worth mentioning?

Make Sure your addons are up to date on a daily/weekly basis! Finally, don't play in windowed mode if possible - it will severely hurt your FPS. I just found a really nice addon that I just start using for this that I love now:

 

 

 

 

 

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Expectations:

 

a. What does Divide expect of me as a Raider in the guild?

We expect the following:

1. All raiders must come prepared with knowledge of the boss encounter and their particular role in it. This means reading the forum post on the boss encounter and watching the referenced video(s) and looking up any class specific tips for the encounter. Although we usually give a fairly detailed strategy breakdown before we pull a new boss, every raider 'should' already know most of it. You should absolutely have read our forum posts on the raid boss.

 

2. We expect our raiders to maximize their contribution in the encounter (that means (pre) potting, (re) specing appropriately, (re) glpyhing, proper enchants, etc.). A lot of the costs of various things are re-reimbursed by the guild and consumables are provided to many raiders for each raid, per our guild policies - although every raider should have their own consumables at all times, just in case.

 

3. Just excel at your particular role for the given encounter.

 

4. Do not waste raid time and do not cause drama. Any issues, problems, etc. can almost always be discussed during non-raid times - and it is best to discuss things with an officer privately before dragging the whole raid/guild through any issue/problem. Although we always want feedback on our approach and strategies for an encounter, it is usually best do make those suggestions through whispers unless specifically asked...we do not want to waste time or clog up our discussions with everyone's thoughts/feedback most of the time.

 

So if you are confident you can meet what we are looking for, specifically:

 

1. Show that you enjoy raiding and the challenges & wipes.

2. Ability to adapt and maintain high situational awareness.

3. Know your class inside and out. Always min/maxing for an encounter.

4. Willingness to prepare ahead of times, read and take part in strategy discussions on our forums.

5. Have history/logs that prove your a quality raider.

6. Have a stable computer and internet connection.

 

 

 

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Required Addons:

 

http://www.divideguild.net/threads/9265-Current-Required-Addons

 

a. Does Divide require the use of particular addons?

Divide requires from each raider the use of the EPGP LOOTMASTER add-on in order to allow for raiders to make their selections of a specific item upgrade. It is expected that every raider in the guild will have at least one boss mod addon (BigWigs as of late has been the preferred bossmod addon). Many of our raiders discuss their addons (and show their UI) that they use and we encourage all of raiders to setup their UI and use addons which make you a better raider.
We do highlight addons on our website that may be of interest to you as well
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About Divide:

 

a. Does Divide have a guild charter?

Yes, link to guild charter:
http://divideguild.net/threads/2908-Guild-Charter

 

b. Where can I find all the info on guild policies?

Link to guild policies:
http://divideguild.net/threads/967-Guild-Policies

 

c. Where can I see Divide's current progression?

d. Can I just get the low down on your guild?

Our 25man Raid schedule is Wed, Thur, Sun, Mon from 7:30-11:00PM Central (or 8:30-12PM EST). Invites usually go out 15mins prior to raid time.

 

Note: Divide recently transferred from US-Greymane to US-Zul'jin. We have retained 100% of our raider base in this transition and are looking forward to Dragon Soul!

 

Divide has been one of the top Horde guilds on Greymane since the start of BC. We have always been low drama and plan to keep it that way. Although we will continue keeping it light and having fun, we are absolutely focused on progression. In Wrath, we were the first horde-side guild on Greymane to kill 'HM Halion & HM LK' (12/12 HM 25 ICC, HM 25 RS, 12/12 HM 10s, drakes 25 & 10s). We remain fully committed to 25-man raiding.

 

Loot System:

We currently use loot council to distribute loot. We make sure loot is distributed fairly and unbiased with the sole objective of furthering our progression - all votes are publicly displayed for each item and we track raiders attendance, number of days since last received loot, average loot per raid, and performance of the raider. We want raiders who will always take a progression kill over getting loot for themselves.

 

Raid environment:

While we all understand it's a game and we all play to have fun, we are a progression focused guild and expect our raiders to come prepared and focused for each raid. We ask that you keep vent/mumble clear while a boss is in progress and save jokes and what you did last night for trash or non raid times. Strategies for upcoming encounters are posted in our forums and we expect all of our raiders to do their homework. With that said, all of our members are encouraged to contribute their thoughts and suggestions if they feel they have something worthwhile to add to our approach - we want raiders who can think for themselves in this guild. We also do consider ourselves more mature than the average guild in World of Warcraft - we don't want raiders who spam trade chat, grief other players, and/or go emo over every possible thing.

 

Recruitment:

We're looking for intelligent, mature, and active players who are eager to conquer new content as soon as it becomes available. Applicants should be drama-free min/maxers who know their class inside-out, keep up with the latest (and upcoming) additions and changes to the game, have stable computers and Internet connections, and come prepared with knowledge of the boss mechanics.

 

We expect all raiders to attend at least 3 out of 4 raids each week (with a strong emphasis on 4). We expect our raiders to know their class and always be looking to find ways to increase DPS/Healing or find better ways to tank the boss for every encounter. We want raiders who are always trying to top their previous best. We are looking for raiders who do not mess around when they raid and who do not cause drama. We do not want people who we have to constantly call out on vent for getting hit by avoidable damage (i.e. goo or blistering colds or standing in fires). Basically if you know the ins and outs of your class, can do an amazing amount of healing or dps (or tank amazingly!) we want you! If you stand in fires/get hit by AoEs, go afk a lot, or cause drama - please apply somewhere else and save yourself and us the time it takes to read your app.

 

Have a question?

More information on the guild can be found at our website, go check it out. If you are confused about anything said here or just want more information about us that can't be posted here get in contact with one of the officers by messaging:

 

Ryukami (GM)

Llamda (Quality Control & Recruitment)

 

Thanks for your time and we hope you will join us in our mission to be the near or at the top of raiding guilds (that raid similar hours to us of course)!!!

 

 

 

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FYI, this consolidated FAQ is supposed to answer the most common questions asked of us by recruits, new members, and even long-term members of the guild. If there is any information that is incorrect or suggestions for additional questions, please let Llamda know.

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Added a section on loot to make sure everyone understands how side-grade and/or offspec pieces of loot are supposed to work:

 

Side and Offspec loot pieces are not 'charged' as an item against you in terms of loot - however, it is the LOOT COUNCILS decision on whether it truly is a side-grade or off-spec item, regardless of what you bid. We would rather even tiny upgrades go to raiders over being sharded, but we will also not allow the system to be gamed by bidding side or off when it is actually a main spec upgrade. When there is any doubt or the item is wanted for itemization reasons allowing you to put on some other upgraded piece of loot, it will usually be considered a 'mainspec' upgrade - these bid types are only here to avoid sharding loot that may have even a limited use (or marginal gain) to a raider at the point in time and as such we do not expect to see these types of bids 'that' often. So take advantage of this where appropriate, but please do not abuse the side-grade and/or off-spec bids.

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added the follow Q/A:

 

H. How do repairs work? How do consumables work?

Currently, we provide 100G for members, 150G for veterans, 200G for core ranks during raiding times for repairs.

Currently, we provide 10 pots for members, 20 pots for veterans, 30 pots for core raiders during raiding times for usage during raid (if you have left over pots after raid, please put them back).

Currently, we provide a cauldron for flasks for members. We also provide seafood before each pull.

 

With the above said, you as a raider should always have extra flasks on you (especially if you get subbed in and no one has an extra flask, should have extra food in case you miss the feast, should have your own pots in case you run out. We expect all raiders to min/max for an encounter (which usually means pre-potting and poting during the encounter). You should not be using guild repairs outside of guild raids.

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