Undying Resolution Guild Policy

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Undying Resolution Guild Policy

Post by URCouncil » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:50 am

Part A - Mission Statement:

1. To raid in an atmosphere that pushes progression in a reduced amount of time. The goal is to clear content, while content is current.
2. To maintain a guild with strong communication between members & officers, a guild where members are required to sign up in advance, where absences are required to be posted and where raiders are required to prepare ahead for raid encounters.
3. To have fun and enjoy the friendships that are formed within the guild, where we maintain an accepting and open atmosphere that is conducive to achieving our goals.

Part B - Guild Culture:

UR has a unique guild culture that some of our new members may not be familiar with. This document is to help all members understand our culture and know what is expected of them at all times.

The majority of our members are professional working adults, with an average age of about 30. We want to be able to log into the game and enjoy ourselves with common-minded friends. We expect behavior that would be appropriate in any professional working environment. Because our game time is limited, we want our raiding to be efficient as well as enjoyable. We are a very friendly guild and we treat each other with respect.

Part C - General Expectations for All Guild Members:

1. Above all, have fun- this is our pastime, our hobby, our escape.
2. As we are mostly adults, we do not feel the need to write and post a long, lengthy post on specific rules. Generally speaking, keep the language reasonable, understand that many may have children or young adults in the room, or even playing with them- as such if you let an f bomb, or other bomb go by accident, just say sorry. Long strings of profanity are not welcome in a mature guild.
3. Along the same lines, we have both genders playing with a wide spread of ages- a bit of innuendo can be fun, at times clever, but we ask this be kept in check. Sexual harassment (and we all know what that is, as pretty much every real life employer in North America defines it) is not tolerated.
4. Beyond that, as a golden rule, do unto others as you would have done unto yourself.

Part D - Ranks & Expectations:

What we expect of all raiding ranks:


1. You will bring a positive attitude to all guild events and will maintain a civil and friendly composure in accordance with our general rules at all times.
2. You will, on your own time prior to raids read, watch, study, understand, ask questions, and sign boss strategy threads.
3. You will come to raids on time, repaired before hand, with a small amount of your own flasks/food available in case they are needed.
4. You will communicate with the officers to maintain a two-way dialogue about your availability and needs, as well as using the absences forum in every instance of an absence, and retroactively if the forum is not available until after your absence.
5. You will follow instructions, for better or worse, and will not question or object during an encounter.
6. Questions/comments/concerns are always welcome and appreciated between attempts, not during them. Keep Mumble clear for the raid leader(s).
7. Wednesday and Thursday are our primary raid nights and attendance of ALL raiders is required.

Aspirant

What we expect:

1. An Aspirant who desires to raid must meet an attendance requirement based on a period consisting of approximately 14 raid days (7 weeks). At the end of that time period the Aspirant may be promoted. The minimum attendance required to even be considered for a raiding rank is 80%. See Raid Attendance Requirements for further information.
2. You are responsible for maintaining your gems, enchants, and other gear needs. Repairs on raid nights are covered by the guild bank.
3. As many new Aspirants are below the average ilvl of our regular raiders, we strongly expect week to week improvement as gear upgrades are obtained. If you are coming into the guild at an ilvl matching that of our raiders we fully expect your performance to be middle of the pack with some higher performance fights and some lower performance fights. Failing to perform at a level consistent with our current raiders while in similar gear and circumstance will most likely result in your raiding application being deferred to a Social application and you will instead be offered a Compatriot position within the guild at the conclusion of your Aspirant period.
4. You will sign up for raids no later than Monday before the raid week.
5. Up to two (2) alts are allowed in the guild for this rank.
6. This rank is a trial period for you as much as it is for us. You may, at any time, leave Undying Resolution on good terms provided you notify the officers and the timing of your departure does not coincide with our raid nights.
*Note: Only 5 and 6 apply for those on the path to Compatriot rank.

What you can expect:

1. We will make available raid slots to meet your minimum raid requirement.
2. We cover your flask, food, and up to 100g for repair costs.
3. If you attend the required raids, and perform to an acceptable level, promotion to a full U.R. raid rank will come after a minimum of 7 weeks.
*Note: 1-3 are not required for those on the path to Compatriot rank.

