DS 8/8H GDKP Run Thursday 7:00 am ST!

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Hi all,

<The Gold Mint™> ( Maxdps & Yubari ) will be having our weekly 25m T13 gdkp run every Thursday. Invites go out at 7:30am server time. Groups are set at 8:00am. Raid commences at 8:10am and goes on till 1:00PM. We push new content and get larger pots to make the runs meaningful and fufilling for us all. We envision 600,000-900,000 gold pots when we farm all zone bosses and some bosses in heroic modes which adds upto 25,000-35,000 gold for each of us in 4-5 hours!

As always, the total gold pot will be split by all 25 members that comprise the raid group who are present at the end.

Having matured as a partly set groups since the beginning of our humble runs from T11 content through t12 Firelands Raids, we believe we have what it takes to mount a decent assault on the new tier raid zones. Be prepared to put in hard work as it isn't faceroll content! While the core are capable, it depends on those that join us on how far we go in.

We plan the run as a time = gold ratio and try to maximise gold the run makes for all 25 to ensure it is viable for them over let's say farming herbs, ore for an equal period of time. We Value Time. All time invested by everyone in the run should be equally matched by the returns. We don't believe in minimum wage but Top Dollar ( well, gold :D ) for your efforts!

Thursday DRAGON SOUL GDKP Rules & Regulations in a nutshell.

1. BoP Items - Minimum Bid 5000 gold. Raises of 1000 gold.
2. BoE Items - Minimum Bid 1000 gold. Raises of 250 gold.
3. Flasks & buff foods sponsored by Maxdps.
4. All gold from every item sold collected into "The Pot".
5. "The Pot" split evenly among ALL 25 raiders in Groups 1 through 5 PRESENT AT THE END WHEN RAID IS CALLED.
6. If someone leaves/sits out midway, the incoming player is given the share. No player outside of Groups 1 though 5 is entitled to any share of the total pot.
7. Every item is open for all to bid on. BoE bidding is open to even those in Groups 6,7 & 8. BIDDING ON UPGRADES IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERYONE.
8. If a player is afk multiple times or for a long duration, performs badly, wipes the raid, disconnects often, displays racist / elitist behavior in game and / or on ventrilo, does not even bid on any upgrade for their character ( not necessary to win the bid, but bid a valid minimum amount ) they will be kicked from raid and won't be entitled to any share of the pot.
9. All bids must be paid immediately when winner is traded the item.
10. Invites start at 6:30am and go on through 7:30am when we start finalising the Groups that will go in.
11. Final confirmation of spots is upto Raid Leaders Council.
12. No spots are guaranteed.

If you would like to join, kindly leave a post in this thread and please mention whether you are tank/dps/heals and your prior raiding experience or send Maxdps or Yubaria tell in game.

Looking forward to putting the Biggest Baddy of Azeroth in his place with all of you fine folks!! <3

/Maxdps / Realsteel /Midniterider & /Mindblowing
/Core players of The Gold Mint™ GDKP

What are the benefits of gdkp runs ?

1. You have no commitment to attend them every week. You only attend what you confirm you can attend. Family > Pixels. If you cannot show up, there is always someone to take your place and 24 people are not incovenienced for it. You have no pressure at all.

2. Make gold doing what YOU love! If you're a raider but don't like the pressure of raiding multiple days a week, several hours daily, a once or twice in a week run which takes down the available content AND nets you 6000 - 30000 gold is certainly something to think about. What's the use of being in hardcore raid guilds that don't complete content before nerf hits ?

3. If you are the lone ranger types, it is a chance to meet some wonderful people just like you. Some of my best real id friends today are from previous gdkp runs. No drama.

4. Pro Raid leaders who make boss fights simple for you. - They are amazing! They constantly direct you what to do, where to stand, etc on vent during the fight. They make the effort to briefly explain you a fight in layman's terms with no abuse or disrespect.

5. Chance to get characters you play well into Current raid content and get the current gear!

***** BASICS *****

-GDKP stands for "Gold-DKP". It can also be known by similar names such as "Gold runs", "GKP runs".
- Everything of value will be auctioned off in raid chat. The highest bidder receives the item and the gold they pay is added to "The Pot".
- "The Pot" keeps growing in value until the end of the run.
- "The Pot" is split evenly at the end of the run to all 25 players in the raid present when the final boss dies. Everyone gets an equal share.
- There is no mainspec > offspec priority, its gold which determines who gets what. But if no one wants the item, is available for the minimum bid. BoE bidding is open to all. You can sell it on AH, it's not a taboo.

***** RULES *****

1. All Auctions and Bids will be in public raid chat. Items will have minimum bids, but no maximum bid. No private tells for bids are accepted. No loot is reserved. No item limit. **There is no extra loot/gold for the raid leader.**

2. Raid members will only receive their share of the gold pot if they are present in the raid when the final boss dies, no exceptions. If you leave early, you forfeit your share of the pot unless you have pre discussed it before the run with Zariina & Maxdps.

