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Grievance Classic World of Warcraft Charter
Guild Mission Statement
Grievance is a family-oriented online gaming community. We have a very rich and honorable heritage that spans many games over many years, during which Grievance has proven that one can have a very rewarding gaming experience, yet have a life as well. The concepts of family, honor, and loyalty are hallmarks of Grievance and are expected to be upheld and respected by all members. As a guild, we will uphold Grievance's values and proudly represent our parent guild and what it stands for. We will be that guild that is known for its great community of helpful, friendly individuals that provides support for each other through all aspects of the game. WE are Grievance.
This Charter in no way supersedes the Grievance Organization charter. All members should make themselves familiar with that charter prior to joining Grievance!
This Charter can and WILL change as the guild grows and matures. The application & promotion process WILL become more complicated and harder as the guild grows. The Guild Leader reserves the right to make changes and rulings to this policy at any time, including on the spot if needed in order to correct loopholes and keep things fair.
Clauses to be aware of……
Guild Leader Clause
The Guild Leader reserves the right to make decisions that may at times supersede and/or contradict the charter and policies of the Guild. These decisions must never be made lightly and always be done with the betterment of the guild as a whole in mind. The Guild Leader also has the last word on all decisions concerning the Guild, Guild forum section, charter, and/or anything pertaining to the Grievance Classic World of Warcraft Guild. All decisions made by the Guild Leader can and will be reviewed by the Grievance Council to ensure fairness to all members.
Common Sense Clause
No policy is 100% safe from exploitation and the officers are here to make sure all things are done fairly. All changes made to the charter in this matter will be reviewed by the Guild Leader before being set in stone.
No Drama Clause
Any member found to be causing and/or instigating extreme drama within the guild will be asked to leave. The Guild Leader will make the determination of what qualifies as extreme drama, and what does not.
The Honor Clause
Honor is the second most important tenet in the Grievance Organization. All members of Grievance are expected to act with honor at all times; this includes all members of Grievance's Classic World of Warcraft Guild. At no time will any Grievance member intentionally grief another player either in or out of the game. If anyone is unclear on what the definition of griefing is, then simply ask your fellow Grievance members for clarification. Examples of griefing include, but are not limited to: corpse camping, causing other players to unintentionally become killable, training mobs into other players, and anything else that normal players would find distasteful. If any of these things give you pleasure, then you are in the wrong Guild. Leave!
The advancement of the Guild is all-important. Guild progress equals personal progress. If you are not a team player then stop now and look somewhere else. We expect members to contribute toward the overall progression of this Guild. If you are not contributing, then do not expect the Guild to contribute back to you. If you don't feel that you can meet the above expectations, then Grievance may not be the guild for you.
The Guild's responsibility to you the player
As a Guild we will help you out along the way, either through Questing, PvP, as well as Raiding. We will not drop everything to do so but work together as a TEAM to acquire a common goal. Please don't take constructive criticism to heart we only want what’s best for guild and player progression.
Player's responsibility to the guild
You, the player, are responsible for your own actions and all other characters that you may play from time to time. Your main character is the primary responsibility for you and for the guild. The guild will prioritize gear for main characters over alternate (alt) characters during raids and other official guild events. An exception is made for raids or events that are specifically designated as "alt runs"; main characters can attend these events, but they will not have priority over alt characters. “Alt” runs are designated by guild leadership.
Applying to Grievance
Anyone interested in joining Grievance should first sign up on the forums then post within the "Apply Here to join Grievance in Classic WoW" forum. This is a requirement for ALL future Grievance members no matter what Guild / Clan they wish to join. Once you have posted you can send a PM to the Guild Leader or just wait until someone replies to your thread directing you on what to do next.
Requirements to join Grievance
- Applicant MUST register on the Grievance forums prior to invite to the Guild.
- Applicant MUST be 18yrs of age or older. Exceptions may be made for real life friends / family.
- Applicant MUST have Discord downloaded and be able to fully communicate with other players!
- You can find our Discord info HERE! only after you have been accepted into the grievance family.
- Applicant MUST have read the Grievance Organization charter AND this Charter prior to joining.
All members will go through a three week recruitment period during which time they may join us on Discord and get to know the other members of Grievance. Communication is extremely important in today's gaming world and we have dedicated Discord channels for you to use. This is to give us as well as you (the applicant) an opportunity to see if your membership into the Guild is a good fit or not. Applicants found not to be a good fit will be notified and then denied membership. Note the recruitment period may be extended for a recruit if they do not play enough for the leadership team to get to know them.
