Celestial Born has two primary goals:
Ultimately, we seek to accomplish everything Classic raiding has to offer at the cutting edge of progression while achieving healthy real-life balance through our raid schedule.
We utilize a loot system based on a member-driven and pre-determined loot council. Members of each class and role meet to discuss each piece of loot as facilitated by CB Role Leaders to create a priority list for the distribution of items where they will be best utilized across players, classes, and roles. CB prioritizes guild-wide BiS in consideration of future tiers and close alignment to class and raid-level theorycrafting. Loot assignments are always set in advance of raids to expedite raid execution and maintain in-raid efficiency. Individual roles/classes are granted the flexibility to determine their own optimal distribution methods provided the criteria listed below is met and that all loot can be pre-determined in advance of any raid and/or raid tier.
We ultimately aim to distribute loot where it best serves the guild, eliminate drama, minimize waste, and empower each raider while minimizing leadership influence. Supported by the expectation that each member of our raid team must be an expert of their class and therefore their own loot, our central philosophy is that we will celebrate all loot together as a guild. All loot distribution is listed and tracked publicly.
Loot is distributed based on the following criteria in order of importance:
Our full roster consists of 46 people that will work together to the end of Naxxramas and beyond. Our roster is designed to optimize performance while minimizing wasted loot as a result of over-stacking any particular class.
We expect members to 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 these policies – you will be expected to know them well.
CB will NOT tolerate discrimination 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 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. Members wishing to do so must hold such discussions privately outside of CB. We do not want to discourage healthy banter, but we do respect that banter must be respectful and mindful of others in a guild of over 40 people.
Be mature and respectful while keeping a positive attitude at all times both within and outside the guild, on forums, server discords, in-game channels, etc. We expect that all members of CB represent us well in the greater server community. In general, our expectation is that CB members maintain a low profile and do not engage server drama or contentious discussions, especially those regarding competition of any kind on the server.
Do not buy gold and risk the longevity of your account by participating in activities that violate Blizzard’s Terms of Service.
Any member of Celestial Born in violation of the policies mentioned herein will be subject to immediate probation or removal from Celestial Born.
We expect all members to communicate absences with as much advanced notice as possible. Communication and cooperation regarding raid absences is a critical function of CB. We are a team and will support each other as such.
Maintaining a healthy schedule is a critical operation of Celestial Born. It is each individual member’s responsibility to communicate any planned absence to leadership at least a week in advance, as not doing so will directly risk our ability to optimize a raid. All raid attendance is tracked and evaluated continuously. We actively encourage raid members to communicate their absence with as much advance notice as possible. We understand that things happen but the sooner we know, the better.
We also expect members to be capable of being on standby on a rotating basis based on a fixed schedule or to meet compositional needs. Standby members are expected to be available during raid hours in which they are not raiding in the event a substitution is necessary. With a roster of 46 highly consistent raiders, all raid members will be placed on standby at some point during their time with Celestial Born. CB Raid Members must understand that being placed on standby is not a punishment but rather a necessary part of operating a healthy and consistent roster.
Celestial Born Raid Members are expected to have their character ready to enter the raid prior to 9:00 p.m. (EST) each raid night. Communication is vital and unexcused absences or tardiness will not be tolerated. All Raid Members are expected to be on Discord by 8:45 p.m. (EST) each raid night ready to log in at the command of the CB Raid Leader.
We expect Raid Members to be vocal and active only as necessary during raid. We do not tolerate 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.
CB holds members of the raid accountable for their performance – Raid Members must maintain constantly up-to-date knowledge of their class, keep BiS enchants across their gear sets, and perform reasonably competitively (~80%) with the most competitive of us. CB Raid Members must be eager contributors to a team committed to continuous improvement. Raid Members must be willing to receive constructive feedback pertaining to their strengths and weaknesses, however we expect that all performance feedback must be constructive and geared toward the success of the guild. We expect CB Raid Members to actively seek feedback from other experts of their class/role – we are a team and are here to support each other.
Based on Raid Member performance, leadership may place Raid Members on probation due to inadequate performance. Formal notices of raid probation will include specific areas for improvement wherein the raider will be expected to improve over the course of the probationary period. Any Raid Member who does not meaningfully engage this process risks losing their spot on Celestial Born’s raid team.
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