Topic (Sticky) RAIDING and GUILD RESOURCE (5.2) - Illidan
Edited by Deathpony on 9/7/13 1:48 PM (PDT)
Intent: This is not a progression thread. This is a guild times and particulars thread. A raid time listing thread for the benefit of guilds, raiders, and PUG raid leaders. A raider awareness quick reference thread. A RL and GDKP registration thread. It is essentially an every-thing-but-progression-quick-reference aide.
*If you have additional questions about the reason for this thread or why to participate in it, or other common questions these have received, please see the Q&A section specifically.
-----=====TABLE OF CONTENTS=====-----
1...……………. Update date, Disclaimer, Contents
2...……………. Raid Time Quick Reference
3...……………. Progression Link, Raiding Sites, Weekly GDKP and PUG Raids
4...……………. Alliance Guilds A-K
5...……………. Alliance Guilds L-Z
6………………. Horde Guilds A-K
7………………. Horde Guilds L-Z
8………………. Guide Type Key
9...……………. Loot Type Key
10...……………. How To Add Your Guild
11……………… GDKP & PUG RL Submission Formats
13...………….. Roll Call
Disclaimer: This thread is intended to be an ongoing resource to current and future raiders and raid guilds. Initial information was collected from that provided by guilds on their respective websites or on wowprogress. If your guild is not listed and wish it to be, please see the below qualifications and follow the submission procedure if you qualify. It is the intention of the thread provider to keep only current and up to date information to better serve those who would use this resource. It is the responsibility of each guild to provide current and accurate information. Additionally, this resource is for established and ongoing guilds to list their information. *Once your guild has raided on the same set schedule for 3 weeks, it qualifies to be listed. Until then, please do not submit an entry.
Please Note: For the sake of brevity in the formatting, specific terms are used, and these terms are defined here specifically in the thread to convey their meaning in relation to this thread's presentation only. As such, please read the sections in full to interpret their meaning and proper usage here in order to ensure they most accurately reflect your guild, or the type of guild you are searching for.
Edited by Deathpony on 9/7/13 1:59 PM (PDT)
Despondency -------------------- Tue/Wed/Thu 6:45-10pm
Digital Mercenaries ------------ Tue/Wed/Sun 7-11pm
The Magisteriium Vanguard - Fri/Sat/Sun 7-10:30pm
Blood Legion -------------------- Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Sun 7:30-11:30pm
Encore ---------------------------- Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 8-11pm
Lehman Brothers Bank ------ Tue/Thu/Sun 7-10pm
PandemøniuM ------------------ Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed 8pm-1am
Poundtown ----------------------- Fri/Sat/Sun 8-11pm
Raiding Rainbows ------------- Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 7:45-11pm, Sun 6:45-11pm
We Have Jobs Too ------------- Tue/Thu 8pm-12am
Age of Aggression ------------- Tue//WedThu 10pm-2am
Angry ------------------------------- Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Sun 9pm-1am
Helix Code ----------------------- Tue/Wed/Thu 9:30pm-12:30am
Irrefutable ------------------------ Tue/Wed/Thu(Sun) 8:45pm-1am
The Vision ------------------------ (G1) Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 9pm-1am
Hostile Work Environment ----- Tue/Wed/Sun 11:30pm-2:45am
Edited by Deathpony on 1/17/13 2:39 PM (PST)
-----=====CURRENT SERVER PROGRESSION=====-----
-----=====RAIDER ASSISTANCE WEBSITES=====-----
News and Updates:
Raid Strategy and Encounter Discussion:
http://www.tankspot.com (*you can readily youtube search boss names for their videos)
Character/Raid Optimization and Performance Help:
-----=====REGULAR GDKP RAIDS=====-----
(H) Example - ICC25 Fri/Sat 7pm
Min Gearscore: 5.5k (Carry fee for low Gearscores)
Min Gold Req: 15k
Achievements: Yes (8/12)
Contacts: Bubba, Bo, Brain
-----=====REGISTERED PUG RAID LEADERS=====-----
(A) JoePugRL - Thu/Sun ICC25 HM @8pm (3-4hrs)
Min Gearscore: 5.5k
Class Reqs: Tanks 48k health unbuffed, DPS 7k sustained
Contacts: Joesfriend, Joesotherfriend
Edited by Deathpony on 9/7/13 2:06 PM (PDT)
-----=====ILLIDAN HORDE RAID GUILD MASTER LISTING=====-----
Age of Aggression - www.AoA-guild.com
Hardcore-25, BC-Guild (2007), DKP (Silent Bid), Mumble, ages 18+
Angry - www.guild-angry.org
Hardcore, Classic-Guild (06/01/05), DKP, Mumble, ages Any
Archetype - http://www.archetype-illidan.com
Dedicated-10, BC-Guild (01/07), LC, Mumble, ages 22-35
Babe Legion - http://babe-legion.enjin.com
