Guild Rules

Rights
As a member you are entitled to the full benefits of the guild. This includes, but is not limited to: participation in guild events, the use of our message boards and website, the use of guildchat in-game and the use of our Teamspeak 3 server for you and your friends for WoW and other activities. You have the right to speak freely about your concerns and ideas on the forums, on Teamspeak 3 (some restrictions apply here, see below) and in-game. You have the right to information from the officers and guild leader. They are obliged to answer all of your questions truthfully. You have the right to request assistance from guild mates in your adventures. You are at the same time strongly encouraged to help your guild mates when needed, but not required to be at everyone’s beck and call.

You are entitled to be treated fairly, equally and with respect at all times. You are bound to treat others in the guild in the same manner.

Behavior
As a member of <Echo> you will be kind and courteous to all players in the game. You will not spam, insult, flame or bad mouth players, GMs or chat channels, or do anything that reflects negatively upon the reputation of the guild or its members.

Discrimination or slander based on race, gender, religion, sexual preference or anything that is not accepted in real life, will not be tolerated. Punishment will be swift and severe.

You will not harass, beg or complain to get people for your group, about being power leveled, teleported, resurrected, given loot, get enchants or items crafted. These things are not your rights, but your privileges. If a member or the guild decides to help you in this way, that is that member’s decision. You cannot demand it from your guild mates.

Guild chat may at times get rude and you are asked to have a thick skin and not to take offense at things that are meant as a joke. However, cruel comments and sexual harassment to another player will not be tolerated. This will be punishable by either a warning or removal from the guild.

If you have any issues with other members of the guild, or other players, you will discuss those problems with the other person first. Do not bring issues to the officers unless you absolutely require mediation. We are all adults here and it is the belief of this guild that we can handle our own disagreements.

If an issue arises that cannot be resolved, you will act in a dignified manner and allow the leadership of the guild to hand out any reprimands if required.

Most importantly the guild is designed to enhance the enjoyment of the game for you and everyone that plays it. Do not cause undue stress or be disruptive within the guild for your own pleasure. Do not ruin the playtime of others.

Ranks

  • Guild Leader
  • Loot Council
  • Officer
  • Raider
  • Trial Raider
  • Social (friends and inactives)

 

Leadership
The guild has a Guild Leader, currently Slayde. He has complete authority, but is required to listen to every officer and Raider before making important decisions. The officers have the role of adviser to the Guild Leader, and to help out in daily tasks.

 

The tasks of the guild master and officers include (but are not limited to):

  • Recruitment
  • Organizing PvE and PvP raids
  • Leading 20 man and 40 man PvE raids
  • Distributing loot
  • Moderating the forum and Teamspeak 3
  • Communication between members and guild leadership
  • Mediation in case of a dispute between members

Raiders have priority for a spot in 40 man raids over Trials and Socials, unless certain classes or types of players are needed to improve the raid setup. They also have priority for loot in 40 man raids over Trials and Socials, but are advised to consider potential gear upgrades for lower ranked players, especially when the item concerned is for an offspec.

Raiders are required to have at least 80% attendance. If they are unable to do so for a short period of time, they need to notify the leadership via the “Attendance” thread on the private forum. If they are unable or unwilling to keep up 80% attendance for a long period, they will risk getting demoted to social.

Trail Raiders
Trials have priority for a spot in 40 man raids over socials and alts, unless certain classes or specs are needed in the raid. They also have loot priority over socials and alts. They have to adhere to the same attendance rules as Raiders. If they do not keep up 80% attendance, they will be removed from the guild, unless special circumstances apply.

Social
The social rank is for friends and family of the guild members. The socials have no rights nor obligations to raid. If the leaders find that there is a spot for a social, a social can be offered a spot.
Alts generally follow the same rules as socials.

Recruitment
Applicants have to be level 60, be outfitted to match the guild’s needs (including, but not limited to, class, equipment, talents), and be able to keep up at least 80% attendance. The minimum age is 18. Recruitment is currently the responsibility of the guild leadership, although members are asked to recommend strong players.

A trial is added to the guild and given the rank of Trial. After approximately 1 week a topic will be created on the forum where the Trials positive and negative aspects can be discussed. After at least 2 weeks the Trial’s recruitment thread will be turned into a poll, with raiders and officers able to vote yes or no on confirming the trial as a raider. Any No vote will have to be explained in the comments, or it will be discarded. Three no votes with acceptable explanation will render the applicant declined. After the voting process the trial will be either promoted to Raider or removed from the guild. The guild Leader has over ride authority for trials promotion, but they are required to listen to the officers and any Raider of the same class before deciding.

Raiding
You are not allowed to join non-guild raids to the current top-end 40 man instance. An exception is made for alts and socials.

Our raid schedule is as follows: Tuesday & Wednesday 8pm EST – 12am EST. This depends on the amount of raid content available. Ingame raids are open for invites at around 7:45pm EST. The GMOTD will reflect this.

You are expected to join at least 80% of the raids. If you are unable to join the raid for a longer period, please notify the leadership beforehand. If you do not, you risk getting demoted to social, or removed from the guild.

To improve raid efficiency, the leadership may remove and invite guild members of any rank to the raid at any time.

Loot council

The Council consists of 5 officers

Loot Rules

To obtain a piece of loot you will wait for the masterlooter to link the item in raid chat. When you see the masterlooter linking the item you want, you will link the item you are replacing with the newly dropped item and wait for the loot councils decision.

All members (including officers) have the same status when it comes to receiving loot. Council votes are based on a number of things, like: the activity and performance of the players bidding along with keeping track of previous items that the certain player won so loot distribution is kept fair.

The officers may restrict an item to 1 or more classes, specs or players. This will be announced before the voting starts. The officers may give an item to a specific player if this benefits the guild greatly. If no one wants an item, the officers will decide what happens to it.

After obtaining an item through a voting you need to enchant it as soon as possible, and you must use the item for either your main or offspec.

Restrictions
You are not allowed to:

  • Bid on an item you cannot use
  • Bid on an item you will never use
  • Bid on an item that is completely unsuitable for your class or spec
  • Sell an item you won
  • Exploit or disrupt or upset the system