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Integrity of Baelgun FAQ

Table of Contents

General
When and why we started
How many members?
What is our guild like?
What we are NOT
Code of Conduct
Guild Rules

GM and Officers
Who is the GM?
Who are the officers?

Guild Ranks
Click here to learn about our ranking system

Raiding
What are the raid times?
What are we raiding?
What are the attendance requirements?
How do I sign up for raids?
What addon's are needed?

Integrity Website
How do I create an account?
How do I sign up for raids?

Guild Bank
How many tabs?
How are the tabs arranged?
I want something from somewhere, how do I get it?
Why don't I have access to such and such tab?

Ventrillo
What is it?
Does it cost money?
Why do I need it?
How do I get it set it up?
Do I need a microphone?
Help I need healing or am dead! Oooooo Look out, somethings happening! Should I tell everyone on vent?

 


General

When and why we started

Integrity was founded on March 8, 2009 by me, Helagoth.  In my noob days, I picked Baelgun as my server due to the low population, thinking "Hey, low population means no competition for farming stuff, right?"  Of course, I quickly found that being an east coast player on a west coast server has serious drawbacks, the primary one being lack of people playing and running raids early enough for me to play with.  After taking a break at the end of 2008/early 2009 to move interstate, I logged back in to find my guild dissolved and all my old friends moved to 4 different guilds.  Instead of just server transfering to an east coast server, I decided to start a new guild to help others like me who want to raid, want to raid early, have lots of friends on "Failgun", and don't want to transfer.


How many members?

Integrity currently has about 470 toons spread over about 160 accounts, and is adding 1-2 players per week.


What is our guild like?

We describe ourselves as a "Casual but Serious Raiding Guild."  Casual to us means we don't have attendance requirements, and our primary philosophy is "Life before WoW."  We're always willing to help out our fellow guildies with getting gear from heroics/crafting/raids.  We also have a zero tolerance policy towards guild drama and gross immaturity.  I can't honestly say we are all "mature" players because we enjoy busting on each other and general trash talk, but we keep it friendly, and the poop jokes are kept to a minimum.

The “serious” part refers to how we treat raiding. People are expected to be correctly geared and spec’d, with knowledge of how they should play their class as well as at least basic knowledge of the bosses we plan to attempt. Taking long random AFK’s or 10 minutes to recover from a wipe is not acceptable.


What we are NOT

We are not a hardcore guild. People will not get booted because they can’t raid 3-4 nights a week. People will not get booted because they are performing less than they should in their current gear. People will not get booted because the take longer to get a fight than others.

We are not a leveling guild.  If you want help leveling your lvl 32 druid, and are going to be frequently asking for runs through RFK/SM/BRD, you're better off going somewhere else.  Also, don't come in here and beg for money or my foot may get stuck in your ass from the swift, solid gkick.


Code of Conduct

1. We treat each other with respect.
That is, we don't verbally attack each other. We disagree, but we still are respectful, without name calling or insults. We work towards finding solutions to problems, instead of just repeating our positions louder and louder. Also, we try to understand what the other person is saying, even if we disagree.

2. Be clear about what you want, but don't whine if you don't get it.
If you want something, instead of just whining about not getting it, try to help me figure out how to make it happen. Volunteer to lead something, help recruit some people, etc.

3. Place what’s good for the guild above yourself.
We have to think about what will help everyone instead of what’s best for me, otherwise we're just a bunch of squabbling children. Help people farm mats for stuff, donate stuff to the gbank, go on raids where you might not need something if it'll really help someone. If we're doing a raid, and something drops thats a small upgrade for you, but a big upgrade for someone else, think about passing it to them. You don't have to pass it, especially if it’s something you’ve waited a long time for, but it may be better for all of us in the long run, and remember that what goes around comes around.

4. Help people get better
I've seen guilds where you get yelled at if your dps is 100 points lower this week than last week, where you get ripped a new one for standing in the fire, etc.  I will not do that.  I will help you get better at playing your class, and will help you get better gear.  As long as you're willing to put work in yourself.  I can't do it for you, you have to be willing to listen to either me or your class leader about what you can do better.  You need to listen to your raid leader when he or she explains what your job is and do it.  If you're told you're on raid heals, don't be like "Ewww, I don't like raid heals" just go out and do it.  If you're told to kite blood beasts, don't say "But my dps will go down if I'm running back and forth and switching targets."  Just do your job.  It doesn't matter who's the highest dps, only that we succeed.

