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We are a casual raiding guild. Our "casual" is defined by a relaxed family-oriented guild and raiding environment where it is rare for us to "call people out". But inversely we place a large amount of responsibly on the individual raider.We promote members based upon 3 attributes: "Meter Mastery", Dancing, and Attendance. We work with our members to maximize their "Meter Mastery"; which we define as:
In Dragon Soul we are 8/8 in both 10man and 25man; and while we are looking at poking Heroic Morchok, heroic modes are not something we are going to spend hours and hours upon. We often return to older raids and perform full clears including heroic modes. A few raids we clear frequently to are Ulduar25, ICC25 as well as BT & SWP, usually for shots at the legendary's.
We are a fairly large guild founded on Jan 1, 2007 with 247 accounts. many of these accounts are inactive and are people that we've considered our friends. We usually do not remove people from guild for being offline too long, we simply demote them. Our Officer core is a tight-knit group of 9 people, that have come to enjoy the casual atmosphere that we provide. These 9 people are not a "10man group" as there is only 1 tank and an improper balance of classes. There is no "glass ceiling" for senior raiders as we have had ~15 officers in the past.
Our raid times are 6:45-10:00 PM Server time. We use fractional, capped DKP which everyone likes and prefers. If you are interested please read our rules at www.gladiusdedeus.com, where you can also fill out an application. If you need further information, you can contact Vargen or Leibowitz in game.
Edited by Vargen on 2/17/2012 2:54 PM PST
Well, let me ask you this. I know there are a lot of guilds on this server that are very hard to get into unless you can raid. I have been playing for a long time and have found it hard as of late to get involved in a large healthy guild as yours. Due to change of work schedule i cannot raid near as often as i like, but i still want the feeling of a large very active guild as yours. I would love to find a home for my 4 main toons and get out of the LFR every now and then and also run a lot of the older content. Do you guys have spots for folks like me? I do understand that spots fill quickly and folks that raid on a 80% to 100% basis get the priority, but is against your guild policy to recruit folks that are a " Raid when we can" people. Because i find it hard to ask for an invite to any large healthy guild like yours, because most want only full time raiders. I guess what i am really asking, is do you guys recruit active casual players that might not be able to raid those times all the time but would sometimes get in on some DS or older raids from time to time? To me that is what casual is, and how i have to be now......casual.
We have a fair number of members that are non-raiders. We also have some senior raiders (based upon meter-mastery and dancing skills), that can barely make one raid a week.
When we do invites they are done top-down based upon ranks, getting the best of any quality players that are online. In many cases we take some of our non-raiders, simply because we prefer not to pug.
The benefits of a large, casual guild are that we are casual, however this might mean that not everyone gets into every raid. In fact one of the "trials" we sometimes put a new member through is a non-invite to see if they ragequit. Sometimes people do. They evidently weren't casual enough for us.
Something i left out was do you guys recruit people for numbers, that contribute in others way? Folks that are active and want to be apart of a large guild that is active? My situation is now that it is hard for me to raid much as i would like if any some weeks but want to be apart of a guild like yours, as you describe, because i like being apart of a family type thing where questions can be asked and answered without the fear of trolling. I noticed geldorff is apart of your guild, i raided with him in Offtime under the name "War". he was an outstanding person. I guess what i am asking now is can i just be apart of your guild, i have 4 very active toons i need a good home for that is a relaxed place to play the game and raid , when i can? Feel free to check out any of my toons listed. I would be happy to fill an application to answer any and all questions if need be.
Purah- Frost DK (DW)
Dëmondog- Destro/demon Lock
I need to look up these server posts more often.
Going to throw in my 2 cents for this guild. As one of it's members and former officer as well as a person who have seen this guild change over its time from BC to it's current state. GDD has been a very stable guild when it comes to doing 25 man raids and only break into 10 mans when we are just shy and short of a few.
Hmm, guild chat can be kind of active. Not everyone talks but that should be said aout almost any guild these days. When it's active it is active. We don't force people to chat, if we did, our keyboards would have to be replaced on a daily basis.
As for inactive, we have many people who either don't play anymore too they log in for short periods. Our biggest uptimes can be considered closer to raid times but again it varries if people talk or not. We all have lives so that also factors in for us. We still have an active core of players, but again it varries on some days.
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