WoWProgress Rank
Site Contributions
PayPal Donation
1
 
Guild NewsFeed Icon

Join the Raid Team! (It's easier now than ever!)

by GMAmalthia, 99 days ago

This is us!

Check out our Youtube Channel and see all of our raid, music, and for fun videos.

Welcome to Midnight Carnival!

We hear you may be looking to raid! You don't need to meet minimum requirements to join the guild, you come come, hang out, get ready, get to know people, but you have to meet the minimum requirements to apply :)

They are:

Raid nights are Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9p MST (server). You must commit to both full nights or we cannot accept you to this team. 

  • A sufficient ilvl (Max 20lvls below current teir) Fully Gemmed and Enchanted
  • An Adequate or better DPS/HPS/Mitigation level, appropriate for your class
  • Required addons
  • A cooperative non elitist attitude. Shitty/Selfish attitude is grounds for removal

*Target Dummies/LFR are not sufficient indicators of DPS

Expectations once you are accepted:

  • Show up on time, every raid night - Invites go out at 5:45p for a 6p first pull.
  • Be Fully Prepared (Repaired, Flasks/Potions ready, Roll Coins already gotten, Addons up to date)
  • Prepare for boss encounters by studying the fight mechanics online, meaning on raid nights you know what you're doing (have a baseline)
  • Continue to improve your gear between raid nights
  • Have a firm understand of your class and ALL it's mechanics, so they can be properly applied to raid mechanics

 

You are allowed to have as many toons in other guilds, or ours, as you want, but the toon you use to raid with our raid group is not to run pug/extra raids until our raid week is over.

If that sounds pretty reasonable to you, we also run Mythic+ groups, heroics, and do things together to help people gearing for our raid group get ready.

As always we are accepting social (no raid) and leveling characters, and all alts, friends, and tiny guilds looking to merge are welcome. Hope to hear from some people! The new catch up mechanics make is super easy to get a toon ready, and get started raiding. (We're okay with newb, we're not okay with someone who expects to be carried and doesn't work on themselves or improve in any way)

Raiding with Midnight Carnival

Midnight Carnival's progression team is a Contractual Casual group, meaning we do not do hardcore progression, nor Mythic (Because we don't have a large enough team) but we are NOT an "At Will" casual group. To be on the team you must fill out an Application, meet all minimum requirements, and maintain an 80% or better attendance record. If you, at any time, cease to maintain personal standards or attendance requirements, you will be warned and without subsequent improvement, dropped from the team. ​

Midnight Carnival does also incorporate an "Open Raid" at will Normal Only group, for people learning to raid, learning their class, gearing to join the progression team, and generally just for fun. To sign up for this group, please read the general expectations and then accept this week's invitation on the in-game calendar.  

If this is your attitude, you are not welcome on our team:

Don't be Timmy. Timmy's attitude is pretty common, and we don't have the time, patience, or desire to deal with anyone who thinks that's okay. The Recruiter in this video and the Raid Leader (Ama) have the exact same expectations. Please make sure you meet them before you apply for the team.

Minimum Gear Requirements to Join the Raid Team

You are expected to meet this criteria BEFORE you apply. Please do not apply until you do.

Raid nights are Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9p MST (server). You must commit to both full nights or we cannot accept you to this team. 

  • Max Level (Will not "hold" spots)
  • A sufficient ilvl (Max 20lvls below current tier) Fully Gemmed and Enchanted
  • An Adequate or better DPS/HPS/Mitigation level, appropriate for your class
  • Required addons (see list below)
  • A cooperative non elitist attitude. Shitty/Selfish attitude is grounds for removal.
  • You will be expected to know all boss fights, intimately. You may be called on at any time to lead a fight, (Without prior notice) demonstrating that knowledge. (Especially when new raids are released) You should know basic positioning, and all major role mechanics.

*Target Dummies/LFR are not sufficient indicators of DPS

Expectations once you are accepted:

  • Show up on time, every raid night (See Raid Rules for exceptions) maintaining 80% or better attendance
  • Be Fully Prepared (Repaired, Flasks/Potions ready, Roll Coins already gotten, Addons up to date)
  • Prepare for boss encounters by studying the fight mechanics online AND running LFR, meaning on raid nights you know what you're doing (have a baseline). 
  • Continue to improve your gear between raid nights
  • Have a firm understand of your class and ALL it's mechanics, so they can be properly applied to raid mechanics  
  • Upload combat logs to facilitate progress monitoring.  

