Twilight will be a “family” oriented guild. Twilight will provide a place for others to interact in a fun way, members assisting members and having fun in the game. It will also provide a Raiding atmosphere for the higher level players with scheduled raids at a minimum of 1 per week.
Twilight leadership structure will be composed of an uneven number of Officers. This to insure when a vote comes necessary that majority rule can be attained. Should an emergency matter arise which requires an Officer vote, one can be made with a minimum of 2 to 3 officers online without the need of waiting for all present. Officer numbers will be increased as the guild membership total is increased to insure there are ample officers present at any time of day to address issues or problems.
New membership is open to all players on the Alex server level 40 and up. Membership will consist of a initiation phase as outlined below:
New members can be invited by a guild Veteran or above after filling out an application on the forum. This is for the protection of the guild members more then a restriction. It will insure the new member phase is properly carried out and that each new member is welcomed to the guild and instructed on the policy properly. All new applications will be decided upon by a guild majority vote which will take no less than 2 days, sometimes more depending on questions in regards to the application.
At no time will any applicants be exempt from this membership initiation procedure.
Members who leave the guild either forcefully or voluntarily will not be welcome back later automatically. Each departed member will need to re-apply should they want to request membership again provided the original departure was not a kick or ban from the guild. Should a member leave on good terms, for instance to help a friends guild for a short time, a re-invite will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on a guild vote.
Any member found being disruptive or causing problems in the guild can be removed at any time. Members may be afforded one warning to correct their behavior before they are removed.
Initiate to Member Promotion Process
After 2 weeks of membership, the current guild membership will be asked to vote on promoting the Initiate to full member status that will last 2 days. After the vote is done if the person passes with a 2/3rds majority, they are promoted.
If the vote doesn’t pass the same vote is reset and votes are cast again after 1 week has passed. Once again, 2/3rds majority will result in promotion. Under 1/2 will result in a parting of ways between Twilight and the initiate on good terms*.
If the results fall between 1/2 and 2/3rds we will have a final vote the following week. If this final vote doesn’t pass we will part ways with the initiate on good terms.
A minimum of 20 people must vote for the vote to be considered “valid”. Lacking 20 votes (either yay or nay) the vote is reset for the next week, this is then considered the first voting week. Two consecutive weeks of less than 20 votes the result is left at the discretion of the officers, we can take the vote as-is or wait to reset it again. Any 2nd or 3rd votes that lack 20 votes are left at the discretion of the officers as well to interpret the feelings of the guild and act appropriately.
*on good terms - we encourage them to re-apply at a later date once they’ve become more familiar with some of our members.
Guild Chat Behavior
Guild chat can get hectic sometimes and we encourage our members to use the chat room to interact and get to know one another better. There are some minor guidelines to consider when communicating in guild chat.
Profanity should be avoided as much as possible. We all like to express ourselves, but its better to do it within reason. Using profanity in every sentence is just uncalled for and not necessary. While an occasional one does no harm, please remember that you share the chat room with many other members and some may take offense to harsh language. While some may make the case of using the in-game filter, it shouldnt be necessary for others to do so in guild chat simply because you feel like cursing.
Mature subject matter is discouraged in guild chat as it may offend someone or there may be young members present. It is also considered inappropriate chat subject matter.
Chat spam isnt funny and can become quite annoying. At any given time there could be 2 or 3 different conversations taking place in guild chat. Spamming nonsense or the same text over and over again not only becomes annoying but serves to make it difficult for other guild members to carry on a conversation.
If at any time you feel the need to argue with someone, dont do it in guild chat. If you and another guild member are having a debate or disagreement, please keep it in tells or party chat. While disagreements will happen in guild chat, please keep it civil. If you can’t come to a resolution quickly, dont continue to debate at the expense of the rest of the guild.
Its best to be courteous to your fellow guild members in chat. If someone has a problem with the topic at hand and asks people to stop as its offensive to them you should honor that request. Guild chat is not a place to hold a political, racial, religious or other “touchy” topics for debate or discussion. With that in mind you should be careful of your comments as well. While it’s impossible to know what is and is not offensive to everyone, all we ask is you think about what you type before you type it. Outright offensive behavior such as racial slurs, etc are not tolerated in any way.
Raids and Guild Instance Runs
Twilight will attempt to schedule at least 1 raid per week for the benefit of the higher level members to continue to enjoy the game. In no way is this a mandatory attendance requirement. Members are free to participate in raids as much or as little as they wish.
Raid signups will be done via the offline system integrated with the guild forum located here: http://forum.twilightonalex.com/events/
Raid attendance will be determined by many factors. To avoid problems on what are known as “Progression Raids”1, gear level will play a large role in approved signups. This is to insure that the raid taking part on this progression encounter is meeting all the necessary standards to overcome and learn the fight.
Most raid signups will be given a first-come, first-served priority to signups, however to avoid the issue where some people are not able to sign up for events on the website as soon as they are made available, participation will sometimes be rotated so everyone in the guild who wants to attend the events can have an opportunity regardless of the signup time. This will likely happen when there is an overflow of signups for a raid. Persons passed over on one run will be afforded the opportunity to partake on the same instance run or another instance run on a different day.
Raid participation may also be adjusted based on class or spec requirements for the raid. For example, Healing and Tanking are a necessary part of all raids so DPS classes may be asked to sit out in order to insure that the proper amount of tanking or healing can be achieved for the runs success. Those DPS asked to sit out will be rotated out on continuation runs or following week runs to make sure they have an opportunity to participate in that instance as mentioned in the paragraph above.
5-person instance runs will be scheduled regularly to provide members more to do in enjoying the game. These runs will not impact raids in any way and will serve as an alternative to members that do not wish to attend a raid or who are not afforded a slot.
The trading or selling of guild raid ID’s from guild runs to people outside of the guild will not be tolerated and will result in immediate removal from the guild. The guild policy on Raid ID’s is that they are for guild use only and need to be left available for any possible last minute continuations on that run. This applies only to guild runs in progression instances or from scheduled raids, not to all runs led by guild members. Twilight is not in the effort of making it easier on other guilds to run instances or to share effort inside raids with other guilds.
Please view Loot Rules & Guidelines for information concerning Twilights Loot Policy.
Twilight will not tolerate the following type of behavior from members and anyone found to be guilty of these behaviors will be removed from the guild.
Guild Bank Use
The guild bank will be used to store items for all guild members to be able to request for use. Items can be either given to members for character improvement and upgrades, or can be purchased by the guild members for unnecessary items such as for rarely played alts, profit crafting, eye candy enchants, etc. Money collected from those purchases will be used to buy items that the guild may need in the future. Guild officers will have access to the guild bank accounts.
Items can be deposited into the guild bank tab for inclusion in the guild bank. Once items have been processed for storage, they can be viewed and requested via the online bank request system availible to Members and above guild rank.
The guild bank is NOT to be used for storing personal items but may be used to transfer personal items to others temporarily.
Any items sent to these accounts will be made available to all members.
The guild bank tabs are set with specific permission based on the content they hold. Some tabs are restricted specifically to certain uses such as raid materials and the depositing and withdrawals are limited to specific members only and limited per day.