Section A - Requirements
Level and Faction - You must be level 90
and of the Horde faction to participate in the "mainstream" Rath Strat AV premade groups.
Class - There is no requirement for you to play a particular class or toon. We strongly urge you to play what YOU enjoy or want to bring. Generally if there is more or less a need for healers and you happen to have a healing class, it is up to you if you want to bring it to help the raid fill it's needs.
Gear - There is no real gear requirement for the Rath Strat AV's. We do suggest strongly that you have at least made an effort in attaining some of the craftable PVP gear if you have freshly hit 90
. Outside of this, both experienced raiders and pvp'ers are welcome to use PVP or PVE sets that they feel would be most beneficial to the raid.
Ventrilo - You will be required to have installed a Voice over IP (VoIP) software called Ventrilo, which is made by Flagship Industries, Inc. The official website for this is www.ventrilo.com. This software allows voice communication with large groups of people.
Please note: You are NOT required to have a microphone but you will need to be able to listen in the room.
World of Warcraft Public Vent - If and when you have installed "Ventrilo", you will need to connect to the World of Warcraft Public Ventrilo server.
The World of Warcraft Public Vent
Server IP: wow.publicvent.org
Server Port: 4135
Password: (Leave this blank as there is no password, this is a public service)
Once connected to the server, the premade leader will give you the "Room Name" to join to participate.
##I will write a guide in the future and place a link to it here to better inform players who are not familiar with Ventrilo on how to connect to servers, adjust their settings, and help troubleshoot known issues.
Section B - Recommendations
Healers Have to Die
These can both be obtained from www.curse.com. Battleground Targets will allow you to easily target and see all the players of the opposing faction and make it easy to identify their healers. Healers Have to Die must be used with your HUD settings set to display "nametags" for the enemy players. Healers will have a big "+" mark on them so you can easily target them when close.
Frostwolf Insignia: Aside from being decked out in the latest and greatest pvp gear, the most beneficial item you can get that will help the raid would be your "Frostwolf Insignia". This item will allow you to teleport to the Frostwolf Keep after a brief cast time. This is EXTREMELY useful to have as a number of people can quickly respond to any threat in the Keep without having to ride there. Carriers of the insignia's are respected and saluted.
"Ventrilo Normalization" - There is a series of settings you can adjust within your Ventrilo client that will make everyone have the same volume level, regardless if they are too quiet or too loud. You can google "Ventrilo Normalization" to find them. Very helpful.