Loot Distribution:

Loot is Master Loot distribution. (Reasoning: Personal loot prevents trade, if the item level is higher (an upgrade) meaning gear goes to waste.) As such all raid members are prohibited from pugging or joining a second raid team on the toon with which they raid for us, until our raid week is over (After raid concludes on Thursday) as it reduces our loot table. Raid members are free to raid with whomever they likes ON ALTERNATE CHARACTERS as long as those raid nights to not interfere with our own. 

Rolling on Loot works as follows:

  • You may only roll (until win) ONE Need on your IDEAL stats. (Your top 2 secondaries)
  • You may roll (until win) ONE Need (separate roll) on a tier token.
  • You must roll greed on gear sporting non optimal stats (Your bottom secondaries), if you already used your need, or if you are rolling on teir tokens you already have (looking for bonus stats).
  • If you cannot use an item, or it is not an upgrade at all for you, you must pass.
  • You may roll Need until you win, you must roll greed after you do.
  • BOE's, if not Personal loot, must be Equipped immediately if rolled for, else they go to the Bank for sale.
  • We do not roll for off spec, DE, or Transmog, unless explicitly given permission to do so.

Primary stats for armor slots (Head, Shoulders, Chest, Wrist, Hands, Waist, Legs, Feet) now dynamically change depending on the specialization the character is currently in. Secondary stats do not change based on spec. You are expected to know which Secondary stats are your priorities. If it is haste, and mastery do not roll on gear with crit, for example. 

That means you are not just rolling against other players of your spec (Tank, heals, DPS) you are rolling against everyone in your Armor class (Plate, Mail, Leather, etc.) This may cause tension for loot rolls, but to keep loot distribution fair, You may only NEED on one normal Item and one Teir Item per night. This will reset from week to week. 

This means Looting is 1 Need. Period. 

You may trade loot to reset your Need roll, with permission. When trading gear, please keep in mind that healers and tanks solvency benefits the entire raid. (DPS should really trade gear to a Tank or Healer before anyone else.) 

Required Addons:

Name  Reason Link
Discord Communication (Mic not Required) Discordapp.com*
Deadly Boss Mods (DBM) Combat Timers, Auditory warnings Curse.com

* Requires an account to use. Directions provided in a different thread. 

The addons being required are for accurate monitoring purposes, both for progress facilitation and individual monitoring. They're required to monitor your contribution to your team, and logs need to be uploaded after each raid night for Lead Review. Anyone refusing to install or use any addon may be sat for failure to cooperate. 

Things to note:

  • We will fill the first 10 spots according to the 2T:3H:2M:3R ratio. Too many melee/ranged will need to be sat until more heals apply. 
  • If you play a class we can't use, you will have to be back up (Ex. You are ONLY a tank, and we already have two)
    • Note: Everyone should have a viable main and off spec, for maximum efficiency
  • If we have too many DPS and not enough healers to support them, people will need to be sat. We will maintain the 2T:3H:2M:3R ratio as closely as possible with whom we take. (If we need heals and you CAN heal, change your spec, gear it, and do it. People who cannot adapt are more likely to be sat)
  • Whining about needing a piece of gear and someone else got it will not be tolerated. Put on your big kid panties and deal with it.
  • If you are Lazy, being carried, and unprepared, you may not raid. You will not be invited and you will be removed mid-raid if necessary.

The Guild has Set up a Facebook Group for just the raid team in order to Facilitate Call outs, Strategy Sharing, and helping one another. If you are accepted, please join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MCRaidTeam/ 

Read More | 0 Replies | Reply  

Roster Purge

by GMAmalthia, 203 days ago

This expansion's Guild Purge has been Executed, and all toons offline for 6+ months have been removed from the roster. We only do this once an expansion, on New Years Day. New Year: New Guild. 

If your toon(s) was removed from the guild you are ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY welcome back when you come back online. PST Amastrasza (or any member) for a guild invite. 

We lost a LOT this time, waning interest in the game has taken many people we knew and loved away. But if you ever come back, please come home! Starting count, 959! Final Count, 697!!! (That's insane, come BACK people!) 

This is a rough approximation of toons removed. Some on this list left voluntarily before the purge, but since the last roster update. 

