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PostSubject: Welcome to Caffeine!: Important information UPDATED: 15/5/08   Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:44 am

Thanks for joining Caffeine: the guild!


We have many goals. Raiding, role playing, helping new players and most importantly: FUN
Everyone in Caffeine is sexy. Play sexy, which means play so that everyone gives you the respect you deserve.

Raids: you can read about our raiding in other stickies.

Role playing: although we are evolving, Caffeine will always have some role playing at it's core. What it means to the average member will be covered in the rules section.

Helping new players: Even though we help newbies becoming good players, Caffeine is not about hand-outs and begging. A good player is one who can figure out what he can handle and what should wait on. A good player learns how to work well with other people in group settings. The endgame content of WoW is full of instances and raids, and we want to groom people who can PuG into a party or raid and still be able to harmonize and help the instance be a success.

How to make it in Caffeine (the Rules)

1. Please do not bad-mouth other guilds on the chat channels, the guild channel, or on open speaking channels. What you whisper in private is your own business, but your public speech should reflect well and show that you know how to be an honorable person. Leave virtue for the Alliance, but always show some honor.

2. If you are stuck on something we don't mind if you ask for help. If you have an almost complete instance group but can't find a complete one, we don't mind helping out and "touring" you through the instance. If you are level 20 and you want us to run you solo through Razorfen Kraul, forget it. We want to help you out but we are not about handouts. Thaag often goes on farming runs and might find something of interest to a Caffeine member, but never, ever demand/beg another to find you a particular item of gear, perform a professional service, or give you money. If you need an item you can ask if anyone has it or knows where to find it. If you need money, you can say "I'm having trouble raising the cash for [thus-and-such, training or mount or sweet gear]" and chances are good one of us will help you out in some way, be it raw materials you can use in your own profession or advice on how to farm for cash or maybe finding a recipe which will help you out.
Why do I reject handouts when Caffeine is a helping guild? This is because we are in the business of grooming GOOD and GREAT players. Becoming just a GOOD player means you have to have a high learning curve. You don't learn a thing if everything is handed to you. You do learn when you follow advice or experiment or explore. You do learn when you are doing the dull and boring grinding (take advantage of the repetitive mobs to play with your fighting techniques). You appreciate it when you earn gold coin by the time you are 10th level. You will be invited to more instance groups later on if you learn how you fit in with a group by partying up for instances.

3. I expect you to try to play at least once every 2 weeks, and I encourage you to play at least 3 times a week if you don't want to fall behind your peers. I keep track of how often people are on. I also know which toons are alts of others within Caffeine. If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time, please let an officer (Sexy Latte, Sexy Breve, or Sexy Java Mama) know. If an officer is not online, then send one of them an email through the game. Usually Thaag, Deak, and/or Halyra are on, one or the other, every day. One of us will then put an officer's note in your guild profile so that we know not to demote or kick you out. If you do not give notice and you do not play for a month, you will be made Decaf and that is the only unsexy rank. If you are gone from the game for more than 2 months without giving us notice, you will no longer be part of Caffeine.

4. If you have an alt in Caffeine, state in your player notes "alt of:" This is to eliminate confusion amongst officers who don't know who is an alt of whom. If you don't play your alt for a while, you may find your alt booted. We don't want this to happen.

5. The Talking Rule: Since we are also light-RP I expect you to speak on the public speak channel (that's /s) in character. I also expect /yell and /emote to be in character. If you want the whole zone to hear what you have to say that isn't in character, that's what the General channel is for. Guild chat does not need to be in character, and /whisper is your own business. You should also watch your language in guild chat. This also means the general/trade/defense channels. You're representing the guild on those channels, and yes people will tell me when others act badly or when they act well. Thaag is fairly well-known in this realm and people know that she expects her Caffeine guildren to behave. If I or an officer sees that ourselves, you will get a warning the first offense, removal if the behavior continues even once more.
We have a "mature discussion" channel available if you want to use obscene language and talk about "shady" things. To join it, type "/join coffeeandcigarettes" in the chat window.

