Acquired Taste has been around since Vanilla and has been the forefront of Akama's PvE progression since Burning Crusade. Originally part of the Alliance, we decided to make the switch to the Horde side for a nice change of scenery near the end of Firelands. We tend to run with a tight roster, so being sat is very rare, or would only occur for progression needs where class-stacking may be necessary. We are also quite active outside of our normal raid schedule, doing old content for achievement points, mount/sale runs, or casual PvP; many of our members hang around in vent and play other games outside of WoW. Our raid roster loves to compete with each other, whether it's damage, healing, or holding threat, and everyone looks for ways to maximize their potential on every encounter, making a vast majority of progression nights smooth and efficient. MoP was an expansion where much of our core left to fulfill life-obligations, and AT took a break from raiding. Now, with the new expansion Warlords of Draenor, we're looking to rebuilt to a top 50 US raiding position. If you think you would be a good fit in our ranks, apply!

What does Acquired Taste want from you? Experienced and competent raiders. We don't expect every applicant to be in full best in slot gear when they apply, but we do expect applicants to be extremely knowledgeable about their class and spec, as well as how to utilize their assets for any raid environment. We want to be impressed by you. The first step to impressing our officer council is putting forth a good effort into the application.

As stated above, we do not expect applicants to be in full best in slot current tier items (however, that would be a huge plus). We do, however, expect all applicants to
have the BEST possible gear currently obtainable to them within reason. We also expect applicants to have their gear gemmed and enchanted appropriately for their class/spec in order to maximize your potential performance. The amount of effort you put into your character will be a factor in how we judge your application.

Raid Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:15 EST - 1:15 EST; Sunday clean up if necessary

Please read the following instructions and use the template below when filling out an application form to Acquired Taste:

1. Register an account if this is your first visit to our forums. Your account will be approved by an officer within a day which will grant you posting privileges. In the meantime, you can copy the template below and fill out your application using a word processing program.


3. Fill out the application to the best of your ability. Take the time to proofread it thoroughly.

4. If you've filled out the application form and do not have any combat parses, you're not done with the application. Get some combat parses of current raid content and upload them to World of Logs. No, seriously, get parses and have them ready. It is REALLY difficult to judge how good a player is through just their armory profile page. Sure, their character can be perfectly gemmed, reforged, enchanted, and have the best gear they can possibly get, but without parses, we wouldn't know if they were using the right spells at the right time, or if they don't know how to step out of fire. Keep in mind, if you do not have combat parses, you will be at a severe disadvantage compared to someone who does take the effort to provide them.

5. When your posting privileges are granted, post your application in the Recruitment forums (refer to first image after template) for the officers and guild members to examine it. Replies won't be instant, but be prepared to answer any question we may throw at you.

6. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the template below, please send a private message to one of our officers: Iriemember, Hyper, Murder, Benedictum





CPU specs: link:

Armory link (please be logged out in your raiding gear and spec):

Parses (link):

Screenshot of raiding UI (in combat, list any addons that are not currently visible):

Please provide a detailed list of your raiding experience (earliest to most recent). Specify if certain encounters were done on another character and provide an armory link should that apply to you:

List your previous guilds (earliest to most recent), and why they did not work out for you (please be as detailed as you can be):

What goals do you hope to obtain with Acquired Taste and why do you think you'd be a suitable recruit for us?

We want to get to know our future recruits, so tell us a bit about yourself!

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