<Inept> [A] - Frostmane EU - Relaxed but serious HC raiding
Background story: <Inept> was (re)formed during easter 2012 on Frostmane EU. The guild was previously know as <Aspire> on Talnivarr, and partly as <Inept> on Sylvanas. On Talnivarr we were a 25man guild that got 8/13HC in t11 (had a late start and a lot of deadweight I might add), and 2/7HC in early t12. But Talnivarr was a low pop server, so recruitment was difficult. When we were progressing on Beth HC, the lack of recruits had basically tore the guild apart, and it was decided that some of the core would reform the guild on Sylvanas. However, the guild never managed to properly get back on it's feet there.
Arriving on Frostmane, we recruited heavily, and Madness 25HC fell less than 4 resets after we first set foot into DS25. Going into MoP and t14 with high hopes, the illusion of skill level of most the players we picked up during Dragon Soul HC farm, was quickly shattered when we started progressing on the t14 HCs. For us, the entire t14 was just one long building period. The guild was at times in such a bad shape, that many other guilds would have disbanded twice. But... in the end, we pulled through, and ended t14 with 14/16 HC and now going into 5.2, the guild seems to be back on track again, but as always, we are still looking to add to the ever increasing core, to help us conquer everything Pandaria has to offer of PvE challenges.
We aim to have a good but very serious atmosphere while raiding, clearing the hardest of content while it is relevant. Our leadership are made up of a bunch of serious players with HM raiding xp from Cata and the 2 previous expansions. The core range from players who have been with us since the very beginning, old veterans coming back to the game and players that were added to the roster here on Frostmane. Our philosophy is that there's no reason to not perform just as good, if not better than the ppl in the top guilds, even if you don't raid 24/7.
If you want to apply to us, always being on top of your class, paying attention to theorycrafting and/or any relevant mechanic changes, is a must. This is where I'm supposed to write "you need to read up on new boss tactics and prepare yourself for the raids in the best way possible". But really? This is something we take for granted. If you can't use 15 minutes of your life to prepare for a new boss, you shouldn't be raiding. The guild is made up of a bunch very competitive players, and we intend to keep it that way. While "dead dps does no dps", it's also true that "mediocre Dps that never dies", is equally useless. Both raid/tactic awareness and raw numbers are required. Basically, we DON'T want players who are happy with being 2nd best.
After ending t14 with a few weeks where we had strong raids and steady progress, we now hope t15 will be a new star, and a better tier for us, hopefully without having to replace 3 full rosters again.
Morchok and Yor'Sahj had to bow down yesterday, in a raid where 3 of the dps had to be replaced with offspecs and alts because of a local lightning storm, causing constant DCs, and Zon'Ozz, Hagara and Ultraxion fell today.
The Shadow Priest buff/nerf cycle: Being underpowered for 8 months in Ulduar and ToC, no problem. Being overpowered for 2 days --> hotfix nerfed.