Raid sign ups
- No one is expected to sign up for an event. It generally takes 10 players to run a 10 man dungeon (certain acheivements aside). It is OK if you are unavailable on an evening, or do not wish to run certain content at a given time.
- If you do sign up for an event, and can't make it, an apology ahead of time is expected. Real Life sometimes intervenes, but wherever possible send a message by whisper, mail, phone, or carrier pidgeon.
- Turn up on time. If 9 people are waiting 5 minutes each, that is 45 minutes lost. If you think you might be cutting it fine, leave your toon at the summoning stone.
- Turn up equiped. This includes gems, enchants, flasks/elixirs, potions, scrolls, food, reagents, repairs. In Arozcaldo, you know that gold isn't a problem. While I will badger you into making your own gold, if you "Need", then "Need". But please need well before the raid start time. In game mail is a great way to send mats. I can organise for vellum enchants.
- Read up on fights. I expect that you have read up or watched boss strategies. Some guilds run 'blind'. We do not. I expect that you will read up on the next two bosses. I would appreciate you reading up on the next four. Some good sources include wowwiki.com and tankspot videos. Use the sources that work best for you.
- Be polite. This means you. No swearing at (or in the general direction) of other players either in writing or via voice. No racism/sexism either.
- Fail better. I expect we will always be able to do better. I don't want to stay in a raid untill we get it perfect.
- Lag happens (think of it as a special hardmode). Some of us do not have perfect connections. That's how we roll. It will sometimes cause wipes. Some of us have 200ms latency, I have average 550ms, and others have 1200ms. If you are willing to raid with your latency, I am willing to have you.
- Lag is not an excuse for wrong targets, or continuing to stay in the fire. Ideally you will respond in 400ms of an event (200ms latency + 200ms reaction time). I personally will normally respond within 850ms. Some of us won't be able to respond for up to 1500ms. Regardless, follow the instructions.
- Acknowledge that we don't all have the same skill level.
- This raid is not your other raid, it is not your work. If you need to kick something, there is a boss just over there, and is a more appropriate target for your frustration.
- Emotions are contagious.
- People's reactions are better when slightly stressed, but still in control and concentrating.
- Making people overly stressed causes them to freeze
- Too much sillyness prevents concentration.
- Ask questions, make suggestions, disagree (politely)
- Say what you will do/want done differently, simply and explicitly. Consensus is preferable, but not required.
PlayerA use tremor totem in phase 2
- Everybody move around the outside of the ring, not through the middle.
- Foo should heal
PlayerB; HealerC should heal TankD. HealerE is on raid.
- We probably are too chatty. I am as guilty as the rest of you. This will leave room for more useful information
- Call out things we are struggling on. 'Run to totems when you have snobalds'. 'All DPS on adds'
- Everyone run back. Healers need mana too, and it is just easier all round.
- Group together, it makes buffing that much easier.
- Eat the feast or your preferred food
- Discuss the cause of the wipe.
- You have more time during recovery (buffing etc) to discuss than during a wipe.
- Everyone ask yourself 'What can I do better?'. It doesnt matter if you are carying the raid, if there is something you can do better, then do it.
- If you caused the wipe, fess up. It makes it much easer for the raid leader. Either say what you are going to do next time, or ask for assistance.
- If someone did not do their role, call it, but with neutrality. If you are frustrated, you should whisper someone else (probably me). eg.
: If you get paralytic poison, you need to go to the player with bile.
- Everyone pay attention to how to prevent the wipe. Understanding is expected the first time. However, the group gets grumpy if a different player causes the same wipe.
- Smell the roses. Enjoy the moment.
- Congratulate the group if you have previously had problems. Congratulate anyone who specifically showed improvement.
- Allow others to enjoy the moment. If someone wants the screenshot, give it to them. People who don't are being unpleasant.
Sometimes another player will need to do something different.
- They will listen better if you also provide positive feedback. Give this first. If you cant give positive feedback, talk to your guild master.
- Expect someone to learn one thing only.
- If you think they should learn more than one thing, see the line immediately above.
- If you still think they should learn more, see your guild master.
- In the feedback you need to provide:
- What needs to improve
- Why it is important.
- How it should be done better
- Any feedback given to a player should be constructive feedback.
- If need to be destructive, talk to your guild master.