The Elder Council / Guild Profile
|Guild Name||The Elder Council|
|Last Updated||10th August, 2012|
|Style & Focus||Casual PvX|
About the Guild
The Elder Council
The Guild Charter is built on a set of key principles that define and inform every part of the guild. While the key principles are certainly important, in order to understand them in the proper context, attention must be paid to the charter as a whole. No single principle can accurately reflect an entire guild; as such the key principles are not numbered. Each principle holds an equally important weight.
- A guild is not "good" because it progresses; it progresses because it is "good."
The idea behind this principle is that guilds that are able to progress through content do so because they work well together. A guild that works well together and plays well together will, by virtue of that, progress through content. If the players of the guild do not work together, it does not matter how skilled any player may be, content will still be unconquerable.
- The guild comes first
This principle shows up everywhere. It represents an attitude that the whole is more important than the parts. No matter what the situation the strength of the guild is more important than a single character being strong. Similarly, it also shows an understanding that what is best for the guild is best for the individual in the long term.
- Effective Communication brings good results
This principle applies not only to what is said by members, but how, when and to whom it is said. To be an asset to the guild, players need to be able to communicate effectively (and respectfully) with other guild members, and those outside the guild as well. Part of this principle involves using the tools provided to increase, enhance, or simplify communication with others, including the guild website and voice chat server. It also involves the way problems with others are handled, how issues are raised or the timing of a comment. It further involves using the guild, and guild members, as a resource for learning different or more effective play styles or for sharing such tips with others. What is always key though, regardless of the situation, is that communication is effective only when all parties involved are treated with the proper amount of respect.
Anyone who wishes to attend the guild event should signup. If a person is unable to make it to a guild event they have already signed up for, contact one of the Guild Officers, in-game or website private message if at all possible so a replacement can be found and the event can continue as scheduled.
Regardless of the event, in order to facilitate the best use of time for all guild members involved, players are required to be online 15-minutes before the start time to allow themselves enough time to be at the appropriate location with all necessary gear and items needed for their character. Replacements will be found 5-minutes before the event start time if someone has not arrived for their slot. If you lose your slot for failure to arrive on time, you will need to signup for the next available slot or event.
Guild events may not run until the posted end time if objectives are achieved before then, and will not continue beyond the posted end time (by more than a few minutes) without the unanimous vote of all guild members involved.