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“Dark Substance” Guild

Horde EU-Kazzak    (armory)
Progress: 9/9 (M)
World: 408
EU: 254
EU English: 141
Realm: 21
World: 811
EU: 495
EU English: 262
Realm: 37
Encounter First Kill Videos World EU Realm Fastest Kill
+ M: Kil'jaeden19 days ago4082542124m 36s
+ M: Fallen AvatarSep 14, 2017 19:222581511229m 47s
+ M: Maiden of VigilanceAug 24, 2017 21:273822371752m 23s
+ M: Mistress Sassz'ineJul 23, 2017 21:57169108530m 35s
+ M: The Desolate HostJul 4, 2017 21:161339141426m 20s
+ M: Sisters of the MoonJul 2, 2017 21:3812381409m 47s
+ M: HarjatanJul 2, 2017 18:306463272306m 59s
+ M: Demonic InquisitionJun 29, 2017 21:323081951206m 04s
+ M: GorothJun 29, 2017 20:3470743430
+ H: Kil'jaedenJun 23, 2017 20:369634110m 17s
+ H: Fallen AvatarJun 22, 2017 19:543311671407m 29s
+ H: Maiden of VigilanceJun 22, 2017 18:275882401507m 04s
+ H: The Desolate HostJun 21, 2017 21:024632821414m 18s
+ H: Sisters of the MoonJun 21, 2017 20:007864001414m 56s
+ H: Mistress Sassz'ineJun 21, 2017 19:2982739615
+ H: HarjatanJun 21, 2017 18:5716197173205m 14s
+ H: Demonic InquisitionJun 21, 2017 18:4517187643604m 44s
+ H: GorothJun 21, 2017 18:282281101740

Guild Profile

Primary Language: English
Raids per week: 4
deathknight (dd)high
demon hunter (dd)high
druid (balance)high
druid (feral-dd)high
warrior (dd)high
Greetings Everyone!

I'm Shig, GM of Dark Substance - please let me introduce our our humble crew! We are a bunch of excellent (*cough*) players on the Horde side of Kazzak, many of whom have been thoroughly active raiders since WoW's early eras. As a guild, we are seeking like-minded semi-hardcore raiders to join us for our progression in Legion and beyond!

Having achieved a 270th world rank by killing pre-nerf Mythic Archimonde on the 11th of November, 2015, we headed into Legion with an ambitious mindset, aiming to outperform our past selves and once again achieve a respectable world ranking. While our vigor is stronger than ever, our key values are all the same: maintaining our signature chill atmosphere, playing together and bonding outside of raid times or WoW, and enjoying memes and music of questionable quality through Discord bots.

By the time of Tomb of Sargeras' release we managed to snag a world 191st Mythic Helya and a world 147th Mythic Gul'dan ranking, and have set the bar even higher for ourselves for the Tomb of Sargeras progression race. We have upheld our standards until Sassz'ine, at which point social issues arose inside the guild involving cliques, toxicity and negativity. We had to resort to a roster purge which did in fact eliminate the issues and restored our positive mindset, however severely gimped our roster. Instead of mass recruiting, we collectively agreed to slow down and finish ToS at a slower pace by cutting raid days, and gradually rebuild the roster with only high quality players in order to shoot for top 150 again in Antorus. This approach appears to have been a success, with our roster situation and guild atmosphere looking more promising than ever.

Currently, we are finishing up the final recruitment-related touches to our Antorus roster. Should we have roster openings, you will find detailed info on sought classes below as well as on WoWprogress' class chart. Interest from backup raiders of all roles and classes would also be appreciated! Well, let's jump into a more elaborate rundown of who we are!

Dark Substance, eh? Who are you? What are your goals?

Seasoned raiders and lovely guys & gals (ˆ_ˆ) bringing together a wide variety of personal backgrounds from all over Europe!

From another perspective: a close, fuzzy group of experienced players aiming to stick to a reasonable, 4 nights/week semi-hardcore raiding schedule during progression with a "quality over quantity" mentality - this entails minimal out-of-raid farming/grinding, but still retaining maximum efficiency. This naturally involves defeating Mythic raids way ahead of the release of further tiers, and achieving top quality rankings within our playtime bracket.

In essence: we are a fun crew of innately motivated people, focusing on top performance and social engagement alike. Serious progress and warm, family-like atmosphere all in one!

Great, but could you back it up with a brief guild history?

Sure! Today, the guild will soon have been formed 7 years ago and has partaken in several expansions of progression raiding. The foundation of DarkSub can be traced back the late days of Wrath. After racing through heroic 10-man heroic content in Cataclysm and achieving server- and faction first kills on Kor'gall, we have collectively transferred over to Kazzak in order to bolster recruitment capabilities.

Having completed all current heroic content until the release of MoP, the abilities and bonds of our players – and our guild as a cohesive team – have all further developed, however 2012 brought several out-of-game obstacles into the picture - mostly graduations, study-abroad programs, internships and work-related commitments.

