We created The Process as a place to raid mythic content on a casual schedule in a positive and productive raid environment. We have an uncompromising focus on the long-term process of building a stable, productive, enjoyable raid environment, and we have the experience, organizational skills, dedication, and expertise to raid at a high level. We also have limited raid hours, as most of us have work and family commitments that limit the amount of time we can dedicate to the game.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 7-10pm EST
We do not have optional raid nights, invites go out at 6:55, and we never pull after 10.
What you can expect from us
In The Process you can expect a well-organized and competently run raid. We provide resources to help you come to raid well-prepared (boss video guides based on PTR footage, weak aura sets prior to raid-release, and boss strategy discussion threads), and we provide you with well-prepared teammates who’ve utilized those resources. We also offer various resources on technical skills such as creating weak auras, interpreting logs, and optimizing gameplay. Most importantly, we maintain an uncompromising focus on the long-term process of building a stable, productive, enjoyable raid environment. We have two video examples you can watch to get an idea of what our raid nights are like, one full raid night from Monday August 10th:
https://youtu.be/I4Fww4L4DzA and one progression kill video from early in the tier:
What we expect from you
We expect a positive and productive attitude from each of our members. We expect you to collaborate with your teammates in a productive manner; that means analyzing and learning from mistakes you and your teammates make, contributing to strategy discussion with your teammates, communicating vocally with your teammates, and doing all of that while consistently maintaining a positive, respectful attitude toward your teammates. We also expect you to show up on-time and prepared. As discussed above, we provide various resources to help you come to raid prepared. You are expected to utilize them to keep your boss encounter knowledge and individual class knowledge up-to-date. You can find an example PTR prep guide from Ny’alotha PTR here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP4B5wPzFKQ Once a tier goes live, we make heavy use of boss discussion threads in our discord. If you sign up to play with us, you are agreeing to prepare yourself by utilizing the resources the guild provides and to actively participate and collaborate in boss discussion threads.
Klik, The Process , Ny’alotha, and Shadowlands
My name is Klik, and I’m the raid leader for The Process. I have over a decade of raid experience, a few years of experience raiding at a US 100 to 250 level in Vox Immortalis, one tier of US top 10 experience in Easy, a year of experience raid leading two weekly OpenRaid heroic mode runs, and, most recently, a tier of experience raid leading in Ny’alotha at a US 750 level in Absolute on a 6-hours/week raid schedule. Thus far in my raid leading experience, feedback from my OpenRaid groups, my former teammates in Absolute, and my new teammates in The Process has been generally outstanding. I recently formed The Process because I want to raid in an environment where the clear expectation, from day one, is an uncompromising focus on establishing and refining the practices and raid culture that lead to long-term stability and sustainable success.
That brings us to The Process. We created our guild in July of 2020, and our team consists of players with prior experience ranging from 1 or 2 Cutting Edge (CE) achievements to US top 10 experience, along with a handful of additional players who lack prior CE experience and have demonstrated interest and potential in developing into CE-level players. When we formed this guild, our intention was to focus on preparing for Castle Nathria in Shadowlands, running heroic on Monday nights while we recruited. However, we’ve received an unexpectedly high level of interest since we began recruiting (71 applications in our first 2 months of recruitment). As a result, we’ve begun to casually step into mythic on nights when our roster allows. To be clear, we’re utilizing our remaining time in Ny’alotha, whether in heroic or in mythic, as a team-building opportunity as we get to know our new teammates, not as an opportunity to snag a last-minute CE.
We’re primarily seeking raiders with prior CE or near-CE experience who want a somewhat casual raid schedule while utilizing some of the best-practices you see in more serious environments, and we’re also interested in players with some prior non-CE mythic experience who demonstrate a desire to develop their skill-set and want to step into a well-organized environment conducive to their development.
Note that if you fall into the group of people who want to join for Shadowlands but finish Ny’alotha with your current team, you’ll be expected to play an alt with us on Mondays between now and Shadowlands.
Folks who might not be a good fit
It’s important to recognize that not every player and every guild are a good fit for each other. This section should give you some information to help you recognize if we are not a good fit for you. As stated above, our focus is on the long-term process. We’re focused on building good habits and good relationships, with the understanding that boss kills will come easier in the future as a result of focusing on getting the process right. Any time our short-term and long-term objectives come into conflict, we act in the best interests of the long term. Practically speaking, that means we consciously make short-term sacrifices. We’re comfortable investing a lot of raid time into gearing and developing promising candidates, even at the expense of progression time. When we’re evaluating candidates, we value players with great attitudes and good mechanical awareness, even at the expense of throughput. When we have an individually highly skilled player who has a bad attitude or is a bad teammate, we’re happy to part ways with them, even when we’re currently wiping to DPS check on an end-boss. If those values, and decisions based on them, will frustrate you, do not sign up to raid here. You won’t like it. Furthermore, we don’t sit players for having a bad night. When someone is struggling with a particular boss or mechanic, we approach it as an opportunity for them to grow and for their teammates to help them through that struggle. If you become impatient or frustrated with your teammates in progression situations like that, or if you are unable to productively and politely help your teammates through those struggles, or if you would rather see your teammates benched in those situations, do not sign up to raid here. You won’t like it.
In Shadowlands, we’re going to experiment with a loot system that’s new to us (and possibly new to you too). We’re going to test using a loot council where the loot council for any given item is made up of the players interested in that item. If they can agree on who it’s best for, it goes to that person. Otherwise, the item is rolled off. This system functioning well is highly dependent upon how successful we are fostering a collaborative culture. We’re hoping to make it a kind of a team building exercise.
Required Addons: Weak Auras, BigWigs, Plater, Exorsus Raid Tools (for raid notes and visual notes), Pawn (for helping the raid understand the relative upgrade value of items for others interested in the same item)
Consumables: The guild provides cauldrons and feasts (if optimal). The raid provides their own potions and personal food (if optimal). Note the change to potion cooldowns for Shadowlands (pre-potting is no longer useful & longer fights may consume multiple potions)
We recruit up to a roster of 2 tanks, 5 healers, ~6 melee and ~13 ranged. A roster this large allows us to reliably raid our full schedule. We do not have “main raiders” and “bench” raiders, nor do we recruit substitute or casual raiders. With the exception of the tanks and raid leader, all 26 members are rotated equally on a per-week, per-role basis.
Note that when someone is having consistent performance issues, we do not move them out of the rotation and onto the “bench”. We work with them to improve, and ultimately replace them if those efforts fail.
When browsing this section, note that we are happy to recruit players who fit well with our guild ethos regardless of current roster needs. As of 9/17/20, we’re at 21 and have the following openings to bring our roster to 26:
Healers: 2 (Paladin, Monk)
Ranged: 1 (Druid, Mage)
Melee: 2 (Demon Hunter, DK, Paladin, Druid)
You initiate the process by filling out a short application in google forms. Apps are forwarded to our discord where we consider them over 2-3 days. Selected applicants are contacted via a discord friend request to arrange a discord interview. We typically extend trial offers within 24 hours of the interview. Our trial period is typically 4-5 weeks, and we typically do not sit players during their trial period. Our primary criteria in evaluating applicants and trials, in order of importance, are: attitude and culture fit, personal survivability, mechanical awareness, and priority target/window throughput.