This is a quick breakdown of Out of Exile's raid rules/policies. If this stuff works for you, great, go ahead and apply. If you don't think you can follow these guidelines then you may want to look elsewhere for a raiding opportunity.
1) Raiders are expected to show up for all raids that are part of the schedule which they agreed to on their application. We understand that Real Life comes first so if something happens, and you cannot attend a raid make sure to let the raid leader know ahead of time. It makes it a lot easier to form groups for raids when we know who can/cannot make it to the raid. If you will be late, let the raid leader know ahead of time if possible.
2) Raiders should be online at least 15 minutes prior to raid start time (when possible). You should be raid ready before the raid begins. Raid ready means that you:
- Are fully repaired
- Have flasks, buff food, reagents
- Are ungrouped
- Are on your main character
You are responsible for knowing the boss fights before the raid starts. We provide videos in the "Raid Encounters Tab" on our website or the "Raidstuff" channel on our Discord. You do not have to use the videos on the website if you like other videos so long as you grasp all of the mechanics are can understand the strategy that we choose to use. Popular guide videos we recommend are Fatboss, SignsOfKelani, or WoWAholics101. (Note: With BFA this has potential to change depending on which guilds put out videos and how quickly they do it)
3) We will do our best to rotate everyone in (that is part of the actual Raid Team) so that everyone has their fair opportunity to raid, however it is not always possible to please everyone. The raid leader discusses the choices with other officers before the invites go out, to make the best possible group. As a raider, you should respect this decision. If you have an issue with the decision made, or an issue with a raid leader, bring it up after the raid with the raid leader or another officer. Doing it during the raid, over a public channel, is not the place to have this conversation.
4) Out of Exile uses a system called Loot Count (LC) to handle loot in our raids. The rules for Loot Count are as follows:
- The system only applies to progression raids (anything current tier level, and anything else that we deem as progression ahead of time).
- Off-set rolls do not count towards your loot count (if you roll offset and we catch you using it in your main set you will be penalized on your LC).
- Your declared main will have your loot count. After you apply, and are accepted for trial, your name should appear on the Loot Count page located in the "Loot Count" tab (You will need to be logged in to see this tab).
- Loot Count is determined by simple math. Items won divided by Raids attended. In this way it is objective and fair.
- When a new player is accepted to the team they start on a trial period. This trial lasts for 2 weeks, during which time they will acquire attendance points for Loot Count but are ineligible to win items (unless no one else needs them). This way a new player can not come in, win a highly sought after item that someone else has been working towards for months, then fail their trial and leave the guild.
- BoE items that drop in a Guild Raid will use the Loot Count system. If no one needs the item for Main Set then it will go to the guild bank. This is how we help gear up new additions to the team as well as fund the free guild repairs that we offer.
- The person with the lowest Loot Count wins the item*
*With Blizzard removing Master Loot as an option and forcing Personal Loot on us it changes the way Loot Count works slightly. You will NEVER have to give up an item you win via Personal Loot that you need for Main Set regardless of what your Loot Count is. If you win an item via Personal Loot, and you want it for Main Set, then it is yours and is added to your Loot Count. This system is for items that someone gets via Personal Loot but does NOT need, and thus it is put up for roll. That is where Loot Count will come into play. This is a deviation from past expansions, but it is the best way we have currently to keep loot fair without having any feel bad moments where people have to give up upgrades that they were looted.
5) You are expected to be respectful and courteous towards your fellow guildmates during raids. You don't have to like everyone, and outside of raids and guild chat if you want to have them on ignore by all means go for it; but during a raid you are expected to listen to ALL raid leaders and be a mature individual during the run. We are all in this together so obviously we would prefer to have everyone get along. We were fortunate last expansion to be drama free for it's entirety and we would like to keep it that way. If you have an issue with someone try and work it out, or bring it up to an officer maybe we can help.
6) This is a game, as such it is meant to be fun. We want our raids to be an enjoyable experience, however there is a time for play and a time to buckle down. When a raid leader or officer says to focus....end of discussion you focus on the task at hand and only the designated people are to talk on vent during boss fight explanations and the fights themselves.
If this seems like a set of guidelines that you can abide by and get behind then we would love to have you as a part of our guild. If not then best of luck in your continued search.