A guild is only as good as its members. As a Razors Edge member you are expected to join in events, group with other Guildies, help others with quests, doing what you can to help the Guild as a whole. That doesn’t mean you can’t go soloing, grouping with others etc. It is about finding the right balance to benefit you and the Guild. And never forget - WoW is a game. Let’s have fun, create moderate amounts of mayhem, and drink more beer (or wine, this is the new sensitive millennium)
Also never forget that you carry the Guild's Name above your head at all times, be proud to be a Razors Edge member and conduct yourself in a manner which will earn respect from your fellow players. As a representative of Razors Edge you are expected to be polite to both guildies and fellow travellers, it really doesn’t take much to be nice (even if you have to fake it) and it certainly makes the game more enjoyable for everyone.
Any member who does not play within Blizzards 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 Chat /Shout etc. By all means ask for help when you need help, but make the distinction. If it is not immediately urgent, try the forums.
Inactive toons will be demoted to Recruit rank and removed after a lengthy absence.
New Member Applications
Razors Edge has an open recruiting policy; this means that we do not require an application to be filled out before entry, other than your notes if you used "Guild Finder". However this does NOT mean that we accept and continue to keep just anyone. All new members will go through a probation period.
Probation period 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. 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 raid loot or guild bank items (Subject to a case by case basis).
The primary aim of the guild is to have Fun, cause some Mayhem, and drink too much. Please try to remember this, before you get caught up in exp or loot worries, panicking about not having a group, or a myriad of other things that spoil both your enjoyment and that of others.
Events are aimed at everyone having fun, but Raids are often for the good of the Guild, not the good of the individual Guild Members. Enjoyment should be your number one priority.
Any member may arrange an event, raid or quest group, as long as they do not conflict with existing Guild Events. Every Raid / Event should be posted on Guild Calender, our group/raid/event organizing tool.
If you are to raid with Razors Edge you will need certain addons, these include: A threat meter Deadly Boss Mods or BigWigs
During any organized raids (or organized parts of open raids), please keep babble to a minimum. A Chat channel/Raid channel will be used for instructions and directions, and extra chatter makes it easy to miss this important information.
If you do plan to organize an instance run, don't ask someone more than 5 levels above you to help you go anywhere. We are not an escort service; you should be partied up with similar level players in order to maximize the amount of experience you gain. If however you find you can not get a group together of similar levels, then you may ask higher levels to assist, but this should NOT be your first choice.
Raiding – There may be situations where the raid leader has posted rules about raiding in his/her group. These rules will still be inline with Guild rules, but certain variations or additions might be put in place. It is your responsibility to read and learn these rules and abide by them.
The guild has people that focus on specific trade skills. Assist them to be successful by using them for your needs and be sure to offer formulas and recipes to the appropriate guild professional before selling it. If you are a guild tradesman, sell to the guild members at cost, we do not make a profit at the expense of other guildies. If you require a tradesman to make you something, it is expected that you supply the materials for that item, if you don’t have the mats, then the tradsman may charge you a minimum cost for the items. If you are going to take up a skill, find out what the guild needs and focus on that. We are a team, the need for redundancy is limited; try to find the best way that you can help before you invest time and effort towards something that is unnecessary.
Begging -- Do not ask strangers for free goods, services or money. It is annoying, and it tarnishes the Guild as a whole. It will not be tolerated, and believe me, we will find out. As far as asking guild members for money there are only certain situations in which that will happen. The economy of this game is such that other than perhaps a few circumstances, there is no reason anyone should need money from the guild. I have seen some people brag about the Blue items they just got at the AH both before and after borrowing money for a mount, that is bad form. Furthermore needing money for some blue item, or trinket that you must have is not the guilds responsibility. If you have made friends within the guild who want to lend you money so be it, but we are not your parents, more like the rich uncle who sends you stuff when you least expect it, if he likes you that is.
Ninja Looting -- There will never, ever, ever be any excuse for this that won't get you immediately booted from the guild. I can not emphasize this enough. It doesn't matter if the party you are in is full of Ninja looting newbs who took all your stuff and killed your pet panda. "Razors Edge members do not Ninja!"
Antisocial Behaviour -- Don't take advantage of newbies or lowbies. Don't overcharge for things, lie, or attempt auction house scams. Anything that reflects badly on the guild will not be tolerated, you are our representative and if you cause us loss of status on the server we are not going to be pleased about it. There is a lot of discussion about using derogatory comments. We are not the most politically correct guild, and shit happens in guild chat, but refrain from using these kinds of terms, especially in public and with non-guild members. Certain words will not be tolerated under any circumstances, one such word is the ‘C bomb’ (you all know what word that is), do not use this at all. Our first priority is to earn the respect of other guilds and to be the leaders of ethical and fair play, respect that will allow us to be successful and recruit more members to help you succeed as well. We realise many of you may be young and are used to dealing with people your own age. We appreciate players of all ages here and you will be not be judged by your age, but your maturity, so be cool and respect people who may ask you to tone things down.
NO slandering or defamation of other guildies by any means, whether verbally, virtually, or any other means. Joking about a friend's mum in guild chat or Ventrilo is one thing, but if your motives are to be intentionally malicious or spiteful in your communication whether verbally, or virtually via chat functions such as guild chat, officer or public notes, or guild message of the day will not be tolerated. Furthermore if you feel you have been the target of such harassment, please bring the issue up to an officer. Should you feel uncomfortable approaching an officer, or perhaps the issue itself is with an officer, you can bring it to the attention of the GM.
Language – We are a casual guild that supports a family environment, as such we must be aware at all times of ‘young impressionable ears’ that may be listening or reading chat. Swearing on ventrilo or typing it in chat is to be avoided. We understand that in the heat of frustration things are said from time to time, but as a general rule swearing is to be avoided. Likewise sexually explicit conversations or even sexual implications are completely unnecessary and are to be avoided. This is not tolerated at your workplace nor should it be here. Again we appreciate players of all ages here and you will be not be judged by your age, but your maturity, so be cool and respect people who may ask you to tone things down.
Razors Edge has Officers online most of the time, if you have any problems or issues with fellow guildies or even non-guild members, the issue should be bought forward to an Officer. If an Officer is unavailable, then the issue should be in-game emailed to an Officer. We are a community and everyone needs to work and play together, as a guild we want you to have fun and we will support you (within reason) with any problems you have. All issues will be treated with confidentiality and with respect to all parties involved.