Raiders of the Lost Orc is a raiding guild with a strong social side that was formed in November 2006 as a place for mature players to have fun working together as a team. We firmly believe that as a group working co-operatively we can achieve far more than we can individually; not only that but we can make friends, learn each other’s play-styles, and have a damned good time along the way!
This guild is not chasing epic items for the sake of it. Gear is a means to an end - never the end itself. We aim to gear our players in order to achieve more for the guild, and bring ever-more-difficult encounters into the realms of possibility. We love seeing other dedicated players receiving new and more powerful items as it will help all of us. We never begrudge them their gear even if we could have used it ourselves. Their triumphs are ours as we will either fail or succeed together as a team. 'Who gets it first?' or 'Where is mine?' are not questions our raiders ask. How can I help the guild to take the next step up? Now that’s a better question. We want to carry our guild’s name into the deepest and darkest dungeons, and to do that we need a committed and skilful team bristling with the best gear we can gather.
Raiding is not compulsory in this guild, but most of us really enjoy it; if your gear, skill and teamwork are good enough then we'd love you to come along. There really is nothing like finally downing a new boss surrounded by the same team and the same friends who have been standing by your side the whole way. You know that they have relied on you every bit as much as you have relied on them. There’s a real sense of shared achievements in this guild because no one person is enough to make a successful raid; instead everyone needs to shoulder their share of the workload.
We're not into drama, and we're not into faceless guildies. We currently have about 55 accounts in the guild (raiders and social members), keeping it small and friendly. Our guildies often do lots together outside of raiding - heroics, achievements, social events (in-game AND IRL - optional ) and that's the way we like it. RoTLO is over 25% female and the average age of our members is around 30. The majority of our guildies are from the UK and Ireland, though we also have a strong European component with guildies hailing from the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Switzerland. We even have a guildie from Australia and two in Canada!
We are a level 25 10-man social raiding guild. In Wrath we were top alliance guild on the server for both strict 10-man progression and strict 10-man achievements according to Guildox. We cleared all normal content in WoTLK and Cataclysm, reaching 8/12 ICC heroic and 2/8 DS heroic. We are aiming for even better progress in Mists of Pandaria. Our current aims are both to down every 10-man encounter in the game and to earn as many 10-man achievements as possible to stretch and test ourselves.
We raid twice a week for farming gear and progression raids. We tend to raid Thursdays and Mondays and if we decide to hold an extra raid this is usually on Sunday. We usually raid 7.45-11ST but we sometimes start and finish 30 mins earlier if we raid on Sundays for a bit more shut-eye before going back to work!
The guild is intended for mature people of 18-years-old and over as we do not censor ourselves in guild chat.
The most important thing though is that you're right for us and we're right for you. If you enjoying raiding to the best of your ability with a committed team around you, hanging out with a bunch of great people, having fun and testing your skills in the most challenging dungeons we might well be the guild for you!
Originally part of another guild, after the absence of said guild’s leader had allowed RotLO’s member to taste what a progressive, happy and well run guild was it was enevitable that one day a new guild would splinter away from its parent. This happened in 2006 with the creation of Raiders of the Lost Orc.
Led by Rahven and other officers and members who shared the vision, in the early days the idea had been a small, friendly guild of people who would help one another and group once in a while. However, overwhelmed by the numbers of others who joined it became clear that the guild had found its feet, its direction and its spirit.
Deeply entrenched in the guild’s values is that it should be a home for all who are willing to work together for a common goal and for the common good of the guild and all its members. We firmly believe that a co-operative approach every one can benefit and all share in the success of achievement. As a team we really can go that extra mile.
MoP T15 - 1/13
T14 - 16/16:
6/6 MV 6/6 HoF 4/4 ToES
9-man: Stone Guard, Feng, Gara'jal, Spirit Kings, Imperial Vizier, Blade Lord (6/16)
Raiders of the Lost Orc are currently recruiting a handful of exceptional players to help support our raiding progress. Recruitment is also open for social players.
We are looking for a select few who will bring a lot to the guild outside of their raid performance - we're after committed, mature players who know how to have fun and work as part of a well-ordered team. Although we're looking for highly skilled players, we're not looking for that at the cost of everything else. We're looking for good all-rounders who can perform well but also want to get involved, get to know people, form close bonds and be a full and important part of the guild.
You will form part of our raiding team and round out our options. You won't get a guaranteed spot on every raid, but we are recruiting to make sure that the success of our guild runs never rests on any individual's shoulders. We are building a team where players can swap in and out depending on availability and we need new players to enable us to do that.
We're currently looking for 1-2 great tanks and 1-2 great DPS to ensure we retain a stable raiding core to enable us to reach our full potential. DKs, Monks, Shammies and Warlocks are particularly underrepresented currently.