Specialist

What we expect:

1. A minimum of 80% attendance averaged over each quarter of the year. It is your responsibility to make these raids and keep track of your own attendance to be sure you meet the requirements each quarter. See Raid Attendance Requirements for further information.
2. A level of performance that is the baseline requirement for U.R.'s progression which is the average sum of its members. If the majority of a raid can perform a task such as but not limited to: clicking something at the right time, doing x amount of damage to the right target at the right time, or simply being in the right place when asked. Failing to do what your peers can do is a fast way to demotion. In short, we fully expect you to be a strong link in the chain that is our team, not the weak link.
3. You will sign up for raids no later than Monday of the raid week.

What you can expect:

1. Priority over Aspirants for raid slots to meet your minimum raid requirement
2. Guild Repairs to 150g per night for repairs, flasks, food and substantial costs for gems/enchants are covered by the guild.
3. Promotion to Champion is based upon attitude, involvement in the guild beyond raiding, attendance, and performance in raids. Promotion is not guaranteed and may never happen if you do not push yourself to be a better player.
4. You may be permitted to have up to three (3) friends or family in the guild at social status, approval requires three (3) supporting officers, an interview with both the Specialist and the friend/family, and an application by the friend/family.

Champion

What we expect:

1 A minimum of 87% attendance averaged over each quarter of the year. It is your responsibility to make these raids and keep track of your own attendance to be sure you meet the requirements each quarter. See Raid Attendance Requirements for further information.
2. Continual improvement and updating of your play style, spec, and add-ons. You are the best we have, continue to prove it each and every raid. You are expected to be very strong links in our chain capable of great finesse and diversity in your play style as the encounters demand it.
3. You will sign up for raids no later than Monday of the raid week.
4. Champion is not a guaranteed rank. Champions must show excellence in attitude, attendance, guild participation, performance, and being a role model for others in order to attain, and maintain this rank.

What you can expect:

1. All costs of raiding are covered with up to 200g per night for repairs.
2. You can refer social friends & family to the guild for social status with a significantly reduced application process. Approval of either Guild Master, and a brief application for UR records is all that is needed.
3. You are eligible for guild purchased gear, and guild support on large fiscal endeavors (Legendaries).
4. Priority over Specialists and Aspirants for raid spots, as well as more flexibility and leeway with longer-term absences from WoW.
5. One (1) raiding alt is permitted and may be brought to farm-content bosses, and progression bosses (by officer-request only).

Crusader

What we expect:

1. No minimum attendance is required as Crusader is a lifetime rank.
2. While there is no minimum attendance required, a Crusader who has not raided for at least a tier must inform either a Guild Master or Justicar of their intent to raid.
3. You will sign up for raids no later than Monday of the raid week.
4. Crusader is not a guaranteed rank. It is a veteran rank reserved for those past and present who have fought tirelessly under UR's banner. Those who have shown excellence in the effort they have given this guild. A minimum of six months at Champion is required to be considered for Crusader.

What you can expect:

Note: Expectations 1-4 are for raiding Crusaders only.

1. All costs of raiding are covered with up to 200g a night for repairs.
2. You are eligible for guild purchased gear, and guild support on large fiscal endeavors (Legendaries).
3. Priority over Champions, Specialists, and Aspirants for raid spots, as long as you are raiding on a regular basis, as well as more flexibility and leeway with longer-term absences from WoW.
4. One (1) raiding alt is permitted and may be brought to farm-content bosses, and progression bosses (by officer-request only).
5. You can refer social friends & family to the guild for social status with a significantly reduced application process. Approval of either Exarch, and a brief application for UR records is all that is needed.
6. Unlimited alts are permitted in the guild for this rank.

Raid/Guild Assistants - These are titles/roles non-officers play in our guild.

Raid Assistant - Raid Assistant - Although not actually an officer rank, it is a title/role granted to a trusted member of the guild raiding group, who is chosen by the officers to assist with raid leading. This person may be a Crusader, Champion, or Officer. Whether in flexible sized raids or in Mythic raids, these individuals are counted on as the pillars of knowledge, guidance, and decision making during raids. They may be responsible for roster, raid selection, and loot distribution, as required. An Assistant may also act in the capacity of heal lead and be responsible for deciding healing assignments during raids, calling boss-related mechanics, use of cooldowns and battle-rez, etc. Raid Assistants may participate with conducting performance reviews. They may at their discretion allow another raid member to perform any of their duties while conducting a raid. Position held by GV (JW).

