something which came out of our recent Officer meeting was that the guild rules were in need of a good clean and an update. There was quite a bit of outdated info there, so we've been through them and polished them up.
Please do take time to read the rules, they are the bedrock of EoM, amended over several years, and updated now and again like today.
Updated Rules: http://www.essenceofmercy.com/manifesto
You won't find anything controversial in there, but I'd draw your attention to the following. The first rule has been there for a long time, the second is an old rule that we've brought back, the third is new and just to encourage a bit more communication in gchat. Banal as it may seem, and yes we're all adults, we can cope with swearing, but....it doesn't mean we all like to be subjected to it constantly. To be fair, I don't think any of us cross the line very often, if at all. And you won't be shot for doing so, just bear it in mind going forward. This is mainly for new members, as we are currently considering opening recruitment again, and we want to set the tone.
- Do not swear or talk about adult themes in guild chat for the sake of it. Good natured adult banter is encouraged, expletives for the sake of expletives, are not
- As a general rule of thumb, do not swear in guild chat until after 11pm realm time, we like to keep our green chat clean
- Greet, Gratz, and Goodbye - Of course it's not always possible, but try and greet those that login, gratz achievements, and say goodbye before you logoff
You'll also note (when you read the rules...which you will, won't you! :)) that Discord rules are more liberal due to the closed user groups there, but still bear in mind who is in your party/channel before you start spouting profanity, a new member could be shocked, let them bed in :)
You'll also note updates on how we treat characters who've not logged on for a while, the gbank, and ranks etc
After discussion with Aldo, Totes, and Bran, I've also updated the Raiding Rules - http://www.essenceofmercy.com/wowraidingrules
And the Raiding Requirements - http://www.essenceofmercy.com/wowraidingrequirements
The raiding boys have now got a good idea of what's needed in ToS, so have added some requirements which seem fair, and achievable. If you raid, or want to raid - read 'em!
Any issues whatsoever, please talk to us!