These rules are subject to change without notice. Be sure to check back here periodically.
Above all else, <Existence> is a community. The focus of this guild is its members. You are expected to be a participant in <Existence>. This means taking an active part in the guild, joining in events, grouping with other guildmembers on a fairly regular basis, helping others with quests, doing what you can to help the guild as a whole. That does not exclude soloing, grouping with others, or not jumping in to help every person who asks. It is about finding the right balance to benefit you and <Existence>. And never forget - WoW is a game. Personal life always takes priority.
Also, never forget that you carry <Existence>'s name above your head at all times, conduct yourself in a manner which will earn respect from your fellow players, not contempt. Be a proud member of <Existence>, and make those around you happy to see one. Be polite, both to guild members and fellow travellers. Be a nice person - even if this means you have to role-play the whole time (we're sure you can be evil and nice at the same time...)! Don't spam, don't ninja-loot, don't kill steal, no hacking and don't get caught up in abusive arguments.
General Guild Regulations:
Be respectful in guildchat. DO NOT make offensive remarks that are intended to hurt anyone. In the best interest of the guild, please refrain from talking about politics, religion, drugs etc. In general - if it's not safe for work, it's not safe for here.
DO NOT type in all CAPS. This is annoying and signifies yelling.
Do not be unreasonably vulgar. Do NOT direct vulgarities at other people.
English is the official language of this guild. Other languages in /g are not allowed. Take it to whispers.
No drama! This rule is in effect inside and outside of the guild!
Respect higher ranking members. They have proven themselves to be reliable and worthy of their rank.
No begging. This rule is in constant effect no matter where you are.
Please try not to sell items or services to guild members. Trading items or services is acceptable. However, friendship and good will is a lot more profitable for the guild as a whole.
For the endgame content, Teamspeak is a requirement for raiding/heroics. Microphone is preferred but not required This is to ensure we have the highest chance of guild raid success due to particularly efficient communications.
You are only expected to contribute to the Guild Vault that which you can spare. If you take an item that is easily replaced then replace it when you can. DO NOT be greedy! During ANY type of dungeon group, need if you absolutely need, and greed if you want gold. Needing on everything will get you ONE warning and then kicked - nearly a zero tolerance policy on this. If it is quite obviously that the need was deliberate, there will be a guild kick with no warning.
If you have an alt in a different guild DO NOT use our Guild Vault to procure items for them.
During a Raid or Dungeon, please keep unrelated chat to a minimum. This will help the raid or dungeon leader keep track of what is happening and what needs to happen without having to scroll through unrelated banter. This rule also applies to the Teamspeak server.
If you use the guild Teamspeak server, ensure that you are in a channel labelled for your current ingame situation. DO NOT crash channels you are not actively participating in.
You will have to be online at least once per two weeks. If you are not able to do this please speak to an Officer or post in the appropriate section of the guild forums. If you do not notify the leadership of your absence ahead of time you risk being removed from the guild. However; if you want to be re-admitted, you will be allowed.
Any member who does not play within Blizzards ToS and these guild rules will be removed from <Existence>, as this can damage <Existence>'s reputation. Conversely, if another player acts poorly toward you, then try politely asking them to stop or reach a compromise, and if that doesn't work, try speaking with one of their Guild's officers. There is never an excuse for dealing with like by like. Have self-respect. No begging in guild chat, and especially not in general/trade chat, /say, /yell etc. By all means ask for help when you need help, but make the distinction. If it is not immediately urgent or no-one is around to help, try the forums. For quest assistance, do some research, and if needed plan a date and time, asking for help from people through a forum post or setting up an event on our guild site calendar. It is easier to help those who help themselves in this respect. Use common sense.