If you want to contact any of us in-game before even applying to ask some questions, you can contact me in-game with my battle tag: Astraeus #1841. You will always find me online at a minimum of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7-11 PM EST. I could be on at any other time, but those are guaranteed times. As a guild who's been slugging away at bosses for a decade and a half, we've gotten into a fairly consistent rhythm for how we do things. As an applicant, we really aren't going to treat you much differently from anyone else. We want people to show up prepared, do good HPS or DPS, and receive loot in a gracious and generous manner keeping the interests of the GUILD first, yourself second. Be on time to the raid. Do the best you can. Learn from your mistakes by not repeating them. Know the fights as best as you can BEFORE you're in front of them, and you'll do fine. You'll be invited to more and more raids until eventually you're just not an applicant anymore, you're part of the family. You can expect your loot priority to be rather low. You're not going to get that titan forged gear with the socket in first few weeks, but we'll make sure your ilevel doesn't fall so low that you're a hindrance on progression (or getting sat on progression due to ilvl reasons). Once we're reasonably sure you aren't going to bail the moment we have a bad week, you'll get the gear you deserve... depending on your performance for your ilvl bracket. Show up, put up some good numbers, have fun and don't be a dickhead, and we'll all have a good time clearing the latest raid. Worry much less about your status as an applicant and worry more about doing the fight to the best you can. Nobody gets removed after one raid week, and you won't either. Good luck, and have fun.