Serious-25, MoP-Guild (7/10/13), LC, Mumble, ages 20-30
Black Cell - http://forums.wow.black-cell.net
Dedicated-10, Classic-Guild (11/04), MS/OS, Mumble, ages 21-30
Defile - www.defile-guild.com
Hardcore, Wrath-Guild (03/26/10), LC, Ventrilo, ages 18+
Despondency - despondency.enjin.com
Dedicated-10, Wrath-Guild (2008), LC, Ventrillo, ages 20-30
Deus Messor - deusm.wowstead.com
G1) Mon/Tue/Thu 10pm-1am G2) Fri/Sat 8-11:30pm
Dedicated, Wrath-Guild (03/26/10), LC, Ventrilo, ages 18+
Digital Mercenaries - n/a
Serious/Hardcore-10, Wrath-Guild (5/21/09), MS/OS, Ventrilo, ages 18+
Encore - encoreraiding.enjin.com
Serious-25, BC-Guild (12/07), LC, Mumble, ages 18+
Eulogy - eulogyguild.guildlaunch.com
Dedicated-10, Wrath-Guild (2010), FR+LC, Ventrilo, ages 20-40
Edited by Deathpony on 9/7/13 2:01 PM (PDT)
-----=====ILLIDAN HORDE RAID GUILD MASTER LISTING=====-----
Helix Code - helix-code.wowstead.com
Tue/Wed/Thu 9:30pm-12:30am (mid)
Dedicated-10, Cata-Guild (6/12), FR/LC, Ventrilo, ages 18+
Irrefutable - http://irrefute.enjin.com
Tue/Wed/Thu (Sun) 8:45pm-1am
Dedicated-10, MoP-Guild (5/21/13), EPGP, Mumble, ages 21-35
Hostile Work Environment - www.hweguild.com
Serious-10, Cata-Guild, LC, Mumble, ages 18+
Lehman Brothers Bank - http://lehman.guildlaunch.com
Casual-10, Cata-Guild (12/10), MS/random, Ventrilo, ages 25-30
Midnight Mafia - n/a
Serious/Dedicated, Cata-Guild (10/30/12), LC, Ventrilo, ages 20-30
PandemøniuM - pandemonium-illidan.guildlaunch.com
Hardcore-10, Cata-Guild (12/10), EPGP/LC, Mumble, ages 18+
Poundtown - Poundtown-illidan.enjin.com
Dedicated, MoP-Guild (3/13), LC, Mumble, ages 20-30
Edited by Deathpony on 3/25/13 9:56 AM (PDT)
-----=====ILLIDAN HORDE RAID GUILD MASTER LISTING=====-----
Raiding Rainbows - raidingrainbow.com
Hardcore, Wrath-Guild (11/13/08), Officer Merit (LC/DKP mix), Mumble, ages 18+
The Magisteriium Vanguard - http://www.magisteriumguild.com/
Dedicated-10, BC-Guild (10/105), LC, TS, ages 20s
We Have Jobs Too - http://whj-guild.org
Serious/Relaxed-10, BC-Guild (02/07), DKP, Ventrilo, ages 25-35
Edited by Deathpony on 12/2/12 1:14 PM (PST)
-----=====GUILD TYPE KEY=====-----
If you are wondering about this question and what to put, consider the following question:
"What kind of player do you identify yourself with and wish to attract to your guild?"
Hardcore guilds seek not to be just the best on a server, but place in the top percentile globally. They seek world firsts, and server firsts are a given. These guilds have a robust and extensive raid schedule to say the least. Hardcore guilds clear all current normal mode content in less then 30 days of its implementation. That means a hefty raid schedule (5-7 days a week raiding on average). They have the strictest of performance and attendance requirements, and an intense admittance policy. These are typically stressful guilds, but not always. Maybe one carrot a month, the rest is all verbal stick. (There are currently no hardcore guilds on Malygos.)
Serious guilds are like hardcores, but with a slightly looser raid schedule, and generally a slightly more relaxed atmosphere outside of raiding. While the raids themselves are still very 'serious' in tone and nature, there is less overall intensity compared to hardcore. They generally seek to be the first on server, but beyond that their sphere of concern falls short. Typically they can be even stricter then hardcore guilds on attendance because of their fewer raid days, but not necessarily. More stick then carrot here.
Dedicated guilds usually have a schedule similar to serious guilds, that is more relaxed, but still enforce attendance but aren't extremely strict about it (guilds where you give advanced noticed you can't make it, and they don't gkick you for not being there, or where they understand RL happens, that kinda vibe). Dedicated guild members research their classes as well and generally try and perform really well in raids, but usually do so with a more relaxed atmosphere for the most part. These are the guilds most people like being in, but typically suffer from attendance problems (and well guild identity problems on what kind of guild they are) as they continually try and balance between the carrot and the stick.
Casual guilds ask people to show up, but don't particularly enforce attendance. They have a very loose raid schedule, that is more like a series of raiding guidelines for times to get together. These guilds are very easy to get in to and normally do not have an application or screening process beyond "hey I know him/her, they're cool". Lots of carrots here, very very few sticks.
