Raid: -- 10 man
Times: -- Wed/Thurs 9:00pm - 12:00pm EST (server time)
Progression: -- Firelands - 4/7
Style: -- Mature, Family-Oriented, Casual Raiding, Focused on Progression
LFM: -- http://gom.dkpsystem.com/app.php Please visit our website for recruitment needs or see below.
Grumpy Old Men was founded in Wrath around the time of the Trial of Crusader patch. The founders were all in an Alliance guild which ran 25 man content preferred the 10 man content to 25 mans. We decided to branch off and form a focused guild with a core raid team.
Our members have a vast amount of raiding experience - many have raided content stemming back to vanilla WoW, even more in TBC. While our resume does not reveal world first kills or achievements accomplished by no other, what does grant us a modicum of pride is that we have achieved our goals of progression while maintaining a casual raid atmosphere.
Here is a bit more information about us, so you can decide if we're what you're looking for. We're a small 10 man guild. We will run with an 11-13 person raiding roster. What this means is that we will have raiders who will sit on occasion. What happens more often than not is real life issues pop up so it's really not too much of a problem. We use a raid rotation list, and as you sit you get moved to the bottom. All raiders are on the list no matter what their role is. We try not to make raid composition based on boss or strategy. It has happened, but we try to just go off the list and we find that it keeps things fair. There are no repercussions for not making raids, unless it becomes a habit, and we’re not getting any prior warning. It's more of a courtesy issue.
We are not too concerned with gear for recruits but you should have a majority of T11 gear. Being a small guild we're looking more for a personality fit, and can you play your class well. We are a very laid back guild, who enjoys raiding together. We only raid 2 nights per week for 3 hours each. We do very well by working together and keeping drama to a minimum, so maturity and personality are very important to us, and have been the keys to our success.
The Guild Bank provides all repairs all the time for raiders, and flasks are also provided via cauldrons. Food/Pot Buffs are not provided currently but may be in the future. Loot is distributed via the in-game “Need / Greed” system. Being a close-knit group, trust is everything, so we don’t feel the need to use any DKP, Loot Council, or Suicide King system. We all understand that loot for one, is a gain for all.
So if you're looking for a close knit, mature, friendly environment, with a casual schedule, but still want to see content then go to our site and put in an app. We'll review it, and then schedule a very informal interview over mumble if your app peaks our interest.
Best of luck to you, and hope to hear from you soon.