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The Bank

Our guild bank is a wonderful resource for all of our lower level guildies, as well as all of our guild crafters and raiders. Ideally, the bank will always be well-stocked with reagents for crafting, such as bolts, arcane modulaters, ores, dusts and essences, as well as items that one might need on a raid – a wide variety of health and resistance potions, repair bots, bandages, exploding sheep, etc…etc…. The guild bank also holds a variety of green and blue items that would potentially be upgrades for our lower level friends as they push on through to 70. That being said, it’s important to remember that the guild bank is completely dependent on YOU, our guild members! By everyone donating just a little from their crafts, we will continue to amass a collection of useful things that we can benefit from. No one is expected to bear the brunt of keeping our guild bank stocked, and no one will ever be asked to donate, but it is something that is expected from time to time of everyone, and will always look good in the eyes of the leadership.

Please keep in mind: since the arrival of the Burning Crusades, we’re aware that the Old World 40-mans have lost some of their punch as far as loot goes, and the lack of equally massive dungeons in Outlands makes a DKP system unnecessary for the time being. As we progess through the new Outland raids as a guild, re-instituting the DKP system is something we will actively discuss; but since we won’t be using DKP in this moment, the success of the guild bank depends more on trust and commitment on the entire guild’s part than ever before.

1. Enchanting materials are free for anyone enchanters to ask for, as long as they are immediately used for either a self-enchant or an enchant on another guild member. Same goes for crafting materials: Crafters can ask for whatever they need, as long it is for something that will be crafted at that time and relates to a gear upgrade for themselves or another guild memeber, or something that relates to a guild run about to take place (stranglekelp for free action pots, for example).

2. Gear upgrades for lower level guildies are available and encouraged, within reason. Everyone deserves quality gear, and at the lower levels there’s a big difference between a lvl 32 axe and a lvl 38 axe, but no one needs to upgrade every level. The frequency of upgrade requests as well as the difference in the current and the desired upgrade will be taken into consideration before granting upgrade requests.

3. No heckling or badgering of the Guild Bankers will ever be tolerated; anyone accused of giving the guild bankers a hard time will be put on a two week suspension from the guild, and once they return, will not be allowed any access to the guild bank for one month. Please! Remember that our Guild Bankers have the hardest job in the guild! Let’s give them the respect they deserve.

4. Anyone caught taking advantage of the guild bank in any way will be immediately removed from the guild. These decisions are never up for discussion and are at the full discretion of the Guild Leadership.

5. As a General Rule: Take what you need, and leave the rest!

Raid Reminders

Remember, the guild is only as strong and as great as the commitment people place in it. Be active on the forums! Take part in the polls and events! Chip into the Guild Bank from time to time! Everyone’s input is equally as important, whether it comes from a lvl 13 gnome plugging through Westfall or a lvl 70 Rogue pimped out to the max. And finally: No matter what level you are, running a challenging and satisfying raid or instance with guildies is infinitely more gratifying than gathering 12 goretusk livers, no matter what they’re called at your level. Take the time to help fellow guildies!

Raiding and Instance Guidelines

The most two most crucial things to keep our raids organized and on time is for everyone to stay active on the boards and be diligent about signing up using the Raid Signup function on the website. By always signing up and posting a word or two in the forums, the Raid Masters will have a better idea of who’s needed, who’s available, and will be able to keep things going smoothly. That being said, the final groups that get accepted to the raids are at the full discretion of the Raid Leader, and no heckling or badgering of the Raid Leaders will be tolerated. But! The more you keep in touch on the boards and on the raid signup, the more likely you are to go. People using the raid signup will always take precedence over non-guildies as well as guildies who didn’t bother to sign up.

1. Official guild raids and runs will be run by a guild officer, and all the looting rules will be laid out before the run. That being said, no heckling of the raid leader or run leader shall be allowed. Please remember that these people have one of the hardest jobs in the guild! Running an instance or raid smoothly is no easy job, so please be respectful of the raid or instance leader and refrain from complaining about loot turn-outs, Credit handouts, or anything else the raid or instance leader is in charge of organizing.

Guild Rules

Raiders Are The Lost Art is made up of a dedicated group of people who understand that the most rewarding parts of Warcraft are those that involve playing with other people. In a sense, we’re all about being a tight-nit group of people that can accomplish new and exciting things, as well as mastering existing challenges as a team. To put it simply: playing with great people in a great group is fun!

In order to achieve this, there are certain rules that need to be stated, some which are common sense, and some which can always use some underlining:
1. The most important rule for the Raiders is a simple one: We all play for fun, so keep it fun and respect one another! Playing together is the most rewarding experience in World of Warcraft – whether it be taking down a boss together, finally completing a big raid or an impossibly hard dungeon, or simply chatting with some friends – and these things are only possible when people are friendly, willing to help, understanding, and compassionate towards one another. World of Warcraft is game that we all play, and it’s fun! Never forget it can only stay way when people are good-natured and respectful towards others. Not everyone has been through the same dungeons, taken down a certain boss, or gotten to take part in a certain raid, but if we’re all here to help eachother, we’ll all gain something from doing these things as a guild. That lowbie pally you helped out yesterday will soon be the healadin that gave you that life-saving heal tomorrow, so remember that there’s nothing more important than understanding we’re all at different points in World of Warcraft, but we all play together.

2. No offensive treatment or language towards another guild member will EVER tolerated. Someone screwed up a pull? It happens. Someone didn’t know to stand behind the pillar for a certain boss? So what? You’ll do better next time, and the time after that, and everyone is here to learn and pass on this knowledge to the next person. That’s what makes our guild so great – there’s no better environment to foster the best players in the game than a positive one. Please keep it that way.

3. Any racist, sexist, prejudice, flaming, or inappropriate behavior is grounds for IMMEDIATE dismissal from the guild. If deemed necessary by the leadership, these decisions are non-negotiable and irreversable. Never forget that people from all over the country and world are playing together, and something that may be fine to you or your friends could be extremely offensive to another. At no point will offensive behavior, language, or actions be tolerated in this guild.

4. Respect other people’s time and energy – and along that vein, know what you’re doing! There are countless resources available on the web as well as here in our forums that give great pointers on raids, boss fights, or the best place to find goretusk snouts. Therefore, please don’t heckle other guild members for information you could quickly and easily find yourself, and if you ask for help for a quest or instance, do the appropriate research before-hand. Look to our Guild Resources page and the Raid Discussion Forum for helpful links.

5. Keep the guild chat uncluttered and sane! We want to leave our guild chat rules leaneant, and no one wants to censor things, but please! refrain from chat like “ZOMG! BLING BLING CHECK OUT THIS CRAZY HELM!,” “horde tauren’s look like snarflepants-heads! LAWL LAWL LAWL”, and completely unnecessary links. If you just got a great set piece and want to tell your friends, /whisper! If someone wants to see what your entire set is, they can easily go to The Armory, or our very own Roster. People will see your phat lewt, so don’t worry!