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#11624883 Oct 11, 2015 at 09:19 PM · Edited 1 minute ago
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Guild Rules and Regulations

NOTE: As always, the Magus Senate and its officers request that all members (OOC or IC) adhere to the rules and regulations Blizzard has set for us on role-playing servers.

1. Our rules are subject to change based on the change of lore, the realm, the game mechanics, the desires and needs of our allies and of course, the change and growth that comes with our guild. If a change is made, the amendment will be posted and the original rule will be stricken. Ignorance is not an excuse for failure to understand and obey our rules. Joining the guild makes you responsible for knowing the rules and applying them— whether there is an officer to see you or not. Anyone caught breaking a rule is subject to demotion, suspension, or complete removal from the guild OR, depending on the circumstances, a direct ticket to Blizzard. Because of the dynamic and ever changing relationship between roleplay and the character or player, not all situations or circumstances may be detailed, covered, or addressed by the rules below. In the event of a 'grey-area' of policy, the Guild Master and their officers' judgement will be considered the final verdict for any issues perceived prejudicial to the good order and health of the community.

2. Typing and English. It is expected that both IC (in-character) and OOC (out-of-character) members of the guild use proper capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar. It is recommended that members download the Misspelled addon (see below) if they are not confident in their spelling.

3. Be respectful, ICly and OOCly, to all players and their roleplay. All members are expected to act professional and courteous. Understand the difference between IC and OOC, and know when to separate the two. Under no circumstance are you to post OOC to break role-playing immersion. If something must be made clear OOC during role-play, whisper the individuals involved or speak in party, raid, or guild chat.

4. No drama. This means that if you’re the type of person who feels the need to make everything into a melodramatic scene, this is not the guild for you. While roleplay (and critiquing fashion) can cause a small amount of drama — we expect it to — this is not an excuse for you to make a mountain out of a molehill. We want a good, friendly atmosphere where people can feel comfortable to speak their mind.

5. If you feel the need to say something about someone; hold your tongue and let an officer know. We’re all prone to having bad days and having “really bad” days. If you’re having a bad day, it is suggested that you don’t partake in Guild Chat, Officer Chat or any chat until you’ve cooled down. This also means no flaming, i.e. no talking “smack” or “crap” about someone. Whether they are in the guild or not in the guild, no one has any right to flame another person. We carefully and charmingly critique others but we do not purposefully target people and make them feel bad for who they are or what their character does. If you wouldn’t say it to someone at work, do not say it in guild chat.

6. A certain amount of cursing and playful banter is allowed, but when it begins to cross lines and make people feel uncomfortable, it needs to stop without remark or question. If conversations get too heated or aggressive, members may ask other members to cease discussing a certain topic. Do not go out of your way to antagonize or harass others. Do not joke or use derogatory slurs based on sensitive subjects like rape, suicide, sexual abuse, sexual orientation, race, or mental illness. Members found to do so may be removed from the guild depending on the severity of the offense at officer discretion. Members who are found to regularly create a hostile environment which makes members uncomfortable may be removed at officer discretion.

7. Participate. While we don’t expect your main character to join this guild, if you do introduce an alt character to us, be sure that they participate regularly. We will remove people from the guild after 2 months of unexplained absence.

8. No God-modding/Powergaming. God-Mod is when you modify the scene in order to control someone else’s character, whether or not it is in combat. An example of this would be if you wrote, “My character trips Lewis down the stairs and he breaks his neck and dies.” No he doesn’t, that wasn’t written by Lewis. Let Lewis decides what happens. Instead, you should write that your character attempts to do things, such as "I attempt to trip Lewis down the stairs." Powergaming is when you purposefully make your character omnipotent or invincible or flawless- whether in or out of combat situations. This is unacceptable and poor form, and it makes things less fair to other players. You should practice the ability to write a character that is balanced and not overpowered; strengths should be balanced with reasonable weaknesses.

9. Character name requirements. All characters within the Magus Senate of Dalaran must be appropriate and conform to the standards of Role Playing servers set by Blizzard. Violation examples include:

  • Non-medieval or non-fantasy names (for example: Slipnslide, Robotman, Technotron).
  • Names that reference well-known people, lore characters, places, or icons (for example: Britneyspears, Austinpowers, Mcdonalds, Georgewashington, Newyork).
  • Names that consist of multiple words (for example: Inyourface, Welovebeef, Howareyou).

10. Alt Policy. All alts that admitted members request to be invited to the guild must conform to all rules and policies of the Magus Senate. No OOC alt characters are allowed, and alts may not advance through the ranks as main characters do.

11. While adult themes are a part of RP, we heavily recommend members refrain from partaking in ERP or publicly displaying/advertising NSFW content. If you absolutely must, ensure it is kept private and out of the public eye. Therefore, we respectfully ask all members do not engage in ERPing or publicly displaying NSFW on characters with <MSOD> guild tags over their head.
Zanbor Emerson
Minister of Foreign Affairs
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