Near the end of WOTLK, we proposed that we form a guild of previously existing allied guilds in an attempt to, as best we could, reproduce the atmosphere which existed at the end of WOTLK all wrapped under one guild name. Since Blizzard did not offer an option to create an alliance, we did our best to reproduce this type of entity under one guild name. This offered many benefits including expedited guild leveling via a larger pool of toons contributing to guild leveling. The guild as it stands now is very stable, there are many long time members (one ten man raid has existed nearly unchanged for over 3 years) but also there are several recent additions to the guild. We have a very flat guild corporate tree with Phere Raid Leading and Sudsig as GM. There are no other formal officers, this seems to be the most family like.
The name: 'Die with Music" Russian; It means go out with a bang, go down fighting, make sure your death has meaning.
We might be considered a "moderate raiding guild", more than casual, less than hard core, progression raiding with less attitude. Hardmode/Mythic raiding is our goal. We expect people to be doing research on their toons/specs, gear properly, use current up to date rotations.
We still offer fixed but flexible size raid(s) (raid spots assigned to regular specific toons). We do adjust the number of runs as needed for time challenged guildies and alts. We often are in the top ten guildwise on the SERVER for raid progression.
Quote from Afax summer 2012 "I have downed more boss in this guild than I did when in a hard-core raiding guild".
Quote from Deadlydee Fall 2014 "Let me just say, I ran what I consider to be a successful raiding guild for a few xpacs/years. It's not an easy thing to do well. You have attracted some of the very best people I've encountered in all my year playing MMO's."