About

The Basics
Electric Sheep is a Mythic raiding guild(formerly 25-man heroic) that has been active on the US-Kargath(A)from the early days of classic WoW.

We raid 3 nights per week for a total of 10 hours each week on the following schedule:
Wednesday 8:30-11:30 EST
Sunday 7:30-11:30 EST
Monday 8:30-11:30 EST

Who are we?

Electric sheep is a raiding-focused guild that is dedicated to and successful in killing the most difficult bosses in the game. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, but many of us are active adults with real life obligations that prevent us from making extreme time commitments to raiding. We make up for quantity with quality. When we do raid, we strive to efficiently use the limited time by coming to raid prepared, adapting quickly to challenges, and seeking new methods to improve both as individuals and as a team. At the same time, we enjoy being part of a cohesive group of friends founded on mutual respect and our shared love of smashing bosses.

Cultural Expectations

Electric Sheep aims to be a welcoming environment for players of all stripes. To that end, we strive to promote a culture of mutual respect among members and the broader server/cross-server community. We ask that all members avoid intentionally insulting or demeaning other players. Needless to say language that targets and denigrates individual players or groups on the basis of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, orientation, political affiliation or other identifiers is not permitted in public guild channels or server channels (lfr, trade, ect). We hold all wearing the Electric Sheep guild tag responsible for representing our guild. Electric Sheep has earned a reputation on Kargath for social maturity and we don’t want for that to change. We enjoy fun and friendly banter as much as anyone and we have found that a mindful and respectful approach to dialogue in no way inhibits our good times.

Guild Expectations for Raiding

Members must sign up for 80% of raids overall. Each individual is responsible for using our calendar sign up system to mark themselves available or unavailable for all scheduled raid days 2-days in advance of the raid date (more on this below). We expect raiders to be online and ready for an invite 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled raid start time (8:15 on weekdays, 7:15 on Sunday).

Raid preparedness is critical to getting the most out of our raiding time. Prior to raid, members must research whatever fights are planned for the evening, and acquire class/spec-appropriate consumables. In addition, players may be asked to read/watch particular materials, download/adjust addons, or other outside prep work at the raid leader’s discretion.

We use voice communication(Discord) during raids and require that everyone is comfortable with listening and speaking. All raiders must have working headsets with mics. Members are expected to listen attentively, provide fight-essential information related to their roles, and respond if called upon. We foster a culture of involvement and non-leading members may be assigned vocal fight roles. If you’d like to hear us in action we can provide raid videos with voice upon request.

Sign-Up Policies

Electric Sheep makes use of a calendar sign up system to plan raids. Members are required to sign up or mark themselves unavailable for scheduled raids on the calendar 2-days in advance of the raid time. The raid leader will confirm raid spots 36-48 hours ahead of the designated raid. Players who are not selected to raid may choose to log on and make themselves available as substitutes however they have no obligation to do so. We have no “bench” tier of players; all members are considered equal. We’ve found the best way to maintain a healthy raiding core is for all raiding members take a turn on the bench once in awhile. Those who sign up the most frequently and consistently for raids will be benched the least often.

Loot Distribution Quick Facts

Electric Sheep will be employing a new loot system beginning in Legion. As a philosophy, we believe in de-emphasizing time spent on loot and value attributed to it. We entrust our raiders with researching which items are strongest for them and rolling accordingly, providing only basic guidance to assist in fair loot distribution.

Our new system, Electric Sheep Priority, is a tiered priority roll system which aims to quickly and objectively direct loot toward individuals who most need it. When loot drops, all interested players will have the opportunity to roll. Those for whom an item is a large upgrade (10 ilevels or more) will receive priority on the item. As members attend raids, they will generate wishlists which can be traded in to attain top priority on items of particular importance to their spec/roles. New members may roll on any item, but may not roll with increased priority on trinkets or tier pieces during their probationary period. New members raid attendance will still generate wishlists. All raiders may roll on off-spec gear if desired, but those who roll on off-spec gear are expected to be able to use it in a raid, and off-specs we call upon frequently may receive precedence over others. There are a number of specific exceptions, and if you have questions about the loot system we’d be happy to explain in more detail.

Joining Electric Sheep

If you like what you’ve read so far and you’re interested in proceeding with the application process, read the “How to Apply” sticky post below this one. If your application is accepted you will spend some time with us a probationary member before being promoted to full member status. As a probationary member, you will be permitted to participate fully in raids, roll on loot, and generate wishlists. The probationary period is an opportunity for us to provide you with feedback, help you improve, assess your commitment/reliability and determine whether you will be a good fit for the guild long-term. We will try to keep an open line of communication with you to ensure that you are getting all of the information that you need to succeed. A typical probationary period lasts for around a month.

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