Due to the majority of our college-aged members becoming preoccupied with these matters, we have made the temporary decision to put raiding on a hold for the time being. However, we have made the promise of reincarnating the raiding roster of the guild once the next expansion, WoD, would be upon us.

In Warlords of Draenor, we have swiftly rebuilt our roster based on the values carried by our oldies, this time in a 20-man format instead of the previous 10. We came close to downing Mythic Blackhand (p3), and in Hellfire Citadel we scored a pre-nerf (pre-item upgrade patch) world 270th Mythic Archimonde kill. Having maintained the core of our roster throughout the expansion, and integrating capable raiders to our crew, we felt prepared for Legion (no pun intended) with the most solid roster the guild ever possessed.

Outside of raids and M+ runs in WoW, we also regularly engage in team play in other games, such as Overwatch, LoL, Diablo, Dota, HS, and a fair few others on off-raid days. Also, we've met up at Dreamhack Summer 2015, Winter 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017 - and we are definitely heading back for the Winter 2017 event in November! \o/

Should you seek a community to engage with outside of raid time as well, we are awaiting you with open arms!

So what exactly are you seeking?

In case you are interested, our current recruitment table can be found below. Let us point out that aside from the Backups & Socials segment, we seek new players for the core team (100% attendance awards a guaranteed raidspot).

- Tanks:
Recruitment closed

- Healers:
Recruitment closed

- Damage:
1-2 DPS players of the classes listed on WoWprogress!

- Backups & Socials (potential alt raid participation):
All classes and specs welcome!

When should I be online for raids?

Our raid days are Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday & Tuesday, with occasional optional chill runs on Fridays with friends & family.

Raid times are 20.00-24.00 server time, with no early start or extensions without everyone's full consent. Regarding start/invite times, we have no compulsory rules when to be online as long as you are inside the instance fully prepared by 20:01.

Great. What do you offer should I join?

As a guild:
- Highly competitive raid group, selected based on performance AND personality,
- Cutting edge progression through communication and a team-based mentality in and outside of the game,
- A community that values Your social and creative contributions, and in fact expects so from all of its members - it's a train driven by 20+ people, which might not sound extremely reassuring if pictured IRL on the rails, but it kinda works in-game!

As a raider:
- Core spot for Legion and beyond - as long as performance is kept up,
- Guild bank support for repairs, vantus/augment runes and codexes,
- Fun to be had while raiding on Discord, from music bots to dank memes - we're not at all a community that progresses in complete silence. Expect jokes to be flying around (to a non-disruptive extent),
- And generally: shiny items and achievements :)

As a guildie:
- Family-like guild of flat hierarchy - no officers/superiors, acting as one is not tolerated; temporary veteran rank based on community evaluation; full liberty of choosing talents/specs/gear as long as you performance is deemed competitive,
- Majority voting-based decision at all progression and organizational breakpoints, a crew that is appreciative of any and all inputs with an open mind,
- Discord server for everyday guild and individual needs.

And what, Shig, must I give in return?

*Pulls down hood* EEEEVERYTHING! - Actually, the following:

As a raider:
- Commitment for 1+ year of playing the game and sticking with the guild (assuming you stand by us and survive the trial period, and we stand by you and vote for your graduation)
- ~915+ gear with ~4-5+ Concordance traits in main weapon,
- BiS or near-BiS Legendaries for mainspec,
- Mythic experience and corresponding logs (!),
- Reliability, constructive attitude and ability to give (!) and receive feedback,
- 95%+ attendance rate and punctuality,
- Vocal personality - we are not seeking overly reclusive members (both in and out of raids),
- Fluent and confidently spoken English (no, written alone is not enough),
- Good quality microphone (no crackling, no one in the background, no netcafés),
- Top-notch class knowledge,
- Alt of same role but custom class (you can level one if you don't already have one) for HC,
- Being able to play specs of your class of a different role is NOT mandatory, but is an advantage.

As a human (sounds weird, but you get the point):
- Have intrinsic motivation! Do not need to be scolded, act as your own leader,
- Understand loot distribution as a means of improving guild performance and be capable of joining related discussions (members collectively decide where loot goes),
- Do not disrupt the guild atmosphere, belittle others or otherwise act like a douchebag.

Please take your time and consider us should you be looking for a guild that is just as close of a community as formidable of a progression team!

Whoa, interested?

Should you be seeking to join our crew, please fill out the following form: and we will contact you through Bnet for an interview after processing the application, ideally within a few days!

In case the interest in having You join is mutual, a 1-on-1 Discord interview will be conducted with every potential applicant, so please make sure you're comfortable with the thought of a personal chat as well as using Discord! :>

Note: we are not seeking any applicants who look to skip the above step and cut right to the interview. Please do not be surprised if such requests are left ignored.

Take care!
profile administrator(s): Shigurei, Merelith
last updated by Shigurei 19 hours ago
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