EXOTIC CURSE was founded in 1998 as a competitive nationally ranked Magic: the Gathering team.
When World of Warcraft was released, we brought our theorycraft and competitive spirit to the MMO, and established the in-game guild around the release of Burning Crusade, the best expansion ever.
We hope you’ll find a home with us, whether for raiding, PVP, or casual play. There are some rules and guidelines for participation in our guild. We also provide Ventrilo for voice communication.
Exotic Curse Ventrilo
-Ventrilo information is available in the Guild Info tab. It is a good way to get to know your fellow Guild members. It is also a way to get questions answered if web resources like WoWHead aren’t working.
-Ask before giving to non-guild members. From time to time it may become necessary to change the password. If you’re locked out of Ventrilo, check the guild info to see if the password has changed, or ask an officer for help.
-No profanity is allowed in Ventrilo, guild chat, or public channels, This includes racial slurs and homophobic references such as using the word “gay” to mean less than satisfactory.
-Innuendo is ok if it's subtle... and not directed at anyone.
You can download Ventrilo from the following location:
choose the client for your Operating System.
Deadly Boss Mods is an AddOn that is required for raiding current content. http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/deadly-boss-mods
Extract to World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns folder. This folder is generally found in the Programs(x86) folder, although it depends on where you chose to install WoW.
Other tools you may find useful:
http://www.askmrrobot.com/ For gemming, enchanting, and reforging your gear.
http://www.icy-veins.com/ For learning optimal builds, rotations, glyphs, and talents.
http://www.noxxic.com/wow For class guides, tools and calculators.
Guild ranks of Champion or above can invite new members to the guild.
CURSED: New members start at Cursed rank, and can listen but not speak in guild chat.
RECRUIT: To get promoted to Recruit, you just need to have an officer put the name of your main character in the guild in the Public Note, and notify a Guild Leader or the Guild Master. This rank allows guild chat and opens up the Yard Sale guild bank tab.
SOLDIER: To attain the rank of Soldier, you will need to earn 1000 effort points with the guild, details on the EP/GP process are detailed in the next section. This rank opens up the Leveling guild bank tab.
CHAMPION: To gain the rank of Champion, you must reach maximum level and earn 1000ep. This rank allows you entry into guild raids that you qualify for, and the Professions guild bank tab.
HEROIC RAIDER: To earn the rank of Heroic Raider, you must have earned 2500ep. Your request for promotion will be based on a majority vote from the officers that participate in a heroic raid with you.
MYTHIC RAIDER: Only 20 spots are available in the MYTHIC RAIDER tier. Priority will be given during mythic raids to those that have obtained this rank, and additional spots will be filled by heroic raiders.
GUILD OFFICER: If you wish to be a guild officer, you must represent the guild in a positive manner at all times, assist with the production of raid materials, and apply directly to the Guild Master for consideration. Your knowledge of the tier must be solid, and existing guild officers will help decide whether your application will be accepted.
HIGH OFFICER: This rank is reserved for founders of Exotic Curse, Season veterans that were guild officers through at least an entire tier, and will be decided by the Guild Master.
GUILD LEADER / GUILD MASTER: These ranks allow the two leaders of the guild to administrate the guild. There has been no contended change in Exotic Curse’s leadership since it was founded.
Effort Points / Gear Points (EPGP)
This system is recorded in your officer notes in guild. Effort Points are earned in various ways:
1. Signing up for a raid on guild calendar, being on time, qualified, and invited to the raid.
2. Killing a boss in the raid.
3. Staying until the end of the raid.
4. Contributing materials to the guild as listed in the Info of the Donate EPGP tab of the guild bank.
Gear points are used when you receive priority for gear from the raid, either from loot council or through EPGP priority. You may also receive GP as a penalty for misbehavior, or not knowing mechanics.
The ratio of your EP to your GP determines your priority for loot when the loot council is not certain who should receive loot, and also helps determine the limited number of raiders for Mythic.
