Spike Flail on Mal'ganis (PVP) is looking for a few more dedicated
raiders to round out our Mythic roster and continue progression
into Highmaul Mythic.
We are a former top top 10 Heroic progression guild, returning for
WoD after taking a break in MoP. We've done the 4 night a week
thing and as our group of players has grown and aged, we've decided
to keep the same hardcore progression mentality on a more time
friendly schedule for. As such we raid 2/3 nights a week with
raiding times as follows:
Sunday from 6-11 PM EST
Wednesday from 8 PM EST- 11 PM EST
Thursday from 8 PM EST - 11 PM EST (Tentatively/As Needed)
As a guild we've been around since TBC on Ner'zhul, including top
ranked US progression in WoLK 25m. In Cataclysm we decided to focus
on the 10m raiding model; where we hovered in the top 25 of US
progress for most of the expansion. After calling it quits in MOP,
we returned with the same raiding crew and leadership from
WoLK/Cata for WoD progression, on our new home Mal'ganis.
About Spike Flail:
The core of our guild came from the MMO Final Fantasy XI, where we
were members of the guild Kupo, which was the top guild on our
realm Pandemonium. A few of us had WoW experience in Vanilla, and
when TBC came out we returned to the game, this time with many of
our guildmates who were growing tired of FFXI's repetition. We
started the guild from Kara up and slowly grew into a top guild on
the server, finishing TBC as the 2nd progressed guild Horde side.
In WoLK we made the jump to a top US guild, with our Ulduar, ToC,
and ICC progression clocking in the top 15-20 US consistently. In
Cata we decided to focus on the 10m raiding model to maintain a
more intimate and less recruitment-heavy environment, and finishing
in the top 30-50 US.
We took a break after Cata but as a group remained playing together
throughout the years, moving to FF14 and other less time-consuming
games. When WoD was announced we had that itch again, and the
majority of our core raiding team returned to push progression
again, on a much less demanding schedule. We have the same
leadership and raiding core as we did all the way back in
TBC/WoLK/Cata; not many guilds can say that.
We take raiding serious, but we also know this is a game and meant
to be enjoyed. While I know that sounds cliche and overused, I'm
honestly proud to say that we're not the type of guild that takes
raiding so seriously that we have run completely in the
authoritarian manner and forget why we're playing. Our main goal is
to maintain a professional environment in which we can play this
game and progress, and we try to take that mentality into how we
conduct ourselves when it comes to raiding and our reputation as a
What we're looking for:
As 2/3 day/week guild, we need to make every hour we play count. As
such we're looking for players who's attitudes and personality fit
in with our current group of players. Some general
Past Progression experience. We're looking for apps who have been a
part of top progression pushes in past content, or are at least
Mythic experienced in the current content. Ideally we're looking
for people who have knowledge of what it takes to succeed in a
progression guild over a prolonged period of time.
Ability to make 90% of our raids.
Dedicated raiding mindset. This includes using consumables on every
fight, researching your classes' theorycrafting to min-max to the
fullest, being on time and ready for every night, etc.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: We're looking for intelligent human being, and
you should be able to convey your intelligence in how you present
yourself. This includes knowing game mechanics, having quick
reaction time, and being able to learn from your mistakes. You
should be able to explain your classes weakness and strengths, know
the theorycraft to min/max your class, and what abilities to use
when. You must be able to learn quickly from your mistakes and
adapt to new situations, as well as have a strong sense of
situational awareness and the ability to multi-task effectively.
You also must be able to express yourself in a way that shows
you're an intelligent human being, this includes proper grammar and
sentence structure. If you can't express yourself in a form that
shows you have an education higher than a grade schooler, you
probably aren't the type of person we're looking for. No "b4, u, r,
sum1," every time you speak please.
You can find a much longer post regarding all our expectations and
requirements for our applicants at here. I STRONGLY encourage any
potential applicant to read over that thread thoroughly before
making a decision regarding their application.
Prospective Trials must be completely knowledgeable of their
class's theorycraft and mechanics, dedicated and dependable
raiders, and overall knowledgeable and skilled players. Our
specific class needs are as follows:
Shaman (Resto Main Enh/Ele Off)
Death Knight (DPS/Tank)
A Note: We are not recruiting this many players. We simply have a
lot of options available to what classes we can take. Some members
have alts/offspecs they can choose to if we find a certain class.
We also just have a general need for good players, so we're open to
most classes at the moment. That's why we have so many on our
How to contact us:
If you're interested in applying, you can visit our forums at
www.spikeflail.com and put an application in on the appropriate
forum. Please be sure to read all the stickies before applying, if
you can't be bothered to read the stickies and follow application
directions you probably will not be considered for a trial. You
also can roll a level 1 on Mal'ganis and chat with myself (Pallinn
- Palin#1620 Btag) or any other Spike Flail officer.
Please be sure to read over all the information we've presented on
our forum before making a decision to apply. If you think you meet
our requirements and agree with our philosophy towards raiding,
feel free to pursue it. However please don't belittle yourself by
simply glancing over our information and tossing an application
with no effort behind it. The application process is partly an
attempt to weed our those who can't read stickies or form a proper
sentence, so please remember that an application is your first
impression, so try to make it as well crafted as possible.
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you soon!