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    Guild Membership Standards
    DMR is a fun, sociable raiding guild filled with people from all walks of life with one thing in common. We all enjoy WoW and we all enjoy the fun, friendly interaction between others. As DMR is a part of the larger dMw community we have specific guidelines that we all must follow. You can read about the Community Membership Standards here.

    dMw also has General Gaming Standards that relate to the other games that we play. These are not fully compatible with WoW due to the nature of the game, so I will highlight the key points here that we also must all adhere to with additions in italics.

    The General Gaming Standards are a standard of conduct to which all members of the 'Dead Men Walking' (dMw for short) community must adhere. They have been drawn up to ensure that the actions of an individual does not spoil the enjoyment of others and to provide information
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    Our guild was founded on the principles of the dMw community and we strive to provide our members with a mature, drama-free environment where everyone cares about making the guild the best it can be and having fun whilst playing the game.

    We like to raid but we still want to have a real life. We emphasise quality over quantity, both in terms of time spent raiding and in the way we deal with our members.

    We want our members to be sociable & fresh for each raid so we only raid 3 nights per week
    , but we ask for your commitment to those nights. We feel this is more fun and more productive than strapping your head to the raid grindstone for 5 hours per night, 6 nights per week. Most of our members are in full-time employment and/or have children, so we start our raids a little later than most guilds to allow time for people to get home, have dinner and prepare for our raids properly. Likewise we finish a little earlier than most to accommodate those who need to get up early next morning.

    Everyone in Dead Men Raiding is there for the long run because they believe in our founding principles and because they enjoy the environment we provide. By keeping a tightly-knit force of dedicated & friendly people we will be able to progress at a steady pace and finish raid content without breaking our necks over it.


    - It really helps if your completed application template to this guild is neatly filled in and without typo's. We understand that English is not everyone's first language, but if we aren't interesting enough for you to pull your application through a spellchecker at least once,
    then you can't expect us to be interested in return.

    We're a highly sociable guild that enjoys a lot of guild chat banter and forum activity. If you are not able to take an active part in all guild communications, don't apply to an English speaking guild like us.

    - Although we won't exclude people based on age, people under the age of 20 will have to prove they can fit in
    as most of our members are over that age.

    Gear & Attitude

    We are perfectly willing to accept under-geared recruits if they are really good players & people. Badge gear, reputation gear, some pvp gear, whatever is available is something you should have as an under-geared applicant. However, more important than your gear is that you fit in with the existing members of the guild. If you cannot socialise well with us on Teamspeak and in guild chat then this guild is not for you.


    At the end of the day we play this game for fun and if we can't shoot the breeze more often than not, what's there to play for, right?
    When we're raiding we don't require you to be a heartless robot that can take all the abuse in the world without breaking a sweat, but you need to be able take any criticism at face value and not fret too much it. We expect our members to be mature enough to handle it and with good enough communication skills to be involved with encounter, class or 'problem' discussions and to explore the game, your character and its abilities to the fullest extent to better help the raid progress. A proactive & positive attitude towards everything is important.

    We do realize that the above goals might not always be what happens in practice. As with all things in life, there can be a lot of factors that interfere with your goals. However, not striving for an ideal and just accepting the status quo is not a healthy way to go about things.

    If after all of this you still think you can put up with us and have some energy left to write a
    great application, then feel free to apply here.

    The primary purpose of Dead Men Raiding is to have a mature, social environment and an orderly way of conducting our gaming that allows for a relaxed and focused raiding atmosphere.

    The guild has defined leadership positions. Members should feel empowered to give their input on situations pertaining to the guild, but once a decision has been made by the leadership, it should be considered final. As we strive to conduct ourselves in a professional manner, it would be counter-productive to argue a point to the detriment of guild's activities. If a member feels there is more room for discussion on a subject, he or she should wait until a more opportune time to raise the point with a Council Member. After a raid is completed or off-hours are good times for this.

    Hand-in-hand with this philosophy of organization is the expectation that every guild member will b
    e focused and commited to the guild. We do not have a long list of rules for you to follow because well-oiled machines run on common-sense. We want guild members to rely on common sense, not a slew of rules.

    We expect people to be actively reading community forums, to discuss things in the guild chat channels and to have an interest in the more global community events. It is important that members keep themselves informed and up to date on game mechanics, especially those of their own class. If you are one of those people who thinks that your years of experience mean you know all there is to know and you do not feel the need to involve yourself in peer discussion of the game, you will not fit in.

    Many people in this guild have lives that preclude them from spending as much time on WoW as they would like; nevertheless they maintain a very competitive spirit and a desir
    e to progress in raiding. To sustain a guild that is based on these people, we have fewer and shorter raids than your average raiding guild, but strive to make them more focused and effective. Quality of raiding will always be the main thing we strive for. We also start our raids a little later than continental guilds to allow out members to get home, eat and prepare properly for the raid.

    Last but not least, we value a good social atmosphere above all things. We are all here to have fun and while we enjoy kicking ass, camaraderie is ultimately why we stick around in games like WoW. For this reason, it is of utmost importance that the guild members' attitudes mirror the guild's core values which are closely aligned with those of the Dead Men Walking community. Since the advent of Wrath of the Lich King and smaller raid sizes, this has been more attainable than ever and as such we will strive to accomplish this.

    Altogether we feel that this guild philosophy is something many seek, but few find. In this guild we will always strive to give people with this mindset a stable and enjoyable place to call home.
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