We are an 80% Rep, PvX guild on Tarnished Coast specifically designed for people from marginalized communities. This means Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color; disabled people; LGBTQIA+ people (intersex, aces, aros, and more definitely included); neurodivergent people; people of different faiths and non-faiths; and anyone who wants to be an ally to people from these communities.
In addition to all of our PvX activities, we also have a Raids And Strikes (RAS) Training Group!
CAFÉ's Raids and Strikes (RAS) group is a training group focused on teaching 10-person PvE encounters to players of all experience levels. We run every Saturday from 1 - 3 PM US Eastern Time (EDT). Our mission is to foster a supportive yet focused environment for people to learn raids, improve at roles, and share knowledge collectively so that we can all develop our in-game knowledge.
All CAFÉ members with a level 80 character are welcome to join as long as they read and agree to the RAS Expectations (also linked in our RAS Discord channels). While there is a minimum gear requirement (full exotic gear and appropriate runes/sigils for your builds), we don't want gear to be a roadblock for prospective members and will work with you to round out any outstanding gearing needs
Inclusivity: One of CAFÉ's core principles is inclusivity, and that extends to RAS. As long as you are willing to follow our expectations, we will be happy to have you with us. Inclusivity and endgame PvE content are not mutually exclusive; our group actively works to foster an environment where everyone feels welcome, safe, and at ease.
Constructive Development: With over a dozen active members including an official GW2 Raid Academy instructor, RAS collectively has in-depth knowledge of all raid wings, strike missions, and meta builds and strategies. Our community is happy to answer any questions you might have, and we encourage you to share your findings and experiences with the group so everyone can benefit from your knowledge.
Low-Stress, High-Focus: As a group, our goal is to beat raid and strike encounters in a low-stress environment. Chat -- both text and voice -- is free of yelling, accusations, and unhelpful/unconstructive feedback. Instead, we focus on areas where we can collectively improve and bring individual concerns to light in a constructive and attitude-free way.
Engaged Leadership: We are invested in the success of everyone - both collectively and individually. To that extent, we:
○ Post summaries of each RAS training event, including DPS reports, successes, and areas for improvement
○ Have members who are experts on all builds and roles and are available to offer suggestions
○ Post squad compositions for each encounter ahead of time to allow members to prepare effectively
○ Host additional events on Discord and in-game to develop in-game knowledge
Join our Discord, read through our #rules, and post an introduction in our #introductions channel. Once you're a member, you can fill out the form to join RAS!
If you have questions or would like to know more before joining, please message me on Discord or send me an in-game mail. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!