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Reading what the officers wrote and having officers talk to you is one thing...but what about you guys? Your voices are what they should really be interested in - that position IS what they're applying for afterall.

So have at it.

What's it like raiding with Anticlockwise? What keeps you here? What's your favorite thing about the guild?
(Feel free to talk about the social environment, the progression, the overall atmosphere, off-night shenanigans...whatever floats your boat!)


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Migth as well start off by saying this wasn't my first guild i transfered away from home to first one was like bara no senshi or some place on lightning's blade.. thought they were elite and wouldn't let me raid. Then moved to no tolerance they were pretty deece but fell apart cause they werent progressing fast enough i guess. I was so reluctant to go anywere else cause well i didn't wanna waste my money so i started shopping.. jesus this is totally about my fail transfers ill get to my point shortly.

I got invites from alot of guilds 10 man guilds and 25 man guilds but the way absolution approached me i guess i can call it was more on a personal level then oh man u got gearz lets do dis. I got on vent and it wasn't just her i was totally grilled but like 5 or 6 ppl but it was awesome it was real casual and i think i was raiding uld at the time on another server. While trying to listen to them bullshit and try and ask me legit app questions. I remember thinking lol are they fucking serious? But i remember abs telling me were not at lichking yet but well get there i was just like yea im sold. And when i couldn't transfer right away cause of credit card issues she was really cool with it and didn't try and say well get here or no deal. And from then on ive nvr considered leaving.. we of course hit the wow burnout stage and regretfuly lost a few ppl that ill miss cause they were all awesome in there own way but as guild moral was going down fast it nvr struck me to leave i just hoped to god something turned around.. and as of late it has and i love raiding so much my first semester has sucked and i can't raid at all really and it actually sucks...

The raid atmosphere is awesome when were pulling or farm content these ppl are absolutely crazehhh like guild chat alone is worth $15 a month. But when it gets quiet on progression and everything comes together and the last 5% you know this bitch is about to die its beautiful. When we work together and its flawless it really is flawless and even when its not and ur like zomg stop raping me hardmodez its cool cause theres 24 other ppl that are pissed to and noone is screaming at u cause u fucked up or they wannt stroke tehre epeen a lil in your face. The only thing that grills you is the addons i promise ... i know im not well fed so suck it and drop a feast. But i love audacity i love the ppl i love leaving vent open doing assignments and listening to there bullshit . Wow thats creepy confused>.When im not raiding with them i want to be.Ill Be glad to Say that this will be my last guild in world of warcraft


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Originally, I came(that's what she said) from a guild of people that were slightly touched in the head as far as raiding goes. We would spend hours wiping on the first four ICC bosses. They would punish the people who were doing well (learned their class and studied boss fight strats) by labeling them 'elitists jerks'. For example: In the guild was an Elemental Shammy (effing shammies) that preferred to wear Agility/Expertise weapons because she wanted to 'Melee the little bastards if they got too close'.

I decided that it was time for a change. I whored myself on the guild recruitment forums and decided that I wasn't going to settle. I was determined to find the perfect place for *me*. I didn't want to be in another guild where I was a square peg surrounded by round holes and constantly not wanting to log in.

To be honest, I was a little afraid to apply at first since most people tend to point out that I am 'effing weird' but the officers and other raiders made me feel comfortable about being myself. I wish I could say that I'm making this up, but alas I completely lack important things like inner dialogue, the ability to walk and chew gum, or lie.

And that's what it's all about for me. I can totally be myself. And the good folks of Audacity embraced not only me, but my circus tits as well! I only make this point because in previous guild experiences, I was faced with a lot of discrimination based on the fact that I am female and proud of my body.

But here, I am able to grow and flourish like a thousand little piranha fish flopping in primordial goop. We are a 25 headed cobra with 50 legs ready to dish a righteous slice of boss downing pie. Except on 10 man nights, we're more like a 10 headed cobra with 20 legs, but you get the point I'm sure!

Some of my favorite things about Audacity are the things that make it such a well rounded, solid guild. We have just about everything that someone who plays WoW looks for.

Sex, drugs, and daisuke - but not necessarily in that order!

Feet.

We run old content a lot for fun and achievements.

Feet.

We queue for random battlegrounds, heroics, have arena teams, and do holiday stuff together.

Feet.

We have a lot of people who have been playing for a long time and are very helpful with Class/Profession/Gear information.

Feet.

We have one of the best raid environments that I have ever been in. I used to PuG a ton with certain guilds to work on my own progression. And hands down, this is the best place. We have an uncanny ability to really have a lot of fun while focusing on progression content. And that in my opinion takes skill.

Feet.

On that note, I consider myself extremely lucky to have found this group. Truly a diamond in a sea of coal. I have been here a few months and plan on staying until I either die irl or get booted.

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Whats there to say? Ive been here too long and raiding with these assholes is as easy as breathing, wouldn't want to raid with no other.
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When I came to Audacity, I didn't think I would be around that long. I was accepted as "friends" and was in shambles (still am of course :D).

However, the social aspects of the guild, along with each individual's personality, really bring character and life into the guild.

Raiding can be serious; it can be boring sometimes. However, with the humor and atmosphere that I think is very unique to Audacity, it makes raiding FUN. That is what playing a game is about. Fun!

Plus, I want to see Abs' bewbs...


