[A] Defenders of Tranquility
If the tank does not get the hint, I also have a macro that says: No more heals for the tank.
That usually gets their attention. It often results in his death and no rez for him either. A couple of these and they usually leave the group, much to our delight.
I get a lot of applause from those I group with for taking this stand. They want to see the dungeon content and frankly, so do I.
Oh, and the tanks in my guild also know my policy, just in case.
My wife and brother are currently playing with me. and we're looking for a good guild to join which will let us make friends, quest, do dungeons and down the track, raids together.
We are currently putting a lot of time into the game to try and level as fast as we can, but we'd like to do things properly.
It is annoying when you get a group and they demand you try and take the whole room at once, just so they can finish ASAP, rather than going and prepping with the quests, and running the dungeon to get the whole experience, doing things properly.
Mostly we're just a group of people that got tired of the GO GO GO mind set that so many players seem to have so we got together and started a guild. We do a little casual raiding and have a lot of fun.
Most of us abhor trade chat so that in itself I think tends to regulate us. Probably the best thing to do would be for you to put in an app and join then spend a few days playing with us and see how the fit is. If you think the fit is a good one bring your granddaughter. If you don't feel as though it's a good fit then you can drop with no hard feelings but you may still make a friend or two that you can continue to play with even though you might not feel as though the guild is a good fit.
A lot of people in our guild have families, jobs, and lives that preclude us from putting in 20 hours a day into WOW for progression.
Some of us like leveling alts, running heroics, profession leveling, achievements, and yes, raiding when we can.
I would say we are defined more by our relaxed attitude toward "Progression". I'm the masochist of the group since I like healing in Pugs, or is that a sadist because I inflict my healing on them?
Be all means, have your wife visit norush.guildlaunch.com and check out our forums to see if we are a match for her wants/needs.
Taken from your recruitment thread:
- Don't stand in stupid! Fire, Void Zones, Toxic fumes. THESE ARE NOT BUFFS!
*Genius! Who woulda thunk?*
Yes, It is sad when one is forced to explain to people that they should not apply if they can not move from fire. Sadly, it is required.
- No keyboard turners, backpedalers, window lickers
*You really have missed out, I mean those cherry flavored windows are the beast!*
Might I remind you that while Antifreeze tastes sweet as well we wouldn't want to drink a pint.
- Have great raid awarness and can fill duel roles
*Yep, no more fire buffs, and you will spec the way we want you to, excel at it or out you go. Awareness(minor spelling correction), Dual is the word you were looking for I believe*
It is not spec the way we want you to. It is spec the way that gives your desired role the best output that you can have so that you can play to the best of your abilities. Who wants a player healing them that is a hybrid DPS build. In a raid setting you are required to pull as much Heals, Damage, CC, and threat as possible. It's all about the numbers not "our preferences".
- Enjoy competitive raiding and can take harsh critisim
*Must enjoy nerd rage yelling in vent for even the tiniest mistakes, and general brow beating.*
You must take pride in your class and have enough pride in yourself to at least research some aspects of your class, role, duties, and raid bosses. We will not yet at you for simple mistakes because you can not learn in an environment like that. We as leaders are here to help you learn. However, standing in the same place and dying to the same avoidable ability consistently will get you a bench seat. Some of these boss fights are difficult and if you proceed to wipe on any boss 12 times trying to get the mechanics down tensions of every player will run high. Yes sometimes someone may yell at a player for doing the same thing. It does get frustrating if your healer cant move from a Shadow Trap or AE effect. But we are friends and treat our players like family. We do not however belittle our guildies. We have the utmost respect for them and their 14.99 and hope that they can see the endgame content they pay 14.99 a month expecting to see.
- Are above the age of 18
*Not much here to comment on really except this is the internet and one can not truly know the player's age. Maturity can be found in all ages as can immaturity.*
True. However there are liability issues. If you know a player is under 18 you can actually be held liable if something happens to this person. If mom hears little timmy's guildie cussing on vent and contacts the vent hosting company your sever can be closed. If it is guild chat and is reported to a GM you can be suspended for it as it breaks the EULA. However if you have a 18 and up Policy and they lie about their age you can not be held liable.
- Be respectfull of all people. Be humble.
*It would be a much better world if people could be respectful (grammar again, sorry) and humble.
Typo's Happen. thanks for bringing them to our attention. Yes it would be nice if people could use common decency to everyone they meet. I hope I cleared some of that up for you all. Good Luck with your Guild. If you need any help or advice on the raiding scene we are always here to help. Happy Hunting.
Can't we all just get along? Despite what Fridgy tried to lay off on everyone we all know what he meant with the soccer mom comment. Fridgy, before I even replied I looked back at all your posts on the forum, you like to push buttons and stir the pot. Soccer moms work their butts off though so don't look down your nose at them. It takes a lot of patience to deal with a bunch of hyped up kids and make sure they are where they need to be when they need to be there.
DoT and AT have the same goal of having a good time playing a game. AT you keep your distance though because we may be casual but we have some of the best dang tanks, healers and DPS on the server and they need to stay just where they are. :P
No hard feelings just keep having fun and much luck on the progression.
~signed Casual and Loving It~
We LIKE dungeons to be hard, require CC, focus fire, and paying attention. In fact, that's the primary motivation behind forming the guild in the first place- we were tired of all of the face-rolling AE-fest Lich King dungeons.
However, if you check armory profiles, you'll see we are nowhere near "hardcore". Just check mine, for instance. I do have another 85, but his gear is no better. To me, dungeons being hard is not about keeping the best gear out of the hands of "casuals", but rather it's about having challenging content, because well, challenging is just more fun. It will probably be a long time before I have a full set of epics on either of my toons, but I will feel like I've earned it when I do, and I will have had a LOT of fun getting there.
After all, is this not a game? Is not the primary objective to have fun?
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