General Raid Info: Normally, CN raids every Tues, Wed, and Sat evenings starting at about 8pm EST. The raid leaders may make schedule changes as needed, and occasional additional events are thrown in on non-raid night. Raiding is not mandatory, but encouraged.
Raiding - CNP - Changing Main Character
(Please note: If you are approached by Guild Management to consider playing another character for the good of the guild or Raid, the below does not apply - and thank you for your consideration!)
To provide a more predictable and steady raid roster, raiding Main character changes will be considered on a case-by-case basis only, and will be heavily weighed against the needs of our current raid roster and progression, with Guild Management voting to allow or deny the request based on need.
This rule is intended for Guild Members that wish to replace their declared raiding Main character with another of similar capability and development, and receive normal CNP while raiding as this character.
•The "New Guild Smell" clause: Within the first 35 CNP earned after being accepted into the guild, we will more readily consider allowing a new Main to be declared so long as this proposed Main is a class open for recruiting at the time of the request, the proposed Main is of similar role and development level as the current Main, and this Alt was properly declared on or during your application process. This is still considered case-by-case and according to need.
Including the low-CNP swap described above, Main character changes are to be considered a 'one time only' event until a reasonable length of time has passed. There is no declared minimum time for this restriction, and is to be considered along with all other factors, but is likely to be measured in number of expansion releases since the last swap. If an additional swap is considered, the request will face additional scrutiny. Choose Carefully.
It is accepted that you may not have current progression-quality gear when making this request, but a lack of effort in preparing and equipping this proposed Main will be met with an equal lack of consideration for the request. Comparable or better AA, spells and skills are required, and the player's skill with the proposed Main will also be considered. Additionally, any proposed Main must meet all current Recruitment requirements and limitations, including character class.
If you request is denied, the issue is considered resolved. After a denial, please wait at least two raid tiers of progression or an expansion release before making another request.
1. Respect the Raid Leaders and assistants (generally officers).
They did the research and we should all live by listening. There may be several ways to do things. The place to discuss this is the message board. When the Raid Leader(s) tells us to do something, we do it. If you want to try it a different way, suggest it on the boards or form up a raid where you try it your way. Requesting that we change targets won't be tolerated. The Raid Leader(s) and Pullers are pulling the targets they are for a reason. Arguing at a raid with the raid leader(s) about anything gets you an xloc out.
2. Never spam the officers for a target.
Targets are chosen carefully taking several factors into account - ie, how many need a certain target, attendance, what's up, etc. A lot of thought (and stress) goes into these decisions and spamming raid leaders will not help. Use the message boards for target suggestions and comments.
3. Be prepared
. The more everyone knows about the event, the better. Read the Message Board. Raid info is here. Often times, sign ups are here and date, time, and meeting location is included.
while you're on a raid. We have plenty of non-raid time to chatter. All non-relevant chatter should be in groupsay, tells, or your own channel you make with friends. Even if you know all the details of an event, someone else may not, and lots of spam is distracting and obscures raid instructions.
while you're on a raid. There are many of us with lots to learn. Turning off attack during enrage, not attacking til assist calls, what buffs are needed for which mobs, what needs to be stunned, controlling push ... Not knowing is fine. Not knowing and not learning is not fine.
5. Be on time
. While we are not a mandatory raiding guild, being on time ensures we can pick the best Raid event and the best use of everyone's time.
6. Use your group leaders.
These people are chosen because they've been around for a while and know what they're doing. If you have a question or concern, you should always ask your group leader first. They may know the answers to most questions and if they don't, they will ask the Assistant Raid Leader or the Raid Leader. Answers will be funneled back to the rest of the raid through the other group leaders, keeping the all important raid channel free of spam.
7. Learn these rules.
They'll be in place at CN raids and your attendance implies you've read them and understand the reasons for them and are willing to follow them.
8. F2P members
are welcome to participate in our raids but since loots cannot be used by a F2P account, F2P members may not bid or receive loots. Please understand we will try to accommodate any F2P members that wish to join us, but you "will" be asked to leave the raid if a "gold" member logs in and needs the slot in the raid.
9. /RSAY TALKING
we ask that member do not spam /rsay with non raid talk. We also understand that we get people sometimes who have come from other guilds who has possiably done a hit before that we are still learning. We ask that /rsay is not spammed with instructions from ANYONE but the raid leaders. Confusion happens when too many people are giving instructions. If you feel you would like to share how you feel a hit should be done, please feel free to post it in the "current raid" section and give any advice you would like to. Sending tells during a raid to tell "well it should be done this way" is not the time to do this. Please rememeber that raid leaders have a lot going on and they are trying to make the raid enjoyable for all.
10. Your Toon, You Apped
You are expected to play your own toon that you apped and guilded with CN when raiding. No one is allowed to play your toon unless you are asked to do so OR you have prior permission which would be for the betterment of the raid (class needed)
is earned while raiding. CNP is kept on our CNP website so that you can check your balance at any given time. CNP is earned on your main that you apped with when you apped to CN. Recruits earn CNP while you are in your 2-3 week period, . (Please see below for the details on CNP)
CNP DETAILED RULES
CNP Values: Anyone in a official CN sponsored raid earns cnp. Values for items are determined in most cases by a calculator, some special items that do not fit into the parameters of the calculator have a CNP price determined by the officers before bidding starts. In the event that the officers determine a item was over priced due to any circumstances, the CNP spent on said items may be refunded, in whole or in part, and adjustments made by the officers to members CNP totals. In some circumstances items may be charged for CNP and in the future made into ffa items. This practice will not require a CNP adjustment for past purchases. Some items that are sold for CNP may be refunded if the officers determine that the items can not be completed or any reason they determine it should be adjusted back. Never loot an item from raid win chest or other vessel without first completion of the bidding process and a call by the lootmaster that a item is now up for ffa.
