Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
In order to log raids and send me your combat logs for generating raid reports you have to:
- Download and install clsaver. This addon automatically enables writing the combat log to a file when you are in zones you specify. /clsaver toggle toggles logging for the current zone and /clsaver list lists the current list of logged zones.
- At the end of the raid, you need to roll and email your combat log to the Guild Master. Luckily there is a nifty little program that does this for you: WWS Log Roller. The roller should be configured as follows:
Sunday, October 1, 2006
PvE Guild on EU server: Sunstrider
Founded: Oct 2006
Wed, Thu 1900-2300 CET
Loot system: Common sense
Priority in looting:We use EPGP as our loot system. We take a great pride of the fact that we developed EPGP, which has reached over 3 million downloads.
Need heroic weapons and trinkets (members) > need > side spec > priority off spec > off spec
Trials have same base priority on loot than members. The only exception is that on heroic trinkets and
weapons members have a priority over trials.
Quality over quantity
is the underlying premise of this guild. The vast majority of members are in the 20-35 year range with jobs, families, demanding educations etc. We 'only' raid 2 times a week, but we make sure those times are spent well, because each and every raider comes prepared for the bosses in question and helps out in minimizing any waste of time.
This way of raiding has met with considerable success and while the schedule requires a measure of discipline on the part of the raiders, we also keep a friendly and informal atmosphere between us, leaders and grunts alike, in G-chat, guild-mail and on mumble, where the day-to-day interaction between guildies takes place with its mix of joking, serious discussions and all that stuff in between.
Aphorism is an entity comprised of different people with different playstyles, each contributing to the whole in our own way, but with some things in common – as raiders, we understand that the goal is to enhance the performance of the raid. We strive towards being the best players, but never at the cost of overall raid efficiency.
And we never lose sight of that ultimate boss of the game.
We want you
Keep in mind
to join our guild because you can fill a spot in our raid composition in a manner that will contribute to the progression through the PvE content of WoW.
That means you have something to offer in return for what this guild will offer you. You are 'a good player' - whatever that means - and the purpose of your application is to show in what way. Obviously, you should also be able to function in the teamwork that raiding is. That means you can communicate in writing as well as on mumble. You can interact with other classes, and the people playing them. You know what's going on, when a raid goes to work on a fight.
With your main character you are able, as well as willing, to play different specs of your class. Like most players, you may have a favourite spec, and that will be accommodated. However, some situations or certain bosses may dictate alternative raid compositions, calling for a few respecs before we can get going. You don't have to own sidespec gear to apply, but as a member of Aphorism, you are expected to gear up for at least one secondary role, whenever it is possible. This kind of flexibility is a prerequisite for our ability to overcome many of the challenges we face.
…and you always come prepared, because you understand that not doing so means wasted time, less raid performance and fewer tries on the bosses. The game itself may be a virtual phenomenon, but the time we spend on it is very real.
is important. Put some effort into it, if you wish to be taken seriously. It is the applications that determines who joins, not any personal contacts on the inside, although every member get a say in the matter if they wish. Nor will stats alone cut it – the good application gives an impression about the kind of player in question.
Also address the most if not all of the following:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post directly to our Application Google Group.
- A link to your armory profile and any information you want to share that is not obvious from it (current spec is not your raiding spec, gear is not the stuff you would equip in raids, armory is not up-to-date - name, server, race etc.)
- A screenshot of your raiding UI - highly recommended
- A link to a recent combat report
- Give an overview of your past endgame raiding experience
- List any serious alts you have, and the experience you have with them
- Explain why you want to leave your current guild and join this one
Keep in mind
that the effort you put into the application will be regarded as a reflection of the effort you put into raiding.Now get to work on that application, we are looking forward to read it.
That these guidelines are only general pointers. Write it your own way. If you feel something is relevant, even though it is not mentioned on this page, write it! Everything in your application will matter and be studied with genuine interest.
That Aphorism is not a gearing up guild and due to our raiding schedule, it is close to impossible for us to gear up people, if their gearlevel is too low to function in the current instances.
That being accepted means you enter a trial period of a few weeks, in which you will be evaluated for membership.
That as a member, your performance will still be evaluated, and you should be able to receive, as well as give, constructive criticism in the spirit of all members becoming even better players.
That the position as a top-guild on the server means a top flaming-spot also, but you will be above that and uphold dignity without wasting time on petty squabble. You represent Aphorism.
That even though it is our business to kill PvE bosses, we still remember that allies are lowly scum, which ought to be exterminated on sight!