Read More | 0 Replies | Reply  

Winter Veil - 2016

by GMAmalthia, 237 days ago

All Names have been distributed, have fun everybody! 

It's that time of year again... when we're inundated with holiday spirit whether we like it or not, and if anyone was ever going to force something down your throat, it is DEFINITELY Ama.. 

Secret Santa

Secret Santa is a fun guild activity to encourage guildies to make new friends with people they might not normally interact with!

How it works:

    • Submit your name, and a short list of things you might like to receive as a gift. (ie. Amalthia - Battle pets, Tailoring Mats, Flasks)

Example of Email:  Amalthia - Int Flasks, Best in Slot Food, Battle Pets I don't have, Mounts

    • About two weeks before Christmas (Friday, December 11th) Ama will take that list and use a random number generator to assign all sign ups a secret Santa from the pool and send everyone who they are assigned and their gift list via in game mail. 
    • You pick something from Their list, and in-game mail it to them on December 24th. 

 Rules:

    • You must be in the guild, and active to participate.
    • If you sumbit your name, you must also give your assigned guildy a gift.
    • If you gquit, go offline for a long stretch of time your name will be pulled out of the pool.
    • Do not make unreasonable requests (ie. I REALLY want a Vial of the sands!) or, since it never hurts to ASK, pose your requests like this: Actual Requests: Flasks, Pets from the isle, Gems I need (name them) Fantasy Requests: Vial of the sands
    • Try to stick to the requested gift list. It is OK to spend real money at the blizzard store (Game time/pets/etc.) But MAKE SURE the person does not have whatever you bought first (Check the armory)
    • You may not choose your Secret Santa recipient, nor trade them for another one, you get who you get. 

 To put your name in the Pool either send Amalthia (PLEASE, not all my alts, JUST Amalthia - My Druid) and In-game mail Titled: "Christmas" with your MAIN TOON (the one everyone knows you by, or you're marked as in the roster) and your wish list. Or you can reply to this thread (hit the reply button) and give the same information.  

Christmas Party

The Christmas Party will be December 24th, 5pm Server on (Subject to change). We realize lots of people will not be able to make the party because of family obligations, and that's ok. (Mail your secret Santa gift either in the morning, or before you leave town)

We'll all be meeting online and in Discord to hang out and possibly run things together. In commemoration of an EPIC tantrum thrown three years ago, when we wouldn't leave our Christmas Party and go kill the Sha, we used to kill the Sha or Anger wearing Santa Suits. Because we're assholes. But now any one of us can basically solo him, so if you kill the Sha in your Santa suit, we'll make a collage of the images, so post them here for posterity!

 Have Ideas? Share them! We'll incorporate them into our celebrations!

Read More | 1 Reply | Reply  

Guild Raiding

by GMAmalthia, 249 days ago

WoW Guild Rankings

Raiding with Midnight Carnival

Midnight Carnival's progression team is a Contractual Casual group, meaning we do not do hardcore progression, nor Mythic (Because we don't have a large enough team) but we are NOT an "At Will" casual group. To be on the team you must fill out an Application, meet all minimum requirements, and maintain an 80% or better attendance record. If you, at any time, cease to maintain personal standards or attendance requirements, you will be warned and without subsequent improvement, dropped from the team. 

Minimum Gear Requirements to Join the Raid Team

You are expected to meet this criteria BEFORE you apply. Please do not apply until you do. Raid nights are Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9p MST (server). You must commit to both full nights or we cannot accept you to this team. 

  • Level 110 (Will not "hold" spots)
  • 850 ilvl Fully Gemmed and Enchanted
  • a minimum output of 180K dps/150K hps on Normal+ Level Fights* 
  • Discord (Mic not required)
  • DBM Add-on (This is not negotiable)
  • Once accepted to the team you will be assigned a boss fight. It is your responsibility to create the strategy for this fight, including but not limited to, positioning, ability handling, class rolls (tank swaps, heal cd's, heroism, etc.) and knowing all pertinent data on the fight so you can both lead the group and answer all questions. (Copy and Pasting will not accomplish this, you need to actually LEARN your fight) and submit it to the Raid leads (Amastrasza, Farvin) prior to raid night, regardless of where in the tier your boss is. (Note: The Raid Leads may choose a different Strategy on Boss Night, Based on Team Composition or other factors.)

