We are looking to find reliable raiders, who are interested in core spots for the remainder of ToGC (Tribute to Insanity) as well as Icecrown Citadel. If you plan on playing Cataclysm, even better. This post is lengthier than usual, but I have outlined basic expectations for each slot we're looking to fill. All applicants should have solid computers, connections, and a definite mastery over more than one spec of their class (with gear to back it up)! Have at it, and good luck!
(1) Holy Paladin (I'm looking for a Holy Paladin who is very experienced and comfortable with their role as a healer. While the basics are easy to learn, an excellent healer will use all their tools and utilities to the best of their abilities. I want a skilled healer who knows the tank won't die on their watch, keeps the raid alive even when it's not their forte, uses HoS, HoP, DS, AM and more at just the right moments without sacrificing healing ability, helps to debug healing errors, and adapts quickly and flawlessly to newer and challenging situations. In addition to this, a solid Retribution spec would be appreciated, but Holy is what matters.)
As always, exceptional applicants for any class are welcomed. If you feel that your gear or experience is below the threshold, understand that if you prove yourself to be worthy via other means, we can account for that in this downtime until Icecrown. As such, you should still consider applying.
About Us: <Pie Chart>
We are an endgame raiding guild that started two months prior to the release of Wrath. Majority of the members come from Ballas, a Burning Crusade guild that finished 82nd in the US. When our Raid Leader and Main Tank retired post-Kil'Jaeden, we switched leadership and resumed raiding under a new name. Currently we are ranked #1 on our server of Firetree (EST) and #70th in the US. We defeated Algalon and completed Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider before 3.2 and have also completed Yogg0 and a Tribute to Mad Skill on Trial of the Grand Crusade (25):
- Heroic: Firefighter: July 1, 2009
- Heroic: Knock, Knock, Knock on Wood: July 5, 2009
- Heroic: One Light in the Darkness: July 20, 2009
- Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider: July 20, 2009
- Heroic: Observed: July 30, 2009 (45th US)
- Heroic: Alone in the Darkness: August 17, 2009 (33rd US)
- Heroic: Call of the Grand Crusade (25 Player): October 15, 2009
- Heroic: Tribute to Mad Skill (25 Player): October 21, 2009
We raid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 7:30 PM EST to 12:30 AM EST. We never raid on Fridays or Saturdays and will sometimes balance weeks of ambitious progression with easier three to two night weeks. With an average 15 to 20 hour raid week, we emphasize quality over quantity. We stress efficiency and respect the idea that people who raid want to succeed. All of our players are either in college or have graduated. A certain level of independence and maturity is expected. We are interested in players that can manage their time well and remain committed and consistent.
About You: The Future Recruit
We expect that every player we invite to a raid will bring their best game to the table. We are looking for players who excel in PvE and always arrive prepared (including all the consumables you could possibly need and more). Being a great raider extends to many areas. Beyond being competitive with yourself and your fellow members in terms of meters, we are interested in players who make no repeat mistakes and approach every fight with a drive to master it.
We're specifically interested in those raiders who make it a point to never make mistakes on those gimmicks that pepper every encounter in the game: Ominous Clouds on Yogg, Orbs on Twin Val'kyrs, Sunbeams on Freya and the various wonderful environmental checks on Mimiron Hard Mode and Algalon. If you come with us to Anub'arak Heroic, we expect that you will adjust to specific strategy quickly and adequately, without making repeat mistakes, if any at all. We expect that every raider will always play to the maximum of their ability, researching and staying up to date on all aspects of their class. We want intelligent, motivated individuals who are constantly analyzing how to solve the various challenges we face in a raid environment.
As a guild, we have completed all the Hard Modes Blizzard has offered so far in this expansion in a timely manner. With Ulduar alone, we pushed our guild ranking up by roughly 200 ranks. We intend to continue on this path, pushing to be the best we can possibly be. All potential applicants should be prepared and motivated to pursue the challenge that is progression content. With the new Crusader's Coliseum and the impending Icecrown release, there will be many more challenging encounters in store and we want players who want to defeat them as skillfully and efficiently as possible.
In terms of our guild community, we have a rather large group of players who like to spend their time in game engaging in other activities. Some of our members PvP, others RP walk in Dalaran, and others work on achievements or alts. We all enjoy spending time together in game and Ventrilo and expect that any future recruit and member will make a similar attempt to be part of the community. Intelligence, patience, and good humor are all the characteristics we expect our members to have. I'm not specifically interested in telling you that you have to be able to handle harsh criticism or have a thick skin, because that's simply not how we operate. We want players who can take care of that on their own, being self sufficient in improving themselves.
** On a separate note, we understand that transferring to a new server can be a rather large commitment. We are completely and wholly interested in making the transition as painless and seamless as possible. Interviews and spending some time with the members is something I'd definitely recommend, since we are not interested in players who arrive to Firetree only to leave without a word, three days later. If you come, it should be a definite decision to stick around for the long haul, rather than as a stepping stone to some other guild in the future. **
If this is an experience that you would like to be a part of, I highly encourage you to apply. We are aware that sometimes players are more capable of achieving a high quality of play than their guilds allow, and while we're not interested in long term projects, we are aware of the "diamonds in the rough".