DEATH by DAYLIGHT
-Weekly Availability & Progression Spreadsheet-
Hello, fellow seekers of misery, chaos, and glory! I come before you today to introduce the new Weekly Availability & Progression Spreadsheet, which can be found in the link above. Beginning now and leading into the future, this spreadsheet will be used by the organizers of this unofficial event to compose raid rosters for our weekly three-hour descent into progressive madness that is scheduled for every Saturday at 2PM EST. We will not be using our traditional "First Come First Serve" signup method for determining weekly raid rosters. Instead, we will be utilizing an availability spreadsheet that must be kept updated by you, the raider, on a weekly basis, in order to have a chance to participate. Since we have more raiders than slots available, we will adopt a similar "Bump/Protected" system that is used by the PvE Department to keep things as fair as possible.
So how will event scheduling work for DbDL?
Players will follow the above link to the spreadsheet, find their name and input their character information and gear into the appropriate columns. Please note, there are only TWO character rows available per player. This is intentional, as we want you to be bring your most experienced, optimized and progression-ready characters that meet our stringent tank, healer and DPS requirements. This will also ensure character/role proficiency for players to maximize raid performance. NOTE: Since there are far more DPS slots available for any given raid than the other two roles, we would highly recommend listing a progression-ready DPS character to act as a reliable alternate. If you only list Tank and/or Healer as your available roles, you will have a higher chance of getting rotated out week to week, depending on availability and necessary group composition. Also, the nontraditional "support" role will not be included in the list of roles since what constitutes as support may vary from situation to situation. The need of a "support" role will be determined and assigned on a case-by-case basis.
Most importantly, players MUST keep their weekly availability updated, which can be found in the last two columns. For example, our next scheduled DbDL run is Oct. 12. You will go to your row and find the column that is titled "Saturday @ 2PM EST - Availability" and use the drop-down menu to select Available, Unavailable or Backup. You will then go to the column right next to it titled "Last Updated" and insert the date. Please note, your last updated date needs to fall within that respective week's parameters (in this example, Oct. 6-12) in order to qualify as "updated". Otherwise, your availability will be automatically set to "Unavailable" and you will not be scheduled for that week. This method puts the responsibility on YOU to keep your availability updated week to week.
To coincide with the above, the cutoff date to update your availability will be every TUESDAY at 11:59PM EST. The raid roster will be immediately posted the following day (every Wednesday).
When composing groups week to week, we will try our best to accommodate EVERYONE that is willing, raid-ready and available. Please remember that progression raiding has its many nuances and intricacies, which will sometimes necessitate the best possible group composition. This will inherently give us the best chance for success, depending on the trial and its varying factors and mechanics. If you are not scheduled, keep in mind that there are many opportunities within the amazing ESO PvE Department to acquire gear, stay sharp, continue to practice and gain experience in Trial content. Note: We do review and discuss player/role vetting internally and WILL make adjustments to our stringent tank, healer and DPS requirements as needed.
It will also be your responsibility to keep your character information (stats, gear, etc) updated on a weekly basis. Failure to do so may hinder your participation in future DbDL runs.
Thanks! If you have any questions, please let us know!