Due to 6.2's imminent release in 4 to 6 weeks NEXT WEEK (on the 24th of June!) together with our current practice of taking those who sign up into current content raids, the council proposed the following action:
- Ahead of the Curve: Blackhand's Crucible: A progression-minded, INVITE-ONLY group will be formed to complete this for the guild. If you do not receive an invitation and would like to be a part of this group you must mail Ashemmi or Emrald and submit an application. The application is to indicate what you are prepared to do to ensure the progression ahead of the release of 6.2. A pre-requisite is that you must have personally completed the bosses and be on-par with the AOTC group on Heroic mode. Your personal Heroic completion will be checked on armory. This will mean that the group can be confident that you are competently familiar with the mechanics and are able to complete all the bosses leading up to Blackhand on Heroic Mode. Your personal completion at the heroic level can be managed either via IA's own runs or the in-game Raid Finder.
- Ah-well - we tried...
A couple of instances of raiders whispering other raiders about poor performance have occurred. These moments of whispering have usually come when we are frustratingly close to gaining a progression boss. All guild members are reminded that we are a soft-core raiding guild with Real Life (i.e. family, school and/or work) being a priority over the game. This does get frustrating when some usual raiders have not completed some bosses due to work or family reasons. We remind you all to be patient - this is a direct consequence of our commitment to RL coming first. However, where we remain tantalisingly close time after time and where straightforward mechanics proving to be the frequent death of a DPS or Healers go OOM due to the mana-drain from avoidable DoTs or fight-mechanics on a raider (Tank, DPS or other Healer) it is understandable that this can lead to some heated moments. A mature attitude and a forgiving nature is expected. However, raiders persistently not being prepared or repeatedly falling foul of or being unfamiliar with straightforward mechanics is not something that should happen enough to test the tolerance of others. To that end, the Council proposing the following, in addition to the existing raiding preparedness, to minimise this issue:
- LFR is a requirement for any member wishing to participate in aN IA Normal Raid.
- Normal boss done - as a requirement for completing the same boss on Heroic
The council wishes to acknowledge that Celadria, Pyruu and Xyenia have stepped up to the task of running these. The Council proposes that:
- IA officers will do their best to support them through their own participation. IA Officers who offered their services are Emrald, Thaduke, Silent and Vindarius.
- These members are reminded that they can freely access the raid Guild Bank Tabs 6 & & to support their group's efforts through the usual provision of raid buffs and enchant materials.
Asking for help:
It has come to our attention that some people have felt ignored when asking for assistance with general game elements, difficulties include things such as: horde ganking or camping, quests, and personal achieves. The Council reminds all guild members that it is not considered polite for these requests to be ignored. If a guild member is online, but cannot assist - please do not ignore - just say you cannot come. Or, better still, say when you can assist if you are busy and will be free a little while later or on another day. Our guild life thrives on its open communication and being friendly and helpful. The council members propose that:
- when welcoming new members we ensure that they are aware of these expectations and that being active on the Guild Website and/or Facebook and/or in guild chat are just some of the ways to strengthen our Guild's Quality of Life.
Lots of discussion happens for the guild in Facebook, both in-game help and general fun. If members are not aware of this - they miss out on aspects of guild life that builds friendships, which contributes significantly to the enjoyable part of playing this game. The same rules about keeping the discussion PG13+ etc apply to our Facebook group page, also the Website, in our Guild Chat and in our Ventrilo chat. The Council proposes that:
- extra effort will be put into promoting guild member participation on Facebook and/or Website in Guild Info and Recruitment pages.
- IA Officers will be mentioning the Facebook group page in Guild Chat conversations.