5. Remember you're part of a guild
This is the most important one in many ways.  Follow these guidelines with people outside the guild.  Don't make an ass of yourself in other peoples raids, if you go on a pug don't ninja stuff or otherwise be a pain.  Don't get into QQ fests in trade chat. Etc.  What you do reflects on the guild, your guildies, and on me.  If the guild gets a bad name, it will make doing anything that much harder because no one will want to pug with us.  I know I don't like to pug certain people or certain guilds, and there are some people I just will not run with because of their attitude or past actions.  And that sticks to a guild, even after the person who caused the tarnish leaves.


Guild Rules

1. No Drama.
I mean it, no drama.  The number 1 killer of guilds is guild drama, and I have no intention of becoming a statistic.  Guild drama includes:  Whining about not getting gear; Whining about not going on raids; Whining that I don't like such and such person; etc.  We're all adults here (even Dunqan): so can act like it.

2. No begging.
Pretty self explanatory, begging for crap just pisses me off.  If you need something, feel free to ask for it, as long as it's not gold.  Get your own damn gold.

3. No Gbank ninja's
Self explanatory again.  If you need something from the gbank, put something else back.  Share and share alike.  Initial offenses will result in a demotion and a warning, repeat offenders will be gkicked.

4. Sign up for the website
If you're reading this, either you're a prospective member or you managed to find your way to the website.  Congratulations!  The reason for this is that the ability to post in-game is limited, and we need a method to communicate effectively and organize raids.

5. Vent is required for raiding
See the section on vent for more info on what Vent is and why you need it, but simply put, if you can't get on vent, you probably can't manage to raid well.  It's not that hard, really. Vent is part of our minimum standard for raiding because I don’t want to have to type out instructions.

6. I make the rules
If that sounds like an authoritarian dictatorship, it's because this is.  This is not a democracy.  I will listen to your concerns, I will listen to your suggestions, I will listen to your wants and needs.  Ultimately though, I'm the guy calling the shots and making the big decisions.  If you don't like that, I suggest you try running a guild where everyone has a say and see how well it goes.  In fact, I suggest everyone try to run a guild or even just a raid to see what it's like before making any kind of complaint.  Theres a reason not everyone can be a successful guild leader.  If this guild does not suit your play times, play style, or in any other way, I will have no hard feelings towards you if you want to leave.  Not every guild is for everyone, and any guild that tries to be everything for everyone will ultimately fail.


Raiding

What are the raid times?

Current raid times are listed here  All times are always on server time to avoid confusion with people in different time zones. 


What are we raiding?

Currently we are running 3 nights of 25man current content, and 1 night of Old Raids for achievements, mounts and fun. 10mans are run on off nights regularly but not on a fixed schedule
There are often other semi-pug raids mixed in throughout the week.


What are the attendance requirements?

Zero.  We have no attendance requirements.  The only thing we ask is that you sign up for a raid if you want to go, and if you can't make it you post on the website or let your raid leader know in-game.  If you want to pug stuff instead of going on guild runs, that's fine too.  If you don't want to raid at all, and are just looking for a good group of guys and gals to hang out with, that's fine too.


How do I sign up for raids?

Raid signups are handled through the in-game calendar.  Upcoming raids are posted on your in-game calendar so you can see what's coming up for the coming week.  Signups are not required to raid, but priority is given to those who do take the time to sign up ahead of time.  I understand that some of us have busy lives and can't commit to things ahead of time, but thems the breaks.  It makes organizing raids about 1000% easier to see ahead of time who's coming.


What addon's are needed?

Everyone needs:

  • Omen (or some equivalent)
  • Ventrillo
  • Deadly Boss Mods (or some equivalent)

Any other addons you use are up to you.


Guild Bank

How many tabs?

We currently have 7 tabs.


How are the tabs arranged?

The first tab is buff foods.
The second tab is for raid supplies such as pots and elixirs. Cauldrons and fish feasts will be provided for guild raids from the gbank.
The third and fourth tabs are for glyphs. We have lots of alts. If you’d like to donate herbs to make more glyphs, send them to Moladun.
The fifth tab is for gems and enchants. Gems and enchants are free from the gbank for raiders.
The sixth tab is current expansion trade goods. CURRENT EXPANSION PEOPLE! No old crap please.
The last tab is for people to drop their green items in for being DE'd.  Other items such as BoE epics from guild runs are sometimes put here for guild members to buy.  These sell for half their value on the AH.


I want something from somewhere, how do I get it?

If you are given permission to take things out yourself, I trust you to use it.  If you need anything you can’t get on your own, ask a Veteran or an Officer.


Why don't I have access to such and such tab?

I would love to just give everyone full access to everything.  Unfortunately, many people can't be trusted, so I have to limit access to keep things from getting stolen.  It sucks that some people ruin it for everyone, but that's the way it is.


