Guild Rules

Original Guild Rules

Raid Schedule:

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Invites start at 1930. Raid starts at 2000.

- We expect an attendance of 75% from our members.

- We use the ingame calendar for signups in this guild. The calendar will be locked 24 hours prior to the raid start, please ensure you have accepted the calendar invitation by then.

- The most suitable and balanced group for the raid will be decided by the officers. We frequently change the group during and so those not required for the main group are expected to stay online where they can be contacted as this may change. 

- If you are unable to attend a raid you must post your absence in advance in the "Unable to Play" forum in the relevant thread. If there is no thread for the date you will be missing please create one with the title as "DAY DATE". With the exception of emergencies we expect members to post well in advance of their absence to allow the officers to plan for that evening. (e.g. 3 days+ notice)

- If for any reason you come late to a raid it will mean you no longer have a guaranteed invite to the raid group. Of course an apology for your absence can greatly help your plea, and optimal raid setup will come above all other considerations.

- In most cases we will aim to end the raid by 23:00. However on rare occasions we expect members to be available to raid until 24:00 when required to kill a new boss or improve the raid performance for the week.

- Anyone taking a break for a period of 3 or more weeks (depending on the case) will be asked to step back from raiding. They will of course be offered a social position, and be treated favorably when/if they do return, and will be encouraged to reapply to the guild.

- If we do not receive notice, or cannot contact a member for a period of 2 weeks the above will be applied again.

- This will be effective to ANYONE within the guild, regardless of rank. Of course we will discuss specifics with those with just reasons and do what we can to accommodate, but it remains important that we keep the focus of the guild on target and do not weaken ourselves by holding off recruitment over questionable breaks, or set a precedent that long breaks will be accepted back the same as those who have been present all along.

- Members will be occasionally required to sit for raids. This is inevitable if we want to run a consistent raid group and we ask that when this does happen there is no unnecessary issues or delays due to it.

- As a raiding member you will not raid with other guilds unless specific permission has been given by the officers that you may do so. If in doubt, talk to an officer and expect the answer to be no.

Behaviour & Preparedness:

- You are expected to treat your fellow guild mates with respect at all times, remembering that we are working towards a common goal. Flaming and abuse will not be tolerated. If there is an issue that you feel needs resolving contact an officer. What you may see as great advice others may be resentful towards and the correct conduit with which to approach these matters is via an officer - Trying to bypass this conduit and share your wisdom at will has never ended well. Players getting ‘feedback’ from non-officers can not only de-rail but also spark arguments. If you have feedback, pass it onto a Officer, preferably after the raid.

- Our members are representatives of the guild to the outside world and we expect people to act in such a way that the guild will be looked on in a good light. We will not tolerate arrogant or abusive behaviour, flaming of other guilds or their members, troublemaking, or any other activity that would bring the guild into a bad light. Act maturely and responsibly always.

- Our loot system is handled by LootCouncil. Please make sure you have RCLootCouncil installed.

- Teamspeak is required for all members and we encourage people to use a microphone.

- The officers work hard to ensure the guild has a friendly atmosphere, and we progress as well as we can. They should be treated with respect, and in the knowledge that any issues will be resolved to the best of our abilities, even if the issues are with the officers themselves. As long as the subject is approached calmly and in an open manner no subject is taboo.

- Members are expected to check the forums regularly as many important announcements and information is posted here.

- All members should come FULLY prepared for raids - this means having studied boss tactics and videos in advance, checked the forums for specific info and boss threads. Members must also come equipped with flasks, potions, food and any other consumable that may boost your performance, including researching which spec is best suited for each encounter. Preparation also includes being able and willing to play an offspec when required for progress. We will sometimes provide food and/or flask for encounters, but this is not to be relied upon. Flasking and Potting is NOT optional.

- During raids Teamspeak should be kept clear for officers to relay information and lead. Although it is often appropriate to speak on TS or even joke about, this should never interfere with the running of the raid or the success of an encounter. Equally any questions relating to guild rules, policy, or boss tactics should be directed to officers on the forums or outside of raid time.

- The "trial" period for Original last for on average 2 weeks. This is by no means a deadline and we reserve the right to keep players on trial for as long as we deem necessary to be sure you are suitable for Original. During this time you will have essentially the same rights as any member, except that your performance is being even more closely monitored and you will have a lower priority on loot, you will still be able to win items.

- Remember after all of this we are here to enjoy ourselves and it's by having fun mixed with serious play that we can achieve our best - ENJOY YOURSELVES!