Virtue Gaming Community Charter
Our Mission Statement
We strive to maintain a mature, helpful, generous, and kind group of players. We encourage the inviting of close family and friends of all ages to our community and we have separate forums and Team Speak channels to provide age appropriate discussion environments. The overall goal of Virtue is to have fun; after all this is a game. What constitutes fun in a game is different for each person so we will actively support all playing styles. A guild is a group you join for support as well as the social aspects, so we have a government structure in place to assure both the health of the community and the development of our members.
Virtue Gaming Structure
The Virtue Gaming leadership is comprised of two (2) levels; Council and Guild Masters.
The Game Masters are responsible for maintaining the community's resources which include, but are not limited to, the website and the Team Speak server. The Guild Masters also advises the Council on their decisions and ensures the Council performs their duties in their respective games. The Guild Masters have the final say on all guild matters in their respective games.
The Council is responsible for the well-being of the community as a whole and are responsible for the community-wide decisions. The council runs the day-to-day operations of the guild and assures the guild continues to follow the mission statement. The Council is broken down into individual roles as defined below.
Class Leaders are expected to help all members of the same class with any questions or problems they have with the class, builds, macros, gear, rotations, and sigils.
Raid Leaders are expected to run at least two guild PvE events per week. Raid leaders are expected to remain calm at all times during raids, help deveolp the guild raid strategies for each raid and communicate those strategies to the community.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct has been established and is enforced to make this a better community. Since we all come from different backgrounds with different mannerisms, these rules help us find common ground. They also serve as a reminder of what is expected from everyone in our community. These rules are not meant to detract from game play. They are set in place to enhance your experience inside the game and within our gaming community.
Virtue Gaming offers many forms of communication. These include but are not limited to: guild chat, in-game whispers, Team Speak and forums. No matter the method used to communicate, members are expected to behave in a mature and respectful manner. We all have bad days, and we understand that. However, inconsiderate behavior that detracts from the guild can result in the conduct process being pursued against the offending member. At no time will we allow racists, sexists or prejudice behavior in any form of communication. We have established both forums and Team Speak channels that are meant for 18+ age groups, so please keep mature content to those areas as we might have families with young children in the other areas. Language will be tolerated to an extent in the appropriate forums or channels, but if a member becomes abusive or disturbs the other members in the forum or channel, that member may face the conduct process. When in game and using the in game chat, please act respectfully towards others. Members are representatives of Virtue Gaming and we ask that they act accordingly. If a member demonstrates inconsiderate behavior in game chat, the member may face the conduct process. We are a mature community and ask that you act accordingly at all times.
Using a microphone is not required in the Virtue Gaming Team Speak, but using Team Speak to communicate can be a very effective way to accomplish something. All raiders are expected to be in Team Speak during raids to listen to the raid leaders.
We ask that you visit the website often, even if you do not post anything. Most of the questions or information you require can be found in the forums or on the wiki, so it is usually a good place to start if you have a question.
Grouping and Raiding
We ask that if you decide to join a group that you please make sure you have enough time to accomplish the goal(s) of the group. We understand when real life emergencies arise, but this can put the group in a tough situation and we would like to try and limit that. We do not expect you to drop a group you are in for the community. If you have committed to a group, it is only courteous to stay with them until you have finished. We ask that you try to fill groups with community members first. We understand that you have online friends you play and group with, but we expect you to attempt to assist community members whenever possible. Please do not abuse help from the guild. We will not power level anyone and no one likes a leech.
Raiding involves a great deal of time and effort. Because we are not solely a raiding guild, we do not expect all of our members to participate in raids. However, for those of you who do wish to raid, we ask that you be prepared. This means gearing yourself as best as you can, acquiring any critical skills for your class, having the correct builds for your class, bringing any items that will help you such as buff items or potions, meeting the required damange, tanking, or healing thresholds set by the raid leader for each class, being on time for the raid, and having Team Speak fully working. Failure to do any of these things may prevent you from being invited to a raid. Raid success does not come without work, so please do not expect to always succeed on your first attempt. Raid leaders are leading because of what they know about the raid, so please do not argue with them during the raid as it is counterproductive and detracts from what the raid can accomplish. No one is perfect, so please do not yell at or chastise a raid member for making a mistake. This is neither productive nor constructive and may result in you being asked to leave the raid. If you have any ideas or observations for making the raid better, please bring them up at the appropriate time. Arguing about strategy during the raid will not help the raid succeed. Please be prepared to work for success and most of all have fun!
