[H]<Dark Wolves> Social, Casual Raiding & Mythic+

Dark Wolves is a Horde guild that was established in April 2007. At that time I was an officer but, over the years, as people have come and gone, I’ve taken over the job of GM.

We are a hybrid “casual raiding/social guild”. For us, this means that some of us raid, some of us don’t.

“Non-raiders” still occasionally organise transmog/achievement runs in old raids, we also generally have a bit of a natter about recent news, updates and anything else that may crop up.

We aim to be inclusive rather than exclusive.

When we do raid, we have fun just being there … a boss kill is a bonus. We do expect people to try their best - by our very nature we often “just scrape through” on fights, so we can’t afford to carry people. But if raiders put in the effort to try their best, that’s all we ask.

Please do not expect us to faceroll encounters, breeze through new instances and new content with only a couple of wipes … this will not happen. We will die. A lot. We also laugh about it, tease each other, discuss tactics and alternative ways of doing things - usually fuelled by plenty of snacks and the occasional glass of something.

We are not a hardcore raiding guild … we are usually well behind the progression of more serious raiding guilds.

We generally raid twice a week on a Wednesday and a Friday evening. Our current raids and times are as follows:

Wednesday: 9pm-11.30pm server time*
Friday: 9.30pm-midnight server time*

We occasionally organise additional non-progression, current expansion raids or previous expansion raids at other times.

We are slowly building teams to push Mythic+ keys too - we have a “Mythics Monday” which are organised, slow, calm, low key runs to help people get used to tactics and, at other times, we have people progressing their keys and pushing higher.

Our guild is home to the author of the well-known M+ website, https://keystone.guru/ … as written about by both Icy Veins and Wowhead - several of our members have helped in the testing and data gathering for that site.

The guild is an adult only guild (18+) that aims to be drama free. We understand that problems can sometimes crop up, but as we are all adults, it is in our best interests to sort out little problems before they become big problems.

Most members have jobs/studies, homes, families and a busy schedule outside of WoW, but also have a whole host of alts, giving us flexibility and a working knowledge of other roles and classes.

Basically, we are a casual, laid back guild full of people that just want to play the game how they want to play it, as long as it isn’t to the detriment of others.

We are happy to review applications from any level character … we base our acceptance of applicants on the information provided on their application form and the person behind the character. We recruit based on who YOU are and if YOU would fit, not your character. Therefore, if you are applying, remember you are applying to join us, you’re there to show how well you will fit into the guild. One-word answers don’t work.

Characters change levels, gear, achievements and even role … it is the person behind the character that brings the fun, knowledge and experience (not necessarily of the game, but life generally :stuck_out_tongue: )

Ideally we are looking for casual members who aren’t solely looking to raid, but are looking for a WoW home where they can, in a friendly and laid back environment, get to try out all aspects of the game.

PLEASE NOTE: if your primary goal is to speed through raid boss encounters, getting your gear to as high a level as possible, as quickly as possible, then we are not your guild. We do not rush through content, we enjoy it with guild mates at a casual pace. Don’t expect us to change to suit you. If you apply to join us, it is on the understanding that you like what is advertised about us, not what you think you can make us into :stuck_out_tongue:

If any of this sounds of interest, please feel free to visit our website at:

We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Darkwolves.eu ) and twitter feed (@darkwolveseu).

We have a Discord channel that is open to non-guild members. You can join just for a chat, or to find out more about us: https://discord.gg/wWJJ83b

*please be aware that server time is affected by DST … if you are not, these times WILL change by an hour depending on the time of year!!!

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Just as an update, we are about to start up our popular “Mythic Monday” events again … where guild members get an experienced guide through M+, low keys, no pressure.

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Mythic Monday’s are continuing apace, as are PvP Friday’s. Raiding is currently progressing on a Wednesday through heroic, currently 5/10, working on Sun King. Friday’s are slightly more casual, although we are using the Normal skip to deal with the last three bosses before re-visiting earlier bosses, when we have time. Currently both raids are generally pretty close to full - Wednesday fills VERY quickly, Friday less so, starting to have a few spaces open up.

Still plenty of space for anyone simply looking for a friendly guild to call home, perhaps do some casual/semi-casual M+, etc. Perhaps with a view to casual raiding in the future.

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We are slowly starting to have space open up in our raids for tanks/dps, although we’re still pretty full on healers - currently looking at healers to be multispecced and happy to switch to dps/be benched if too many sign up. Progression-wise we’re now 7/10 Heroic, but we’re taking it slow and steady - no rush needed to get to the end, we’d rather get used to tactics and get people their loot upgrades.

Friday’s are still, currently, visiting normal bosses, but this is probably going to give way to continuation of heroic raids - potentially we may then shift to normals over a weekend, depending on interest.

If you’re interested, pop along to our discord and have a chat.

9/10 Heroic now … nearly there :wink: We’re still taking it slow and steady … not going anywhere so we have time :slight_smile:

Still working on that pesky Sire. We’ve changed our guild raids around a little … from next week we will no longer be running regular Normal Castle Nathria raids (although we may slip one in occasionally, for alts, if we feel the urge).

This will allow us to give more people the opportunity to experience the Heroic raid bosses and, hopefully, help us progress a little too, get all those nice upgrades, in preparation for the next raid … whenever it may arrive :stuck_out_tongue:

We are currently looking for more people interested in Mythic+. We are still running our Mythic Mondays for those just starting out, wanting to practice routes or strategies, or just wanting the more relaxed runs - these are usually in the +2 to +5 area.

We also have people willing and able to run 15/16+ however, currently, seem to be lacking one or two tanks to help make up teams. And, of course, we have people running anything in between.

At the end of the day, we’re still a casual guild and can’t guarantee that people join and immediately get flooded with invites into groups, but we have an active M+ discord channel and enough people at most levels of M+ progression that there will usually be something going on, most days.

We are still open to new applicants … regardless of how much or little experience you have (although obviously within limits - no point considering us if you’re a mythic raider :stuck_out_tongue: )

If you would like to get to know us, feel free to pop into our discord and say hi … or just lurk :wink: https://discord.gg/gQ2uBGe

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