Charter

This Charter intends to formalize the structure and rules of Celestial Born, and to provide potential recruits a means to assess whether or not we are a good fit.  Let us know if you have any thoughts or questions.

Contents

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Raid Schedule
  • Loot System
  • Raid Roster
  • Roster Rotation
  • Guild Structure
  • Member Expectations

Statement of purpose

We have two main goals:

  • To provide an efficient raiding environment conducive to those with time constraints whom also aim to achieve guild-wide T3 BiS.
  • To experience Classic in a positive and mature environment that keeps the fun atmosphere, camaraderie, and spirit of Vanilla at the forefront.

Ultimately, we seek to accomplish everything Classic raiding has to offer while achieving some form of real life balance through our roster schedule. We are not hardcore in our scheduling but neither are we casual. Accomplishing our first goal will have intensive requirements and we will commit the necessary time to complete content at a productive pace.

Raid schedule

  • Tuesdays: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. PST
  • Wednesdays: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. PST

The raid schedule includes world buff acquisition if mandated. Wednesdays are eliminated as much as possible during the early phases of Classic. We streamline as much as possible. We never require raiding on any other day of the week. However, depending on our needs and progress, we may utilize planned extensions to complete specific content. The intent of each raid night is to clear content and always seek to fulfill everyone’s BiS. If there is interest, we designate optional raid nights for alts, or squeeze in an additional farm raid, but not to the detriment of our purpose.

Loot system

In order to take full advantage of preexisting BiS and loot table knowledge across all of Classic we utilize a loot system based on a member-driven pre-designated loot council. Priority is given to guild-wide BiS in consideration of future tiers, and the few members playing off-spec roles are treated as complete equals. Loot assignments are set in advance of raids to expedite raid execution.

Loot assignments are always up for discussion outside of raids, and can be adapted in the event of ample evidence catered to the guild-first bias.

We ultimately aim to put loot where it best serves the guild as a whole, eliminate drama and waste, and empower each raider while minimizing leadership influence. Our central philosophy is that we cherish ALL loot together as the guild improves raid by raid.

For more information on how CB puts this philosophy into practice, please see our official Loot Policy at http://celestialborn.com/loot.

Raid roster

Our raid team consists of 45 people that will work together to the end of Naxxramas and beyond. Our roster is designed to optimize performance while minimizing wasting loot as a result of over-stacking any particular class.

  • 2 Warrior MT’s
  • 1 Warrior Hybrid Tank/DPS
  • 6 Fury Warriors (tanking capability will be required)
  • 6 Rogues
  • 3 Hunters
  • 6 Warlocks
  • 6 Mages
  • 6 Priests
  • 4 Holy Paladins
  • 3 Resto Druids
  • 1 Shadow Priest
  • 1 Feral Druid

Total Roster:

  • 2 tanks
  • 1 hybrid tank
  • 1 Feral Druid
  • 12 melee
  • 16 ranged
  • 13 heals

Roster rotation

As part of our commitment to raid efficiency, we coordinate roster rotation and offer dynamic attendance rates provided minimum requirements are met. The following are currently accepted conditions on our raid roster.

  • 100% Raid Attendance (the majority of Celestial Born)
  • Flexible Rotation (85% minimum attendance)
  • Fixed Rotation (80% minimum attendance)

For more information, please see Rotation.

Guild Structure

Celestial Born uses the following reporting structure based on rank in order to facilitate the discussion of loot and establish equity and transparency among leadership and raid members:

  1. Guild Master
  2. Officers
  3. Role Leaders
  4. Raid Members
  5. Trial Members
  6. Reserve Members
  7. Members

Guild Master

The Guild Master shall oversee all aspects of the guild. The Guild Master shall be responsible for the resolution of matters that the officer team is unable to resolve.

Officers

Officers shall work together with the GM to develop, institute, and execute policy while being mindful of the best interest of the guild and consistent transparency.

Role Leaders

Role Leaders shall serve as the unifying link between all classes that fall under their respective role. Role Leaders oversee the loot distribution plans of their respective classes and adjourn and guide meetings between them at their own discretion and work with other Role Leaders to ensure equitable loot distribution across the entire raid. Role Leaders work with the Raid Leader in order to assign members of their role appropriately for progression. Role Leaders work with each member of their class in order to improve performance, improve player satisfaction within the raid and guild, and establish the equitable distribution of loot within their respective classes. In cases where there is a significant percentage of dissension, discussion shall take place with additional guild leadership as necessary until 100% agreement is reached.

