Friend Zone is the definitive raiding guild on US-Darkspear. Originally getting together after the release of MoP, we have gone from 13/16 Heroic in Tier 14 to fully completing Tier 15, to dominating 14/14 Tier 16 as the 56th guild in North America to kill Heroic Garrosh Hellscream. We like to kill bosses, but most importantly we like to have fun.
Friend Zone is a happy place. We joke, we laugh, and sometimes we lose focus because we laugh too much. Humor is prized among our members, as we are all here to have a good time. Even when things get raunchy or just downright weird, it's all for laughs in the best kind of way. When raid time comes though, sometimes we have to focus and things get a bit more serious, but for the most part we're always lighthearted.
We also try to provide for the raid as best we can. Flasks and food are generally provided by the guild bank, although contributions in the form of herbs and cooking materials are expected from raiders. When it comes to distributing loot, we use a loot council among the officers to determine the best use of each piece of gear, which often means taking performance and balance into account, but we also make sure that no one is ever left behind on gear. To that end, attendance records are kept for raids, and posting on the forum is required for planned absences so that we can plan the raid properly. Raiders that cannot consistently make at least 85% of raids (that's 8 of every 9, or one absence per 3 weeks) may be asked to leave.
We love to kill bosses and make progress, and we also love to have fun. After all, is the endless quest towards reaching a goal and trying to have fun along the way what the Friend Zone is all about?
The main driving force behind killing bosses, Aris does not often screw around and really cares about killing giant monsters. During raid times, he is the Alpha and the Omega and ultimately decides how the raid is run.
In many ways, Glorels is the manager of the raid. Things that need to get done, people that need to know what to do, coordinating healing, and general assistance in running the raid is his domain. Quick and to the point, Glorels will keep the raid running smoothly even if he has to get behind everyone and push.
Theorycrafter & Analyst: Total [Totaltotemic#1808] (alts: Totallite)
Understanding the way the game works is Total's passion. From strategies to kill bosses to optimization of individual classes, he tries to make everything as efficient and likely to succeed as possible.