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I have been in guild environments where the culture was militaristic. Do what your told, shut your mouth and if you dare make a mistake you will be berated. Here we enjoy our successes and failure and from each we live, love and learn. Its a nice way to spend my game time.
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Audacity is, far and away, the most enjoyable and awesome guild I have ever been in on any of my 5 80s. So many guilds claim to be both hardcore raiders and have an awesome social atmosphere, yet few actually obtain that. Audacity is one of those guilds that does. We went 9/12 HM ICC25 before our pre-Cata break, and would have done more except for a few idiots (in my opinion at least, the officers might say otherwise).

Guild chat is a constant orgy of awesomeness and every guildie is helpful to the max. Need a port? No problem! Need some mats? We got 'em. Have a question about your class/spec? If there's another one of your spec online (I'm the only enhancie ><), they'll help as much as they can.

As for stability, I have never seen an issue arise save for Drackonnes and Advice, but both cases were just weird. The latter being a hunter who quit (switched servers?) after getting heroic Deathbringer's Will, and the former being a shaman who quit after being told he had to get in vent for ICC. As Caat said, the fact that the officers are raiders really helps bring "the knowledge of the workers to the management". In other words, if this were a company, the executives would be workers who got promoted for excellence, rather than idiots who came fresh from management school without having ever done the work they're supposed to be directing.

So if you're looking for serious and stable raiding, albeit not super hardcore omg-we-need-to-get-server-first-on-everything-ever-made-by-blizzard, along with a fantastic atmosphere, Audacity is for you.
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I've had some problems in the past with guild atmospheres. I guess you could say I'm picky, I don't just want a good raiding guild but I'd like to raid with great people too.

I think I looked through over 10 pages of the recruitment thread trying to find a guild with preferable times, progression, and fun. I found Audacity and thought they sounded great and than I read through their member's posts to bump the thread and they had me laughing. I knew it was worth a shot, and I'm very happy I chose to apply.

My first day, someone commented about how the guild was awfully quiet, and someone else said they were playing nice for the new raider. That only lasted a few fights, and than people went back to playing the same way they always had. Vent was lively between every pull and my boyfriend kept bugging me to tell him what everyone had said because I'd be laughing so hard.

The best way I can describe the atmosphere is as being out there and unusual. It is very different than most of the guilds I've been in, where the atmosphere is either proper and stiff, or casual and rude. I'd say this guild is that rare gem that doesn't fall into either of those. The conversations can be about anything and everything, however I've never felt uncomfortable or offended. The guild has a great humor and is very open. I wouldn't want anything else, this guild is just too much fun (and good players too!)
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For those out there that may be reading this post, I transferred from another server to play with these guys and couldn't be more pleased. From my experience Audacity is made up of accomplished players, that still remember this is a game and supposed to be fun. Nobody yelling over vent when someone makes a mistake, (although you are expected to learn from it and not do it again), no long delays between pulls when we are working on progression content, we get back, get organized, make changes as necessary and go at it again, and progress.

If this sounds like the kind of place for you, then I would encourage you to apply.

Please understand that this is an adult guild, and the atmosphere in vent can be of an adult nature, not so much with the language but the content, so if you are under 18 and planning on applying understand that your age will weigh heavily against you.

But if you are a raider who enjoys seeing new content, having fun, and spending time with similar minded folks then Audacity is the place for you.


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Audacity began as a home away from home. It quickly became the “home” I needed and wanted as we started raiding throughout Nax and Ulduar and continues to live up to that expectation today. The quality of the people in the guild is unsurpassed to any guild environment I have experienced. Great players, great people and good times – that’s what Audacity has been for me. Happy

Note the use of the word people rather than players/raiders/characters. Audacity’s members value each person behind the computer screen. Each applicant is reviewed thoroughly before being accepted into our guild. Players are accepted (or denied) based on their personality, play-style, and ability to follow directions. Interviewing applicants has always been an interesting and fun experience. To some, they may feel we ask silly and unnecessary questions, but it’s these questions we ask to ensure we’re recruiting someone with a personality that will fit into our guild atmosphere.

Raiding with Audacity has been a blast thus far. Our officers keep things fair, our attendance policy is flexible for when real life pops up, and our ranking system makes the game playable for even a casual raider.

There’s never a dull moment in this guild. Vent is always amusing and something is always going on. If we’re not raiding, we’re pvping. If we’re not pvping, we’re leveling alts. If we’re not leveling alts, we may be off on a scavenger hunt for a free mount. Guild activity outside of raid times is just another thing that makes Audacity thrive. We are not your typical log on for raids and off when they’re over crowd. This is why I’ve been hooked for almost 3 years now Happy
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Although I'm still only a trial at this point (Fuck off weeks!!!) I'd still like to say that Audacity is a gem among the rubble of my past raid experiences. Considering this is my first expansion of raiding, I couldn't consider myself luckier! My past raid guild always made me feel like I just was not good enough for them and they expected so much it made me consider quitting raiding a few times. Not to mention the lack of motivation and attendance. When transferring to another guild, turns out they really did not need me on my pally which kind of pissed me off and when I heard there was a guild out there who actually needed a holy pally I was going crazy with excitement! After all those ordeals, Audacity has truly made me realize my potential and I'm glad to share the chance to become an amazing player with all of you guys!
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The key to Audacity is balance. They have a good bunch of people here that know how to mix fun and concentration, giving progression and loot in a decent pace while not feeling like there is a constant power struggle or yelling due to a slip up. The raiders have good focus about them and usually recovery happens fast and things get right back on track. all and all they are a good all around guild that will give every player a little of what they want without making it boring.
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I have been raiding in Audacity for over a year and a half. The group sex is amazing. We sometimes kill internet dargons. That is fun too.
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