The first and foremost rule. This is a kind, caring group that respects everyone. We are a diverse collection of friends and our mutual respect and consideration for each other is responsible for our ongoing success and stability. "DBAD" applies to all aspects of raiding.
Raid starts at 9pm server time / 6pm pacific time, and runs for three hours until 12am server time / 9pm pacific time. Two 5-10 minute breaks are held at hourly intervals. You are expected to attend for the entire three hours unless notice is given beforehand. Log on 10-15 minutes ahead to get yourself ready so that we can pull at 9pm/6pm sharp.
We use Suicide Kings loot system, with the loot lists available here. This loot system was the culmination of many days of discussions and a few casualties along the way, but it works great for us. It is also subject to the following regulations:
Don't be a dick. While you will typically have the final choice on whether or not to suicide for an item (see below for the singular exception), it's in everyone's best interest to help the group out. If you really want to suicide for that 6 ilvl upgrade, then go for it. But it's a dick move to your friend who needs it to replace something that is -16ilvl lower, you know?
There are 4 lists: Armor, Accessories, Tier, and Weapons/Artifact Weapon Relics & Trinkets.
Winning items by default DOES NOT COUNT as a suicide if the item is not a difficulty-tier upgrade. (ex: Heroic->Heroic Warforged)
Winning items by default DOES COUNT as a suicide if the item IS a difficulty-tier upgrade. (ex: Normal->Heroic upgrade)
Halotowateke is the Loot Czar, and all loot matters are directed to him and he makes the final decisions on any issue.
Tier and game-changing Trinkets (ex: Archimonde trinkets) are subject to the Loot Czar's discretion when the boss that drops them is killed for the first time. The Loot Czar and the token-group will decide who should get it based on need and best-usage, abiding by "DBAD". Subsequent weekly kills are looted as usual.
You are playing a multiplayer game with many other people who depend on one another to succeed. We expect your best, and will not tolerate slackers. We don't carry people during progression - if you don't perform well, you will be benched, or removed from the group entirely if you don't improve. Do your homework, learn your class, examine and learn from your logs, watch raid videos, download addons, use good keybinds, do your dailies, and come fully prepared. In other words, get good or get out.