*Target Dummies/LFR are not sufficient indicators of DPS

Expectations once you are accepted: 

  • Show up on time, every raid night (See Raid Rules for exceptions) maintaining 80% or better attendance
  • Be Fully Prepared (Repaired, Flasks/Potions ready, Roll Coins already gotten, Addons up to date)
  • Prepare for boss encounters by studying the fight mechanics online AND running Mythic+ (Not "or", AND), meaning on raid nights you know what you're doing (have a baseline). 
  • Continue to improve your gear between raid nights
  • Have a firm understand of your class and ALL it's mechanics, so they can be properly applied to raid mechanics 

For Full Details, including rules, loot distribution, and conduct expectations, click go to "Guild Raiding" to apply fill out a "Legion Raiding Application" and one of the two raid leads will contact you about setting up an interview. Please read and fill it out carefully, and missed or ignored questions could result in rejection. (Paying attention is a huge thing in raiding.) 

Current Raiding Needs:

Right now we can accept 4 ranged and one Melee DPS. Any of those who come with a viable healing offspec would be given priority consideration. (at least 20 points in)

We Most need a hunter, an Spriest and a Boomkin, as ranged, for class diversity. We already have a mage and two warlocks. We also have more melee than we need so far, so we'd like to accept at least two ranged before we take on a melee. A DK or Rogue Melee would be ideal. 

Raid nights are Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9p MST (server). You must commit to both full nights or we cannot accept you to this team. 

Be part of our team, have some fun, get some loots.  

Be Part of the Adventure! 

Read More | 0 Replies | Reply  

Midnight Carnival: Legion

by GMAmalthia, 360 days ago

Guild News:

New Intro

Thanks to our members (Albric, Foly & Ama) for funding this great "Official Introduction" for our future Guild Youtube videos. 

Open Guild Raiding:

Remember, Sign up on the in-game calendar to go with the raid team on their normal raid nights from now until August 25th. Open raid will then go on Hiatus until October 7th when it resumes every Friday and Saturday, to allow everyone time to get to 110. 

Legion Guild Raiding:

There will be two types of Raiding in Legion. Semi-Hardcore Progression and Open Guild

Open Raid - is intended to be take all comers, relaxed, and non-progression based. It's for fun, and gear, with only a minimum personal gearing requirement and a promise to show up on time and prepared to go, when you sign up. 

The Progression team - is intended to be a work and Commitment based team, focused on downing bosses as quickly and as soon as possible. Requiring an application, attendance ratio, personal commitment, work AND homework, healthy attitude, and personal responsibility.

The application will open on September 6th with Raiding intended to start running drills September 13 (Subject to change) However if Legion sticks to the same release schedule as WOD raiding will be approximately as follows:

  • Week 0: Expansion release (August 30th) - Level to 110 and begin gearing to meet min Req. 
  • Week 1: Raid Application Opens (September 6th) - Interviews and Boss Fights assigned
  • Week 4: Emerald nightmare opens (September 20) Raid Team Begins
  • Week 5: Mythic+Raid finder wing 1 open (first 3 bosses) (September 27) Open Raid Begins Sept. 30th
  • Week 7: Raid finder wing 2 open (another 3 bosses) (October 11)
  • Week 9: Raid finder wing 3 open (Last boss only) (October 25)

You will be assigned and interview date, and a boss fight which you will be responsible for creating a full strategy to be submitted to the raid leads ON YOUR INTERVIEW DATE. You must have 100% raid night availability (no lates, or misses) and understand that if you are late, do not perform well or have a shit attitude that you will be sat.

This is not just for fun, this is to test limits, server rank, and gear. If it seems like too much work, it's not intended for you, open raid is. Come have fun with us there. Full details, including all expectations (In progress, changing as data does) are available on the Guild Raiding Tab and under the Guild Raiding Forums. 

Warcraft News:

Here is a compiled list of resource guides. What to do next, how to do it, where to go for what you need, etc. 

Class Guides:

 

New Feature Guides:

 

August 2016 - Demon Hunters and Invasions:

 

Artifacts - What, where, and how: 

 

Other things to know:

 

General Good to BookMark Links:

 

Read More | 0 Replies | Reply  
 
 
Who's Online
Last Forum PostsLast Forum Post RSS Feed
1