6. If you have a problem with another guild, tell an officer. It's our job to deal with other guilds. Please do not approach the problem yourself. If you can't get hold of an officer, type /who and the name of the guild you are looking for and ask a 70 level in that list to get you in touch with an officer of that guild. Chances are, the 70s either ARE officers in their guild or are buddies with one. Please be respectful when speaking to the officers of other guilds.

7. NO BOTTING. This means no farming botting, no battleground botting, no grinding botting. If you don't know what botting is, you're not doing it so you're okay. (I do however encourage that people take advantage especially of farming botters and exploit them into the poor house. It serves them right.) If you feel you need to use a bot for farming, grinding, or honor leeching, you need to do so without the Caffeine guild tag.

Loot rules

I don't like having to post loot rules because I like to think we all have a reasonable grasp on general loot rules. But loot problems have been going on in other guilds, so I'm going to put them down in stone here so that there's no misunderstanding.

I like to go by the accepted loot rules of the server. If the item is BoE, everyone is free to "greed". If the BoE item is something which is an immediate upgrade from equipment you currently are using *and* you can equip it right away, please ASK the group you are with if you can make a "need" roll and explain why.

Now the exception to this is recipes. If a recipe drops and you are fairly close to the skill (say within 10 points) required but cannot learn it on the spot yet, ASK your group if you can "need", explain that you are close to being able to learn. Chances are, they will be more than willing to let you have it without any argument.

You do not ever roll "need" on a BoE that you plan on giving an alt. NOT EVAR. Now if you communicate with your group before the dungeon starts that you are looking for a particular BoE for an alt, they are very likely to say, "Sure you can have it." Most people are reasonable.

Rolling "need" because you are in need of cash and you plan on selling the item is not acceptable. If you are in that much need of cash, and you can't get a loan or no one in the guild is available to help you farm some cash, then let your dungeon party know what your situation is before the dungeon starts. It might be that they can help you out. Like I said, most people are reasonable. If you run into asshats, don't take it personally. Just cross them off your X-mas list.

The general rule for BoP items is that, unless anyone in the group can use the item now or in the very near future (let's say it's Herod's helm, which is Mail, and the hunter is 39 about to ding 40), everyone passes on the roll. NO GREED, NO NEED. If there is an enchanter amongst you who is skilled enough to disenchant the item, then everyone can roll for the shard (or whatever comes out of it). If there is no one who can disenchant, then you can roll to vend if you want. It will be a basic /roll which automatically selects a random number from 1-100, high roll wins.

These rules only apply if you are using the default group loot scenario. If you have the loot on Free For All, there should be no arguing who gets what loot, period. In raids, usually the loot system is Master Loot so that's also not an issue.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask an officier! I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to Caffeine!: Important information UPDATED: 15/5/08   Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:11 am

The ranks


1. Sexy Java Mama
This is Thaag. She runs Caffeine.

2. Sexy Breve
Halyra has complete guild control like Thaag. These people have proven that they share my vision in how this guild operates and I can trust them to make decisions and handle delicate situations with maturity. In all respects they are my equals and if I am gone for an extended period, their word is law. (A breve is a coffee drink of espresso and light cream, much like a latte but richer in taste.)

3. Sexy Latte
This is the speciality officer rank. Class officers, raid officer etc. Due to limits in how many ranks can be in the guild, this rank also includes the alts of the specialty officers.

4. CptCappucino
These are exclusively members who are known beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can be trusted with access to the guild bank. This rank is filled on a case-by-case basis and unfortunately I do need to limit this to 70s.

5. The Squads
a. Cola--Levels 1-19
b. Green Tea--Levels 20-39
c. Coffee--Levels 40-59
d. Espresso -- Levels 60-70

Anyone in the squad can speak on the officer channel (/o) but cannot listen to it. This is to make it easier to get hold of one. I or an officer will assign people into their squads. The Squads are there to make it easier to see who is at your level so that you know with whom to quest.

6. Decaf
One of two things: Either you're brand-spanking new OR you are in the doghouse for not playing in a month. If you are new, just wait and I or an officer will assign you to your squad.

