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Special note for new apps: Due to errors on Guild Launch’s end some apps don’t make it from submittal to posting. These are irretrievable and a new app will need to be submitted. You are encouraged to copy any long written responses to notepad or something of the like until you’re sure its posted properly.

The purpose of this app is to introduce yourself to the guild and its officers. We expect everyone to want to make a good first impression and not be put out by a few questions from the officers.

Remember, put some thought into your application. If it takes you five minutes to write it, it will take us less time to reject it. You are selling yourself to this guild, please do your best.

While we have restructured from being a mainly progressive oriented raiding guild to a much more casual all around guild there is no reason why we can't have a group within that structure who still wish to progress (at whatever pace is decided upon for that group). However, we want people who are interested in putting down roots and calling this guild home, not people who just want to appear for a couple hours on raid nights and spend the majority of their WoW time elsewhere.
 
That said we still have a raiding structure that this guild was founded upon and we will not stray from. So, those wishing to push a little harder than other members, viz:

Application process:

-Fill out the app fully and answer all questions with as much detail as reasonably necessary so we know what the hell you’re talking about. If a question has 2 parts answer both parts.
-If you're using a member as a vouch they MUST respond in the app before it can be approved.
-Check back frequently for comments/questions
-Answer any questions/comments fully and promptly
-If approved, Welcome, and pst an officer for an invite.
-If declined, we wish you the best of luck finding a new guild.
-If you have any questions about your application or would like an update please look for an officer.



The probationary period:

The probationary period lasts for no shorter than one (1) month. This is the time frame we will be figuring out if you are a good fit for Acquired Taste and for you to see if A.T. is a good fit for you. Aside from raids we like to see new prospects helping others as they can and generally being involved with other guild members. This doesn't mean sucking up to the leadership either. Show us you want to be a part of the guild by being a positive addition. Just logging on and showing your face every couple days won’t get you out of the probationary period and will only prolong it. We'd like you to be involved in the guild, it is after all, why we're here.  We also allow for one (1) alt to be invited during your probationary period. Once you become a member you may invite any/all others.

 

Socialization:

While G chat is good a lot of our members hang out in Discord and we encourage you to as well.  Its easier to communicate and provides a more personal experience with other members.  This is where most alt and off time groups get started.  Given that we're a 25 and older guild we often have many distractions in real life that demand our attention and cause us to go AFK at times (family, work, etc.).  Our members are generally helpful and will be happy to assist if you need something but please don't get upset if you see people online and try to get something going and are seemingly being ignored.  

 

Setting expectations (yours not ours):

While we're not exclusively a raiding guild, some new members want to raid.  This is great, we often are in need of fill-ins on a week to week basis.  However, we want people who are interested in putting down roots and calling this guild home, not people who just want to appear for a couple hours on raid nights and spend the majority of their WoW time elsewhere.

That being said, during your probationary period you should have realistic expectations of making raids. This means expect to make ZERO progression raids. We expect during this period you make yourself available for as many raids, if you want to contribute.  One good way is to check with the raid leaders weekly and on the guild website under Scheduling. 
 

Raid Loot Distribution:

While each group is autonomous and will come up with their own loot rules, there are certain specific guidelines that are adhered to within the guild.  We do not do any kind of point system (DKP or the like).  Generally we use a group decision based system, meaning we're all adults and we understand where a piece of gear would be best suited for the benefit of the group.  Main Spec over Off Spec, always.  Regular members of a group will have priority over a fill in and Raiders have prio over members as well.  If at any time you feel raid loot distribution is being abused please talk to the raid leader or officers/GM.


General raid info (for those interested in raiding):

-You must be able to accept criticism: While we don't consider our groups a stressful raiding environment, sometimes criticisms will be given and you need to be able to accept them. Anyone is allowed to tunnel vision every now and then and getting called out on it cannot bother you.

-You must be open minded: We're a 25+ guild. We are very easy going and you will get along with us if you aren't easily offended. Unnecessary whining and complaining is usually not tolerated.

-We use Discord during our raids: While a microphone isn't required, having one is always a plus. Knowing when to use it is a plus and when not to use it is a plus plus. Our Discord environment is very laid back and casual, especially during trash clears, but you need to focus once assignments are being handed out.

If you’re still reading that means you’re still interested so please fill out the app and we’ll be in touch shortly.

Thanks for your interest,

Officers of Acquired Taste


Start your application here:

http://taste.guildlaunch.com/recruiting/application.php?gid=82573

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