Also reposting our current 25-man raiding system.
Starting this coming weekend, 1/2 May 2010, we will be making a change to our Icecrown Citadel 25-man raiding schedule. Please read this post thoroughly and carefully, plus the FAQ that follows, and post your comments and questions below.
Sunday night – Team Donkey, night 1
Monday night – Team Donkey, night 2
Tuesday night – Team Uber
The exact timings and duration may vary week to week, but the day will not. Start and finish times will always be posted in the in-game calendar, which is the only place to sign up for all PCG raids.
PCG’s 25-Player Raiding Goals
1) To defeat the Lich King before Cataclysm is released
2) To enable as many guild members to experience end-game raiding as reasonably possible
3) To have fun while doing 1 and 2
Defeating the Lich King on 25-player mode is a personal goal for many members of PCG. It is a colossal challenge for a guild which is formed from normal gamers, which does not recruit ‘elite’ raiders to its ranks. If we manage this, it will be a great badge of prestige for every member of the guild, not just those who were there.
Enabling as many members of our guild to experience end-game raiding as reasonably possible is a goal driven by the guild’s foundation: to be inclusive and to help others enjoy the game. This is the main goal behind the formation of Team Uber, as well as the many other raids we organise. Given that, there are still requirements every player must meet in order to take part in the toughest current WoW content – gear, preparation and commitment are all necessary for any ICC group to succeed.
Fun. Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes fun in World of Warcraft. For many, the greatest satisfaction comes from defeating the game’s toughest content. This desire is no more laudable than any other – whether you love levelling alts, dominating in PVP, chatting, RPing, you are respected in this guild. However, the difference with end-game raiding is that you need to be able to rely on 24 other people in order to succeed. And they are relying on you. It is exactly this inter-dependence that makes raiding so exciting and rewarding for many people.
We are now offering two different ways to experience end-game raiding: for those who are capable and willing, Team Donkey will make great demands but will (hopefully) deliver the greatest reward. For those with perhaps less time, less inclination to wipe for hours on end, or who simply prefer to try to gear up and maybe break into Team Donkey later, we have Team Uber.
Team Donkey basics
Team Donkey’s in-game goal is to kill the Lich King before Cataclysm comes out. To that end, the Raid Leader (Darieth or Akee) will be at liberty to choose the players attending the raid according to experience, gear, ability and raid composition. Harsh as it sounds, this raid’s ethos is to prioritise raid progression at the expense of including less experienced players. That’s why Team Uber is being created.
Team Uber basics
Team Uber exists to give as many guild members as possible the chance to experience the game’s toughest content, gear up, have fun downing ICC-25 bosses, and give themselves a chance of joining Team Donkey raids. The Raid Leader (who will often be Akee, but other officers will rotate the responsibility) will still need to choose players who are experienced and well-equipped, but requirements will be less strict than for Team Donkey.