Whenever possible, try to plan ahead for groups by using the calendar on our website. Scheduling a group is the best way to accomplish something. It allows other guild members to schedule for it, allows the correct class balance to be achieved, and allows for others with similar goals to receive help as well. We have two categories of sign-ups: Available and Not Available. Choose available if you are interested in going and think you might be able to make it. Real life does come before a game, so we will understand if something happens and you can't make it. Choose Not Available if you are sure you will not be able to make. The group or raid will be filled according to class need in a first sign-up, first-go style.
Rift Loot Rules:
These loot rules apply to the game Rift only.
Higher Dex than Strength - Rogue first, Warrior second
Higher Strength than Dex - Warrior first, Rogue second
Higher Intelligence than Wisdom - Mage first, Cleric second
Higher Wisdom than Intelligence - Cleric first, Mage second
We do a roll based loot system. Rolling for loot is done in the following order:
1) Main spec for the first class that the item is for, determined by the above classifications.
2) Off spec for the first class that the item is for or the second class the item is for, determined by the above classifications.
3) Open roll for the group.
Note: If all classes can use the item, a simple roll-off will be done.
Community Participation and Help:
We understand that not everyone has as much time as others to dedicate to playing. However, our members are expected to participate in events, gaming sessions or participate in other ways whenever possible. Being a part of a community means there will be times you will be asked to make sacrifices for the betterment of the community. Also, understand that other community members will be asked to make similar sacrifices to ensure your growth and success as well. Please do not abuse the community help and do not be upset if you are unable to immediately find help.
There are many opportunities for you to assist the community. Farming mats to donate for community use, giving gold to the community vaults, signing up for community instance runs, signing up for raid nights, donating drops that can be used by other community members, giving helpful advice and answers on the forums, and helping answer questions in guild chat are all ways to help out your fellow community members. We do not expect community members to power-level each other and actually frown upon the action. You are not able to learn anything about your character from power-leveling and you will be at a disadvantage later in the game.
Selling, Buying, Crafting and Trading:
Selling items to community members is never allowed. We expect you to give freely to other community members. We are not seeking nor do we tolerate greedy people. While community members should never be paid for crafting an item, the crafter is not expected to provide any materials. The person requesting the crafted gear is expected to acquire the needed materials. We have many items in the vaults and give them freely. Ask Council member if you need materials from the vaults or want to know if a certain material is available.
Though we strive to limit all forms of drama, there will be times that community members do not agree or that a community member behaves in an inappropriate manner. You are expected to attempt to resolve matters on your own first through whispers or other private methods. Do not make disputes a public guild matter or neither party involved will like the outcome. If the conflict is unable to be solved privately, then contact a Council member. Council members are unable to help if they do not know what the problem is so please try and be concise when explaining the situation. We will never play favorites, so evidence such as screen shots will be required to resolve conflicts. If the problem is with a Council member please contact another Council member or the Guild Masters. The Guild Masters have the final decision on any matter.
The Conduct Process:
First offense will cause the offending community member to receive a warning outlining why their behavior was inappropriate.
Second offense will cause the guild member to be banned from the Virtue Gaming and all resources provided by Virtue Gaming. All bans are final. If a community member is banned from Virtue Gaming they may not participate in any community events, alliances with the community, or groups with the community.
At anytime, if a Council member or the Guild Masters deems a community member's actions to warrant an immediate ban, the member will be immediately banned. Such actions include, but are not limited to: stealing from the guild, hacking, botting, or continuous disrespect to the guild in a public manner.
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