Raid Members

Raid Members are expected to consistently report to their role leader regarding their performance, expectations, satisfaction, and feedback regarding the use and distribution of loot to their class within the raid. Raid Members should always be up to date on their class’s best practices, specializations, gear, strategies and any other criteria deemed necessary for the success of that class, including participation in activities outside the raid. Raid Members shall communicate with fellow members of their class, their Class Leader, and their Role Leader on a regular basis to reach agreement regarding assignments within the raid and the distribution of loot.

Trial Members

Trial Members are new recruits or Reserve Members in active consideration for an available main raid position.

Reserve Members

Reserve Members seek to become Raid Members by way of their intended position becoming vacant and requesting promotion to Trial Member. Being a Reserve Member does NOT guarantee a future position.

Members

Members are non-raiding guild participants who are held to all of the standards laid out in this Charter. Acceptance into this role remains selective. This is an ideal position for those who would enjoy playing the game in an organized community such as Celestial Born with no intention to raid.

Member expectations

Members will read and acknowledge the expectations and requirements of all guild policies. All members of Celestial Born, including leadership, will be held equally accountable to the rules and regulations of all guild policies. CB will not tolerate violation of the guild’s policies—you will be expected to know them well.

Conduct

CB will not tolerate nor discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, bankruptcy or debt, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, genetic characteristics, ancestry, or any other classification normally protected by law. While a healthy rivalry between in-game classes, specs, or roles is acceptable, we require civil and courteous behavior towards the real people behind each keyboard.

Members will refrain from displaying, linking to, or discussing politics, religion, illegal activities, sexual orientation, or explicit sexual acts in game chat or our Discord. If such discussions are held privately in a voice channel, be aware that others may join your channel at any time and that you must keep the discussion appropriate with respect to the audience. We do not want to discourage healthy banter, but we do respect that in a guild of this size banter must be respectful and mindful of others.

Be mature and respectful while keeping a positive attitude at all times both within and outside the guild. We expect that all members of CB will always represent us well in the greater server community.

As a group of players with more time constraints, we understand the value of quality planning and organization. We take your schedule as seriously as you do, and we expect you to respect this central tenet of our guild’s philosophy.

Do not buy gold and risk the longevity of your account by participating in activities that violate Blizzard’s Terms of Service.

Be inclusive of all members of the guild and proactively seek and accept group play both through our Discord and in game.

Administrative

We are guild first. Understand that all decisions made by leadership are in the best interest of guild-wide advancement towards T3 BiS and the guild oriented vision of this charter.

We expect all members to be capable of communicating absences in advance as well as being capable of sitting out when the time comes. Communication and cooperation regarding raid absences and planned roster rotation is a critical function of CB.

We use private logs through the WarcraftLogs API. CB does not believe that public logs/rankings are conducive to a guild-first raid environment. While we encourage competition and are performance driven, in the interest of clearing content on our 8 hour schedule we do not employ the necessary higher risk encounter strategies to push log ranks.

All guild leadership strives to keep all guild matters transparent and operate both professionally and courteously. We expect that all members of the guild reciprocate to both leadership and their fellow members.

Maintaining a healthy schedule is a critical operation of Celestial Born. It is each individual member’s responsibility to communicate any absence to leadership at least a week in advance, as not doing so will directly risk our ability to fill the raid. All raid attendance is tracked and evaluated continuously. We actively encourage raid members to communicate their absence with as much advanced notice as possible. Things happen and the sooner we know the better.

Raid

Our start time is our start time. Have your character ready to enter the raid prior to 6:00p.m. each raid night. CB strictly enforces start times. At 6:01p.m. we are in combat. Be ready.

The main raid is for main raiders. As a rule CB will not bring alts to main raid nights.

We expect members to be vocal and active as necessary in the raid discord. However, we do not want crowded communications with unnecessary chatter during difficult raid moments. If you do not have a high-quality or relatively decent microphone, you will be muted on discord for the duration of each raid and expected to fix the issue.

Know your class and perform reasonably competitively (~80%) with the most competitive of us. CB holds members of the raid accountable for their performance. All feedback is constructive and geared toward the success of the guild. CB offers appropriate infrastructure to facilitate this expectation—you must be an eager participant willing to receive feedback and discuss your strengths and weaknesses.

Do we sound like a good fit? Head over to the Apply page to see our openings and fill out an application. If you have any questions head over to Contact and get in touch with us through Discord.