[H] 25-man Dragon Soul GDKP - Rules

100 Tauren Paladin
This thread is intended to serve as the rules for the GDKP run. Look for the new thread marked for the proper date, and sign up there if you wish to come.



• This is not a “carry” run. Everyone is expected to perform at an acceptable level, as judged by the raid leader(s).
• An individual’s gear is not an indication of their expected performance. Skilled players playing mirror alts or roles that they are adept at will be considered for a place on the roster. They are bound to the same requirements as everyone else.
• Anyone determined to be intentionally impeding the run in acts of including but not limited to: not participating in the clearing of trash, the completion of encounters, being unavailable for contact, being unresponsive through in-game contact or through 3rd party programs, or hampering another individuals’ raiding performance (i.e. using Hand of Protection on physical DPS when unnecessary).
• In the interest of maximizing the efficiency of the GDKP, anyone found to be impeding the progress of the run, will be fined 2,000g. IE: Not moving for the ball on Zon'ozz, dying to Hour of Twilight or Fading light on Ultraxion.
• In the event that an offense is more severe than the norm, warranting more than a fine, alternative action may be taken by the raid leader(s) removal from the raid, a ban from further attendance, or other penalties.

Loot & Distribution

• All bidding will be noted manually by the raid leaders and all sales will be recorded on a spreadsheet that will be present to everyone at the conclusion of the raid.
• Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgZSWQv5OUGkdEtIb0hBWWE2VWRVUEJzVnRKNU1SMEE#gid=0

⁃ Initial Bid Starting Points - Increments of 500g on subsequent bids on items

⁃ 397 2,500
⁃ 403 5,000
⁃ 410 5,000 (temporary price while starting heroics, possibly slated to go up)
⁃ Mount 10,000
⁃ Pattern 1,000
⁃ Essence 500
⁃ Clusters 10,000 - The winner of this bid at the beginning of the night will receive all of the clusters from the run.

• An initial timer of 20 seconds will begin when an item is opened for bids, resetting to 15 seconds when a bid is made below the 15 second mark. (i.e. a bid made at 17 seconds remaining does not affect the timer. A bid made with 3 seconds remaining increases the time remaining to 15 seconds.)
• All mounts, patterns, BoEs, and essences are subject to bids at the end of the run. Essences of Destruction will be bid on in groups of 4, with the remainders being bid on as a group. (i.e. 6 drop, bid on in groups of 4 and 2.)

Distribution of the Pot

• Funds collected from bids during the GDKP will be distributed to the members present after the loot distribution after the final boss of the run has been killed. Attendance during the previous encounters of the run is irrelevant. (Extended DC's will be kicked and replaced, no portion of the pot will be rewarded to AFK or DC'd members).
• All raiders eligible for a cut (see above) will receive 1/25 (4%) of the accrued funds. In the event that a raider is present for the final boss kill but cannot stay for the distribution of gold, their portion may be mailed to them. Raid leader(s) must be notified if an individual requires their funds via the mail.
• In the event that there is more gold accumulated than the raid leader(s) can hold, a proxy will be designated to hold the excess funds, or the funds will be deposited into a guild bank owned by the raid leader(s).

Pot distribution will be will be take care of after all of the loot has been distributed.


• Equipment
⁃ A minimum item level of 378 (lower gear levels accepted, but you must have, and be willing to spend more money)
⁃ All items must be properly enhanced.

• Experience
⁃ Cleared atleast 8/8 LFR, normal or heroic Dragon Soul experience is a bonus.

• Wealth
⁃ As long as you're bidding, don't care how much money you have.
- 500g "entry" fee, to cover the cost of flasks and fish for the raid.


A new thread will be made each week, for new sign ups for the GDKP. The following information is expected to be included in your signup post:

Character Name:

Invites will be sent via in-game Calendar, it is your own responsibility to accept the invite.

We will try our best to bring first come first serve but we have to ensure that an optimal raid composition is compiled to kill 8/8.
Edited by Stompadin on 3/9/2012 1:00 AM PST
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100 Orc Shaman

Q: What is GDKP?
A: GDKP stands for Gold Dragon Kill Points. It's a system where all loot within a raid is sold for gold to the highest bidder.

Q: What happens to all the gold that is collected during the raid?
A: At the end all the gold is counted up and then divided equally amongst all raid members. This will be tracked on a spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgZSWQv5OUGkdEtIb0hBWWE2VWRVUEJzVnRKNU1SMEE#gid=0

Q: How is GDKP different from other raids/PuG's in terms of progress?
A: Compared to the average PUG, we get a lot further. We kill more bosses because part of the raid consists of a group of people who are experience raiders and have done the content before. These group of experienced raiders are usually players from some of the top guilds on the realm.

Q: Do I have to have any raiding experience to join GDKP?
A: Strictly speaking no (unless you count LFR as a raid). However you need a bare minimum level of gear to be able to survive the encounters. If gear is subpar, you'll be expected to spend on more on gear. See requirements listed above for more specifics.

