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The Chosen - Our Mission Statement & Rules
« on: September 11, 2015, 08:26:42 PM »
The Chosen - An Online Gaming Community

Division:
World of Warcraft - Legacy

Mission Statement:

The Chosen and it's Legacy division is an online community more than anything else. While this division exists for a specific game, we pride ourselves in being part of a much larger gaming community. We're comprised of adult, mature, veteran gamers. We seek to make The Chosen a strong, successful community with a good reputation in the global gaming community. We're dedicated to a fun-loving, friendly environment where every member is important and not just a number on our roster. We've always sought to foster long term friendships among members and enhance the online gaming experience by virtue of those friendships.

The Chosen had a strong presence on the Nostalrius server as part of the Alliance faction. We had a strong, successful raiding presence with a number of members that participate in other aspects of the game, however our primary focus on the Nostalrius server was on PvE raiding. We carry on with this tradition now on other private servers.

It's not our goal to race other guilds to be the first to overcome the current content, but to complete the content at a controlled, but accelerated pace. We maintain our belief in team first.. members first.. friends first.. while still advancing through end game content and having fun while doing so.



The Chosen prefers to keep members in its ranks that are of similar personalities, goals and values to its own. All of our members support and follow our core guild rules and anyone who cannot, is removed. Our core rules and values have served us well since early 2011 and continue to be the guiding principles behind moving the guild forward. Our core rules include, but are not limited to:

  • While the below rules are more specific to the Legacy WoW division, our Community Standards & Practices contain our overall set of rules/guidelines and can be found here: http://thechosenguild.net/?page_id=25
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  • Put the Team First: We ask all members to ensure that their actions and decisions put the guild first. While most decisions that our members make reflect on themselves, some of those decisions carry over to the guild and it's members. We ask members to only take actions that reflect positively on the guild image that we have worked very hard to build and maintain.
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  • We are not only building a raiding team, but a group of friends. We ask that people put other members first, helping them be the best they can be, giving them the benefit of the doubt if a poor decision is made. We are here to help our friends and that is more important than loot or pixels on a screen. Some guilds come and go; We've been around for years and plan on being around for plenty more to come.
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  • We ask our members to maintain an acceptable level of activity. We do have an "Do Not kick" status for members so if you've decided to take a break, please let someone know. For those active in games, we expect them to read our forums for updates. Disappearing without a trace without letting the Guild Leader or an Officer know is taken as a sign you have quit the guild and membership is removed.
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  • Members who cannot follow our rules will either receive a warning, or if the incident warrants, are removed from the guild immediately.



Loot System: Loot Council - http://thechosenguild.net/forums/index.php?topic=580.0

Recruiting: All levels are welcome, Class recruitment at 60 may be restricted based on raiding needs.

Probationary Period
New members of the guild and existing members who reach level 60 and wish to begin raiding will enter into a two week probationary period.  This 2 week period can be extended or shortened at the discretion of the officers.

While on probation, you will be evaluated for several criteria in two broad categories - performance and attitude.

Performance evaluates things like whether you are following the directions of the raid leaders and doing your job in the raiding environment, or whether you are frequently afking during the raid, not showing up to raids, not using the forums to inform us of your absences, and things of that nature.

Attitude evaluates your dedication to the guild and whether or not you "fit" in the guild.  Examples of dedication would be trying to improve your character and your skills by obtaining better gear for your character from outside of the raid and speaking to more experienced members of the guild about things you may not know or understand.  Your in-game behavior inside as well as outside of the guild will also influence your membership.

At the end of your two week probation, you will either be promoted to full member within the guild, have your probation extended, or you will be asked to leave the guild.

Loot During Probation
While on probation, there is a high likelihood that you will be low priority when it comes to loot drops. This is intentional while we're evaluating you as a member. This does not mean, however, that you are completely ineligible for loot.



A note from the Guild Leader:

I find that having a lot of rules and regulations can be confusing, boring, and restrictive. Over the years we've shifted more and more from a community with a lot of rules, to a community that believes more in the personal freedoms of it's members and it hasn't effected our level of success in the divisions that we've opened. Games come and go, we're all gamers, we know this fact. As we open new divisions in new games, we've always been successful until we're either done with the game, or the game itself doesn't allow us to stick to our primary focus.

With regard to our Legacy WoW division, our level of success as a guild is much more than I expected it to be from the beginning. When we first started I had an idea of what I would have like to have seen and we've well surpassed that and it's all thanks to our members. One thing that we've seen in our guild is a variety of people who have completed the content in this game several times using different methods. I've got a lot of feedback from people on how things could be done. I'm thankful for this as, even if the specific advice may not be used as it was presented, it sparks ideas for the future.

People have been unsure about how we define ourselves as a guild and I'm hoping that what's written above paints a clearer picture. It's not our intention to be #1, its our intention to be the absolute best we can be, fitting into a friendly/structured/focused environment. As the content gets harder, expectations will get higher, so we'll need people working together more than ever to ensure that our level of success is on par with what we've already achieved. But we're not there yet. Some of the hardest content we'll face is months away, we should be keeping that in mind, but be keeping our focus on the now and how we can improve what we have.

I'm very happy with our success and thankful to our members for pushing and striving to get to where we are as a team. We're only headed one direction, forward!

- Gradius

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