3. In the event a player is AFK for 5minutes, or without notice - or performs poorly*, is unable to connect to ventrilo, "disconnects" often, does not follow Raid Leader's instructions, displays racist/elitist behavior, starts drama or doesn't bid on an obvious upgrade for the character, they may be removed from the raid and forfeit their share of the pot if it continues. It also applies to those being rude to others on ventrilo.

*Denotes performing bad based on current gear, and/or standing in fire, and/or wiping the raid due to a boss mechanic aka being bad.

4. Gold must be **immediately** payable, sorry no IOUs. If you win an auction and refuse to pay you will be kicked and banned from future runs. If a bidder is found to be bidding higher than the money they have they will be kicked from the raid and the bidding on the item will start again.

5. If an item drops which happens to be an upgrade for someone, we expect them to bid the minimum at least. They don't have to outbid someone necessarily, but as a courtesy for those others who are putting in that extra dps for the buyer's share. We won't force anyone to buy anything, but then don't expect to be carried and then not buy anything and yet continue in that run or get an invite back!
Additional FAQ's ONE

Q. What is The Gold Mint™ ?

A. A group of raiders that I will be forming comprised of mains and alts that are capable of downing end game content. The characters <presently> in the council of planning are Yubari & Maxdps. In addition there are our behind-the-scenes pillars of strength like characters Wâltz, Raliant, Elunya, Faffington & Repression who have been there helping us regularly. Supercharged, Crabapple, Alyone and Krazydiamond who have been there when we initially began deserve a big vote of thanks as well! They have my eternal gratitude and admiration. We will be raiding 25 man content and focus primarily on Firelands followed by the new raid zone in patch 4.3!

Q. What is the purpose and why gdkp ?

A. For raiders who are skilled, to down end game content, gear up fast, and then make large sums of gold to help them as they play World of Warcraft. The schedule is light so that it doesn't involve a large time commitment. The money we make from runs we will split evenly amongst the 25 there. This encourages the experienced players who need no upgrades to come back, thereby enabling a smooth run full of boss kills. Everyone makes something from everything.

Q. How do I apply for a spot ?

A. You contact Maxdps or Yubari. They will send you a calendar invite. However, Raid spots aren't guaranteed until Yubari forms the raid group before raid begins.

Is my spot permanent ?

A: Every week has a different signup roster. First come first served. It isn't an implied spot guarantee. If you ask for a spot early on, even right at the end of the previous run, you are almost guaranteed to get one. If you aren't doing SIGNIFICANTLY more dps than the tank, we won't be rude to you, but please improve yourself if you want to be a regular.

Q. Are there any carrier spots ?

A. Everyone is a buyer. There are no special carrier spots. Even the carriers buy upgrades, and people who do spend well, perform well, are always invited back to earn their gold back. For instance, just because The core of the Gold Mint put the run together, it won't mean that they get any special preferences or freebies. We all save gold and are more than willing to spend for upgrades to benefit all 25 in there. All 25 are under the same rule of law.

Q: If I have never come to your run before, and have no experience, should I still sign up?

A: Yes. As long as you are above ilvl 372 and can perform, sign up. We sometimes have our core wanting to bring their alts and thus we require a certain class to fill their previous role. Bosses are pretty easy and our Raid Lead takes the effort to explain each fight in detail. Waltz takes pains to make macros with names and other things. All you have to do is what you're assigned to do.

Q: Will I only be spending gold as a raider ?

A: No. At the end of every run, you make an even share back as well. For example, a 500,000 pot means each of 25 people make 20000gold. The more runs you are in, the more gold you make back. Eventually, you make back all the gold you've spent and more.

Q: Noone bid on a piece of loot. Can I make a lowball offer ?

A: No. You can watch that item being disenchanted.

Q: Maxdps, you don't use any specific gdkp addon and note all proceeds from loot sales by hand. If you made a mistake what do I do ?

A: I'm a human being. While I take my responsibility to the raid seriously, it may be possible that I miss writing down something or the other, although it has NEVER happened thus far. I encourage you ALL to keep a pen and book beside you to note down all proceeds to be sure that Ol' Uncle Max here isn't pulling a fast one on you! :D If I do make an error, you are welcome to point in out in raid chat / ventrilo politely and I will update the error! I spend 6000-8000 gold every run providing cauldrons and buff foods for total strangers in some cases with no added benefits for myself - that speaks for itself.

I tried to use a gdkp addon but it was all in chinese letters and every copper of my 21 million gold yelled out to me to never take any risks with my account security! :D
Additional FAQ's TWO

Q: Max, what is your role in these runs ?

A:The majority of Invites / decisions for this run are left upto Yubari with me playing a Supporting / Administration / PR role. While he has his hands full raid leading and allocating instructions for all trash pulls, boss fights assisted by core members, I collect all the gold, do all the loot, trade the items, keep a tab of all collections, carry out bidding and distribution of loot and distribute the gold evenly to all 25 people at the end. Additionally, I add all raiders to my friends list and invite them so we can start on time and have to arrange healers, tanks and dps at a moment's notice due to latecomers or no shows. This thing takes as much effort as a Lady Gaga concert!

Post raid, we go through recount/skada & world of logs and see who did what dps / hps / tps and screenshot various boss fight meters to make a note of top dps etc for next run's invites. If people REALLY sucked BIGTIME, they won't be invited back until they said they've improved.

