A little more about Kaizen - first and foremost, we are a casual progression raiding guild. The word Kaizen is a Japanese concept that stands for the improvement of progress. Different people may have different takes on the idea and ideal, but for us it means working a bit, day to day, to improve at a pace you’re comfortable with. It doesn’t matter how low or high you start – at anything, there is room to improve. We aim to build a community with this very concept in mind. While our raiders perform at high capacity, it is this very concept of allowing people to grow that have gotten many of us there.
We typically aim to fill the raid with around 30 members. There is no such thing as a “bench” or “main raiders”. We embrace the concept of non-committal raiding, the majority of us will be there a majority of the time because we want to be there and we enjoy the company and the activity that we do together. Many of us have real lives; if you have a date, your kid's ball game, finals or any other kind of real life event that would come up every now and again, we would not want you to miss it for our raid. Missing a raid night, or even a raid week, does not mean a raider will lose their “spot” in the roster - we will simply be happy to see them back online when their real life allows! But this also requires that people are able to step in and out of fights as requested, which necessitates a good deal of humility and patience. As everybody will eventually graduate from the game, so we strive to make the time that we do spend together as positive an experience as possible.
Loot: We handle all loot through a council, prioritizing the raid as a whole while making sure that every raidmember is properly equipped for the content that we will be attempting. That said, if killing bosses and obtaining shinies is a prioritized goal for you, Kaizen is perhaps not the best place.