Rules are rules; if you break a rule, an offficer/leader will issue a warning. if you have recieved a warning & break a rule again, you will be kicked
Respect members of the Alliance. This means being civil in chat channels both in and out of the alliance. This means being polite and courteous, and avoid swearing or topics that may come across as offensive, for example, politics and religion may well come across as bad topics.
No begging or mooching in /alliance chat.
No poaching players from within the Alliance. A player may choose to migrate from one guild to another guild within the Alliance after discussing it with both departing and receiving guild leaders, but proactively poaching will not be tolerated.
If a guild member is kicked from their guild, they are kicked from the Alliance.
Be inclusive. There are minimum item levels in the game already; don’t be elitist. Be tolerant of groups asking for specific players as higher geared players may be requested to support learning and gear runs. See further guidelines at the end of this document.
Officers must use Discord, and this is encouraged for the rest of the community. Voice-chat is not mandatory for anyone, but is encouraged. Text channels are essential, and very helpful for establishing institutional memory, asynchronous gaming-related conversations, etc.
Each player represents the Alliance at all times and is expected to conduct themselves accordingly (see rule #1), even when not in Alliance runs.
Please be active and contribute to the Alliance; participate in Alliance events (such as Dragonflight runs). If you are going to be inactive for a while, let your guild leader know, and for how long.
Don’t SPAM alliance chat, especially with trade requests. Trades are allowed but be respectful of group requests and general conversation; use the Fabled_Trade channel for users that are interested.
Don’t SPAM Discord text channels with unrelated content (use the designated off-topic channels).
When participating in PVP content, please abide by our PVP rules.
Don't be a dick.
GG (Good Game) is called in say chat when a team forfeits. When GG is called, a players should stop fighting. If a member does not stop fighting, the opposing team will probably kill them to make a point.
If a losing team wants to capture a node for points, they should ask in /say chat for permission. Asking in ZONE chat may be missed, as many players turn it off. It is considered only for pugs.
Capping involves alternating the capture of one node with the opposing team until the losing team members gain their 600 points for their glory.
Attacking people who are not fighting or who have called GG is "GANKING". Most alliance members try to avoid fighting other alliance members when the match is clearly lopsided.
If a player wants to 1 v 1 with another player, they ask in /say chat and the players must agree to fight. All others must back away and the heal DC should go FAR away to avoid proccing Gift of Faith, etc.
Players who use drains are usually targeted and killed by pvpers. Drains are considered VERY BAD FORM in pvp and are banned in many pvp guilds. Please do not use them.
Guidelines constitute the behaviors/etiquette we all believe are conducive to a fun gaming community. Please abide by them whenever possible.
We’ve formed a community because we like gaming together; please try to fill parties from guild / alliance before resorting to PUGs. See further guidance below.
Discourage the use of iL and class hunting in chat / LFMs (situation dependent, see Rule & Guideline #5 on being inclusive / avoiding elitism).
If you need to drop out of an alliance run, please let folks know why (time constraints, commitments elsewhere, etc). Rage-quitting in the face of challenge / failure is frowned upon, and repeat offenses will result in a warning.
During large-scale co-ordinated alliance content, please be mindful of chat channels; Dragonflights, for instance, is easier to execute when alliance chat is kept largely clear.
If there’s an event going on, please consider participating! There are often great prizes, and officers / organisers put a lot of time into organizing & executing fun events. If you have ideas for events that you’d like to see / would like to organize, holler at your favorite officer! There is a dedicated Event channel in Discord for scheduling.
Assistance: We support and encourage players to help, assist, guide and "teach" other players [or at least lower rank or newbies that ask for help] and help create an exciting, all-inclusive community; but "students" need to respect "teachers", they too have content to run, they are not an endless resource.
Alliance Party Guidelines:
Announce the type of run at beginning / forming stage; (e.g. Speed run, Learning, etc)
Stay together as a party, unless agreed on (such as for a speed run);
When a player falls in combat, if you can, pick them up;
Communicate if you need to leave; the group should obtain a replacement if possible;
If a party is announced in Alliance Chat, fill the party with players first come first served, based on /alliance chat pluses “+”, provided they fulfill iL requirements. Do not accept PMs or Guild pluses (get these players to post in /alliance, to be transparent). If you need a particular class or function to run the dungeon, be specific. If a player is required to help finish the dungeon, be specific;
People are able to form private groups if they so desire. However, if you need to finish filling your party with Alliance players, be specific on what you need. See #5;
If you are not able to get into the party you wanted, ask for help, start a new group;
These are guidelines and not set rules. If a player does not follow the above, please talk directly to the player in question. If it is not resolved, please address a Guild officer or Guild leader.