Alts: There is no limit on the number of alts allowed in the guild. While there is no objection to people having alts in other guilds or playing PVP, it is expected that raiding with Darkness within is given priority over alts in other guilds. Alts not logged into for 60 days will be removed from guild.
Shadow Council and Officer members of the guild place their alts at this rank
New Recruit: The probationary period is a minimum of two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, New Recruits may be promoted to Member, Raider, or in some cases even removed by the Shadow Council if they simply do not fit the needs of the guild.
Member: We do not actively recruit non-raiding players, we do accept applications as long as they are vouched for by an existing member. Non-raiding players still have to go through the same application process as raid applicants. Being a non-raider in Darkness within is considered a position of honor, as it affords many of the perks of a raider, without the commitment, we are therefore exceptionally cautious who we hand out non-raider status to. Raiders wishing to give up their raid team place do not automatically have the option of remaining in the guild as a non-raider until they have been on the raid team for a period of time and have a good reason for doing so (being bored of the content is NOT a valid reason), instead they will be removed from the guild. Non-raiding players are not normally invited on official guild raids, however on rare occasions, they may be asked to participate. If they accept, they are expected to abide by the same conditions as the raiders (such as showing up on time and prepared). In a raid a non-raiding player would be given the same standing as a normal member. Non-raiders are not governed by many of the rules raiders are, you are not required to attend raids, but are expected to treat its members with respect, as you are in anything that you do while wearing the guild tag. A raiding guild is not only measured by its progression, but by its people.
The raider rank is for members of our raiding team that have passed their trial. A raider can usually count on a raid invite and has higher priority than trials in this regard.A Raider is someone that maintains 90%+ attendance, is knowledgeable of their class, is always prepared for raid (pots,flasks, food, etc.). Raiders have access to guild repairs, and BoE’s in the guild bank at a discounted rate.
The Raid Advisor’s responsibilities include but are not limited to researching boss strategies and posting of strategy information on the guild website. They are responsible for assembling the raid team in a timely manner, a task which includes filling any open positions with players from other teams or if necessary, outside the guild (pugs). This also includes specifying to players which specs and which toons are to be used (for players with multiple raiding toons). Raid Advisors should identify roster deficiencies and address them with the Raid Coordinator and Recruitment Team so that appropriate recruitment can take place. Raid Advisors will assess any new recruits in a raid environment to determine their viability.
Officers are chosen by Shadow Council members to assist them in their day-to-day tasks. Each Shadow Council member is allowed to have one officer to assist them in their specific tasks. These officers are expected to hold up the values and decorum of their respective Shadow Council member and the guild as a whole. The GM is allowed to assign alternate tasks to these officers when he/she deems necessary.
The Shadow Council is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the guild and will act as an advisory panel to the guild master. They can overturn any decision made by the Guild Master and may even remove the guild master by a unanimous vote.
Always consider the best interest of the guild To ensure that all guild decisions are made with the utmost fairness possible To embody the guild values, vision, and mission To ensure that all guild members are treated fairly and with respect To maintain an open and consistent two-way dialog with the council and guild members To ensure that all roles are filled and all responsibilities met To coordinate guild activities or to delegate the task to an able and suitable alternate To promote goodwill and cooperation among all guild members To keep morale high To ensure the guild policies and procedures are followed