There is also a special place for Deakaiiem's Bard.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to Caffeine!: Important information UPDATED: 15/5/08   Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:15 am

Guild bank


1. The only members of the guild that can remove items are Cpt. Capa's and above.

2. Anyone is free to ask for anything out of the bank. Be advised that we may not allways be able to get an item for you as it may be reserved for someone else, or simply put we can't just hand it out.

3. Some items will have to be bought from the bank. These may be items that are in high demand for the guild, or items that have a high sell value. If you are asked to pay for something it will be through a C.O.D. or straight trade. It is up to the officer selling the item to decide how much it will cost. No argument! No haggeling!

4. Yes we appreciate the fact that you put items in the bank. This however does not mean that you get special privilage to certin items. If you do not feel comfortable with this then you do not need to put anything in. We never demand that the squads put anything in and as such it is your choice to deposit anything. Yes the officers have to follow this code of conduct as well. If you still have any doubts on this subject please read rules 2 and 3.

5. If we do give you something out of the bank please do not turn around and use it for your own personal coin purse. The 40 arcane dust that we give you to lvl your enchanting IS FOR YOUR ENCHANTING. If we see you selling items that come from the bank, or trade skills that require items that we gave you from the bank, expect a speedy resolution.

6. If it didn't come from outland, it dosen't need to be in the bank. It is nice that everyone is trying to do there part. But please don't put low lvl itmes (there are some exeptions here i.e. flask of supreme power) in the bank. It will end up wasteing space and time later on.

7. Gray items do not need to be put in the bank and base food (food that gives no big well fed bonus) should be kept out as well, seeing that it isn't really helpful to anyone. Food itmes* are easy to come by and gray items are vendor trash and should be seen as such.
NOTE* Raw food (serpent flesh, warped flesh and the like) is ALWAYS welcome as it can be cooked into raid food for the guild.

8. Guild repairs are selected at certin intervals for certin ranks in the guild. Almost everyone can remove some amount on a day to day basis. Tanks of course require more money to repair and so one and so on. We may give special amounts to these people or we may not. It's not a perfect system but it's what we have to work with.

9. Items may be removed quickly and without warning by the officers for either gold, materials, space, lvl requirement, ect. Please check on a day to day basis for items that you may want. Normaly any activity such as this happens late at night, but may take place at any time. Keep any eye out!

These rules are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to voice any concerns you may have but keep in mind that WE the officers do know what the f*** we are doing. Once again we do not demand any contribution from our squads and as such will not mind if you do not help out with the bank. But, be weary that we will not take demands from our members. Under no circumstance is it ok for you to argue these rules with an officer. These are THE RULES, not the guidelines. Officers and the capa's got to where they are through careful selection and there for do have the powers within the guild that we have givin them. These people are more then capable of supplying the bank with materials needed to make the bank work. So if you do want to raise the argument that you 'deserve" anything from the gbank, or even worse threaten us with the "well I won't deposit anything, be aware that whatever it is that you WERE going to put in has allready been donated more than likely 100 times over by other people. And if that is the attitude you plan to have then I can safely say that whatever it is you were planning on putting in DOES NOT MEAN A THING TO US. An officer with the mission of supplying the gbank with mats can fill more slots in a day then you were planning on putting in through the whole week. This is not to sound rude but these issues have come up with members before and there is a need to make the Guild voice clear.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to Caffeine!: Important information UPDATED: 15/5/08   Thu May 15, 2008 2:03 pm

Misc.


We will try to hold guild meetings twice a month. During these meetings, we will discuss new members joining the guild, raid and heroic schedules, as well as the guild's general welfare.

It goes without saying that when an officer asks you to do(or stop to) something, you should obey without discussion. Sacrificing a bit of your pride can go a long way to prevent drama.

Officer alts

Officers should edit this post(or ask Halyra) to add a list of their alts.

Halyra:Nakho, Rhevan, Awekena and Anarek(Alliance)
Keridwyn:Valanya, Moreshi(bank officer) and Nadezheda(Alliance)
Liandrist:Graknash, Liendrist, Soulstrife, Lendrist
Thaag: Leveau, Blivi, Kehaulani, Thaagsbank, Lorinni, Callisti, Vinklo(Alliance), Perriwinkle(Alliance)

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