Know how to efficiently generate hate. Our DD's do a lot of damage, so you need to be on your A game at all time to make sure you don't lose aggro on a boss.
Self sustainability is key. You are working with your White Mages as one unit, you need to know when to cast your buffs and when to cure yourself. If your white mage is struggling to keep you alive when they are cure bombing you then you are doing something wrong.
Know proper rotations to maximize DPS. This goes for the new Black Mage mechanics as well. We aren't elitest douchebags who sit there and use a parser just to justify our E-peen, but when content first comes out we do use them on quite a regular basis to make sure that everyone is contributing a healthy amount to a fight. If you aren't performing well we will know and adjustments will be made accordingly.
Know your dps limits. Even the best tanks will have difficulty keeping hate in fights that are DPS races, so make sure you know your limits. We don't want to see you pulling aggro because you chanced it by throwing in another weaponskill during the fight. It is better that the fight takes 5 seconds longer because you stopped attacking for enough time to let the tank get a buffer than for the entire party to wipe because you wanted to be on top of the parse.
Know which mob the tank is fighting and be able to react accordingly. While our tanks will be expected to mark mobs in incredibly large groups, it is equally expected for the DD classes to move on to the appropriate mob in a timely fashion. A good base line is that you should be able to tell which mobs to move on to in the current dungeon without the help of any markers. I don't want to see you attacking a mob we aren't fighting for more than 2-3 seconds on a regular basis because you are slowing us down in the long run. It is plain and simple, the more mobs that are up at any given time the harder the white mages have to work to keep the tank alive. Your job is to alleviate this.
Know proper healing/buff rotations, and know when to use them. You will not only be watching the tanks health, but his buffs as well to know when to cast what buff.
Use quick reflexes to get rid of debuffs immediately. Debuffs hurt like hell in ARR, and we can't afford having them on the tank for more than a few tics.
Be able to watch party members and effectively heal them in large fights where the tank is taking a lot of damage. You need to know when it is appropriate to heal party members and when it is appropriate to keep all focus on the tank. I don't want to see our tank go down because X was going to die if you didn't heal him, likewise, I don't want to see other raiding members die if the tank is sitting on full hp with full buffs up.
Outside of game play we are also looking for many qualities in linkshell members that transcend how good you are. You can be the best player in the world, but if you have a terrible personality who starts drama during raids, or starts drama with other linkshells unprovoked, we quite frankly don't want you here.
Afking in the middle of a raid is out of the question unless it is an absolute emergency. We take breaks in between dungeons so if you have something to do you need to do it then.
Do not talk over the leaders in the raid if they are trying to give instructions. If you have some sort of input on how things could run more smoothly then wait for the appropriate time. If we wipe and you only think there needs to be a quick adjustment made then state that while we are trying to regroup, if it is anything else that involves drastically changing the strategy then save it for after that particular raid is over. When we fail raids we will always take a few moments before we re enter to reflect and assess what we think went wrong.
Personal responsibility is key. If you mess up, you need to learn from it and move on. We don't need to hear excuses why you were doing X if it ended up getting you killed. We understand that some things are unavoidable, but understand that if we point something out that we feel like you need to improve on during a raid we are not trying to call you out and tell you that you suck. We are all apart of a team and we are just trying to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Save the joking for after raid time. When content first comes out we put on our game face to make sure that we get it cleared and on farm status as quickly as possible, so you do not need to be talking about anything that is not related to the dungeon at hand. If you want to talk about how cute your pet pig is because it just opened a door, then save it for after the raid, because if it isn't something constructive that will help us win then it is quite frankly best left unsaid. This isn't to say that we aren't prone to joking around in dungeons and having fun after we get everything on farm status.
You need to be on teamspeak and ready to raid at the gathering spot at raid time. Do not show up and AFK and do not show up late, because you will not be invited to the party if you do.
Be willing to learn, and do not get overly defense and talk back if someone suggests there are areas which you can improve. Like I stated earlier, we are not trying to rag on you, we are just trying to make things as efficient as possible. All members including 1.0 members, and leadership have to be under the unified mentality that no matter what we are tackling currently, and no matter how good we think we are, there is always room for improvement. If you aren't constantly looking for ways to improve your game be it working towards gear melds, learning strategies outside of raid time, practicing your rotations and so on then you are only hindering yourself, and everyone around you in the long run.
Speaking of learning strategies, you need to know the strategies like the back of your hand come raid time. The raid leaders are too busy calling things out to have to take time to stop and tell you what the hell you need to be doing or where you need to be standing. If you don't know these things during the raid you are just bringing everyone down.
If you don't know something, ask questions. If you are unsure about something, ask questions. We are all here to help one another and grow as a guild, so it is more important that you ask a question and risk looking dumb outside of a dungeon than just winging it when you get into the dungeon and looking dumb there by causing our entire party to wipe.
Get on teamspeak regularly if you are in game. While it is mandatory to be in it during raids, we like to see members that are in teamspeak outside of raids who use it to socialize with other members. We are like one big happy family that sits there and makes fun of one another on a constant basis, and you need to be apart of that family so it doesn't feel like there is a complete stranger in our raid.
Last but not least and probably the most important thing to remember is, whether or not we like you is going to be a big determining factor. Personality and chemistry is key, so don't be a douchebag. We don't want people that will jump into a conversation and interrupt others just to hear themselves talk. We rag on each other a lot, but it is still important to be respectful to one another.