1. It’s a game. Play nice. Have fun!
2. We are a guild of friends. Our goal is to make the game fun for all.
3. We respect the right of every player to enjoy the game in his or her own way. As long as you are not making play less fun for others, play as you will.
4. We reserve the right to toss anyone out of the guild if they are behaving like a jerk.
5. Keep language PG-13 in the guild chat. Cursing in the guild chat is one thing that does make the game less fun for others. Accidental slips, one time outbursts of anger, or typos won’t get you tossed, but you are expected to use good judgment. Keep more “colorful” conversation in a chat group or in tells, as long as others in the conversation are OK with that.
6. If you don’t know, ask. Guild members have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to share.
7. Be polite.
8. Be kind (except to the opposing faction, and monsters).
9. Use common sense.
10. Be a good sport and promote good sportsmanship.
11. This guild is a democracy. Majority rules.
12. We encourage grouping with other players around the same level. We discourage power leveling (PL). Please don’t ask to be power leveled. However, if you are feeling generous, it’s not against the rules to offer to power level others.
13. If you have difficulty finding players around your level to group with, put out a request in the Guild Chat, or a post on the forums. Most guild members have alts of varying levels and are more than happy to set up a time to group.
14. No means no. If you make a request to someone and they say no, please respect that. Do not keep asking, you just become irritating. (Go back and read rule #4).
15. Remember that you represent the guild in your interactions with other players.
16. Council Members are volunteers. Please recognize the extra work they put in to run the guild. Please respect their game time.
17. Anyone that is helping the guild can be a Council Member. “Helping the guild” is loosely defined as any activity above and beyond game play that enhances the game experience for others. Some examples are: leading groups (instances, raids, dungeons or PvP), crafting, answering game questions, helping when needed, helping with the website and message board.
18. If you are a Council Member and helping out with the guild is no longer fun, please step down and take a break. We don’t want being an officer to reduce fun for anyone.
19. Council Members are required to own and use some form of authentication in order to receive full access to the guild bank.
20. If you are a Council Member and you are leaving the game or server for an extended period of time, please step down so that we know you will be unavailable.
21. If you have a concern about another Dark Haven member, please speak to that person directly about what’s bothering you and attempt to resolve the issue together. Most of the time, an honest conversation can clear up any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. If this is not possible, or if you’re uncomfortable with a one-on-one setting, ask a Council Member to mediate the discussion.
If you have a concern about another player who is not in Dark Haven, you should take the same approach. If the person is unreasonable, a jerk, or personally attacks you, let a Council Member know right away. Make sure you give the officer the player’s name and guild name in case further action is needed. Don’t fight fire with fire–if the player is taunting, swearing, or trying to bait you into action, simply disband, walk away, and put him/her on /ignore.
22. See rule #1.