Ventrillo


What is it?

Ventrillo (also known as Vent) is a program outside of WoW that allows users to talk to each other


Does it cost money?

It does not cost money to use vent.  It does cost money for someone (me in this case) to buy a vent server.  Currently we have a 50 person vent server, and if we get to the point where we need more seats, I'll step it up.


Why do I need it?  Why can't we just use WoWChat?

Being able to talk to people makes it much easier for the raid leader to explain fights and call out important information during a fight.  It also makes raids run smoother and faster.  If I have to type out explanations for things like Thaddius, we'll be there all night.  It's also a sort of idiot test, if you can't manage to get vent working, odds are you can't raid very well either.
For those who don't know, WoWChat is the in-game voice service.  We use vent because it's better. You don't need to be in a group or channel to use it, you just log on and away you go.  It's much clearer, much easier to set up, and much more flexible.  And don't ask me about teamspeak, we don't speak of teamspeak.


How do I get it and set it up?

Check out the post in the forums under "Website Help" for more information on setting up Vent.  It has pretty pictures.


Do I need a microphone?

No, you do not need a microphone, just be able to listen.  Some fights require multiple people to call stuff out, but typically only the raid leader needs to be able to talk.


Help I need healing or am dead! Oooooo Look out, somethings happening! Should I tell everyone on vent?

Absolutely not.  If you're not the raid leader, try to keep vent clear especially during boss fights.  If 3 people are trying to call stuff out, you generally end up confusing people more than helping.

Things that are not important for any old person to call out:

1.  I need healing!!!!!!
That's not to say if you're the off tank and you drop, you shouldn't say anything, but typically if you need healing, by the time you say something in vent, the healers hear it, and then respond to it, you're either already dead or have already been healed.  There is a thing called "Vent Lag" which means that depending on your ping rate and the recievers ping rate, it may take as long as 3-4 seconds for someone to hear you.  And if we're all talking over each other, important things will get missed. 

2.  I'm dead!!!!
And if you're dead, I already know, I have raid frames and such.  If you're a healer or off tank or have some special job, it may be important to let people know, use your judgement.  If you're the huntard who pulled aggro/stood in the void zone, etc, I REALLY don't want to hear on vent that you're dead.  Also, don't call out for a battle rez, the raid leader will decide if we should blow a battle rez on someone.

3.  I'm missing Kings/Might/Wisdom/Fort/Int Buff etc.
If we need buffs for trash, we're doing something wrong.  Worry about buffs at the boss fight, and even then not too much.  Typically the raid leader will call out "Rebuff" before a boss fight, and if at the ready check you're still missing a buff, THEN you can call it out without being annoying.  Also, for most bosses if we're worried about buffs that much, they sure as hell better be progression bosses, otherwise we're doing something wrong again.

Things that ARE important for any old person to call out:
1.  I'm a healer and there's an add on me!
This I want to know, if I'm the tank.  If you're dps and theres an add on you, odds are you messed up.  Enjoy your repair bill Noob.

2.  I'm a tank and I'm dead!
This I also want to know, so I can pick up whatever you were tanking if possible.

3.  I'm a healer and I'm out of mana
Again, very important information.  This means the dps should kick it up a notch, because most likely people will start dying.  If you're a druid, feel free to innervate them if possible.

4.  I have some very bad debuff on me/am webbed against the wall etc.
Sometimes it's important for people to call out things, and sometimes its not.  Try to be smart about it.  Also, if you need something and need people to come to you, ping the map where you are.


Integrity Website


How do I create an account?

View the post in the forums under "Website Help" for more information.  Includes pretty pretty pictures.


How do I sign up for raids?

Log in to either World of Warcraft or the World of Warcraft Armory site (beware fake sites!).
Select the character you wish to attend on, and wait for them to load.
Click the calendar button.  In-game it will be on the mini-map, and on the website it is a separate "tab".
Click on the event you wish to participate in (note you can only select future events).
Click "sign-up".



GM and Officers


Guild Master, AKA “Lord of the Dance”


The current GM of Integrity is Helagoth. His alts, are:
Moladun
Molagoth
Undeadworgen
Maybelyn
Helamage
Pician
Elfwyn
Riandor



Current Officers:


Officers are people who have stepped up (or stepped in it) and agreed to lead raids or do otherwise onerous tasks.  The current officers are:

Xaverius/Phoibos
Jax
Lmad/Holyskillz
Noxmom
Tastie
Ellyna
Moongaris/Bloodychunk
Kelie

While certain officers are tasked with specific duties, all officers are capable of fulfilling any task required.



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