About Midwinter

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About Midwinter

Postby Cakes on Sat May 17, 2008 2:46 pm

*Updated for new raid schedule*

Figured it was time to nail down some semblance of a guild charter as being aligned together philosophically is very important to achieve the success we want to have. So without further ado...

-Progression Raid Times: Tues/Thurs/Sun 9:00 pm est - 1:00 am est. We will go up until 2:00 am if we are close to a progression kill or motivated to hit some sort of milestone. Most likely won't see a raid past 1:00 am until 7.3 and beyond.
-No Alts required -- feel free to organize Alt raids outside of raid times.
-PTR? FTS! (Fuck That Shit!)
-Officers will ML loot to best help progression. Loot is always simply viewed as a tool to help us get through progression content faster.

Roster Management

We aim to be one of the most efficient raiding guilds in the world -- able to clear all bleeding edge Raid content at a competitive pace. Due to our limited 12 hour raiding schedule, it will be absolutely necessary to maintain a high standard for skill and discipline. The leadership would be doing a disservice to the rest of the team by not collecting/nurturing the best people to raid alongside us. We will not recruit for the bench and there will be no anchors on this team. Members will be given every opportunity to live up/improve to that standard and the leadership will ensure that nobody feels randomly screwed without plenty of time to make adjustments. Ideally everyone thinks of the guild as a Professional sports team and puts the team's success before themselves. Even if raiding no longer works out, this is still your home and you're still a member of our community and World of Warcraft is not the only game we play together. Don't be a Brett Favre.

-Zero expectations of chore work for legendary/AP -- but don't be salty if you don't have the traits and don't get slotted on a DPS check we can't make in favor of someone who can.
-Can play the class/role you want but sometimes it might be necessary to flex for the greater success of the team.
-Full consumables/gems/enchants when raiding Mythic raid content.
-The guild will provide fish feasts/cauldrons/DPS and Healing potions for Mythic raid content.
-The guild will provide Runes on progression kill attempts.
-The guild will provide Gems/Enchants.

-Near 100% Attendance is expected during Progression. Can be a little flexible with individuals who need a little slush time on some days.
-Flexible attendance during Farm.
-Always post in the #raidattendance Discord chat if you will be missing a Farm or Prog raid.

Raid Environment
Due to our limited raiding hours and desire to remain competitive there will be a couple things we need to be more disciplined about. All planning for encounter strategies/comp discussions should happen OUTSIDE of raid times. Our raid time is extremely valuable so hours outside of raid time will be for formulating the plan and hours meant for raid time will be for the execution of that plan. Theory crafting and spamming suggestions between pulls on a progression boss is not the time or place for it under our new model. Sometimes during the raid, you might have a good idea off the top of your head that requires a small adjustment or it's mind blowing in some way, in which case feel free to speak up if it's not going to derail the train too much but let's use common sense here and save suggestions and ideas largely for Discord outside of raid time. Voice comm discipline down in the etiquette section.

We will always prioritize fun and sanity over rankings.

Required Addons
BigWigs Boss Mods
Details or Skada
RC Loot Council

-Show up to raid on time and prepared.
-Don't be toxic or call people out. The leadership will be responsible for player management.
-If you have a problem or want to suggest a process improvement -- talk to the leadership!
-Streaming our raids is fine! Just mute our raid mumble so that your viewers can only hear yourself, sorry some of the rest of us didn't sign up to be put on display.
-Voice Comm - Due to our limited raiding hours it will be necessary to have 2 modes of operation -- FFA Mode: Classic Standard Midwinter bullshittery - this is the mode we will operate in for the large majority of our raid time, even during progression during easy phases or if it's not too derailing. Serious Mode: Everyone here has experience being a Cook in the Kitchen. We already have plenty of Cooks. If you're not in leadership or delegated to call something out then let the leadership run the raid and just listen so we don't lose focus and can make the best use of our limited progression time. We will swap to this mode when the raid is getting too derailed during progression.
-If you are wearing the guild tag then you are always representing the guild. We have a zero tolerance policy against rude assholes. Be that in-game, on other discords, or forums. Shit posting or bad mouthing other organizations/guilds or players publicly will result in a slap on the wrist and if behavior doesn't change it will be followed by a swift boot on the wrist. We've always been protective of our reputation in Midwinter and have been rewarded by attracting non-jackasses who wish to play here and cool opportunities like getting to play on the main stage at Blizzcon twice now.

Past Achievements:
US 1st/World 11th Mythic Helya
US 2nd/World 10th Mythic Xavius

Warlords of Draenor
US 4th/World 24th Mythic Archimonde
US 1st/World 3rd Mythic Blackhand
US 1st/World 3rd Mythic Blast Furnace
World 1st Mythic Iron Maidens
US 4th/World 20th Mythic Imperator Mar'gok

Mists of Pandaria
US 2nd/World 5th Heroic Garrosh Hellscream
US 2nd/World 3rd Heroic Siegecrafter Blackfuse
US 2nd/World 4th Heroic Ra-den
US 2nd/World 5th Heroic Lei Shen
US 4th Heroic Sha of Fear
US 4th Heroic Grand Empress Shek'zeer
US 4th Heroic Will of the Emperor
World 1st Glory of the Pandaria Raider

US 6th Heroic Madness of Deathwing (25)
US 5th Heroic Spine of Deathwing (25)
US 10th Heroic Ragnaros (25)
US 10th Sinestra (25)
US 8th Heroic Al'Akir (25)
US 7th Heroic Nefarian (25)
US 1st Glory of the Cataclysm Raider

Wrath of the Lich King
US 10th Heroic Halion (25)
US 17th Heroic Fall of the Lich King (25)
US 1st Glory of the Icecrown Raider (25)
US 36th Call of the Grand Crusade (25)
US 13th Alone in the Darkness + US 39th Algalon
Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider complete
Heroic: Glory of the Raider complete

Burning Crusade
Sunwell cleared pre 3.0
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