Painhax — Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:40
The Gang gets photo-bombed
Mythic Raid Formation
In the upcoming expansion, “Warlords of Draenor” (WoD), the most challenging raid difficulty will be named Mythic and require 20 players. In this vein Raid PMS would like to continue to attempt and kill end game bosses. However PMS is only 10 players... since Mythic requires 20, this opens our ranks up to 10+ more raiders (with some being alternates when a person needs a raid off for any given reason.) Given that the lesser difficulties (Normal and Heroic) will be separate lockouts from Mythic we expect alternate raiders raid with other raids and continue to get gear and stay current for when the Mythic raid needs them. After our experience with the 25 man raid Man Hug in MoP, this seems to be a common trend with large group raiding. We expect to rotate at least 1 fill-in weekly depending on the dedication of the raiders involved, and of course real life interferences. The goal currently is to start normal raid within 1 month of WoD launch and Mythic once we’ve done our first clear of Heroic (depending on what the raid deems this could be pushed back a week or two to garner more gear for the raid.)
Requirements for Raid Members
Knowledge of your class and ability to play at least 2 specs at a high raid level (for hybrids this means different roles, for priests this means Healing AND DPS). Keep track of all patch notes and class changes ahead of time.
Pick a class and stick with it! PMS ran into the problem of people having/wanting to change classes a lot in MoP and it mostly delayed progression. ‘Nerf bats’, and ‘buffs’ to classes will happen and you may end up being at the short end of the stick. Make the best out of the situation and be the best at your class. This rule can be changed on a case by case basis, depending on the needs of the raid, at the ruling of the officers.
Properly gemmed and enchanted! with the best available at ALL times. No we don’t care if it’s an LFR item and you’re certain you’ll be replacing it next week!
Tardiness! This should be as equal to you as a RL sports league you pay for. Raid starts PROMPTLY at 9pm PST. This does not mean that raid invites will start at 9 and we start pulling at 9:15, etc. First pulls are expected to begin ON TIME. If there’s any chance you’re going to miss it, you let someone know so you can have a fill in.
Dedication! - This is a high priority item that goes with the above requirement. We expect our raiders to miss no more than 2 raids a month (with notice). Failure to maintain a high raid attendance will result in your demotion to a fill-in for the raid, and perhaps removal from the raid group altogether.
DeadlyBossMods and WeakAuras. Every raider needs to know what's going on, and by being able to share the same timers and Auras it will eliminate possible lines of failure. These two addons will be required for the raid.
Know the strats for the fights! Read anything written regarding what we’re progressing on, and watch videos. Utilize sources like IcyVeins, MMO-Champion, and youtube channels like Vox, and Fatboss.
Get Ready Now!
Preparation for this raid cannot begin too early. The best thing players can do at this point is to accrue a decent amount of pocket gold. This will help in a variety of ways; enchants, consumables, BoE gear, etc. All of these will be scarce at the beginning of the expansion, when we'll need it the most, and they will all have a price. There are many different ways to add to your wallet. You could do dailies or sell some merch on AH, but an extremely easy and quick way to get some gold is by doing your weekly Palace of Lei Shen Scenario. This can be done on any of your 90 characters and can yield 400g-1000g for a 5 minute run. At this point in the expansion it should be easy to find a youtube video showing an optimized route to maximize chests. Even doing this on one character a week will add up tremendously by the time the expansion rolls around. Combine any of these methods and you could be making 10k+ a week depending on your dedication. While the guild can help out with a small portion of what may be needed to get people ready for mythic raiding, 3-4 people cannot nearly provide enough for a 20 man raid. Gold is and will always be a powerful ally when working towards your performance in raid.
Raid Name: TBD at a later date
Raid time: 9pm - 12am Pacific Standard Time
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Monday
Not all signups will be taken. Applicants will be interviewed and discussed with by the raid officers!