As you all know, we originally set our sights on achieving CE this tier as a guild. It is not our be all and end all, and we care a lot about how we get there. After speaking with literally every raider on our roster over the last 3 days, the wide majority of folks do want to make this a real goal and want to push for it; this requires a mentality shift from what we’ve done previously. If we want to progress to the next level, every raider needs to start thinking of raid night as “game day”. Your practice should come outside of progression raid nights in some way, whether that’s studying the fights, studying guides for your rotation/class, doing M+, doing PVP, or pugging raid kills. Laying it out honestly, last tier we made great progress, but we were not a CE team. We had about half the mythic bosses down in the time allotted for a normal patch (4-5 months), and corruption gave us a pretty hefty advantage. That being said, we are at a crossroads. I reached out to all of our currently active raiders (core, bubble, and reserve) to get feedback on the direction that we want to move.
Overwhelmingly, the message was: “I want to do challenging content with skilled and nice people, and progress at a reasonable rate; if I’ve mastered something and we’re still stuck because a subset of players are consistently making avoidable mistakes or underperforming, that is frustrating and demotivating”.
We (and you all) put a lot of effort into supporting our guildies and into making sure that we are prepared for raid. We have the strongest raid team individually that we’ve ever had. But we need to calibrate our expectations now that the dust has settled after the first few weeks of progression.
Mythic Core Minimum Requirements
At this point in the tier, anyone that expects to progress with the core team must meet the following requirements:
At least two upgrade options from your Great Vault outside of raid: 4 M+ dungeons at level 10 or higher OR honor farm with combat rating above 1600
30%+ Average Parses on Progression Kills
50%+ Average Parse for Best Pulls
Avoidable Death on <10% of pulls
Do not over-rely on M+ Mondays to complete this requirement.
Coordinate with teammates throughout the week. Ping them directly in the #mythic-plus or #pvp channels. We have a lot of great, friendly players that are regularly pushing content. Learn from them and make us all stronger as a team. For those of you whose best gear comes from PVP (myself included), we expect you to be picking a category (2s, 3s, RBGs) and pushing it to at least 1600. These requirements are not arbitrary; they provide ways for you to get gear and practice outside of raid so that you’re able to show up at your best on raid nights.
The hard part: we only have 20 slots for Mythic progression. We have a genuinely great group of people in this guild and I enjoy spending time chatting with everyone and goofing around. But there is a minimum level of effort, preparedness, and skill required to achieve Cutting Edge, and currently we’re not quite there as a team. We have a VERY solid core of players that show up to raid nights knowing the fight, knowing their rotations and responsibilities, and knowing how to adapt when things go wrong. But we have to be honest when saying that we don’t currently have 20 players that consistently go to those lengths.
What do I do if I’m not on the core Mythic team?
For anyone that does not end up on the Mythic Core team, the avenues to earn a Mythic Core slot will be the following:
Outstanding M+ accomplishments (e.g. Keystone Master or similar)
Demonstrated improvement in raid (e.g. consistently high parsing and attention to mechanics on Saturday heroic re-clears or raid PUGs to meet the bar laid out in our minimum Mythic Raider requirements above)
We will prioritize promoting from within the guild rather than looking elsewhere whenever possible.
On that note, I am actively recruiting players that will make us a stronger team without cutting corners on culture and attitude. I love Resonance because it promises a welcoming, friendly, collaborative environment and enables us to push challenging content as a team. To continue moving us toward our goal of achieving CE on a 2 day raid schedule, I am on the lookout for one healer, one MDPS, and one RDPS. To ensure our current raiders have a chance to earn these slots, and to ensure we preserve the culture we’ve built of camaraderie and a focus on community, we will at most be trialing one new player in main raid nights every two weeks. Longer Term We will work players in from the bubble and off the reserve team when possible to get kills. But our priority on progression raid nights until we achieve CE is to give gear and practice to the core players that will comprise our progression team (targeting a roster of 23 players to account for comp changes and occasional absences).
Still have questions?
We are always listening. If you have ideas or you feel like there are things that we missed in this approach, please reach out to any of the officers.