Max, I'm signed up on the list but I wasn't taken into raid.

My lists are made to confirm that you are on the list for this run to be considered by the Raid Leader but the final decision rests with Yubari AT RAID INVITES TIME. Runs like these take a lot of planning and organizing and it takes a team of people to make it happen. The raid leaders decided who they want to take in based on [1]prior experience, [2]monster dps and [3]a few with huge amounts of gold that end up financing the raid's time and effort into present content. There are entire guilds that raid 4 nights a week but cant down more than 1 or 2 bosses, but we pug most content and for that to be successful, we must make hard decisions.
I would humbly request you to understand and not take offense if the Raid Leader council decides to take in other people at the present time, as we are doing progression. We <3 you all!


Relax, I have a very stable Internet Service Provider. But sometimes, there are cyclones, storms, heavy rains, earthquakes, power outages which may cause me to be disconnected. With 21 million gold in my account, I don't need to steal iddybiddy pots. Calm down and continue the run. Have Yubari/Raliant collect the gold thereon and split that evenly. Sometimes I disconnect for 1-5 mins while my ISP server resets. Sometimes it could be Power Outages for upto 8 hrs. When I log back in, you will find your gold in the mail ( if it is a long time ). If you see me online and haven't got your gold and I don't reply etc, then feel free to open a ticket. <3 I screenshot raid group at the start of the run so I know who to mail!

I love this realm and it's people too much to pull any ridiculous crap! <3
** Firelands is no longer run at all. LFR killed T12. **

** More Information via links about GDKP's **

Gold Capped: GDKP raiding for fun and profitby Basil Berntsen Jun 14th 2010

How To: Run a GDKP Loot System [Sep 3, 2010] by: Jason Zimmerman

WoW GDKP Raid Guide by Kripparian
** Dragon Soul GDKP Thursday 8am to 1pm. **

Old raids deleted and new ones setup on Calendar, sign up there if you see invite or pst me to be added! :D
Just a word to anyone interested, Max and Zariina run an incredibly fun and successful run that helped me see FL raiding I might not have seen since I xfered to proudmoore in the middle of a patch. Anyone interested take it from me its well worth your time, the people are nice, no elitist bull!@#$ or bull%^-* of any kind to be honest.
Thank You for the warm comment, Smerkel! It is our pleasure to lead fun runs for this wonderful realm!

I would recommend all of you joining us for the Dragon Soul raid tomorrow so go run it on LFR first so you learn Boss strats the easy way. I managed to do it in 1 hour each on both toons, so its quick and better than reading and watching videos as a tool to learn basic strats in boss fights.

We expect to go 3-4+ into DS in the 8am run! Please learn and be prepared!

<3 you all!

Fantastic run! 4 bosses downed. Total Pot 473,500 gold which split into 18940 gold per raider! WE will be continuing this run tomorrow.

Morchok, Warlord Zon'ozz, Yor'sahj the unsleeping and Hagara the Stormbinder all downed in the time we had. A total of 27 items ( BoE & BoP ) were dropped in the raid, 6 of those being T13 tokens.

Don't forget to look up these videos so we can progress to at least 6/8 this coming thursday!!


Warmaster Blackhorn

On a side note, I also offer a wake up texting service to raid members, for those who are worried about oversleeping, etc! :D
If I will ever oversleep a text message won't do it. You would have to fly to Germany with a bucket of cold water and a lot of coffee to make me wake up.

If you can offer THAT service I will be impressed.
If you can gimme the exact address I'm pretty sure I send over a missile with the requisite amount of water to wake you up, and a mug of hot coffee placed strategically near the exhaust to keep it warm. :D

PS. I just hope you like an open roof! ;)
If I will ever oversleep a text message won't do it. You would have to fly to Germany with a bucket of cold water and a lot of coffee to make me wake up.

If you can offer THAT service I will be impressed.

You forget, you're talking to Maxdps here.

I'm pretty sure that he could fire coffee and water filled ICBM's all over the planet if he so chose to.

Let us be happy he uses his powers for good >_>
I'll give this a shot, Max. I'll be on around 7:00am server, both Thursday and Friday, so if I don't get in one, hopefully i'll get into the other.
max texting me to wake me up for raid i would feel so honored for that to happen to me :) <3 max
12/06/2011 08:08 AMPosted by Ulalah
I'll give this a shot, Max. I'll be on around 7:00am server, both Thursday and Friday, so if I don't get in one, hopefully i'll get into the other.

Sure, will shoot you an invite soon as realms are up. If you dont see one in an hour of realms being up, send me an in game mail or just pst. <3

max texting me to wake me up for raid i would feel so honored for that to happen to me :) <3 max


I would love to join the raid on Thursday and possibly Friday as well if it goes well. I'm not the richest player in the world at the moment so this is most likely a gold run for me, but I expect to contribute to my fullest ability and maybe a gear drop will really entice me. Send me a tell and I'll be happy to join!
Sorry if I missed this, but how are the shadowy gems being allocated from Dragon Soul for the rogue legendary? Are they reserved by one person at a certain price, or bid on individually?

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