Most important rule of raiding: Do not spam group chat and keep the voice channel open. Voice should be used by the group leader to keep control of the battle and for special circumstances (i.e. Healer Down!; Tank Stunned!). A Delta keeps their head in the battle. The raid does not need to know what you’re having for dinner while they’re trying to take down a group of Sith nor do they need to know how amazed you are by that last critical hit you landed. All of that can wait until the battle or raid is done.
The voice channels should be for those in that particular group only. Outside interference can and often will jeopardize the raid, risking a group wipe. We just ask that other members please stay out of occupied raid channels to prevent such distraction.
1. The tanks are in control of the raid or operation. They control the flow of the fight and should be the first to attack, unless a raid/squad leader is present and directing the tank.
2. Be careful when you enter a boss fight because most fights will have a gate close once the fight starts. To prevent other members of the group from getting locked out of the fight, slip in the door but stay close to the wall near the entrance. Once everyone is in, the fight can start. Repeated mistakes will result in a warning.
3. Loot – When the group receives loot, an icon pops up that lets you know you have the chance to roll on loot. Unless you have previously discussed it with the group, rules for looting should be as followed:
4. Roll GREED on an item UNLESS it is an upgrade for you then you can roll NEED. If you wish to sell the item, use it for a companion or send it to an alternative character, roll GREED.
-If you are getting armors for a secondary role (ie: Healer getting DPS gear) as the group if it is OK to need on the loot at the time of the drop. If there are no objections and no one else needs it, then NEED on it.
5. Make sure before you roll that not only will it be an upgrade, but it’s also ok for you and your class to use. Healers SHOULD NOT roll on Tank or DPS gear. While everyone may make the rare mistake, repeated offenses will lead to corrective action. If you accidentally NEED on loot that you do not need, all loot in Flashpoints and Operations can be traded up to 24 hours with the group members so there is no reason not to be able to trade it.
6. If you intend to go AFK, please inform the members of your group with ample time and do try to avoid it during raid boss fights if possible.
7. Don't be down on others, guilds or people during the raid. It makes you look bad, even if true. We act as a unit. Individual actions reflect on all members.
8. Give ample warning of when you have to leave if it’s before the end of the raid. We all rely on each other.
9. Please remember that not all raids go smoothly, just make sure you have medkits and credits for repairs. Most of all, have patience! Once you and your group figure out the raid, it should go smoothly from that point on.
Teamspeak (A Voice Chat) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, even just for listening in. Talking on Teamspeak is not required but it is easier to explain the boss fight mechanic in voice over text. Questions can be answered faster. While you will still be accepted into raid groups without it, should you fail to respond fast enough to what the group is doing due to the lack of VoiceChat, you may have to be replaced for that run.