Archetype is a raiding guild that was formed in 2007; now residing Horde side on the server US-Illidan. We are looking to round out our member base for competing in Cataclysm 25-Man raiding to finish off 4.2 and moving into 4.3 and beyond.
1/8 Heroic Dragon Soul
Glory of the Firelands Raider 5/13H Pre-4.2
Fairness. We strive to be fair and equal in terms of rewarding members. Loot is distributed on a loot council and based around Attendance and Performance. Easy way to put it, if you put the effort in, you will get rewarded. There's no mysterious or recondite conditions for getting loot; show up, do well, get gear.
Maturity. Maturity does not mean that guild chat and ventrilo run like bible camp. Maturity is knowing when to joke around and when/where to stop. We are a tight group and it has been built around mature members who work well together.
No Drama. We have zero tolerance for Drama and people who would generate it. Plain and simple. This is a guild of adults, working professionals and post secondary students. We play WoW to have fun, not listen to people whine and make life miserable for others.
Simplicity. "Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians," is a problem so many guilds face and likely why you're here reading this now. We have a small officer core and active discussions outside of raids. But during raids, there is one RL at a raid and the buck stops there. We simplify our raid structure not to be control freaks or to create a goat for when things go wrong, but to make communication succinct and clear. While decisions may be collective, the final word is from the GM or RL.
Situational Awareness. Don't stand in the fire/void zones/lava. Being aware of your surroundings as well as those around you.
Class Knowledge. Speccing, enchanting and gemming appropriately should come as no shock to anyone wanting to raid. We can help sort out the rough edges but a good baseline is the best place to start. Just as important is the knowledge of other classes and their own roles.
Good attitude. Towards raiding and others. With a small guild of roughly 30 raiders it's important that you work well with others. In addition to having the mental faculty to handle raids where wipes are inevitable and frequent; or loot may not necessarily be guaranteed.
Dedication. Attendance is of vital importance to continuing success and a major factor in distributing loot. We are also looking for players who are active within the guild. Participating in extra-raid activities. Members who are interested in what we all have to offer.
Communication. Within Raids we use Mumble and a expect people to have a working microphone. Any other time we would expect that members respect that we need to know if and when a person cannot be present. We have forums for a reason to share information and better ourselves through sharing that information.
Experience. Either with current content or previous content. Having Heroic WotLK, BC and Vanilla raiding experience is an asset we look for. Completing Pre-Nerf content is also an asset. We are not looking for people who face-rolled gear with badges to peacock their gearscore. We expect experienced players.
18+. While certain conditions may exist for us to recruit younger players, such as: recruitment demands, demonstrable dedication to our schedule and policies. It is generally expected that an applicant be at least 18 years of age. Not because we believe only people 18+ are mature; generally speaking younger players are not in a position to independently manage their schedules. We also feel that younger players should dedicate themselves to their real-life commitments and not have to concern themselves with the burdens a raiding guild can impose upon their daily schedule.
If you have read this far and are considering joining. We encourage you to submit an application by visiting our website at:
If you have any questions feel free to contact an officer or member in game. Or feel free to comment in this thread as it will be checked often. It is expected that you are at least geared to begin current content and otherwise prepared for attending raids and maintaining the current raid schedule.
Updated with current progression (Ragnaros kill). We are desperately seeking a feral druid that can tank and dps. The other classes listed are low-medium priority for recruitment. As always exceptional applicants are encouraged to apply.
Current progression update (Heroic Shannox), and recruitment needs up to date. We are now completely set on our roster, but we're looking to replace a hunter that is performing well below our standards.
Current needs up to date. We have lost several people due to varying reasons (turnover, quit the game, or disappeared), and so even if your class isn't listed in the recruitment needs please put in an application if you think we're the guild you're looking for because now is the best time to be able to join us.