CNP distribution: For every item won during a CNP raid the winning point value will be added to a pool. This pool is then divided by the number of members to obtain a CNP reward, which will be added to the members in attendance CNP totals. This is done per event to allow for the fact that some members may leave or join during a raid night. There is no penalty for having to leave early or join late, other than the more events you are at give each member more chances to win items and earn CNP.
CNP in its basic form is a zero sum formula. What is spent is divided up by the members attending a raid and re-deposited in their CNP bank. There are exceptions to this in that the Raid officers can determine an event failure, early attendance, late night bonus and any other extra effort type bonus can be awarded. These are given to anyone in the raid at the time the raid officers determine such a bonus should be awarded and is usually a small amount of CNP to all participants. First win's are also doubled in CNP value using the calculated total for items purchased.
CNP Mains and Alts: Main's are fairly self explanatory. We expect you to play your main on every raid you can attend, to gear them up and to help us win events. Alts are for the most part only allowed on raids when there is room, and in almost all cases will be removed to make room for mains. Even if it has to be done during an event, do not take it personally. Consider if it was yourself logging in and having to miss a event. At times the raid officers may ask individual's to play an alt instead of a main to help fulfill a needed role on the raid. In those cases where the main is on the same account, or not able to be actively in the raid for any reason. We allow that individual to bid for either the main or the alt. This is to not penalize that person's main who may want to bid on an item that drops during the event.
In the case of boxed alts it is always at the discretion of the raid leader to add them as room is available, or on a need basis. Any alt that is in the raid and actively being played may bid on any item put up for bid ONLY during the second round of bidding.
In all raids our main desire is to have it filled with main's but with the advent of the currency component we do strive to obtain all that we can for the guild members. But gearing up alts will not be a driving force for our normal raiding, it will always be considered a side benefit.
If you are boxing another players character, only for flags or currency you may not bid another players CNP. If no tell's are received for a item it is up to the master looter to allow this character to be brought in to loot any item. We allow this practice of boxing mainly for the flag/currency component and with this type of boxing it will be at the discretion of the raid leader at all times as to availability of room and can be removed if necessary for a main or alt. You must /tell the raid leader of your desire to box said character for this purpose. Do NOT log someone else in and take raid invite without letting the raid leader know who is logging in the character and the reasons, flag or currency. This may determine later in an event who we remove for another main or contributing alt, so we need to know why you are boxing someone else.
CNP Bidding: All cnp bidding is done silent auction style. If you want a piece of loot that has dropped, you will send the officer asking for bids a tell with how much you wish to pay. Each item gets a first, second, third and final call before closing and the winning bidder declared in raid chat. All Mains bid on this step that are interested in an item. A second auction bidding will only happen if no Mains bid on the first auction. This bid will be for alts, applicants and guests. Mains are encouraged strongly to bid on the first auction but at this time will be allowed to bid on the second auction. Second auction rules will be highest cnp bid no main exception. Any main bidding on a second auction risks losing to anyone that bids higher, no matter if alt , guest or applicant.
1. There is a Maximum bid on items, and that will be calculated the way we currently do. Our raid leader runs a calculation as each expansion comes along and adjusts max bid according to stats and other variables.
2. The Minimum bid will be 1 CNP.
3. If no mains bid on the first silent auction a second auction begins using the same CNP rules. This auction will be for alts, applicants,
guests and mains.
4. There will be no god looting of items.
5. If we get a tie for the winning bid, the item will go the person who bid the highest, AND has the highest current CNP.
6. Alts , Applicants and Guests are ONLY allowed to bid on a second silent auction. Continually bidding during a auction you are not allowed to may be considered against you on your application process. We ask you to read our rules for a reason.
7. Mains are allowed to bid into the negative. While you are negative you must build up your CNP to positive to bid more than 1 CNP. If you are in the negative already, you are allowed to bid 1 CNP. This will prevent something from rotting that is an upgrade for someone. But will not allow someone already negative to outbid someone who does have points. Example player a negative cnp vs player b positive cnp. Both players can bid 1 but using our highest cnp highest bid system, the positive cnp player wins the item always.
8. Alts will use mains CNP when they are allowed to bid.
9. Bids of fractional values are NOT allowed. This creates more work for those doing the loot, and can create mindgames that we don't want.
10. Maximum of one (winning) max bid per event. On any event you bid max and win an item, you may bid on other items up to -1 of the set maximum price.
11. We are not perfect, but in the event a rule was incorrectly applied, and unless it is called to the officers attention before a item is looted, please try to limit causing a disturbance till after raid or at the minimum a pause in the raid. Loot carefully, make sure you are taking the item you bid and won. Mis-loots are charged to the player and will be deducted from your CNP. Mistakes will inevitably happen regrettably, and with the current customer service policy a incorrectly looted item is un-recoverable. Understand we are trying our best, things can be very hectic during a raid. Do your best to not disrupt the raid but bring any questions up in a prompt manner, preferably after raid when everyone can talk out an issue in tells or on the boards. Members should always feel free to post questions or concerns on the boards about any issue that concerns you about any CNP situation.
Even though we do not have a attendance requirement, we do ask that if you are going to be gone for a bit / awhile and you come back to raiding, you should raid for at least 2 weeks before bidding on items. The only time you would be able to receive a loot during your first 2 weeks back is if raid leader puts a item up that he states "no bids, open to ALL". Not in the second auction bidding.