Subject for removal
Players who posted in the AFK forums will not be subject to these actions unless deemed necessary by the Recruiting Officer and the Guild Leader. Members may be removed for lack of logging on for long periods of time. The following is a list of these time constraints based on rank......
2 Months - Recruit inactive for this time frame will be removed.
3 Months - Member and above inactive for this time frame will be removed.
Anyone removed due to inactivity will be invited back to the guild upon request. You are not removed from Grievance as a whole! We try to keep our rosters neat, so please hop on Discord and come see us when you have time to play again.
Guild Ranking System
Guild Leader (GL)
The Guild Leader is responsible for the overall smooth running of the Guild, the Guild forum, and anything else pertaining to Grievance in Classic WoW. It is the Guild Leader's responsibility to set in-game and out of game (if necessary) goals for the Guild to provide the proper direction and course for Grievance. The Guild Leader has the final say on all things pertaining to the workings of the Guild and its membership. At any time the Guild Leader may assume the responsibilities of any other Officer position within the Guild if necessary and can override any decision made by another officer if said decision is deemed to be detrimental to the Guild. As an extension of the overall Grievance Organization, the Guild Leader is expected to operate and make all decisions with the betterment of Grievance as a whole in mind.
Executive Officer (XO)
The XO is a direct extension of the GL and only answers to the GL. The XO is in complete charge of the guild whenever the GL is not present and has the GL's authority to make on-the-spot decisions for the betterment of the Guild if needed. As with the GL, the XO can assume other officer positions if needed. The XO can override another Officer's decision (with the exception of the GL) if deemed necessary.
Recruiting Officer (RO)
The RO will facilitate the growth of Grievance and will coordinate all matters pertaining to recruitment within Grievance. It is the RO's responsibility to help new recruits acclimate to the Guild and become successful guild members.
Guild Officer (O)
The Officer is directly responsible for certain tasks within the guild itself. These tasks can range from Raid management, organizing crafters, assisting with recruiting, or just being responsible for getting groups going on a daily basis. Officers are appointed by the Guild Leader.
Raid Leader (RL)
The RL is responsible for setting up and scheduling raids and guild wide events for Grievance. Schedules will be posted 24 - 48hrs in advance and will usually (not always) cover a full week. Raid schedules must be communicated to the GL in advance for approval before being submitted. The RL is responsible for ensuring the provision of flasks and food for raid members. While leading a raid, members may discuss strategy with the RL in tells or request to discuss it in discord. No member is to openly contradict or talk over the RL.
These Members have met the qualifications to be considered active raiding members. Said members will take priority and be chosen to participate in raids before other members within Grievance. Any member may be a raider as long as they are able to fully commit to the raider requirements.
Senior Members are those that have contributed to the guild over an extended period of time. Senior Members may become raiders, but must meet minimum Raider requirements prior to doing so.
Members are those that wish to enjoy the family aspect of Grievance without the obligations of having to raid. At no time will Members be required to raid unless they wish to and the opportunity is there for them to do so. Members may become raiders, but must meet minimum Raider requirements prior to doing so.
Upon being accepted into Grievance, a new member is considered a recruit and has three weeks to meet certain Guild qualifications. Recruits may join in Discord and also join in various guild activities, as space permits.
General Rules & "Play Nice" Rules
- No Snubbing (This is where a player leaves a guild group to join another group for no apparent justification other than just switching groups)
- No excessive profanity or swearing directly at fellow guild members.
- No political or religious commentary.
- No racial or other slurs.
- No excessive sexual language.
- Members are required to at least be able to listen in Discord. Discord is a free program and speakers/headphones are inexpensive.
- Cliques: It's ok to play with your friends, but as a member in Classic World of Warcraft we expect you to "spread yourself around" a bit. Please always try and group with different people at different times for the betterment of the guild. Blackballing or intentionally excluding other guild members (other than they don't meet requirements) is prohibited.
Loot System for Raiding
The Horde will be using a loot system called KSK https://wowwiki.fandom.com/wiki/Suicide_Kings
Raiding within Grievance
Grievance is a multi-gaming organization. As such, we encourage folks to enjoy various games and guilds within Grievance. That said, each member of Grievance must designate a "main" game (IE. WoW-Classic Alliance or WoW-Classic-Horde, etc). It is the expectation that the member will spend a majority of their time in their main game and if they desire to raid, will attend raids in accordance with their main guild's raid rules. These rules are in place to ensure that those in their main game get the full benefit of raiding. If a player desires to raid with more than one Grievance guild, it must not be to the detriment of a player's main guild. If raiding with a secondary Grievance guild, loot and raid slots will be ceded to main members over secondary members.
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