Curator Assistant - Although not actually an officer rank, it is a title/role granted to a trusted member of the guild, who is chosen by the officers to assist with the Guild Bank duties such as the restocking of the guild bank and the management of the 2nd guild bank in our other guild. To serve in this capacity the person needs to have full skills in both Alchemy and Cooking, as well as an auction house mod with up to date pricing. The assistant does not assist in the selling of high priced items which generate our funds. That remains the responsibility of the Curator. This person may be a Crusader, Champion, or Officer. The current Curator is Mindylynne. The current Curator Assistants are Venat & Kaygome.

General Guild Assistant - This title in a sense applies guild members who contribute to the running & operations of the guild. This may be carrying out requests from officers, helping with guild recruitment, fishing up foods needed to restock the guild bank, or crafting items for guild members. All those things we do for each other that make our guild the success it is both inside & outside of raids. Although this is not an official rank or title, it is an acknowledgement and expression of appreciation for all everyone in our guild contributes.

The Advisory Committee (AC) - Although not an officer rank, it is a title/role granted to a trusted member of the guild, who is chosen by the URCouncil to brings perspective, input, feedback, suggestions, etc, to the various topics the officers bring to the table. The ACs have special forum access to the Advisory Committee Forums where they have the ability to join in officer discussion on topics of interest to the URCouncil. ACs are chosen from the Crusader & Champion ranks and remain as such. As there is no change to their rank they do not have access to the officer chat in game, nor do they have access to the officer forums. The current ACs are Evilvenat, GV, Ariano, & Rekviem.

Officer Ranks

All officer ranks must adhere to the General Expectations, Raiding Expectations & the Officers Code of Conduct.

Guild Master (GM) - Active Status - Term used for the actively serving Guild Master of Undying Resolution. Guild Masters with Active Status do not need to prefix the Guild Master title and may refer to themselves in any manner they see fit. Currently only Mindylynne is recognized by Active Status.

GM Mindylynne (High Priestess) - Responsible for oversight of all raiding and non-raiding related endeavors in Undying Resolution. Mindylynne may be directly involved in day to day operations such as (but not limited to) guild/raid business administration, guild adjudication, recruitment, policy input, goal planning and review, guild bank and guild commerce management, and social oversight. She may also be involved indirectly through oversight and guidance of all officer ranks.

Guild Master (GM) - Emeritus Status - Term used for all past Guild Masters of Undying Resolution. Guild Masters with the Emeritus Status shall prefix the Guild Master title with "Retired, Former, Past" or similar wording in all public settings to denote that they are no-longer currently serving as an Active Status Guild Master and as such do not represent U.R. in any official capacity. Currently only Ranico is recognized by Emeritus Status.

GM Ranico (High Seer) - Formerly responsible for oversight of all raiding related endeavors in Undying Resolution. Ranico is no longer involved in the day to day operations of Undying Resolution. Although he maintains all of the privileges of the Crusader rank in addition to life-time observer status as a permanent non-voting member of U.R. Council & the U.R. Advisory Committee & the recognition of his service as Guild Master through the retention of the GM title so long as he should opt to have the title.

Curator - An officer rank term designating an individual that guides and sets guild commerce and trade policy including in-guild trading/crafting rules, guild bank uses, including deposits, withdrawals, requests. Although the actual rank is currently not being used, the term still applies to all guild bank related business. Position held by GM Mindylynne.

Justicar - Master of UR's raiding roster. The Justicar is responsible for the evaluation of guild members for promotions and demotions, and the evaluation of Warcraft Logs reports to identify areas that need to be improved on. During raids the Justicar shall act as trusted officer in the distribution of EPGP and Gear (but may assign these tasks to others as deemed appropriate). Also responsible for oversight of all Captains and long term guild policy planning with respect to UR's raiding endeavors. Position held by Zweibel.

Ambassador - An officer rank designating those who are extremely helpful to the guild in any number of ways, this is a non descriptive position. Position held by Lissanna, Ankzu, and Mike (Malchome).

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