Vox got spanked, Maestro tore up. Stay tuned for bigger targets and bigger loot! Open recruiting is wrapping up soon as we are securing many of the classes we need at appropriate numbers. Enchanter main recruiting is now closed. Main bards, experienced main clerics and DPS are still needed!
Great job in sky everybody! Our first official DKP raid was a success! Keeper of Souls downed flawlessly and all participants did an amazing job on our first 'death touch' boss as a guild. Everybody counted during that fight and we smashed it! We've had a nice influx of recruits the past few days and Enchanter recruiting is now closed unless they are a close personal friend of an existing member. There are still some classes we need to recruit -badly- such as Bard. Keep an eye out!
The Golden Roosters DKP Policy
We will be utilizing an open bid system to keep bidding transparent and fair. What this means is that members will bid DKP openly in the designated chat channel (typically raidsay) against one another until the highest bidder wins the item. Minimum bid increments will be 5 DKP. This means if a bid is currently at 5 DKP, you must bid 10 for your bid to be valid. You may only bid what is in your DKP pool prior to each raid- shown on the live DKP website. You may not go negative, and the DKP you will earn on the current raid cannot be counted towards your bids.
DKP will be accrued in the following ways and increments.
On Time Bonus: 5 DKP
30 minute incremental 'ticks': 3 DKP
'Boss' encounter kills: 10 DKP
Raid End Bonus: 5 DKP
When the guild slays a 'boss' target for the first time, it will result in all participants receiving double 'boss' encounter DKP.
The Bidding Process and Tiers of Bidding
Members who maintain a 40% raid attendance (RA) averaged over 30 days are eligable to bid on all items first. We realize special circumstances come up in real life, and if your RA drops below 40% one month but you have had consistant and high attendance in the past, an exception may be granted upon request and officer core review.
Tier 1: Members over 40% RA
Tier 2: Members under 40% RA
Tier 3: Recruits - No RA Requirement.
If there are no bids for an item from a member's main charater, or a recruit- the item will open to boxes and alts. These items will then be 'rolled off' instead of bidding. Roll off items will have two tiers. A 'second main' policy may be implemented in the future for consistently contributing raid boxes.
Tier 4: Boxes that are currently in the raid
Tier 5: Alts or boxes not currently in the raid
This means that if there is an item that a box character needs who is already in the raid and participating they have priority over a non boxed alt, or a box not currently participating. Rolling on items for non-boxed alts will only be permitted if your brief absence to switch characters and loot the item will not interfere with the flow and progress of the raid. If you are serving a vital role within the raid and we do not have the personel to 'pick up the slack' while you switch characters- you may unfortunately be denied access to rolling on the item. We cannot have raids interrupted and time wasted for individuals to gear up alternate characters that do not contribute to our raid force.
Planar armor and epic loot
Planar class armor will be randomed instead of DKP bid - using the same tier system as described above. Meaning 40%+ RA members will have first dibs on rolling.
Epic item drops will be awarded to the member with the highest RA attendance.
Droppable / Tradable 'Big Ticket' Item Policy
Selling guild loot is a huge faux-paus. High value items such as Cloak of Flames, Amulet of Necropotence and White Dragonscale Cloak are forbidden to be sold in era unless consulting the guild leadership core. Once our guild has an abundance of loot this policy may be relaxed, especially during Kunark era. If you bid on an item such as Runed Bolster Belt, and then receive an even better upgrade, such as a 41% Plane of Sky haste belt, you may return your item to the guild and 70% of your DKP spent on the item will be returned. The returned item will then be DKP bid off again.
Not much to say except great job to everyone who participated in our first Phinigel kill and subsequent armor farm last night. We got some amazing drops in Fear! See everybody Sunday for our first official DKP Raid! We will be holding a Jewellery 'roll off' for Black Sapphire Electrum Earrings and more. 1 win per person. FREE resist gear will be handed out to melee classes (no roll off required for resist gear).
Welcome to the roosters nest! Terror, Dread and Fright downed in fear with 16 people and we obtained the best drop we could have hoped for! Great start gentlemen! We will be finishing up the website this week before official DKP raids kick off on Sunday April 14th, 1:30pm EST with our plane of sky instance. Do not worry we will end before the Game of Thrones premiere . Official DKP policy, guild charter and recruitment needs/requirements will be coming very shortly. Welcome to all the new faces and we hope you enjoy your time with the roosters!