Hi everyone. Spike Flail on Ner'zhul(PVP) is looking for a few more dedicated raiders to join us as we push on in our WoLK Progression. We have players from all timezones but raid primarily EST/CST time, with raids of Sun-Wends from 6:30 PM EST - 11 PM EST.
Pre 3.0, we completed our H:GoTR. In Uld25 we cleared all 9 of the Heroic Glory HMs, earning our Ironbound Proto-Drakes. We've also cleared Algalon25 (38th US) and Yogg 0 (20th US), earning our Death's Demise titles.
In 3.2, we've cleared ToGC, with a US #32 Tribute to Insanity. Following our ToGC clear and into ICC's gated progression we continued to farm Ulduar for Val'anyr shards and Mimiron heads.
In 3.3 we've killed Arthas on Normal and are engaging in Heroic LK learning. In Heroic ICC we've killed 11/12 of the HM bosses, including Lady Deathwhisper and Deathbringer Saurfang pre Warcry buff. We recently completed our Icecrown Glory of the Raider achievements (US 5th) to receive our Frostwyrms as well.
The core of our guild came from the MMO Final Fantasy XI, where we were members of the guild Kupo, which was the top guild on our realm Pandemonium. A few of us had WoW experience in Vanilla, and when TBC came out we returned to the game, this time with many of our guildmates who were growing tired of FFXI's repetition. We started the guild from Kara up and slowly grew into a top guild on the server, finishing TBC as the 2nd progressed guild Horde side. Bringing with us our atmosphere from FFXI, coupled with the attitudes of the players who joined us over the years of TBC raiding, we've created a warm, fun and professional environment in which to pursue our endgame goals.
We currently raid from Sunday-Wednesday, from 7 PM EST - 11 PM EST, with raid invites starting at 6:30 PM EST. Our schedule tries to leave weekends open for our members to enjoy their social lives. We generally take 2 nights for Farm content, and 2 nights for Progression; so if you can't make the majority of these raids for whatever reason, its probably not the best idea to apply to us.
We take raiding serious, but we also know this is a game and meant to be enjoyed. While I know that sounds clich? and overused, I'm honestly proud to say that we're not the type of guild that takes raiding so seriously that we have run completely in the authoritarian manner and forget why we're playing. Our main goal is to maintain a professional environment in which we can play this game and progress, and we try to take that mentality into how we conduct ourselves when it comes to raiding and our reputation on our server. We've worked hard to create a professional and respectful atmosphere; and if you ask around on our server, I guarantee you'd be hard pressed to find a large number of people who've ever heard bad things about Spike Flail.
We currently run a silent bid DKP system, which myself or another Officer can give details on if necessary on request.
What we're looking for:
Our general requirements are as follows:
At least the majority of 251 ilevel items in your gear.
Ability to make at least 90% of our raids.
PVE spec'd and geared.
Dedicated raiding mindset. We require consumable usage on any Progression or Non-Farming Boss attempt. You must have the playtime and means to be able to keep up with the consumable curve needed for weekly raiding. You must come over prepared to every raid
MOST IMPORTANTLY: We're looking for intelligent human beings, and you should be able to convey your intelligence in how you present yourself. This includes knowing game mechanics, having quick reaction time, and being able to learn from your mistakes. You should be able to explain your classes weakness and strengths, know the theorycraft to min/max your class, and what abilities to use when. You must be able to learn quickly from your mistakes and adapt to new situations, as well as have a strong sense of situational awareness and the ability to multi-task effectively. You also must be able to express yourself in a way that shows you're an intelligent human being; this includes proper grammar and sentence structure. If you can't express yourself in a form that shows you have an education higher than a grade schooler, you probably aren't the type of person we're looking for. No "b4, u, r, sum1," every time you speak please.
"High Priority" means we're actively seeking that class. "Mid Priority" means we're not so much of in need of the class as High, but we will give impressive applications thorough review and consideration. If you class is not listed it means we're exceptionally well off on that class, and you'll really have to impress us with your app, gear, and experience for consideration.
Please note that even if your class is listed under Mid or Low priority we are always seeking exceptional players to add to our roster.
Feral (Geared/Experienced in both DPS and Tanking)
How to contact us:
If you're interested in applying, you can visit our forums at Welcome to Spike Flail! and put an application in on the appropriate forum. Please be sure to read all the stickies before applying, if you can't be bothered to read the stickies and follow application directions you probably will not be considered for a trial. You also can roll a level 1 on Ner'zhul and chat with myself or any other Spike Flail officer.
Please be sure to read over all the information we've presented on our forum before making a decision to apply. If you think you meet our requirements and agree with our philosophy towards raiding, feel free to pursue it. However please don't belittle yourself by simply glancing over our information and tossing an application with no effort behind it. The application process is partly an attempt to weed out those who can't read stickies or form a proper sentence, so please remember that an application is your first impression, so try to make it as well crafted as possible.
If you wish to apply to us privately, please PM your application in the correct format to any Officer on the forum (Palin, Melbufrahma, Zepp and Exitus).
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you soon!