Relaxed guilds pretty much just raid whenever people are on and don't normally have a set schedule. They don't care what you come as, or how bad you are usually, they care more about the social interactions that transpire both during and after raids - think social guild that raids. No sticks, all carrots.
If you find your guild is more like the combination of 2 definitions, you can establish it as such. For example, if you are somewhere between Serious and Dedicated, call it that "Serious/Dedicated". If you are a Casual guild, but when you raid you are very serious, then identify yourselves as "Casual/Serious". To help define what you mean by your combination, when you submit your guild entry, provide a definition to your newly defined guild type. This way players who see your mix and aren't exactly sure what you mean by it, can scroll down to your individual entry and learn first hand.
PLEASE NOTE: Raid Size must also be indicated. With the changes to raiding via Cataclysm it is now essential to indicate if you are a 10 man raid guild, or a 25 man raid guild. What ever the majority of your Guild Raids are during the week, 10 or 25s, is effectively what you are. Multiple 10 man raids makes you a 10 man raid guild. If the majority of your guild's raid weekly raid schedule changes to 25s, please update your information here accordingly.
GAME Periods and EXPANSION RELEASE DATES:
Classic - Nov 2004
Burning Crusade (BC) - Jan 2007
Wrath of the Lich King (WotLK) - Nov 2008
Cataclysm (Cata) - Dec 2010
Mists of Pandaria (MoP) - Sept 2012
-----=====LOOT TYPE KEY=====-----
DKP - Dragon Kill Points
GDKP - Gold Dragon Kill Points
SLS - Shroud Loot System
A heavily modified DKP system developed by the guild Shroud that attempts to correct perceived flaws in the original system.
EPGP - Effort Points Gear Points
SK - Suicide Kings
LC - Loot Council
LL - Loot List
A modified Loot Council system developed by the guild Reawaken of US-Staghelm. Requires raiders to present loot 'lists' from an instance in order of personal priority. High attendance is integral to equipment consideration. The system has displayed a fair distribution by not neglecting new raiders, and has since spread cross server to other raid guilds.
MS/OS - Main Spec / Off Spec /random loot priority distribution system.
MPQ - Minimum Performance Qualification
A modified MS/OS variation used primarily in PUG raiding. Individuals must meet required performance benchmarks in order to be eligible for loot, thus preventing freeloading and encouraging strong play.
FR - Free Roll without priority or formal limitations but often including consideration.
-----=====GUILD SUBMISSION FORMAT=====-----
*If your guild is not listed, please submit an entry with the following format and all variables answered to their completeness. In addition, please verify your guild has been raiding on the same set schedule for 3 consecutive weeks. This is not a thread for new hopefuls, but established and solidified guilds with set schedules.
This information will then be translated into a Guild Entry that looks as follows:
*****IMPORTANT NOTE***** - If your submission does not follow the submission format or qualifications, it will not be added until done so. Adhere to the qualifications to be listed - Your Guild MUST have raided on the same schedule for 3 weeks. Follow the Format Directions to their entirety. If you slipshod your submission, a slipshod response you'll receive - if any.
-----=====GDKP & PUG RL FORMAT GUIDE=====-----
If you wish to formally list your weekly GDKP runs, or formally identify yourself and your raid specifics as a PUG RL, please submit the following information:
Your information will then be implemented into a similar layout as below.
Edited by Deathpony on 12/2/12 1:15 PM (PST)
Additionally, raiders searching for a new guild that have used my other Raider Resources have found them to be incredibly helpful in their search. You simply only have to read the recruit threads from guilds that fit your schedule and style after quickly glancing at my resource. In essence, it dramatically cuts down in the amount of research you have to do to find a new guild.
At a certain point all these individual realm resources will become connected to a master, as they will be included in a future resource on the Dungeon & Raids forum (possibly the guild recruitment forums as well). Once connected, this inner 'network' will greatly help with the facilitation of players finding more appropriate guilds and servers, drastically cutting down on the time spent arbitrarily looking for a new guild/server to play on/with.
ROLL CALL - Listen Up!
The old Illidan Raiding Resource has had a hefty makeover since you all saw it last. This is to essentially update it to the new format and layout of the other resources I manage. Unfortunately most of my data for Illidan is over 4 months old. Therefor..
It is time for some severe updating by everyone for Cataclysm.
No doubt there are a number of guilds in the listing that have disbanded or are defunct. Individuals helpfully and sincerely posting here to identify which of these need to be removed, will be greatly appreciated.
Don't wait til later, it takes 30 seconds. Do it now.
Oh and please mark this thread for a Sticky. Thanks much! =^)
Your Guild Name: Archetype
Alliance or Horde: Horde
Website Address: http://www.archetype-illidan.com
Raid Schedule: Tue-Thur 8pm-12am CST
Raid Type: Dedicated - 25
Date Founded (Period): 11/07 (BC)
Loot Distribution System: Loot Council
Voice Chat: Ventrilo
Age Range: 25-30
Your Guild Name: Archetype
-Archetype Added =^)