Uprising's first raid was back in Gruul's Lair, though it was formed with players who had raided through classic WoW. We are a three-year-old guild that has survived multiple GM and raid leader changes, lasted through Sunwell, and largely escaped the attrition that enveloped most guilds on heroic Lich King.
We raid from 5.30-10.30 PST from Monday to Thursday on Aerie Peak, a PST PvE server set in the Boston datacentre. We also raid Sundays at the same times when pushing progression. We have steadily risen through US and world ranks through WotLK, topping out at US 22nd in ICC with LK Heroic. We are currently raiding 25m ICC only for DKP. We also run ToGC with open rolls on loot.
RS 25H - US 8th
ICC 25 - 12/12H (US 21st)
ICC 10 - 12/12H
ToGC 25 - 5/5, Insanity (US 61st)
Ulduar - 14/14, 9/9 HM, Yogg 0 (US 68th)
Other classes are, of course, welcome to apply. While we have killed Heroic Lich King, we're still looking down the road to Cataclysm and plan to build an even stronger roster for the upcoming expansion. As such, recruitment for every class in addition to the ones listed above is open, if you believe you can out-perform our current raiders.
You are expected to know the fights, even if you don't have experience on them. Flasks, potions, food, and other consumables are not optional, although they are to an extent provided by the guild bank.
Like most top end guilds, having a thick skin is a must. You won't get blamed unnecessarily, but you are expected to be accountable for your mistakes and to fix them ASAP. Vent is frequently vulgar, though good-humoured. We have our cliques, certainly, but as a whole, the guild gets along well.
We use a modified DKP system, wherein each piece of gear costs a set amount of DKP, and you earn a set amount of DKP in ICC. If someone hordes DKP long enough, everyone's gets cut in half. But we also know when to deviate from this if we're, for example, up against a tough enrage timer, and give DPS priority on loot. We don't do this often, but it does happen from time to time, and lasts only as long as is needed. Special note: with regards to leather/agility two-handers, priority is given to our druid MT if a progression boss hits especially hard (i.e. every end boss in this expansion - Algalon, Yogg 0, Anub, and Lich King).
Why you should join us
We aren't your mommy
We let our members do what they want. We don't care who you ninja from, who you piss off, or who you don't like. We don't care what you do with 10 mans. We don't care if you're nice, we don't care if you ruin our image. As long as what you do doesn't interfere with our 25 man raids, we don't care.
Woman? Mute? Amputee? We've had it all
It doesn't matter, as long as you perform. We have had amputees in the past who have raided with a foot mouse. We have people who have to deal with high latency stemming from living 5000 miles from our server location, several virtual mutes, and even more women. We're even crazy enough to let a woman be our GM, raid leader, and main tank. We have an amazingly diverse roster in terms of backgrounds and personalities. Gays, women, war vets, criminals, and Canadians are all here - and that's just the officers. We have members from all over the world, including Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, and England. Our members' ages have spanned from 13 to 60. Who you are outside the game doesn't matter to us, as long as you're good, show up, and have a sense of humour - or barring that, at least can tolerate ours.
No stupid shit
If all of our shamans get hit by a bus, we aren't going to spend fifteen hours trying to kill heroic Lich King without them. We aren't going to have massive guild meetings if we fail to kill normal mode Putricide the first week. We aren't going to pay someone to unlock heroic ICC for us if we don't do it the first week. We aren't going to make people play alts to get more boss attempts in. We aren't going to force you to use Flame Caps when the prices are sitting at 40g/each. We aren't going to use saronite bombs to respawn platforms. We aren't going to require you to arena to get a new weapon. Basically, we aren't going to engage in some of the stupid shit that some guilds do to attempt to kill a boss.
Change WoW itself
We were, shamelessly, the driving force behind getting limited attempts removed for Cataclysm and from normal mode ICC. Our image on the forums didn't matter - what was important was getting rid of an inane system, and we were the ones who got other top-end (and not so top-end) guilds to start vocalising their agreement with us. Blizzard relented less than a month after Valnoth (oh how we in Uprising love you) posted that they would not reconsider limited attempts in ICC.
And most importantly ...
You get to be acquainted with the gay Hawaiian mute who wrote this post - MMO-Champion BlueTracker | "Troll Regeneration must be nerfed." What more could you ask for?
If you're interested in applying, visit Uprising Guild - Aerie Peak or message Romoreas, Uziga, Angstrom, Elloriana, or Fatha on Aerie Peak.
Recruitment needs last updated 7/5.
[Alliance][Aerie Peak] <Uprising> 12/12 25H, RS 25H, US 22nd, LF Warlock/DK/HPaladin
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