In Sounds Complicated our most important resource is our guildies. We are always recruiting, we just don't add new members very often. We work hard to ensure that every member is a good fit for the guild.
We value interesting, intelligent, and skilled people who are passionate and knowledgeable about their class and their role in endgame raiding.
We offer a competitive raiding environment, designed to develop and hone the skills needed for rapid endgame progression.
We strive to be a competitive raiding guild known for our excellence, not nerd rage.
We do this by maintaining a friendly, fun raiding environment that refrains from engaging in petty finger-pointing when mistakes are made.
As a guild of adults, we expect a certain level of maturity when it comes to providing and taking feedback about raid performance. Discussions about what went wrong in an encounter should be professional, not personal.
We believe that success is the result of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. If you expect to be carried through content, Sounds Complicated is not the guild you are looking for.
If you are interested in raiding with Sounds Complicated, please read through the Raider Expectations before applying.
Be respectful to your fellow players, both in and out of guild. We are an 18+ guild, so our language is a bit rough, our humor is a bit off color, and our patience for immaturity is zero.
Assist when and if you can, but don’t be rude if you can’t.
Register on the guild website.
Refrain from trolling Trade chat.
Do not Ninja. If you are found to have ninja'd an item, you will be kicked from guild without appeal. Gear is transitory; reputation is permanent.
While we are a raiding guild, and many members originally joined to tackle 10 man raid content, we understand that friends (and family) make the game a lot more enjoyable. The "Social" rank exists to allow players to join to play with their friends and to both add to and enjoy the axis of awesomeness that is the Sounds Complicated guild community. You get to enjoy all the guild perks and bonuses, but aren't held to the same expectations of the raiding core. Social members might be included in raids that are considered "on farm," as well as other guild activities that aren't cutting edge content. Social players are also not excluded from any guild-sponsored PvP activities.
If a social member wants to be considered for raiding, he will be requested to demonstrate a mastery of his class and earn a raid spot along with everyone else.
NOTE: We were primarily formed as a 10 player raiding guild. In order to continue tackling the most difficult content, we had to scale up to 20 players for Warlords of Draenor. We will strive to continue offering the small guild experience when possible, but please realize that it is a challenge.
Raider status is earned, not by being in guild for a certain amount of time, or by being friends with Officers or Raid Leads, but by effort.
Know your class. Put time into reading the forums of Elitist Jerks or MMOChamps (or others.)
Gear yourself up. We are planning on getting 5man heroic groups together for the expansion, simply because the learning curve seems to make the Dungeon Finder more trouble than it is worth. But that can't be something you can count on. The guild will always help if we can get groups together, but it can't be something you use as an excuse for not being geared for raids.
There will be an average gear score requirement for raids. This is not Wrath of the Lich King. We will not be conquering the first raid in quest gear.
Show up on time to every raid. Always. You can't raid one week, decide to take a break, and then come back expecting to get your raid spot back. A raider is someone your teammates can count on to be there when you say you'll be there.
There will be a 95% attendance requirement that needs to be maintained.
Stay positive. Progression is fun, but hard. It takes time, effort, and a good attitude.
Treat your fellow players, raiders and guildies with respect. You do NOT have the right to berate or belittle someone.
Gem and enchant your gear properly.
Bring your flasks and food buffs to each raid.
Most flasks, food an potions can be provided by the guild bank, but you should always be self-prepared.
Install a Boss Mod that works.
Have a working mic and be able to hear vent.
Follow your Raid Lead's instructions.
If you cannot meet the attendance requirement or any other requirement, you may be asked to be considered a Backup Raider. What that means is you are a skilled, valued, and competent member of Sounds Complicated who stands in if a Raider cannot make raid one night or other issues arise.
Backup Raiders will be expected to show up for raid nights to see if they are needed, and should not pug runs until after the guild completes that raid.
We might start alt runs on off nights. Backup raiders are welcome to participate in those runs, and will receive loot priority over an Alt of a Raider.
As of Blackrock Foundry, this is the sequence of events to determine who gains loot. When a roll is requested, you will be prompted to roll need or greed. If the item is for your main spec, and you want it, you may roll need. If it is for your off-spec, or you're currently on an alt, or if you wish it for transmog, vanity, otherwise, you may roll greed.
If you roll need on an item that is vastly superior to what you currently have, and is less of an upgrade for other raiders who also rolled on said item, then the item will go to you.
Concerning tier pieces, all attempts will be made to help people achieve their 2-set bonuses before all other considerations (before 4-set, before 3-set, before 1-set). However, if everyone of an armor token group has 2-set, then all attempts will be made to achieve someone their 4-set bonuses.
If all things are otherwise equal, then the roll results will take precedent.
If, Main Spec vs Off-Spec, then
Main > Off or Alt
If, raider item level piece low, then
Low iLvl > All
If, raider wins tier piece = 2-set, then
2-Set > All
If, entire armor token group has 2-set, and raider wins tier piece = 4-set, then
4-Set > All
If, all things being equal, then
Roll > All
You may have alts in the guild, but you must designate a "main." Your main toon is your raiding toon. If at any point you wish to change "mains," the toon you wish to begin using must meet or exceed your current "main's" gear and skill level.
If the raid you are asked to join has converted to an open roll system, and you are being brought in on a once-off situation, you will need to greed roll on every piece of gear, unless no one else in the raid needs it for their main spec. This is to ensure that we gear out as many unique players as possible to widen the pool of Raiders.