OBJECTIVE:
<Last Hope> of Thunderhorn is a semi-hardcore raiding guild nearly three years ago by a group of friends interested in high level content in World of Warcraft. We have a number of players who participate in PvP, and a great collection of “Friends and Family” members who play casually and enjoy the social aspects of life in a guild, but 25-person end-game raiding is our focus.

We are casual in terms of the hours we play, but not in how we approach raiding. We work as a team, and every raider is expected to contribute to the group’s success. We expect players to keep their main toons in top shape for our level of progression with appropriate specs, mods, gems, profession perks, enchants, consumables, etc. Two-way Ventrilo communication is required, and raiders must have hardware that will not adversely affect their play. Our officers post boss strategies on our guild forums, and members are expected to review them and offer feedback before we attempt encounters. We expect players to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of their class. Nearly all of our raiders are proficient theory crafters who stay current with all of the relevant class and strategy guides.

We’re selective in extending invitations, and we continue to evaluate players throughout their time in the guild. We expect all of our raiders to perform at a high level, and when members fail to meet expectations, our officers will meet with them individually to discuss strategies for improvement. Most of our officers and long-term members are adults in their late 20s to early 40s and understand the need to treat members with respect and dignity. We don’t, however, allow consistent under-performers to hold back the entire group.

We strive to keep the atmosphere in our raids professional and focused, yet relaxed. We enjoy some friendly banter between players, but we try to keep it within reason so as to make the most of our time together. Since we don’t raid longer, we have to raid smarter.

WHEN WE RAID:
Our progression raids are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. CST, with invites at 8:30 p.m. When we're working on particularly challenging content, we will occasionally extend raid times by a half of an hour up to an hour. Our raiders are expected to have consistently good attendance, and members who are not able to keep up with our schedule (subject to occasional scheduled breaks, of course) will be returned to regular member status. Members who wish to return to raiding must go through the same application process as prospective new raiders. We prefer not to over recruit or to recruit benchwarmers, so raider attendance is very important. On off-nights (ie: Monday), we’ll schedule "fun raids", "old school raids" or even 10 man efforts for alts and our Friends & Family members.

PROGRESSION:
Current Progression:
Our Cataclysm Progression as of 12/31/10 is as follows:

1/1 - Baradin Hold
1/4 - Bastion of Twilight
1/2 - Throne of the Four Winds
2/6 - Blackwing Descent

Wrath Progression:
<Last Hope> finished Wrath of the Lich King 3rd overall on Thunderhorn with 11/12 Hardmode Kills in ICC25. We also obtained prestigious achievements including Glory of the Icecrown Raider 25M, Glory of the Icecrown Raider 10M, Bane of the Fallen King (2 groups), Glory of the Ulduar Raider 25M, Glory of the Ulduar Raider 10M, Tribute to Insanity 10M, The Twilight Zone, The Undying, and even less known ones like Earth, Wind, and Fire 10M, and Champion of Ulduar 10M. We and we had roughly the same level of progression in Tier 4, 5, and 6 content. We don’t strive for server-first achievements, but we do expect to complete all realistically available content, including hard modes and achievements, while it’s relevant.

CURRENT RECRUITMENT NEEDS
We welcome applications at last-hope.guildomatic.com from players 18 and older who share our approach to the game. We will always consider exceptional players regardless of class. Currently, we are actively recruiting the following:

1 Restoration Druid
1 Enhancement Shaman
1 Holy Paladin
1 Restoration Shaman
1 Holy Priest

We routinely receive applications from players from other servers, although we do not close recruitment for a particular class until a transfer has been completed. Players considering a server transfer are encouraged to schedule an interview as quickly as possible following the submission of their application.

EXPECTATIONS AND WHAT WE OFFER
Expectations:
-Ability to fill your role exceptionally and always be one step ahead.
-Ability to maintain 90% raid attendance
-Ability to take criticism and improve upon your abilities.
-Enjoy raiding, and have fun while keep in mind that fun doesn't interrupt your ability to do your role
-Know your class and be able to keep up on changes as well as keep up on current content and future content to stay one step ahead

What We Offer:
-Guild bank repairs
-Flask/Elixirs, raid food, potions
-Gem/Enchanting materials
-Fun raiding environment

ARE YOU READY:
If you think you are ready to find out what end game has to offer stop by:
-http://last-hope.guildomatic.com/
-Post here
-Contact in game: Gluteas, Naritan, Drunko, Měnerva
Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

---Updated as of 12-31-2010--

tl;dr: Last Hope is recruiting! We are one of the few remaining 25M guilds left on Thunderhorn.