++Our raiding team is quite full at this moment but if you feel you are someone who could fit our requirements, you are welcome to apply as we will always consider people who seem like a good fit for our guild.++
Guild identity and history:
Violent Circus is a highly organised, community-focused and competitive mythic raiding guild established on Defias Brotherhood. Historically, we have been a PvP and PVE guild that attracts skilled, competitive players. We have a ridiculous amount of /played over the years, raiding and pvp achievements, and we all share a common passion for the game. Many of us have raided since the early days of Vanilla, we have seen the game at its best and at its worst, and we are armed with the patience and knowledge to face new challenges.
Our officers have many years of experience when it comes to running guilds, we have lead and managed our guild successfully in the past, we have seen it all, and have been in most situations that could be considered difficult for a guild and we have always went out of our way to ensure the well-being of our community.
Previously a PvP guild, we were surprised by how enjoyable challenging raid mechanics, optimal play, and fat loot can be, so in Legion we shifted our sights to PvE, relishing in progressing together and motivating each other to improve. We have cleared all the mythic content ever since and up until Uu'nat in the Crucible of Storms in good time to get our Cutting Edges, and we are easily keeping up progress- wise with guilds raiding 3 days a week or more. We aim to continue this focus throughout the next expansion, until we overcome the mythic random final boss. At the end of Battle of Azeroth we decided to take a break from retail. We reformed the guild in Classic where we played and raided for a while, but even though Classic is a good game, it did not offer us the challenges that motivate us, and we have decided to start raiding on retail once more.
Naturally, we also enjoy doing mythic dungeons, battlegrounds and rated arenas, aiming to master our classes at whatever we pursue. We raid mainly two days a week. Our mandatory raids are on Mondays and Thursdays (8-11 PM, CET).
NB: We are a semi-hardcore 2 days/week raiding guild. This means that we raid on a 2 days schedule, however an extra non-mandatory raid may be added if our raiders deem it necessary for that extra push on a particularly hard encounter. It is important to note that this is not a decision officers make alone, but rather a decision we come to as a guild, as a result of a positive vote from the vast majority of our raiders. This MAY happen once per tier when we reach the end boss or it may not happen at all, according to what our raiders want.
We chat regularly on discord and we have a variety of beautiful accents on offer. We are rather international, having many players from all over the world, so we always communicate in English. By now, most of us are grown ups with many real life responsibilities. Some of us have replaced gladiator titles and rare mounts with marriage and children. We respect each other’s time and understand its value. This is why, when we do play, we try to be at our best.
The guild is like family to us, the members currently forming our roster are mainly loyal long time raiders and non-raiders who have found a home in our guild and who are very excited to be part of our community and face new challenges in the raids to come.
Who do we want?
Due to our current focus on mythic progression, we want to recruit some new members to have a steady amount of raiders. Our raiding team is quite full at this moment but, with the risk of using a cliche here, exceptional players will always be considered.
We do not accept social ranks usually but if you are interested in joining our amazing community, a well done application, in which the applicant shows he/she has the same values as us ingame, might get you a social rank in our guild.
Here are some other requirements:
· You are at least 20 years old, with a decent understanding of the English language. · You are able to raid, most of the time, on Mondays and Thursdays (8-11 PM, CET)
· On the raid times, you can join our discord channel and are able to listen and communicate. · You try to excel at your chosen class and are able to take criticism
· You respect other players and put progression before drama or loot
. You are an all around mature person who respects the fact that although this is just a game, you are playing with real people who invest time and effort to make sure we all have a good home in this game.
As you can see, it is good if you have serious raiding experience, yet potential and good attitude is a big plus. As we are competitive, we want people that try their best yet, at the end of the day, we understand that everyone makes mistakes. Typically, we do not encourage that and we try to resolve it as quickly as possible, on discord, should that happen. We have a channel for after-raid discussion. Just like your marriage counselor.
As a final thought, this guild is both old and new, relaxed (with only 2 raids a week) yet focused and competitive, but above all we are a good community. We are doing our best to protect our guild from drama and attention seeking, therefore such behaviour is not tolerated here and we do not encourage players with a past like that to attempt to join us. Our core of people stuck together through thick and thin (for more than 10 years), a few met through this game and took the relationship further in the real world. We keep in contact all the time and there are plans for more of us to meet outside Azeroth. We do realize tight communities like these might seem scary for new people, but we always manage to successfully integrate our newest recruits (if they are willing to do so).
Bottomline, if you want a place to call home again, after years of wandering around the world (of Warcraft) never quite fitting in anywhere and sometimes doubting good guilds like there used to be in the old days still exist, look no more . We can be all that and more for you.
Players who wish to join us need to make an application at our website http://violentcircus.com/ but if you need more information or are unsure about applying, you can always contact me on battlenet : Nephthys#1635 or Discord: Xethi#7709.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and good luck in your future endeavours in game or outside of it.