General ConceptLike any other guild, Aphorism is about fun. Alas, fun is not an objective term. For us fun is to kill big, fat monsters and be the best we can be, with a twist: we want to achieve all of this, without having to raid everyday and have to spend endless time on the game. As such we put quality ahead of quantity in raiding. This has the side effect of a bit more preparation before raids as you might have expected since limited time in raids means you need to learn new content faster in order to keep up.
We raid two times a week . We are using common sense as our loot system to distribute loot to our raiders. We take a great pride of EPGP which is developed by us and it has over 3 million downloads. Our guild has been raiding for over 8 years and some of the first members are still active. We take this as a testimony of a successful raiding concept!
Talent buildsIn Aphorism you do not play a specific talent build. You play a class. You can be asked at any time to respec to something else, being permanent or for a specific encounter. As such you are expected to gear up all the different builds you can gear up for and are useful for PvE.
Guild MasterCurrent Guild Master: Reyend
He has the responsibility to maintain the continuity of the constitution and assure the functionality of the guild. ONLY upon approval of the guild master, the constitution may change. It is his responsibility to create and maintain a loot system within the guild.
CommanderCurrent Commander: Helmar
The Commander is the second in command and oversees the daily management of the guild. In the absence of the Guild Master, the Commander is acting as GM.
- Mantje - Raid leader
- Interviewing and evaluating recruits
- Mentoring and training new and existing members if required
- Checking if members are ready for a raid (tactics, items, addons etc)
- Studying raid logs to give feedback on trials and members, enhancing their performance
TreasurerCurrent Treasurer: Sofuzz
The Treasurer has the sole responsibility for keeping the gbank tidy, making sure we have a steady influx of fish & herbs for raid buffs.
MembersMembers are the main raiding core of the guild. These members have priority over some loot and raid invites over lower ranks when we are doing progression raids. To become a member, you need to show exceptional performance and unparalleled attendance. Luckily for you we only raid twice a week so the latter part shouldn't be hard.
AltsAlt toons of the ranks above. Alts should have gear comparable to the lower end of the rest of the guild. We don't bring alts to raids, unless asked specifically for a role.
TrialsRank achieved upon entering the guild. Trials join raids for evaluation purposes and may be asked to improve some things about their game before promoted to Members. If they seem to be unresponsive to feedback they will be asked to leave the guild.
SocialsSocials are friends and family of guild members with the rank of Member and above. Socials have no raiding expectations but are expected to wear their <Aphorism> tag as respectfully as any other member. That means they behave as other members of the guild, and have at least some reasonable skill in the game. Socials are allowed 1 alt in the guild.
CommunicationThe main pathway of communication without the guild is our Aphomail, which is a gmail group system. In order to pass trial, everyone has to learn to use it. For voice communication we use Mumble.
At any time, suggestions are always welcome, and one should contact his superior to report them or any problems that may arise. This will make communication within the guild much easier to handle.
The EPGP systemEPGP in one sentence computes your priority of loot (PR) as the quotient of your effort (EP) to the gear received (GP). Put in a mathematical equation PR = EP/GP. For the details on how GP is computed and further details on EPGP (decay per raid, min EP) please read the EPGP documentation found on the EPGP website.
Decay is set at 7% and Base GP to 300.
EP awardsDuring any raids that happen during scheduled times there will be a recurring award of 1000 EP per 15 minutes per member.
BonusesBonus EPs for exceptional performance will be awarded by raid leaders. These bonuses will not exceed 10k EPs.
PenaltiesIf you are called for a replacement while on standby and you are found unavailable, 25k EPs will be deducted from you.
If you fail repeatedly on an encounter, you will be replaced from the raid if the standby bench permits it. In either case you will get a "yellow card" which means you are unable to get any loot for the rest of that raid id (until next reset).
StandbyIf you are on standby you receive the same EP as the rest of the raid, excluding the bonuses. You can receive standby EPs by being in the raid or by whispering your name to the raid leader on every reward.
Farming items for the guildFarming items for the guild or otherwise helping the guild outside raiding time. It will be awarded depending on the size of the job. This will be awarded as decided by the Guild Master.
GP for ItemsItems are split in two categories:
- 100% GP Items: items that benefit your pre-agreed and assigned Mainspec
- 10% GP Items:
- Sidegrade: same ilvl items that benefit your pre-agreed and assigned Mainspec
- Offspec: items that do not benefit your Mainspec
- Alt gear: items that benefit any of the specs of your Alt if that Alt if called upon to be in a raid
- Priority Offspec (these are pre-agreed priority offspecs that trump all other offspecs)
- Trial (trials are charged GP as if they are normal members)
- Alt/Social (socials are charged GP as if they are normal members but their priority band is same as Alts)