Please read the guild information and FAQ topics before applying. You should use the application template to structure your post.
Rock Paper Scissors is always looking for good applicants regardless of their class or role, because we recruit the player and not the class. We give out raid spots based on performance and reliablility. That means we're never "full" on a specific class.
Is Rock Paper Scissors the right guild for you?
Before applying to Rock Paper Scissors, or any guild for that matter, you should think about what you're looking for in a guild. We recruit people for the long run and want people with a similar attitude towards the game. Our niche is competitive raiding on a casual schedule. That might not be a good fit for you, e.g. if you want to raid as many evenings as possible for faster progress or if you prefer a low pressure "family and friends atmosphere", because we want to spend our limited raiding hours as efficiently as possible.
Because we are currently in the middle of progress we are only considering exceptional applications. You need to have:
- Cleared the current content on heroic mode and have done mythic raiding in Legion.
- Consistent cutting edge past raiding experience for a longer period (e.g. a full expansion)
- Good logs (which for example show that you can rank high in heroic and stay alive / execute mechanics in mythic)
Your application must not only reflect that you are an expert player, but also that you will be a long term good fit for our guild. You do not necessarily have to confine yourself to strictly following the template, as long as you answer all our questions.
If you do not meet the requirements above (for example because you took a break from the game) we might make an exception in some cases but most likely we cannot consider you for a spot in our roster at this point. We simply don't have room to trial people who have not already sufficiently proven themselves in the (recent) past. However, if you are convinced that we are the perfect guild for you, you could apply at a later time. When we have the current content on farm we may have more opportunities to trial promising people.
Other requirements, in no particular order:
- good communication, both in-game and on Mumble (a microphone and good English skills are required); the ability to write a clear and convincing application is a good indicator of your communication skills,
- a certain level of maturity when it comes to dealing with criticism and comments from other players,
- as close to 100% attendance as possible, since we only raid two nights a week and don’t want to recruit for the bench,
- the ability to maintain a reasonable level of focus for the full duration of a 4-5 hour raid,
- rarely, if ever, going AFK at inconvenient times during raids,
- solid preparation so we don’t waste precious raid time on unnecessary wipes or explanations,
- using the best consumables available to you during both farm and progress (i.e. potions, food, flasks),
- min/maxing your character for raiding to a high degree (e.g. professions, artifact progression),
- doing whatever is needed outside of raids to optimize your performance during our limited raiding hours (e.g. farming, grinding reputations, practicing offspecs, theorycrafting, reading the guild forum),
- a good computer that can handle 20-man raids, as well as a stable internet connection with a latency below 100 milliseconds,
- a recent log parse (Warcraft Logs; if you don’t have one already you need to make one, e.g. on flex difficulty, before applying).
A good enough application can compensate for flaws like a lack of gear or experience with the current content. Things will make your application much more likely to be accepted are:
- consistent end-game raiding experience since vanilla or at least the Burning Crusade,
- competitive rankings for either DPS or healing,
- competitive PvP experience or verifiable high-end experience in another game is a plus,[/li]
- good challenge mode times, high mythic+ rankings
- anything that shows your exceptional dedication to your character (e.g. a high number of achievement points, proving grounds, brawls),
- sensible keybindings and screen resolution,
- a good explanation of what you’re looking for in this game, how much you can or want to raid and why you think that makes Rock Paper Scissors a good long-term fit for you.
You can contact Otubin or Haskell (battletag: Haskell#21570) if you want to know more.