Alpha is the Number One progression guild on the Ysera realm, currently ranked at 79th in the US and 185th in the world. Alpha claimed server superiority by clearing Black Temple on September 30 of 2007. Alpha is ruled by Thunder-God Wylan. As a progression guild, Alpha raids five nights per week... when there is enough content to actually spend five nights on. During the ample time off, the membership will spend significant time in PvP, and several Alpha members have run the top arena teams on the battlegroup. Raids are typically led by Terlin, and several of Alpha's raid strategies simply involve having him yell at the boss in a Scottish accent until it falls over dead a few minutes later. Alpha encourages all players to apply to the guild, if only so its membership can make fun of poorly written applications. Applicants are also encouraged to spend some time writing an application, and should be prepared to answer difficult questions about spec, gear and playstyle. During weekends and off-nights, Alpha members enjoy bringing poorly geared alts from its alt guild into easy 10-man encounters and somewhat frequently wiping.