Raid Etiquette With Evolved
Hello all! Thank you for expressing an interest in raiding with Evolved, we’re happy to have you here. As an organization we look to create a fun, casual atmosphere so that we can all enjoy our games together. However, high end raiding is often a stressful activity, and so in order to keep the fun and casual atmosphere that we strive for here are some general etiquette rules that anyone who raids with Evolved should look to follow.
Similar to most raid groups, we have a Raid Leader or various people who will fill the shoes when the Raid Leader is not present. This person takes the time to research raids and come up with strategies to effectively complete the raids. In addition, the Raid Leader is in charge of ensuring that all raiders are up to date on gear, mechanics, openers, etc. Should you have any questions for the Raid Leader on any of the above you can feel free to contact them, but please ensure that you don’t do it in the minutes leading up to a raid since they will have a lot on their plate.
Speaking of, prior to and during the raids do not send personal messages to the raid leader with complaints, tactics, suggestions or ideas. In between pulls we will discuss ways to improve and not make prior mistakes. If you feel you have a viable strategy or know exactly what is going wrong you can feel free to speak up and we will do our best to accommodate what you’ve said and integrate it into our strategy. Otherwise, all other complaints or matters should be handled after the raid in either the post-raid brief or in the Raid Leaders personal messages. If you send a personal message to the Raid Leader during the raid, it will likely be ignored.
Respect the Raid Leader
A golden rule of Evolved and life in general is treat others the way you want to be treated. Even if you disagree with or dislike the current raid leader, please remember that we are a group. That being said, backtalking or being belligerent with the Raid Leader is disrespectful, demoralizing, and rude and not only affects the Leader, but the Raid as a whole. Doing any of the aforementioned most likely will get you removed from the current raid. The Raid Leader will not disrespect you nor backtalk you, so please reciprocate that respect!
Raid Leader Clause
The Raid Leader reserves the right to make decisions that may at times supersede and/or contradict the Raid Rules of the Chapter. These decisions must never be made lightly and always be done with the betterment of the guild as a whole in mind. The Raid Leader also has last word on all decisions concerning the Raid. All decisions made by the Raid Leader can and will be reviewed and/or over ruled by the Guild Leader or Executive Officer to ensure fairness to all members.
Every accomplishment is an accomplishment for the guild. Every defeat is a defeat for the guild. We will NOT have infighting or bickering of any kind. If you are derogatory in any way to any person in the guild, on the other team, on your team, or not on a team at all there will be consequences. First offense is a warning. Second offense is a week long ban from raiding. Third offense is a month long ban from raiding. Fourth offense is a total ban from raiding. We don’t want to lose any of our raiders so be nice to people!
Below is the general etiquette of what you should follow as a raider
Be logged into Discord and in the Raiding voice chat as well as logged into Final Fantasy XIV and ready for an invite by the designated raid start time. We understand that real life will prevent this from happening sometimes, and if this is the case please let the Raid Leader know as soon as possible. Please be quiet and patient when joining the Raid Channel if you join while a raid is already in progress. We will get people into the raid as people show up.
Raid Absences Post
If you know that you will be unable to make one of the raids, please contact the Raid Leader at least 24 hours in advance. Again, we know that real life will get in the way every so often so please just let us know as soon as you can. We will remove raiders from the roster if they go 3 or more weeks of not raiding, so if this is the case you may express your interest in raiding again as soon as your schedule permits.
Voice Channel Manners
A unique aspect of FFXIV is that it is cross platform, allowing PS4 players to join in on raiding. With this in mind, please be mindful of background noise in your microphone. We ask that all raiders have headsets or a way to ensure that background noise does not feed into the mic. If excessive background noise is coming out of your mic or other raiders can hear themselves echoing in your mic, we will ask you to mute. If you do not mute, we will server mute you. In addition, please ensure that all conversation is related to raiding. While we will have breaks and can talk about anything on our minds, while we are in raid we expect all raiders to be paying attention. Please do not have idle chit chat during a raid, and never talk over call outs.
Before the Raid
Make sure all of your gear is repaired, you’re equipped with all the correct gear, and have your food/pots. If you do not have the means to make food/pots, we have a few omnicrafters that you can pay to get those. Make sure you have a clear mind and don’t bring any negative emotions from work, school or anywhere else into the lobby and be ready to raid!
Know your job/class role on a raid
Some of us are new to raiding, and some of us are trying out a new job for the tier. Make sure that you learn your jobs ins and outs and if you have any questions, feel free to ask the raid leader or others in your role on a day where there are no raids for help. Know the boss mechanics in both normal and extreme, particularly the ones that are required of your role (Tank, Healer or DPS). Do not wait until raid time to figure things out! We will be posting video and text guides for the various raids we will be doing so please ensure that you read and watch those to make sure you know your role.
Have a Backup Role Ready
While we do encourage every raid member to be on time and not miss raids, real life does always come first and sometimes that means missing a raid. In that case, we may have to call on someone to play a backup job to fill in the vacancy. Ensure that you are able to play your secondary job at any given moment and similar to above are familiar with mechanics and that job is at the appropriate item level.
After the raid
This is the time you can ask/post questions that you had in mind. There will be some closing words with the Raid Leader detailing how we did and what to work on. After that, take the time to discuss any tactics or issues related to your class/role if you wish. If you’re not comfortable talking in the Discord, you may message the Raid Leader. Most officers tend to hang around in the chat a little bit after the raid and will be more than happy to help you with issues or questions.
To conclude, let’s remember that this is a game. The content will be extremely tough and since FFXIV is a team oriented game, tensions may get high. Let’s all remember we’re all on the same team and we’re striving together towards the same goal. As much as we want to progress through the raid tears, our number one goal is to have fun with friends.