Raiding Current Content
“Ready to Go” – You’re ready if you’re of the right ilv, fully gemmed and enchanted, know the mechanics of each boss you intend to kill, and have food and flasks for the fights. You’ll also need Ventrilo and Deadly Boss Mods if you plan to raid Normal or Heroic.
“LFR” - Anyone with an average item level (ilv) that qualifies can raid Looking For Raid (lfr). You can get this option by choosing Group Finder -> Raid Finder and choosing the lfr you’d like to run. Getting Tanks and Healers from the guild to go with you will reduce the time you have to wait in queue. Otherwise, queue up and farm some materials or do some dailies while you wait.
“Normal” – To get into a non-guild normal, you’ll need to choose Group Finder -> Premade Groups and either Start a Group and form it yourself or Find a Group and hope to get chosen. You can sign up at any ilv, but generally you need the item level from the previous tier completed. To go with the guild group, sign up on the calendar and be “Ready to Go”. Tanks must have adequate health and meet other/all requirements (MOAR.) Dps must do adequate sustained dps over the course of a fight and MOAR. Healers should have adequate sustained heals per second and MOAR. In guild, your raid leader has the right to cut anyone from these raids that doesn’t meet the requirements, especially if the boss does not die on the attempt. If you’re cut, soldier forward, get feedback and be ready for the next raid.
“Heroic” – To get into heroic raids, you’ll generally need an item level equal to completing Normal. This can be an assortment of crafted gear, World Boss drops, and Normal gear. If you would like to be a raider, you should make it known and prove yourself in the prior tiers while in group with an officer. Tanks must have adequate health and meet other/all requirements (MOAR.) DPS must do adequate sustained dps over the course of a fight and MOAR. Healers should have adequate sustained heals per second and MOAR. Your raid leader has the right to cut anyone from these raids that doesn’t meet the requirements, especially if the boss does not die on the attempt. This may mean getting additional members from guild, or pick up group (PUG).
“MYTHIC” – Mythic is a different animal. You must be a raider in good standing with the guild, have proven participation in Heroic raids, and consistently MOAR without having to be asked. Mechanics at this level must be executed nearly perfectly, and you must understand them all completely. You will be chosen for a Mythic group if you meet these requirements and your role is needed for Mythic raiding. You will be required to watch boss kill videos, read strategy guides, and prove your knowledge and skill to remain with the Mythic group. Guild members will be given priority based on prior performance and Effort Points they have earned.
If you’re not getting the raiding or PVP action you desire, you should consider the following items:
-Are you meeting ALL requirements of the tier? If not, this is a no-brainer.
-Have you made your desire known? Gently? Often? To the right people (officers and leaders)?
-Have you signed up to a guild event, logged on 10 minutes prior to start time, and asked for an invite?
-If there is not an event of the kind you’re interested in, see if you can find others that want to go and ask an officer to put up a guild event for you, or organize one yourself. If you find a guild group and you have success, tell an officer about it and we’ll make sure it’s on the calendar on a regular basis.
Leaving the guild
If you leave on good standing, we’re sad to see you go. Warlords of Draenor will be bringing some great changes that will help us return to our glory days. You can expect 25 toon teams raiding Normal, a consistent Heroic team, and the ambition to have a 20 toon Mythic raiding team as well. If that’s not enough to make you stay, we hope you’ll consider coming back when you see us lighting up the internet with our loot and raid achievements.
If you leave on poor terms, you’ll need to speak with a guild leader to be reinvited. If you sneak back in, good work, rogue… but if you come to the attention of your caring guild leaders again, you’ll be just as quickly removed for the good of the guild.
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Our Values are: Cunning (the knowledge to complete the task), Unity (honor our own for mutual benefit), Resolve (the endurance to complete the task), Strength (the tanks, healers and damage dealers), and Expertise (the skill to complete the task.)
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