Guild Focus = Community.
The Guild is its members. This means taking an active part in the Guild, joining in events, grouping with other Guildies on a fairly regular basis, helping others with quests, doing what you can to help the Guild as a whole. That does not exclude soloing, grouping with others, or not jumping in to help every person who asks. It is about finding the right balance to benefit you and the Guild. And never forget - WoW is a game. Lets have fun, create moderate amounts of mayhem, and drink more beer!
Also never forget that you carry the Guild's name above your head at all times, conduct yourself in a manner which will earn respect from your fellow players, not contempt. Be proud of being in Elysium, and make those around you happy to see one. Be polite, both to Guildies and fellow travellers unless they really piss you off. Be a nice person - even if this means you have to role-play the whole time (we're sure you can be evil and nice at the same time...)! Don't spam, don't ninja-loot, don't kill steal, don't get caught up in abusive arguments and don't intentionally train.
Any member who does not play within Blizzard's policies and Guild rules will be removed from the Guild, as this can damage a Guild's reputation. Conversely, if another player acts poorly toward you, then try politely asking them to stop or reach a compromise, and if that doesn't work, try speaking with one of their Guild's officers. There is never an excuse for dealing with like by like. Have self-respect. No begging in guild chat, and especially not in general/trade chat, /say, /yell etc. By all means ask for help when you need help, but make the distinction. If it is not immediately urgent or you no-one is around to help, try the forums. For quest assistance, do some research, and if needed plan a date and time, asking for help from people through a forum post or setting up an event on our WoW Raid Manager site (formerly "PHP Raid"). It is easier to help those who help themselves in this respect.
New Member Applications
Applicants must post in the Membership Applications forum using the template provided and are also required to register an account on the forum before they are tagged. Full instructions can be found here.
Once an application has been reviewed, an officer will contact the recruit for guild tagging as a probationary member. If you are unable to create an account please mail an officer (contact us in game to get an address).
A thread in Recruits will be created for each new recruit, where members may post comments good or bad. These will all be archived when the new recruit is promoted to a full member, or if they are asked to leave. If a guild member has cause to feel that an applicant would not make a good member, they are encouraged to bring this to the attention of the officers, either by posting in Recruits, or contacting an officer directly. All such negative recommendations will be investigated before the applicant is denied membership.
All new recruits have a 4 week probation period and in that time they should spend as much time as possible interacting with the guild - grouping with members, attending events/raids, being active in guild chat etc. This will give our current members the chance to get to know the recruit and vice versa. and after 4 weeks is up and the officers are satisfied that the person fits in with the guild they are promoted to full member.
In rare cases the probation period can be increased or even decreased (2 week minimum / 8 week maximum) at the officers' discretion based on comments from guild members. If there are still concerns over the suitability of a recruit at any point during their probation period they will be removed from the guild. Probationary members are not entitled to raid loot or guild bank items while on trial however if no one needs the loot then it will be passed over to the person on trial.
While on trial you can only have one alt in the guild, upon completing your trail you may have as many as you wish.
During any organised raids (or organised parts of open raids), please keep babble to a minimum while explanations are given by the raid leader and/or loot is being distributed. We use the raid chat channel for instructions and directions, and extra chatter makes it easy to miss this important information. People also must use our Ventrilo server during raids.
We are currently checking on what will be the best system for the guild. More info to follow.
If you are bidding against a fellow guild member and see that he would benefit more from the drop than you, yse your head! Help others get gear too but at the same time we are not taking blue item geared people through instances just to gear them up.
The Guild Bank
The Guild maintains Guild funds. These are for funding of organised raids and anything else that benefits the Guild. The funds consist of old items from the guild bank having been sold as well as donations by our members.
Anyone wishing to donate money or equipment to the guild should use the ingame guild bank for this or send an ingame mail to an Officer. If you choose the latter option, please make your intention clear.
Anyone wishing to donate real money (Paypal) towards the cost of running the website forums or vent speak to an officer ingame. More info on this will be placed here shortly.