Hey all, Ezekiel here. This thread is now for SIGNING UP to be sorted into operations (raid) groups.
With help from Gutz, I have set up an Operations Roster via googledocs. CLICK HERE
to access the roster.
UPDATE: All new Lvl50s who want to sign up for an ops group, whether full-time or as a substitute, please visit the Operations Roster (link above), and SIGN UP THERE.
Group representatives please format (colour, spacings, whatnots) and update the necessary info in your group. I have filled in what I know off the top of my head. Please also keep this updated when new info becomes available.
Some rules for all operations group members:
1. Mark attendance on rosters when runs are scheduled by team leaders.
2. For team leaders, make sure you specifically schedule a run, so that all members can see the schedule.
3. Be punctual. Actual time windows from when invites roll out to when the operation actually commences varies per group, but should be about 15minutes.
4. No poaching unless a player is NOT scheduled to run that specific op during the week. I'll elaborate:
It is the responsibility of the team leader to schedule runs before the resets on Tuesday so all members have advance notice. It is also the responsibility of the team members to check the rosters and be aware of when the runs are scheduled. If you have a run scheduled already, DO NOT sub for another group. And teams should NOT poach other players if that player is already scheduled for a run.
For team leaders and representatives: if you do not schedule a run, there can be no argument if your members sub for another group.
Info for newcomers:
The lockouts reset every Tuesday at 12pm, the same as when all the weekly quests reset. Normal modes are on one lockout, and hard + nightmare are on another lockout (hard and nightmare share same lockout).
When we did EV + KP the first time, we were lacking a lot in the DPS department, mostly because a lot of us weren't properly geared yet (ie just turned 50). So we ran with only one tank, 5 DPS and two healers. Ofc in the end its up to the group whether they're happy running together or not. I'm just saying, if you're new to 50, it would be better if you got some pvp champion gear before venturing into the ops (read thread replies to find out about these bags).
Currently, its absolutely pointless to run 16-man operations, as the loot is the same, but the difficulty is ramped up. A 16-man operation gets less loot than 2x 8-man runs.
Also, its very beneficial if you use the guild vent. Ask in guild for more info on this.
Sign up ON THE OPS SHEET (link above) if you are interested in doing operations. You can state your groupmember preferences if you have any (or even sign up an already formed group). Remember, at least one member will need to keep his group's sheet on the Operations Roster updated, although the more people updating, the easier it is for all.