Death by Cupcake is a mature guild for adults who simply want to RAID in a friendly and healthy environment. We believe you can raid successfully WITHOUT the drama, elitism, childishness, yelling, vent chatter, and poor attitudes that seem so prevalent among raiding guilds.
We raid Tues-Wed-Thurs, 7PM to 11PM Central Time (CST) and are currently 9/12 Heroic 25. While not a focus, we have a 10man team that is 11/12 HM going for drakes before making the push to H LK.
Our current recruitment focus is on ranged classes - SPriests are preferred, but mages, warlocks, and hunters will receive equal consideration. That said, exceptional applications from other classes will be considered.
So why us?
Everyone here prides themselves on their friendliness, sportsmanship, and and competence, and they're proud to show it! When I first got here, I was deluged with whispers and "Welcome!"'s from my new guildmates, eager to welcome me into their family. Later that evening, we went into raid and I was STUNNED as the raid performed with sheer, quiet competence. The DPS meters were high, survivability was perfect, and everything was progressing really peacefully. I never knew raiding could be that way, and I've loved it ever since.
How is it so good?
DBC has a few policies that we think make raiding here more focused and enjoyable than with other groups. For one, we promote a polite and friendly atmosphere during raids by sticking to a quiet-vent policy - most chatter between raiders during raids occurs in our chat channels, allowing raid calls to pass unfettered.
The leadership of DBC make a point of treating raiders with respect - public callouts and temper-tantrums just don't happen here, and we don't tolerate raiders berating each other. Raiders get coaching and advice from leadership, but it will always be a just-between-us affair, and never the business of the guild at large. Our raiders are adults - we treat them as such.
We keep a small core of no more than 30 raiders on call at any time. We feel this gives our raiders the ability to shine in raids whether they're a recruit or a longtime-member, and fosters a sense of belonging which we feel is important to guild cohesion.
Finally, we distribute loot through a Loot Council system. In a guild as free of drama as ours, this works very well for us. We've also found this to be the fairest way to distribute loot - it allows us to reward attendance, performance, attitude, and need across ALL players, and not just the players who've been around the longest. We take the integrity of our Loot Council very seriously, and have the guidelines posted for all raiders to review.