Wednesday January 05 2011 - submitted by Tikus at 02:31pm
( by Kam, April 2008) (Modified Feb 2011)
Kinsmen DKP is a silent bidding system where points earned from raiding 25 player PVE content can be spent on gear.
1. Earning DKP for RAID Encounters.
The highest tier of raiding available (currently 11) will award 100 DKP per hour. Raids will be broken into three hourly sections with a check-in approximately at the end of the hour to award DKP for that hour.
2. Stand-by DKP
A person will earn 100 DKP/hour for the raid by being ?on deck?. You may withdraw from the ?on deck? waiting list at any time with no DKP loss by whispering the standby tracking officer or raid leader. Otherwise your character has to be in raid in the standby designated group. You can go offline and be on an alt but be reachable to the raid.
** To qualify for stand-by DKP:
* You are on the waiting list and you were beyond the 10 or 25 needed to fill the raid and/or in an overbooked class.
* You must be on and monitoring the Kinsmen Ventrilo server. You are allowed to play on an alternate character as long as you stay online throughout the duration of the raid. The raid leader will call for check-ins. If the check-in is not answered promptly (within a period of roughly 3 minutes), you will be removed from the wait list and receive no DKP for that raid.
* You may be asked to gather needed materials and deliver them to the raid. This must be done promptly. You are considered part of the raid and this is one of your duties to the raid.
* You can remove yourself from the Standby list at anytime by informing an attending officer. No penalty.
* The 5 minute time frame to get to the instance is a loose guideline. If we are trying to invite you to group and summon you, you no longer have 5 minutes. Take the invite. Take the summon.
3. Spending DKP
* We will be using a silent bidding system for all epic drops. Once the loot is announced, the Raid Leader (or designated DKP auctioneer) will announce the start of the bidding on the first item. You must send the DKP auctioneer private tells announcing your bid. You cannot bid more DKP then you currently have. Clarification May 27, 2009 – Current = not including dkp from raid at the time of bidding.)
* There is a minimum bid of 100DKP on all items.
* There are two rounds of bidding lasting for approximately 10 seconds each.
* First round MAINS for main spec use
* Second round Recruits, Mains, and Alts for any use (before item is disenchanted)
* The final bid and winner will be announced in raid chat. The ML will hand the item to the winner. The price of the item will be the second highest bid +1 DKP. If there is a tie, those with the over all highest DKP will be rewarded the item. In case the total DKP is tied, then it will be /rolled.
**For example: We get three bids. Someone bids 4000 DKP and has a total of 6000 DKP, and two others bid 6000 DKP, one with total of 10000 DKP and another with 12000. Bidding closes. The person who bid 6000 DKP with a total of 12000 DKP would win the item and pay 6000 DKP. If only one person had bid 6000 DKP, that person would win the item for 4001 DKP.
* Anyone can bid for any item, but bids may be negated by the Guild Leader or Raid Leader, if wildly inappropriate or clearly malicious in nature. Abuse will not be tolerated. Don’t bid on things you are not going be using most of the time. Don’t inflate prices to help your friend. Don’t use DKP on BoE epics and go sell it in the AH. Use common sense, think about the guild first.
* BOEs: 3.0 introduced many BoE epic boss drops. Many of these items are very good for raiding and a few may be BiS for some classes. Any BoE’s bid for and won in normal round 1 bidding should be for the purpose of equipping on the winning toon for use in PVE content. BOE’s are a source of gold for Guild repair bills and as such will be used to provide for the bills of raiders. They should not be used for Alts, Friends or fund your personal bank.
* DKP maximum = There is none!!
* DKP wipe – be aware points are wiped clean from the system if member is inactive for over 30 days. Additionally a member returning to activity may be asked to accrue DKP for two weeks before being allowed to bid on items. Please check with Class Officer and Guild Leader for this. It applies on a case by case status and depends on the period and reasons of inactivity. This insures a rare drop does not go to a returning member that may go inactive soon again, points non withstanding and effect negatively to the guild’s raiding effort. Again remember we do not raid for an individual’s accumulation of “phat lewt”.
4. Other stuff
* If an item is not bid on, it may be taken by anyone who will equip it for 100 DKP. Otherwise, it will be disenchanted and sent to the guild bank.
* The most you can bid is your DKP before the start of the raid. No one will be allowed to go negative unless they are picking up an item with minimum bid (100 DKP) before it gets disenchanted. (may need approval from officers in raid).
* Recruit Members may earn DKP, and bid in Round 2 until he/she is full member (approximately 30 days).
* Points belong to the person not the single character and may be transferred between characters on a single account. Special circumstances where alts are called in to balance a class, the DKP is recorded under the alternate but should be added for all characters. Mains do get a priority on bids. If an item is not bid upon on the first round of bidding, alts can put in a bid on the second round before the item gets disenchanted.
* If a member already owns an item currently in auction, he/she may not bid on that item in an effort to raise the amount of DKP spent by other members. This is pretty much common sense – if you cannot receive an item, you cannot bid on it.
* Members are not allowed to announce their bid publicly. (A bid made in a public channel will be canceled immediately and the player will forfeit his chance for bidding on that particular item.)
5.Rights and Responsibilities Of the Master Looter/ Auctioneer:
People are, understandably, apprehensive of putting so much power into one person’s hands. A corrupt Master Looter (ML) can, and will lead to many issues. As such, a system of checks and balances will be put into place to help prevent such corruption.
* If the ML is interested in bidding on the item, another officer will be asked to run the bidding process on that item. This will be arranged prior to bidding start and will be announced to everyone on raid channel.
* The ML is required to take a screenshot of all the bids. This serves two purposes – it shows that there was proper track kept of all the bids, and it is a confirmable record of who was on a raid. This picture will be kept on record, unedited.
* The ML is required to announce the highest bid before handing out the item. The ML will broadcast the bid itself on the public raid channel, and then 5 seconds later the amount that the person received it for. It is the players responsibility to pay attention to this – and if they notice their bid was higher, to report it to the ML. Do not make note of it in raid chat. If the ML ignores you – contact an officer immediately.
Of course these rules are ALL subject to review and change as decided upon by Kinsmen