Includes: Raid Eligibility, General Rules, Selection Policy, Loot Policy.
To be able to sign up for an Absolution raid, you must:
already be appropriately geared from heroic dungeons / LFR,
have an average iLevel above the minimum required for the raid event,
fill any gem sockets with appropriate gems,
properly enchant your gear,
have appropriate non-armor items for your role (for example, neck, trinkets or weapons)
Don’t be afraid to talk to an officer if you don’t quite meet the requirements. These friendly individuals are also available for a chat if you are having problems with rotations or abilities.
Be on Time
Invites start 15 minutes before raiding begins. If you are not online 10 minutes after invitations have started and have not notified an officer of any difficulties, we will start looking for a replacement. If you are not online 5 minutes after the raid itself starts, you will be replaced.
When you turn up, your character must be fully repaired and have enough consumables to buff itself for the length of the raid.
Know Your Stuff
We expect raiders to know the tactics for the raid, and the best spec or talents to use for each encounter.
Minimize any possible distractions and give 100% to the raid - when you don’t, the experience is worse for everyone else attending.
If you have signed for a raid you have a responsibility to turn up and stay for the full duration of the raid. This will be shown on the calendar event.
Get on Discord
Everyone is required to connect to Discord and listen, but having a microphone and speaking is optional.
In Absolution we appreciate that WoW is a game and we play it for fun. When we select players for raids, we must balance the needs of guild members who are casual raiders with those who are a little more hardcore. Therefore our policy is designed to allow progress for the guild and provide equal opportunity for raid selection.
The guild will run two types of raid: Normal (the equivalent of MoP flex raids) and Heroic (the equivalent of MoP normal raids). Heroic raids will be divided into Regular and Progression events. In the early part of tier content, we will focus on providing raiders the opportunity to gear their main raiding character: alts will not normally be allowed until mains outgear the content.
The emphasis for Normal raids is on getting as many people involved as possible - we will try to bring along all the eligible people who sign up! However if a group is heavily imbalanced, we may ask for volunteers to play their secondary spec or bring an eligible alt.
Heroic raids have a higher difficulty level than Normal ones, so our performance requirements are more strict. Minimum output requirements (HPS/DPS) will be determined for each tier of content and are typically included in our calendar events.
We must also pay more attention to having a well balanced, flexible raid composition in order to down bosses. While every effort will be made to give each member the opportunity to raid, we may need to ask people to sit out on stand-by if there are too many of a particular role.
Where there are continually too many characters in one particular role, stand-by is rotated among them. In order to be considered part of this rotation, players must make an effort to sign regularly for raids on the understanding that they’re available if needed.
These events are for Heroic content that is ‘on farm’ - in other words, that we regularly clear without trouble. When we select for these events:
Priority is given to regular raiders (those who usually sign every week, measured over a four week period) Preference will be given to those players actively seen to be trying encounters before Heroic raiding (for example, by taking part in Normal raids).
These events are for Heroic content not yet on farm, meaning clearance is not guaranteed. This will apply to the majority of events at the beginning of a new tier of content. We will clearly mark any progression events in the calendar, and selection is based on merit over and above the criteria for regular events. This is likely to include characters who are the best geared, players who have shown particular skill in their role and those who demonstrate that they have taken time to consider the tactics.
In the case of any selection dispute the raid leader's decision is final. Should you feel like you're being unfairly treated or excluded from selection, please contact Nichinyo or one of the officers.
In all cases cosmetic items and vanity drops such as mounts and pets will be decided by a /roll from interested parties (highest roll wins).
Loot from Normal raids will be set to "personal”, so loot from boss kills will be automatically awarded by the game. However, there are sometimes random loot drops, and they will be awarded according to the following priority:
Full guild member
Trial guild member (initiate)
During a raid and after successful boss kills we'll inevitably have loot drops that will be wanted by several players in the raid. The preferred method to distribute loot is through a Loot Council of officers.
For each item of loot:
The Master Looter lists the item in raid chat and announces on Discord that bidding is open
Players who want the item bid by linking their current item in raid chat with either ‘Main spec’ or ‘Off spec’ to indicate which it is for.
If the item is a ring, trinket or dual-wielded weapon, players must link both of their current items. The average iLevel of the items is then used.
The Loot Council checks the bids against the rules and determines the winner
There are four sets of rules used by the Loot Council, in this order:
Mains before Alts
Main Spec Before Off Spec
If more than one person has the same priority, the item goes to a /roll.
While the first two rules are self explanatory, the other two need a little explanation.
Highest Rank/Attendance Regular raider > Non regular raider > Trial member (initiate)
Biggest Benefit Lowest iLevel > Achieves tier bonus > Best stat fit
This is probably the most complex of the loot rules to follow. To simplify it, all loot from heroic dungeons and elsewhere, LFR and Normal mode raiding (that is, below 840 iLevel) will be treated as if they had the same iLevel.
In the case of any loot dispute the raid leader's decision is final. Should you feel like you're being unfairly treated, please contact Nichinyo or one of the officers.