Evolved is a family raiding community. This means that real life comes first above all else. Unlike the hardcore raid guilds, Evolved endeavors to cater to everyone’s schedule so that everyone has an equal and fair chance to raid. This is done based on a player’s real-life schedule vs. their availability for raids (i.e. can only raid on weekends), and whether said person sat out the last raid or not. It’s not a perfect system by any means, but so far, it’s the fairest one we’ve come up with. There is no select group of raiders, there is no minimum raid attendance to raid.
As with most raid guilds, we have a Raid Leader(s) or people who fill those shoes when the Raid Leader(s) is not present. This person(s) takes the time to research our targets prior to raid time. In addition to this, the Raid Leader(s) has a vast number of tasks to accomplish just prior to raid start to ensure that everyone is getting fair raid time. Sometimes this may be beneficial to you as a player, and sometimes it won’t seem that way. Regardless, you can bet that it’s being done fairly for the guild as a whole.
This person(s) has enough on their plate as it is. Prior to, and especially during a raid, do not send a whisper barrage to the Raid Leader with complaints, tactics, suggestions, or ideas. Save it for after the raid. The officers present are discussing everything during a raid as it is. If you feel that you absolutely KNOW that something is being done wrong, then send the Raid Leader Assistant or next highest officer in the chain of command a TELL with the info (skipping the Raid Leader of course). All tells sent to the Raid Leader by a non-superior officer can and most likely will be ignored during a raid.
Respect the Raid Leader(s)
I don’t care if you like a particular Raid Leader or not, treat the Raid Leader of a raid with the respect that you would like him/her to treat you with. I don’t expect each and every one of you to like every Raid Leader in the guild. However it is disrespectful, demoralizing, and just plain rude to backtalk or be belligerent to the Raid Leader during a raid. This can, and most likely will, get you removed from the current raid. None of you would want to be treated this way if you were leading a raid, so I expect no one to treat anyone leading a raid this way!
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 Guild. 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 the last word on all decisions concerning the Raid. All decisions made by the Raid Leader can and will be reviewed and/or overruled 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. The first offense is a warning. The second offense is a week-long ban from raiding. The third offense is a month-long ban from raiding. The fourth offense is a total ban from raiding. We don’t want to lose any of our raiders so be nice to people!
Know Your Class, Know Your Spec, Know Your Role
Some of you are new to raiding or are playing a new class/spec for the tier. Learn your class/spec pertaining to raiding and what is expected of you. Know the boss mechanics of normal and heroic that pertain to your class/spec. Don’t wait until raid time to figure it out! If you have any questions at all, get with the Raid Leader, Officers or other raiders as soon as possible during a non-raiding time. Everyone is willing to assist you.
After the Raid
This is the time when you ask/post the questions that you had in mind, restock your raid bags, and repair (if you won’t be on till next raid). Take this time to get with the Raid Leader/Raid Leader Assistant or any other raider and discuss tactics and issues relating to your class/role in the raid if you wish. Most officers tend to hang around a little bit after a raid and are more than eager to help you with your issues/questions.