The following information is the Code of Conduct (CoC) and Rules for our guild. I have tried to develop a CoC and Ruleset that is universal to all the MMOG's we play. However, you may notice a code or rule that does not apply. For instance, World of Warcraft has no sub-guilds, assets, or kill on sight (kos) lists while Shadowbane does.
If you have any questions over a code or rule please contact me via email or post on our boards.
Code of Conduct &
Code of Conduct
No guild or sub-guild member shall grief other players.
No member shall steal from fellow guild mates or allies.
This includes directly from their inventory or indirectly
by sneaking around a camp and looting corpses of monsters
before the players can. Members shall engage in combat only
with our enemies, or people encroaching on our territory
that aren't welcome.
No member shall smack talk to others. Constant swearing
in any game is immature. Keep swearing and "l33t sp33k"
to a minimum. The Parliament of Rooks thrives in player-vs-player
(PvP) environments, which means that you can and will die
to other players. Get used to it. If someone kills your
character, don't spam, beg, trash-talk or insult them. PvP
is much more enjoyable if there is a sense of mutual respect
on both sides. The Parliament of Rooks is to present itself
to the PvP world respectfully. When one person gets
out of line, we all look bad. If you think that your actions
may reflect poorly on the rest of the guild, then use common
sense and refrain from acting. If disputes arise allow an
officer, or the highest-ranking guild member of the group, deal
with it. Don’t attempt to undermine or overrule them.
The Parliament's members are not to randomly PK anybody.
If a Parliament member is a victim of PKing or stealing,
then use discretion in your reaction. Getting revenge may
lead to broader conflict, which we do not need. Contact
an officer for permission to act, and make sure to have
the facts straight before acting.
Being part of the guild is like being part of a family.
This means that you are expected to support your fellow
guild mates in any way possible. Contributing an item to
somebody in need is expected. Do not sell items to guild
mates. Never leave a guild mate to die alone, never scam
a guild mate, and never deliberately attack a guild mate
except under tournament conditions or horseplay (make sure
both parties want to mess around). Attacking a guild
mate to punish or get back at them is grounds for dismissal
and possible addition to the Parliament of Rooks KOS list.
If you have a problem with another member, then take screenshots
and report the incident(s) to the Parliament of Rooks leadership.
Should a member of the guild or sub-guild not follow the
above rules, they shall be dealt with harshly.
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Exploits – We do not condone knowingly using cheats
or exploits in this game (duping, etc.) for any reason.
If a member is suspected of cheating please contact the
Parliament of Rooks leadership and report them. If possible,
provide a screenshot or recording of the member cheating.
Allegations will result in a thorough investigation of that
member. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Scamming – If you offer something for trade or in
payment of an item, do not renege or scam the other person.
If it is discovered that any member has been doing this,
they will be removed from the guild. Trust is a hard thing
to earn, don’t ruin it for everyone in the guild by
being a scammer.
Trashtalk – Once again, this is strongly discouraged
for all members, regardless of the situation. However, if
you get some dirt ball that chews your ear off long enough,
almost anyone will respond in kind. Squelching the character
and/or the account will give you peace and quiet. We also
discourage excessive cursing and racial comments of any
sort. The Parliament of Rooks is made up of a widely diverse
group of members, from many countries and nationalities.
Respect is the key for everyone.
Message Boards (Public and Private) – The Parliament
of Rooks members use the message boards to get to know others,
and to communicate with guild persons. Board warrioring
is frowned upon, especially on the public guild boards.
If you have a reasonable argument or point of view, you
may state it and move on, but excessive arguing makes the
guild look immature. This also includes insulting other
posters for thier posting skills or ridiculing them for any reason.
Recruiting* – There are leadership appointed recruiting
officers. They are the only ones that can invite a new member
to join. Do not allow outsiders to swear into the guild
without permission. We seek out the best players for the
benefit of the guild, but that does not mean we allow just
anyone to join. Our recruiting process is not supposed to
be easy. If a recruit isn't willing to put any effort into
joining, then perhaps The Parliament of Rooks is not the
right guild for them. However, all recruits who are real-life
friends/family of a current, non-probationary member, must
inform the recruiting officer that they are a friends/family
and have the member they are related to vouch for them.
This allows them to bypass most of the recruiting process
in many cases.
*Much of the information regarding the recruiting process pertains to Shadowbane due to the extreme political nature of the game and the threat of spies (yes, it happened). Gaining admittance into PoR in other games is much easier. Simply read through our website and post on our boards in the "Joining PoR-WoW" forum.
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