Who we areSkunkworks is a guild for stellar players who can not or do not want to commit to the time-intensive raid schedules of traditional "hardcore" guilds. If you want to kill [Expansion Endboss], but your newly acquired significant other doesn't understand that "lame fantasy thing you do," then we might be what you're looking for. We also are home to a number of people with school or work commitments that don't allow them to consider <Paragon> a viable option.
We raid Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-1 CST, even after patch releases and during progression races. That's right, just 8 hours a week. We also run a very tight roster (28-30ish) with the expectation that our members achieve near 100% attendance.
Loot is handled by /random with a "don't be a douche" clause, with a loot council for legendaries and key items.
The guild was formed to take advantage of some of the "casual friendly" changes that were brought by WotLK, and we have successfully pushed the boundaries of what was previously considered possible on a limited raid schedule.
Progression nuts and bolts can be had at WoW Progress.
Who we expect you to beApplicants will only be considered if they demonstrate above-average intelligence, exemplary skill, a thorough understanding of game mechanics, maturity, a strong command of the English language, and a lack of epeening, douchebaggery, asshattery, and anything else that would make you unpleasant to be around. More than just good players, we're looking for people who we will enjoy killing pixels with, and we are just as likely to cut a trial for social reasons as we would for poor play (if not more so).
If that sounds like what you're looking for, and you meet our admittedly high expectations, then we can unequivocally promise you that Skunkworks will be the best online nerd experience you will ever have the pleasure of being a part of.
So you want to apply...If you've read About Us and have decided that you would like to enter a consensual nerd relationship with our merry band of dragon slayers, please follow the following guidelines in order to submit an application that we will take seriously.
ApplicationTell us, as best you can and in whatever format you think will be most persuasive, why we should want you to raid with us. To be considered, apps should include links to relevant armory pages, WoL parses, UI screenshots or fraps footage, as well as guild history with reasons for departure. It is impossible for your application to be too long or too detailed. We like stories.
You may submit your application as a thread in our application forum, or if you prefer a private app, via PM to one (preferably all) of our officers.
We will contact you if we need more information, or if we want to schedule a vent interview. If we don't contact you, you are welcome to verify with one of the officers below that your app has been received/reviewed.
Trial ProcessIf you are accepted for a trial we will bring you in for as many raids as possible in an effort to evaluate your situational awareness, class/role performance, social fit, and your ability to handle new situations.
At the end of 30 days if we feel the need to evaluate you further we will offer a trial extension. If you've met or exceeded our expectations you will be promoted. If we don't feel that you would improve our raid group we will not promote you, and barring any social problems we will invite you to stay in the guild at a social rank.
Everything cool so far?Link to our application forum
If you wish to submit a private application, send it as a forum PM to the following users:
Aerivore, Shadak, Sov, and Brister
10/10 M:NH; 7/7 M:EN; 3/3 M:ToV
Tues/Thurs 9pm-1am CST
Exceptional Players Considered