Preferred member conduct on the server, and the officers are held accountable as well. If you experience someone, even myself, acting in a manner unbefitting War Machine, please let someone know so they can look into it.
In Azeroth, your reputation determines how far into end-game you can progress, as well as the kind of play experience you’ll have. So, a few points. The guild maintains a good reputation on the server, so refrain from arguments and rudeness in general, trade, LFG, and other server- and zone-wide channels. Be courteous and helpful to lowbies, those in need, and people in groups. If a group is not going well, be polite and explain that you need to leave, apologize and do so (although leaving groups inside an instance is a grey area, and usually frowned upon).
Everything you do reflects on the guild, and people will remember your guild tag more often than your name if you are rude. The simple rule is don’t create drama, and don’t leave people with bad feelings about you or the guild. If you have problems with someone on the server that a simple ignore won’t fix, let an officer know what happened via a private email either in-game or a private message on the guild forums. Better we’re aware of it before it becomes a server-wide drama fest =).
Please remember, respect the people that you play with. Harassment of any type will not be tolerated. Religion, politics, illegal drug-use, and sexual activity are considered taboo should not be discussed in guild chat, swearing is a no-no. On Mumble swearing is frowned upon, repeated and incessant swearing may receive a warning or some other disciplinary measure. Arguments should be done in private, never in guild chat; and with an officer present if preferred.
Do not insult or otherwise offend people. Offending someone (even inadvertently, depending) will receive 1 public warning, 1 further private warning if required, and continued offending behavior will be removed from the guild.
Normal chat is fine, but spamming is not allowed.
Please try and extend the in-guild rules to out of guild chat channels. Abuse of the LFG, Trade and General channels will not be tolerated.
Anyone observed causing trouble in zone or server channels may be removed.
All players must have Mumble installed. You must have the ability to at least listen during instances. Disabled players may use alternative methods. Officers should furthermore be on Mumble sometime each play day, if not all day. Please try to extend the in-guild chat rules to Mumble, no taboo topics, cursing is frowned upon.
One guideline about chat, though not a rule… Please attempt to use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. Not everyone is good at this and some internet abbreviations are fine, however typing in ALL-CAPS, or in txt spk will not be tolerated. Just as in-game Blizzard rules, masked profanity “STFU GTFO WTF” are considered profanity.
Never divulge someone else’s personal details.
This is a guild that groups, raids, and instances together. Grouping with guild members is mandatory, though not for any particular instance or quest(s). If you need a group for something, at least let everyone know that you are headed somewhere an hour before so if they can help, they can finish their current quests.
This guild is for active members. We get that you have a life outside of the game and that always comes first, but we want this to be somewhere people enjoy being and come to regularly. If a player is inactive for three weeks without character advancement, or only logging in for a minute or two at a time, the character may be removed from the guild. This is to keep the roster clean and with active members only. If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, let the officers know your plans.
If you are removed from the guild after a period of inactivity, don’t take it as an insult – if we haven’t been advised it is just part of normal housekeeping. Rejoining the guild is as simple as a message and a few clicks anyway.
Contributions and withdrawals will be done on a needs basis. If you need to store something you can create your own bank alts. Begging in or out of guild chat may be cause for a /gkick.
Professions & Crafting
Crafting for guild members is done for free until end-game (the newest most expensive recipes *may* be exempt for a time). But when a member requests an item crafted, you may ask for help getting the materials, if you do not have them on hand.
Referrals & Ads
Feel free to refer friends and other players to the guild. If you worked with someone and enjoyed it, by all means refer them. Ask them to speak to an officer and if they are found to be suitable they will be interviewed and possibly invited. Always be aware what you do in groups, instances, and in chat reflects on the guild.
Leaving the Guild
In the unfortunate situation you wish to leave the guild, please contact an officer before doing so. When people see someone has left the guild, they will ask why and it would be nice to be able to explain the reasons for leaving. If you wish to join another guild, please talk to an officer first, perhaps we can facilitate that too. We’ll make sure there’s no bad blood created between the guilds during the process.
Note: War Machine only invites certain people into it’s ranks, and the average WM member is quite a bit more mature than the average WoW player (excluding myself of course =D ). So, while any list of rules may sound strict upon reading, we don’t expect to have these types of problems. This document is just to clarify what is acceptable behavior, in case there’s any question.