Q: Is there anything else I need to have/know to join a raid?
A: You must have Ventrilo. You must be able to listen to instructions and not be afraid of asking for help if needed.

Q: How can I be a 'core' member?
A: There isn't a fixed list. Turn up as a normal raider for a few weeks. Spend some gold on loot. If you're a decent player you'll be invited back every week. Continue to spend gold each week and there is no reason why you won't be invited on a regular basis.

Q: What if I have to leave a raid early?
A: You then forfeit any share of the pot at the end. A replacement can usually be found who is more than happy to take a share of the gold.
Edited by Stormaker on 3/9/2012 1:00 AM PST
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100 Orc Shaman

    Pot information:

    3/3 - http://tinyurl.com/7h3l543

    3/10 - http://tinyurl.com/7698wtn

    3/17 - http://tinyurl.com/7b7k4xy

    3/24 - http://tinyurl.com/6puygco

    4/7 - http://tinyurl.com/892samr

    4/14 - http://tinyurl.com/89alprm

    4/21 - http://tinyurl.com/8457wfj

    5/5 - http://tinyurl.com/7yebshc

    World of Logs for the week:

    3/3 - http://worldoflogs.com/reports/6tgq6m3n2qcedwqe/

    3/10 - http://worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-b05tpyhcqmvpghys/

    3/17 - http://worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-j0bybaxz27qgumrm/

    3/24 - http://worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-u7cmssi34y3gfu2a/

    4/7 - http://worldoflogs.com/reports/aoyrwhzfuhnq208k/

    4/14 - http://worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-zhc33afqqgcus6bk/

    4/21 - http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-9lp1t2zes3babhol/
Edited by Stormaker on 5/1/2012 4:00 PM PDT
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
Character Name: Therm
Class/Spec: Shaman Derpancement
iLevel: 378
Gold Amount: 30k

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100 Orc Shaman
Character Name: Stormaker
Class/Spec: Enhance Shaman
iLevel: 392
Edited by Stormaker on 3/9/2012 12:11 PM PST
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100 Orc Shaman

Still need a couple solid raiders, and/or people with lots of money, to fill out the roster.

Contact me in game on Stormaker or Stompadin or Nathanael or... do a /who Errant, and you'll prolly find me.
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100 Orc Shaman
Bumping this one instead of making a new one. Updated the date of the thread and !@#$.

Had to cancel last week because the stars aligned and said NO, VACATIONS AND BIRTHDAYS FOR EVERYONE.

But yeah. Lets kill %^-*.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
hey id like to get in on this raid its on saturday at 6pm correct.. i will be playing my paladin he is ret speced no i can not tank or heal i am in afganastan way to much of a chance of me missing something as those specs
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90 Orc Warrior
02/27/2012 07:56 AMPosted by Gorganion
hey id like to get in on this raid its on saturday at 6pm correct.. i will be playing my paladin he is ret speced no i can not tank or heal i am in afganastan way to much of a chance of me missing something as those specs

You should try responding in the format he asked.

Also gemming/enchanting/reforging your toon correctly would help too.
Edited by Galavien on 2/27/2012 10:45 PM PST
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85 Troll Druid
Character Name: Mykro
Class/Spec: Druid Crit-Chicken
iLevel: 394
Gold Amount: 40k
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
02/18/2012 11:36 PMPosted by Stompadin
This is not a “carry” run

Also would like to point this out.
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100 Orc Shaman
02/28/2012 02:57 PMPosted by Thermadin
This is not a “carry” run

Also would like to point this out.

To speak to some concerns I've heard.

I can't guarantee that the run will kill 8/8. I can't guarantee anything. The number of bosses we kill, and the amount of money in the pot at the end of the night is entirely dependent on who shows up.

If you're having second thoughts about whether you want to come or not, because you don't want to be stuck in a "bad" run, with no-so-great people, don't worry about it. If you're one of the "good" players, then you will be replacing one of the "bad" players.

The way the raid filled out the first week wasn't too great. Had around ~10 players that had absolutely no clue what they were doing.

I can't improve the quality of the run without getting new people in it. I need people that aren't afraid to tell Mr. Gorganion up there that he's not fit to raid, and peopel who aren't concerned about taking his spot when they come into the raid.

So, dudes. Get in here, and lets kill !@#$. I need you to come, because I can't make the run a good one unless you guys are in it. And it won't become a good run if everyone's on the fence about coming because we're not getting far enough.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
Holy Paladin
iLevel: 390 in healy bits gear.
Know all the fights and healed all the fights in normal modes.
Edited by Santuzza on 2/28/2012 9:04 PM PST
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90 Orc Warrior
Did Therms and my post get deleted? Really?
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
02/29/2012 06:59 AMPosted by Galavien
Did Therms and my post get deleted? Really?

ha, it did. Yo, Gorganion, don't bother showing up, this isnt a carry run.
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90 Orc Warrior
Unless he has aloooooot of gold. Might be good for the pot to have at least 1 person pay 5k every time they mess up. (Or lust before we pull the boss *wink*)
Edited by Galavien on 3/1/2012 2:26 PM PST
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