Raid Planning

How raids are organized

Updated for Title Update 11

A raid run is scheduled on alternating Saturdays or Sundays, or occasionally are planned ad-hoc using a combination of Discord and PS Messages. For regular raid runs, priority is given to people who have completed a regular raid run or who have very strong DPS/crit builds and are very comfortable with heroic/legendary content.

Raid planning methodology:

We will be doing one raid activity a week, with a focus on the new Iron Horse raid, but Dark Hours will be scheduled occasionally as well. Presently we will focusing on the Discovery Iron Horse, but regardless of the mode or raid, the currently raiding schedule is:

Date Day # Raid Type US East Iceland London Europe
Nov 1, 2020 Sun #33 Iron Horse Discovery 3 PM 20:00 20:00 21:00
Nov 7, 2020 Sat #34 Iron Horse Discovery 3 PM 20:00 20:00 21:00
Nov 15, 2020 Sun #35 Iron Horse Discovery 3 PM 20:00 20:00 21:00
Nov 21, 2020 Sat #36 Iron Horse Discovery 3 PM 20:00 20:00 21:00
Nov 29, 2020 Sun #37 Iron Horse Discovery 3 PM 20:00 20:00 21:00
Dec 5, 2020 Sat #38 Iron Horse Discovery 3 PM 20:00 20:00 21:00


Participation in the discovery raid is only for members who are level 40 and have completed the Warlords of New York story campaign. Participation in the full raid is for members who have run the Discovery raid at least one time before.

For the raid, here's how we previously picked the time and who's going:

  1. Active members who haven't opted out (by letting AngriestAlex know) will be included in a group PSN message with the time and date.
  2. Members can leave the group if they know they won't be participating. No need to explain or comment, just exit the group and you won't be bothered with further logistics.
  3. If you'd like to participate, reserve your seat! If we have more than eight interested, a lottery will be done.
  4. If you feel up to being captain on a raid run, let me know. If a lottery is done to determine raid participants, one seat will always be a captain.
  5. The time and date may get adjusted based on group discussion. Pay attention to the group message for scheduling updates.
  6. If your availability changes, or becomes tenative, please post to the group. You won't lose your seat.
  7. If we have at least six seats booked, the raid will happen. Any fewer and we will (probably) abort the attempt.
  8. When the raid time is near, if you can't attend or are delayed, please post to the group.
  9. Though it may be tempting, please don't use the PSN message designated to raid planning for other clan communication.

The goal is to make organizing the raid as little effort and nuisance for all, as well as being fair and giving everyone a chance to raid. But we also know that without some process and effort, it won't ever happen.

Currently registered captains:

  • Alex
  • Amy
  • Bas
  • Colin
  • Liz (Discovery)

Seat Assignment Process

When there's more clan members than seats for a raid run, the selection process for who goes will be:

  1. First we ask if there are volunteers who wish to give up a seat.
  2. Members who reserved seats are given priority over members who just show up.
  3. If there are less unreserved seats than agents without reservations, a lottery will be done among just those agents.
  4. If there are more reserved agents than available seats, a lottery will be done among just those agents.
  5. The lottery will be done using the Dicecord bot's "order" command. The first eight agents produced by that command get seats.

Updated October 26th, 2020

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