Why UsWe are formed from the core of a previous TBC/WotLK hardcore 10-man progression guild. The guild founders are theory-crafters and gamers of no small skill, but as the game has grown up, so have we. Balancing the real world and our love for the camaraderie of playing with a tight-knit group of people and seeing the content that the game has to offer has resolved itself into a more relaxed, but results-driven experience for any in the guild. We keep it small and tight, and that helps to prevent that feeling you can get in larger guilds where if you're not with the "in" clique, then you miss a lot of the great content or opportunities.
Who We AreWe've chosen the guild name , building off the term "deus ex machina" ("god in/from the machine"), which typically references a sort of cop-out solution to otherwise "unsolvable" problems. "Animus Ex Machina" plays on this, instead meaning "Mind Machine" or "Mind in the Machine." Conceptually, switching in "Animus" makes the statement that, as a guild, we put our minds together to solve problems and that we overcome obstacles using the team's insight and intelligence.
SchedulingOur scheduling is based on Eastern Time Zone as most of our members hail from that part of the country. Currently, people are on almost every night from around 5pm EST to about Midnight EST. However, we're tentatively looking at Wed/Sat 8pm–11pm for Raid times, Mythic dungeon runs, or other guild-hosted events.
Who We WantAll skill levels are welcome, but we expect guildmates who are newer to the game to be open to and proactive about learning more about their chosen class and spec to continually improve and rise to meet the challenges of the encounters. We have a team of very dedicated gamers that can help point you in the right direction without making you feel like you're not good enough.
For those more advanced, we are always happy to learn from each other as well and would ask that you help new members get geared, trained, and ready to go.
Contact InfoYou may contact the guild via any online member or send an in-game mail to: Tarisk (Guild Master), Neverwhere (Raid Lead), or Meladrial (DPS Lead). You can also use the Application to get in touch even if you are not strictly interested in applying—please leave your RealID number or email address so someone can reach out to you.
Ventrilo information available upon joining the guild.